Welcome to New York Primary School

Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6

Attendance to date - Whole School Total = 93.2%


As Headteacher of this happy, dynamic school I feel proud and privileged to work in partnership with the pupils and families of the New York community.

At New York our aim is to provide a stimulating, aspirational, safe and secure environment in which children have a voice and are encouraged to participate and contribute towards their own development. We believe that this is best achieved when families take an interest and are involved in their child’s education through supporting what their child does in school. Opportunities for learning are exciting and ambitious, set within real life context.

Through rich learning we develop pupil interest and curiosity, promoting imagination and investigation. We know our children and work consistently and flexibly to meet their needs. We provide an inclusive curriculum that inspires and interests, encouraging pupils to aim high and succeed in school and beyond. We create both a family and community atmosphere where everyone is valued, cared about and respected. We have high standards and expectations both in behaviour and work – we have no doubt that our children can meet these standards.

Jill Shaw | Headteacher

"I just wanted to say that I noticed how polite and engaged your children were. They all wanted to tell me about the school's ethos and word of the week. A credit to your school and teachers."

ELO Delegate - November 2021

"Our son has thrived both academically and socially thanks to New York Primary School."

Parents of Year 6 leaver

‘Relationships between staff and pupils are outstanding’.
IQM Accreditation - November 2018

"From the moment he walked through the Reception Class doors he has loved  every part of this school!"

Parents of Year 6 pupil

‘This is one of the best outdoor provisions in the North East’.
OPAL Accreditation - July 2019

"My child has developed personally and educationally thanks to staff at New York."

Parent of Year 5 pupil

"Thank you for nurturing my son to help him blossom and grow. You have shown him his strengths and challenged what he thought were his  weaknesses.
I cannot imagine a better school!"

Year 6 parent

“I’ve really enjoyed looking at my son’s book, we are amazed at what he has learned. Such a variety of subjects! Great photos too! We are so impressed at his progress.”
Y2 Parent

“Very impressed with all of my grandchild’s achievements, there is always a happy environment when I've been to the school, a very happy grandson, well done New York Primary School”
Y3 Grandparent

'Both of my children have settled into New York Primary School and come out at the end of the day very happy. Thank you so much for that'
EYFS parent 2019

'Your pupils were a delight chatting to my husband and I on the Beamish tram'
Member of public July 2019

'Thank you all for the support, care and kindness shown to all of my grandchildren whilst they were in your care. With much gratitude and respect for the wonderful work you all do'
Grandparent Year 6 leaver 2019

'My child loves school, with your non judgemental, truly inclusive approach'
Year 2 Parent

New York Primary School is fully inclusive and consistently develops traditional values of responsibility, kindness, independence and good manners.

Our caring and engaging environment promotes pupil’s self-esteem and prepares them for the world in which they live. As incremental learners New York pupils enjoy challenge and opportunity, they do not fear mistakes but see them as a route to learning!