Our school is an old-established Primary School with a reputation of high standards in academic work, the arts and in sports.  We are proud of what we do, and our results are generally above national norms. Our children go on to do very well in life, and some even return to work in our school. 

Our special aim is that every child in Collingwood Primary School finds and fosters at least one skill or attribute of which they can be proud.


The older part of the building was opened in 1929 and in 1951 the newer part was added. The school mainly serves the area between Wallsend Road and the Coast Road and is named after Admiral Lord Collingwood whose picture hangs in the entrance hall. There are 3 halls, 17 classrooms, a Nursery Unit and a Kitchen. There are 3 playgrounds and a playing field. The school caters for children from Nursery school age to 11.

We have 2 computer suites and a total of 100
computers including laptops and ipads. We have interactive whiteboards and data projectors in every classroom. This means that all teachers are able to use the resources of the internet in their teaching.
Our last three Ofsted reports have been very good, and in two of the three reports outstanding features were identified, most recently for pupil behaviour and safety. We have excellent teachers and support staff who are committed to helping our children be happy, learn well, and acquire a special skill which will stay with them throughout life. Our school is well known for its enrichment programme. We provide a wide range of clubs in sport, arts, crafts, music and homework, and our school curriculum uses skilled specialists for music, PE and French.

We have achieved national awards in many areas of school life, for example Arts Mark Gold, the Healthy Schools Award, Basic Skills Award, Investors in People and a Silver Languages Award. In 2010 the head was invited to Downing Street along with other Heads of schools which had achieved very well.

  • Celebrating RE Week Thank you to all of the parents, carers and friends who attended our RE Celebration Show and Tell Assembly on Friday. The staff and children shared what they had been ...
    Posted 15 Jun 2017, 07:20 by EMMA SHERIDAN
  • Song for Europe On Tuesday, some of our Y4 children went to the Gala Theatre in Durham to take part in the Song for Europe singing competition. We sang 'Oh ma journee' to ...
    Posted 25 May 2017, 06:16 by EMMA SHERIDAN
  • Seven Stories Visit Our Year 1 children went on a visit to Seven Stories where they had a fantastic time exploring lots of different books. They dressed up as wizards and looked at ...
    Posted 8 May 2017, 08:02 by EMMA SHERIDAN
  • Space Day! Year 1 celebrated a Space Day this week and the children found out lots of facts about planets, rockets and the solar system. They came to dressed as aliens, rockets ...
    Posted 7 Apr 2017, 04:37 by EMMA SHERIDAN
  • School Council In our most recent School Council meeting, we talked about how we could support The Youth Box Project which helps young children in Gambia to go to school. Mrs Oswald ...
    Posted 30 Mar 2017, 08:11 by EMMA SHERIDAN
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