Our Vision & Ethos
Cragside C of E Primary School is a school where Christian and British values are at the heart of all we do. We treat adults and children with dignity and respect and children thrive and feel happy, safe and nurtured within our rich and stimulating learning environment. We are an inclusive school where all children feel welcome and children are encouraged to be kind, thoughtful, tolerant and respectful towards one another.
All staff place a high emphasis on ensuring that children achieve the very best they can both academically and socially. We know that children learn best when they are motivated, stimulated and excited about their learning; to this end we provide a curriculum which is creative, vibrant and purposeful that is underpinned by a strong emphasis on developing children’s skills in literacy and numeracy.
At Cragside C of E Primary School we aim for outstanding teaching as we know that this will have a positive impact on children’s learning. We ensure that teaching and activities are closely matched to children’s needs and feedback to pupils clearly identifies what they have done well and what the next steps in their learning are.
Mrs Joanne Parker
WELCOME TO CRAGSIDE
Cragside Church of England School is a thriving, vibrant, two form entry school located in the town of Cramlington, Northumberland. Our school motto, ‘Let Your Light Shine’ is taken from St Matthew’s gospel. This motto fully encapsulates the purpose of our school. Every single day, we strive for, and see, all of the children and staff in our school shining brightly. As a school, love is very much interwoven into everything that we do.
Every single child deserves to have the opportunity to flourish and excel and we ensure our children have a range of rich experiences so that they can achieve more than they ever thought possible. We want every child in our school to develop the skills they need to live life in all its fullness, to be the very best that they can be and fulfil their God given potential.
Every child within our school brings with them a truly unique mix of experiences, needs, hopes and dreams. We nurture each of these academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually, in a supportive way, so that light will shine from every child, in both our school and the wider community.
In school, our Christian values of kindness, love, joy, respect, perseverance and forgiveness are demonstrated in action, every day, and embedded in all that we do. We offer a spacious, happy, secure, inclusive and stimulating environment in which every child develops a thirst for knowledge, a love of learning and a joy of life around them. Every child is valued in our school, their gifts and talents are celebrated and we strive to achieve the very best possible outcomes throughout their primary school journey.
We work hard to nurture every child’s talents and abilities, providing them with the range of opportunities needed to reach their full potential and be happy, confident and enthusiastic learners. We work in partnership with parents as we know that the link between home and school is integral to your child’s success. We provide a well-thought out, purposeful, broad and balanced curriculum and actively promote the safeguarding of all children through all that we do.
We hope our website gives you a good insight into life at Cragside. If you want to learn more about us, we warmly welcome you to visit our school to see what we can offer your child, to get a sense of our caring, supportive ethos, the excitement of children eager to learn and to get a sense of the unique and purposeful relationships between adults and children that are so important to the effectiveness of our school.
Cragside has an unwavering commitment to not only the child but also the family and go above and beyond to ensure the best outcomes for their children
Staff are fabulous with dealing with any concerns about your child, and always follow up with progress updates. I feel the staff always treat every child and parent personally. Cragside is a very happy and well run school. All staff are fantastic.
My children really enjoy attending school. Their joy and excitement shines through in their many stories of their day.