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CE Primary School

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Vision and Values

Our vision and values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens.


Our School Vision


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.


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.