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Headteacher's Welcome

Welcome to Richard Coates Church of England Primary School.

Richard Coates CE Primary School, established in 1719, is situated in the town of Ponteland, 8 miles away from the city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.  We provide first class education for children living within the local area, as well as from Newcastle and the smaller surrounding villages.

Our aim is to help your child be the very best that they can be. We strive for excellence in all we do so that your children can ‘SHINE BRIGHT’. Our motto, "Let your Light Shine" is taken from St Matthew's Gospel and encourages everyone at Richard Coates to discover and use the gifts and talents that they have been given as unique individuals. We seek to enable all to flourish and achieve their full potential within a caring and happy school where the Christian values of care, kindness and respect are at the heart of all we do.

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03:33 PM Nov 19th

Scholastic Book Fair: We are delighted to be able to hold our Book Fair in school once again! This will take place in the Learning Corridor during the week of 22nd - 26th November. Parents can visit the book fair on Monday 22nd or Tuesday 23rd November from 3.15- 4pm.

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Established in 1719

Richard Coates CE Primary School, established in 1719, is situated in the town of Ponteland, 8 miles away from the city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. We provide first class education for children..



First Class Education

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 schools in Northumberland.
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Letting your Light Shine

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,


Kindness & Respect

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.
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Pupils are polite, courteous and welcoming.

Ofsted 2018

The wider curriculum opportunities available to pupils helps them to identify and nurture their talents and to 'let their light shine', central to the school's vision.

Ofsted 2018

This is a very happy school.  Its ethos is inclusive, it cares about all aspects of its pupils' development and it puts its pupils and children at the centre of everything that it does.

Ofsted 2018


Privacy Policy

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 and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

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.