St Bartholomew’s Church
Our school has very close links with St Bartholomew’s Church famously situated at Church Point in Newbiggin by the Sea. The clergy are regular visitors to our school, typically joining us every Monday morning for worships and prayers. Teachers have also used the church itself as a basis for many RE lessons with visits organised termly to explore the church and its grounds.
We are fortunate to receive strong support from our church community in a variety of forms.
Our Toddler group runs every Thursday afternoon from 1:00pm-3:30pm at St Bartholomew’s Church Hall, just off the main street in Newbiggin by the Sea. The group is led by Tracey Hedley and Geraldine Beeson, Grace Darling Staff who provide Speech and Language Support on campus. Sessions are planned and delivered around a different book theme each week and a range of interactive activities are planned to engage and stimulate pre-school children. A network of support for parents, grandparents and carers has also developed ensuring everyone feels welcome within the sessions. We receive weekly support from church members to ensure these sessions are delivered to the very highest standards …. and the cakes are delicious too!
Our ‘Church Mice’ are a group of ladies from St Bartholomew’s who come into school every week to read and share stories with our children. This group allows our children to share a book with a different adult in school and supports our reading culture tremendously.
St. Marks and St. Andrews Methodist Church
We work in partnership with Newbiggin Churches together and each year our Year 2 children take part in The Christmas Journey – an interactive experience where the children can re-live the whole journey that Mary and Joseph took. Rev. Marie Atwood also supports the campus in leading worship and supporting the delivery of the RE curriculum.
Newbiggin by the Sea Town Partnership
We are very fortunate to receive financial support from the Newbiggin by the Sea Partnership to deliver excellent music provision across many years groups. Our youngest children benefit from weekly choir sessions and have the opportunity to take part in musical theatre productions. As our involvement from the partnership has increased, we are have been able to perform for larger audiences – we now showcase our musical talents every term to parents and supporters.