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About Our School

Welcome to Richard Coates Church of England Primary School’s website. We are proud of being a Church school at the heart of the local community where everyone is valued and respected as a unique individual. Our school motto, “Let Your Light Shine” is taken from the gospel of St Matthew and encapsulates the aim of our school; to ensure each child achieves their full potential academically, socially and personally, making the most of the gifts and talents they have been given.

We are rightfully proud of our long and established reputation of providing academic excellence for all pupils. The school first came into being nearly 300 years ago, making it one of the oldest established schools in Northumberland. It’s mission, “to enable all individuals to achieve their full potential within a happy and caring Christian community”, continues to ensure we are a school where every individual achieves the highest possible outcomes.

Our curriculum is designed to engage pupils and inspire them to become creative and independent thinkers with a love of learning. We have an extensive programme of extra-curricular activities and field trips, covering a wide range of subjects, talents and hobbies. We actively encourage pupils to get involved and contribute to the life of the school.

Success and celebration is very much at the heart of what we do and we look forward to sharing this with visitors. If you would like to know more, or would like come and visit the school please, do not hesitate to contact us to make an appointment.

Richard Coates is a Church of England School situated in Ponteland, Northumberland. To visit the main school website please click here.

Latest News

Last day of term is 21st December, school closes at 1:30pm. We welcome pupils back for the Spring term on 7th January 2019!

Posted: December 4, 2018

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We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.