Update about KS2 Christingle Service – Thursday 13th December

I hope you're all starting to get into the Christmas spirit - our Christingle service tomorrow at 6pm will certainly help you do so!  Could our Yr 3 - 6 children please arrive at St Andrews Church by 5.45pm and wear their full school uniform please.  We look forward...

PTA Raffle Update!

Just to let everyone know that tickets for the PTA raffle will still be available at our Nursery performance on Wednesday and at our EYs/KS1 performances on Monday.  There will also be an additional raffle for a £20 'As You Like It' voucher.  Good luck!

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...

Royal Northern Sinfonia Treat for Yr 4 & Yr 6!

Years 4 and 6 are going to be in for a real treat on 15th November as they will be going to Heworth Grange School for a workshop and a performance with the Royal Northern Sinfonia!  This will be a wonderful experience for the children - thanks to Gateshead Music...

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 10/12/2018 – 14/12/2018



Whole School

  • Reception 96%
  • Year 1 98.9%
  • Year 2 97.5%
  • Year 3/4 96.9%
  • Year 5 97.4%
  • Year 6 95.9%

Keeping Safe


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