Hello, and welcome to West Rainton Primary School.
It is both a privilege and a pleasure to show you what our school has to offer.
Our school is a fun and happy place to work, play, learn and grow. We care for each other like a big, extended family, and we are proud of our school values, achievements and every individual within it. We make every school-day count.
We will work tirelessly to help your child achieve their full potential, both academically and personally, as a valued member of our happy school community.
Our school is situated in the beautiful, rural village of West Rainton on the outskirts of Durham. It opened in 1927, during a proud period of coalmining heritage, and has been serving the community of West Rainton and Leamside ever since. We pride ourselves on being a safe, inclusive school community where lifelong learning is fostered through high quality educational experiences, creativity and enjoyment.
Children of all ages have full access to a rich, inclusive and ambitious curriculum that allows everyone to shine, and ensures the children leave us with a strong sense of self-awareness, proud of who they are and confident to contribute positively to 21st century life. As well as this, we have an extensive extra-curricular offer and a wonderful ‘hidden’ curriculum, rich with opportunities.
If you would like to know more about our fantastic school, or would really enjoy a look around, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Mrs Alison McDonough
A few words from our year 6 leavers:
“WRPS made me believe in myself again because of all the help and understanding everyone gave me.”
“I will really miss coming here; I’ve enjoyed every minute!”
“The teachers are amazing. I hope they all stay for a long time.”
“My stand-out memory of my time here is achieving so well in SATS… performing in The Lion King Jr… going to Harry Potter Studios!”
“Describe WRPS in three words; best school ever!”
A few words from parents and carers:
“The school have such a personal bond with each pupil, and bend over backwards to support them both academically and personally.”
“The staff go above and beyond to be there for the whole family. It is such a safe, family-orientated place. The heart of our community.”
“My child found himself, and his work came on amazingly.”
“We joined the school from outside the area and I have never known such an amazing school. The care the staff gives to the pupils is something I’ve never witnessed and I feel so lucky to call WRPS our school.”