Welcome by Head of Campus
Welcome to Grace Darling Infants – it is our aim that this part of the Bishop’s Primary School website has everything you need to know about our school. Our campus is part of a unique organisation which houses two distinct schools under one roof, within the framework of NCEAT.
Grace Darling Infants is a happy, friendly school, set in the heart of Newbiggin-by-the-Sea. The inclusive ethos that Grace Darling values is represented through our core belief that everyone can ‘Let their light shine’. We embrace and celebrate the diversity of individuals, and nurture them as life-long learners for the 21st century.
Grace Darling Infants values the first years in a school and recognises them as some of the most important. We aim to ensure that our children have a ‘can-do’ attitude towards learning through an environment that enables each child to feel happy and safe, valued and secure as they grow, learn and develop.
The school is committed to offering education of the highest quality to each child through a rich and varied curriculum that ensures all children are challenged to achieve their best. Our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of the children of this community. The children are encouraged to explore the world through reading and to build their vocabulary so they can communicate successfully in a range of contexts.
Our two year old provision was established in 2019 to extend the education available for the youngest children within our community. We have developed our 30 hour provision for our Nursery children.
We have a high regard for the personal and social education of each child and provide opportunities for the development of self-esteem and independence. Our pastoral curriculum is embedded within a THRIVE approach where we consider the whole child and build a programme around the individual. Our Pastoral team work alongside children, parents and a range of professional teams to ensure everyone has the support they need.
We encourage co-operation, mutual respect and self-discipline, through the highest expectations of behaviour for all members of our school community.
As a school we work closely with our parents/carers and wider community as we value the significant contribution they make to their child’s education.