Welcome to Bede Burn Primary School

Welcome to Bede Burn – a fantastic school that we are all proud to be a part of. Thank you for taking the time to look at our website.  We provide a very happy, caring, supportive place to learn and grow…as one parent put it, we are ‘a small school with a big heart!’ We have a talented and dedicated team of staff who focus on making life at our school fun, exciting and educational: a place where children want to be. We provide a broad curriculum and we value creativity and innovation. Energy, passion and praise are found here in abundance, as well as a loveIMG_0254 of learning.

We inspire our pupils to achieve, and have high expectations for all of our children; we aim to instil the belief that we are all capable of anything, with hard work and perseverance. We embrace challenges, safe in the knowledge that mistakes are simply opportunities to improve further. We think big – we dream big – and we go for it. Our hope is that our children leave Year 6 with everything they need for success in their bright futures, including a broad academic knowledge, respect for themselves and others, confidence and a host of fond memories.

We encourage a strong sense of collaboration within school, as well as with our families and our global community. We offer a wide range of clubs to our pupils, as well as visitor opportunities and other curriculum-enriching activities such as our international links. We have seen international recognition for our amazing singing efforts and we look forward to continuing this success throughout this year and beyond. We know the importance of contributing to our community and also appreciate support from others, including our Governors, parents, grandparents and our ‘Bede Burn Buddies’ group.

We are proud of our achievements – our children shine brightly and we welcome you to explore our website further.  Please feel free to comment on our posts; it’s always nice to hear your views. Please contact us if you require any further information.

Nicola Faulkner




Thank you!

I am very proud of Year 2 and all that they have achieved this year! We had great fun giving out certificates at our mini awards ceremony and enjoyed celebrating our special talents. Thank you so much for all of your kind gifts and well wishes. Enjoy your summer!

Mrs Franchi 🙂


I can’t believe this is the last post I will put onto the website.

I have had six very happy years here at Bede Burn, and I would like to thank you all for your support and encouragement over the years.  I was overwhelmed this morning with so many kind words and wishes of good luck, cards and presents.  I really am touched.

I know that I am leaving Bede Burn in very capable hands and Mrs Faulkner will be able to carry on the great work that we started together.  The staff are all fantastic and you could not wish for better teachers, assistants, office staff or a site manager than we have at Bede Burn.

Will miss you all, but I will keep in touch and I can’t wait to hear about the continuing success of the school and the children.

Thank you once again.

M. Arthur

Sports Day 2016

Well, third time lucky!


After two cancelations due to the inclement weather, we finally got Sports Day off and running this morning!

A fantastic turn out as usual and many thanks to everyone that attended especially as this was the third day holiday some of you had requested!

After the usual fun filled events, Aydon emerged victorious for the second year running!  Very well done to all involved!

You can see the photographs from this morning here.


We’re going on a treasure hunt!

We have had great fun changing we’re going on a bear hunt to we’re going on a treasure hunt in English. After writing our own version of we’re going on a treasure hunt we decided to record each other performing our stories just like Michael Rosen. We tried to upload our full stories but the files were too big! 🙁

Please click on the name of your child to see a little preview of their fantastic version of we’re going on a treasure hunt.

Enjoy! 🙂

Shay Halverson

William Pratt

Lewis Newsome

Oliver Ward

Amy Graham-Thomas

Harry Thompson

Jack Hall

Trae Jackson

Zak Mayne

Hayden Churchward

Lewis George

Grace Kennedy

Freya Linsley

Olivia Doran

Miyah Young

Emmie Wright

Molly Mae Fenwick

Millie McKay

Nathan Dougherty

Eliza Faulkner

Kate O’Malley

Esme Dann

Maya Nicholson

Imogen Stutchbury-Bell

Ben Crews

Matthew George

Eshan Ali

Sam Graham

Alfie Lee

Harry Taylor


Here are some pictures of us in action!



Forest School Nature Detectives

The garden is full of fascinating things, some with wings that move so fast they buzz, some with eyes on sticks, some that can move with no legs at all and some with armour to protect themselves. The garden at school is full of even more amazing creatures, created by the children themselves and they have their own homes to keep them safe because ‘Bugs need homes too!’ Well done Nature Detectives.

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Tag Rugby Champions

Yesterday teams from years five and six took part in the annual tag rugby tournament at Hebburn.

We took three teams from each year group and every team played brilliantly, in fact the only time one of our teams lost a match was against one of our other teams!

The final was decided between Year six A and Year five A.  A game of highly skilled play and amazing teamwork saw the year six team finish victorious with a score of 3 tries to 1.  However, the match was much closer than the score suggests with the final try being scored by year six in the dying minutes as the year five team pressed for an equaliser.


The staff were hugely proud of all of our children’s dedication, fair play and exemplary behaviour.

Photographs of the event can be seen here.

Well done every one!

Environmental Superheros meet Forest School

Today in Year One we had an exciting morning…we became ‘Environmental Superheros’. We had a taster forest school session with Colette and Caroline which involved us:
Making bird feeders
Designing bug hotels
Planting seeds
Planting trees
Making and throwing seed bombs
Making homes for animals to move into
We had a fun and mucky time!!!! We wish we could do this every day!Thank you Mrs Evans for organising it.

Mini Historians

The children certainly impressed the guides with their knowledge of castles on our visit to Newcastle Keep.They were able to answer all of the questions, some of them before they had even been asked. We were also very proud of them for their good behaviour and stamina! (There were a lot of steep steps to climb.)

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