Collingwood Primary School

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Family feedback: *All staff go out of their way to make sure my child is safe and happy. Excellent care. *I feel the school goes above and beyond to support my child. Thank you. *This school is very caring to the children, and always has a lovely atmosphere. Thank you! *Both of my children are very happy at this school and I am very happy with their progress. The school has good/effective communication with parents. *My child’s older siblings went to this school when they were younger and also loved it. The teachers are fantastic. *Always been a lovely school. All of family members, including myself, went here. *Have always been happy with Collingwood staff and their teaching with all of my children. *Brilliant school – I even returned my child back here after leaving. *The teaching staff are very accommodating and cheerful. Our kids are happy and they always look forward to going to school. *

Community Links

In our immediate local community, there are a number of opportunities available to children and parents including:

The Balkwell Community Welfare Association - please visit the website below for further information -

Slightly further afield on the Meadowell Estate, we support the work of:

Meadow Well Connected which is an active community group providing opportunities for local people and children - please visit the website below for further information -


As part of our work on the Local Area, which links to our work in history and geography , our children

regularly visit the exceptional coast and river locations which are an excellent resource for school. We have close links with North Shields Fish Quay Heritage Project and engage in art and history topics with the community groups. Please visit this website for further information -


Norham High School




We are situated at the heart of the Balkwell estate in North Shields and have close links with the community: 

St Peter's church is very close to our school and Reverend Lee Cleminson is on our governing body. We visit the church throughout the year for a variety of curricular and celebration purposes such as: Harvest, Christmas and Easter services. We also support their work in the community as many of our children attend the Hot Chocolate Youth Club on a Tuesday evening.