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A New Church of England First School

An application to establish North Gosforth Church of England First School will be submitted to the Department for Education in the spring 2018. We are waiting for the Department to announce new information about the application process and timescales.

The school is being proposed by Northern Lights Learning Trust, supported by Newcastle Diocesan Education Board, to help meet the growing need for additional high quality primary school places in the Newcastle-upon-Tyne Local Authority area and also to give families additional choice of a high quality education with Christian values and strong pastoral care for their children.

North Gosforth Church of England First School will be an inclusive all-ability co-educational school for pupils aged 4-9 which is scheduled to open, subject to DfE approval, in September 2020 in the Newcastle-upon-Tyne Local Authority area. The school will be a 2-form entry and will initially open with 60 pupils in both Reception and Year 1. When full there will be 300 pupils on roll in Reception classes and Years 1 to 4.

There is clear need for a co-educational Church of England first school in the area, and this new school will offer a high standard of education and increase parental choice. The school will be an inclusive 2-form entry Church of England First School open to pupils from families of all faiths and no faith.

North Gosforth Church of England First School will provide a strong focus on nurturing the potential of each child through an education delivering progress and achievement for all in a supportive Church of England ethos. The school will offer a broad and balanced curriculum where school leaders are encouraged to use Academy freedoms to tailor provision for the benefit of each child. North Gosforth Church of England First School will be a new school in the community and for the community.

You can help make this happen! The plans for North Gosforth Church of England First School will only become a reality with the support of the community. In our application to the Department for Education, we need to demonstrate the level of support for the school, particularly of parents and carers with children aged 0 – 4 years.

If you are a parent of a child for whom you would consider North Gosforth Church of England First School, please register your support.

If you do not have a child starting primary school but support this proposed school, please email us at david.noble@place-group.com

Thank you – your support will help make our vision for North Gosforth Church of England First School become a reality.

North Gosforth Church of England First School Team