I am delighted that you are considering Benedict Biscop Church of England Academy, a primary school in Sunderland, for the first stage of your son or daughter’s education. The school is an “outstanding” (Ofsted 2012) Academy for children aged 3-11 years. Children are admitted to our nursery on a part or full time basis, which is part of our outstanding Early Years provision. Children in Reception to Year 6 attend full time. We are very proud of our school and there are excellent facilities for our children.
The school is in the Wearmouth Deanery and we worship with our community, in school, every Friday at 9am. Our children feed into Venerable Bede Church of England Secondary Academy, so that a continuous pathway of Christian education is offered to all our children. “Daily Worship makes an excellent contribution to pupils strong sense of community and their outstanding spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.” (Ofsted 2012)
I hope that you find this website interesting and valuable as you make a decision about your child’s journey in education and that you take the opportunity to meet with me and discover what our Academy is able to offer your child.
Our vision at the Academy is for children to realise that ‘all things are possible’. We therefore aspire to provide pupils with the highest quality of education, providing them with the building blocks and cultural capital they need to succeed, whatever there futures may entail. We provide a stimulating and happy learning environment within which all members of our school family realise their potential, in the light of the Christian faith. Our SIAMS inspection , described the Academy as a place where “Christian love is lived”. Our standards are high in all areas and we have high expectations of our children, parents and staff. Recently our school has been recognised as one of the Governments national centres for excellence and we are proud to say we are the lead school in the Northern Lights Teaching School hub, having responsibility for the professional development of education staff throughout their career in Sunderland, South Tyneside and Gateshead. We have also been recognised in Autumn 2022 as one of the first 13 Early Years Stronger Practice Hubs supporting schools, nurseries and child minders across the North East to improve their practice and to support recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Our Academy may be the first experience which your child will have of school and we are all keen to see that this is a very positive experience which encourages a love of learning from the very first day. “A tangible sense of the joy of learning pervades the school” (Ofsted 2012)
We believe that we can achieve the best for your child by developing a close partnership between home and school. This website is intended to give you more information about the life of the Academy and the learning which ensues.
Throughout the primary years there are regular meetings with parents and opportunities for you to share in your child’s education within our wider community, which we strongly encourage you to be involved in.
We look forward to developing a partnership with you.