Spring Newsletter 11/01/19

Dear Parents and Carers, Happy New Year to you all – I hope you enjoyed a lovely Christmas break and that the return to work and school has gone smoothly! The children have made a great start to the new term and the teachers have been saying how impressed they are at...

Gateshead Schools’ Dance Festival 2019!

I'm delighted to let you know that Year 2 and Year 3 will be taking part in this year's Dance Festival on Wednesday 3rd April.  This event is very popular with schools, pupils and parents/carers alike and we are very pleased to be going along once again.  We will be...

Gateshead’s Spring Sing 2019!

I'm really pleased to let you know that we've been lucky enough to get a place in Gateshead's Spring Sing again this year.  It was a lovely event in 2018 and Year 4 and Year 6 will be going along to the Sage on Wednesday 13th March to take part.  There will be the...

After School Clubs letter 08/01/19

Dear Parents and Carers, I just wanted to send a letter about School Clubs for this half term. We’ll be offering a range of clubs and please register your interest by emailing the member of staff identified below. Where there is more interest than places, names will...

Early Years Unit letter

Dear Parents and Carers, I’m writing in response to a question that I’ve been asked many times since starting at White Mere in September 2017 - the possibility of school offering 30 hour Nursery provision. School has explored the idea in the past and found that it was...

Fair Funding for Schools Campaign

As you all now know, White Mere and all other schools in Gateshead are experiencing significant funding problems. The attached letter is part of a co-ordinated campaign led by Gateshead LA to demand a better funding deal from the Government. Every child...

Learning is fun and we achieve our best in a happy, caring, secure environment where excellence is at the heart of all we do.

Headteacher’s Welcome

Dear Parents, Carers and Visitors,

I am delighted to welcome you to White Mere Primary School’s website and trust that you will find the information on it both very useful and interesting.

White Mere is a lovely, welcoming school and we pride ourselves on giving our children a warm, friendly and caring environment in which to learn and flourish.  We were very pleased with our academic performance and Ofsted report last year, and are looking forward to building on that success in 2018-19 by providing a curriculum that is both strong academically and rich in experience.

Each child is unique and, by taking the time to get to know them and their delightful character, our aim is to offer every child the chance to fulfil their potential both academically and personally.  This can only be achieved by ensuring we educate the ‘whole child’, meaning we strive to offer both high quality teaching and exciting, stimulating experiences.

Alongside our committed and passionate teaching team, we are fortunate to have a very supportive and driven governing body, an active and successful PTA and, most importantly, a wonderful set of pupils who are at the very heart of White Mere Primary School.

Should you have any questions about our school, or if you would like to come and visit to find out more about us, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me – I would love to meet you and show you around!

Chris Boddy


White Mere Community Primary School
Sherburn Way, Wardley, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE10 8BA

Tel: 0191 438 5008

General Contact:
Clare Trainor / Caroline Nicholson (Admin Assistants)

SEN contact:
Leanne Lowrie

Attendance for the period 11/02/2019 – 15/02/2019



Whole School

  • Reception 96.5%
  • Year 1 89.6%
  • Year 2 95%
  • Year 3/4 100%
  • Year 5 95.7%
  • Year 6 93%

Keeping Safe


The internet can be great fun. You can chat to your friends, play games and learn about new things. But sometimes things happen which can make you upset. People may say mean things which make you feel sad, or you may see something that you don’t like.

If this happens, you must remember it’s not your fault. TELL AN ADULT YOU TRUST if you are upset or worried about something that has happened to you. They can help you to report it to CEOP.

If you feel in danger phone 999 to speak to the police. They will make sure you are safe.

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