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We know that choosing a primary school for your child is one of the most important decisions you make as a parent. Here at Richard Coates CE Primary School, we want to support you through the process and ensure that you feel confident in your choice, right from your first enquiry up to the day your little person is becoming a grown-up and ready to leave for secondary school.

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We are proud to share what it feels like to be a part of our Richard Coates family and we look forward to welcoming you to come in and find out more. Whether we are able to meet in person, or virtually, we can show you what it’s like to learn here and be part of our community. Our team of friendly and supportive staff are waiting to welcome your child.

To find out more about or to apply for a place for your child in Nursery or Reception, please click on the images below.

Richard Coates is part of a multi-academy trust called The Pele Trust. This is a family of schools who work together to provide the best possible learning experiences through partnership and collaboration. To learn more about The Pele Trust and Ponteland High School visit


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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.