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What's on at school?

Coming up…

Back to School

Monday 4th September

INSET DAY – school closed

Tuesday 5th September

School Re-opens

Wednesday 6th September

Home visits for new starters

Thursday 7th September

Reception children start school


End of Term Arrangements:

Parents and friends are invited to join us at school for a picnic lunch before heading down to St Nicholas Church for the Leavers’ Service at 1pm.  The children will be dismissed from church at 2pm following the service.  Any children travelling on school transport will be escorted to The Bull car park by a member of staff where the bus will pick them up.  Otherwise please collect your child(ren) from the church at 2pm.






We would like to invite you to our ‘Growth Mindset’ morning on Tuesday April 25th @ 9am. click image for more information

New Summer 2017 Menus

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Why not read the Just So Stories on the Lions class page

Mrs Peacock's End of Term letter

A note from the headteacher:

On behalf of the governors, staff and children I would like to extend a warm welcome to you from St. Nicholas School, West Tanfield. Choosing a primary school for your child is an important decision and we are extremely proud of our school and the many opportunities our children have.

We are fully committed to the education of our children and we aim to provide a rich learning environment in which each child is valued as an individual and able to grow and develop to their full potential. At St. Nicholas school we make every moment of each day matter.

At St. Nicholas school we move with the times to ensure that we meet the needs of the children in an ever changing world, preparing them for their future. We work closely with other local schools and in September 2013 we established a ‘Collaborative Partnership’ with another local school, Kirkby Malzeard CE Primary School. As the Executive Headteacher I work across both schools during the week and this partnership has enabled us to work together to develop strengths and opportunities for staff and pupils alike. We welcome visits from prospective parents, please give us a call to make an appointment to look round our school. You can be sure of a warm welcome.

Andrea Peacock

PleaseClick here for Mrs Peacock's timetable

SEND Information

The North Yorkshire local offer gives details about the service you can expect from the local Authority. It can be found here

Pupil Premium

Find out how the school spent its pupil premium allocation here



 Sports Funding

We recevied £8000 in academic year 15/16 find out how we spent it here

Out of School Club

Find out about Allsorts, our breakfast and afterschool provision here





Our School was inspected under section 5 of the Education act 2005 in February 2015 and was judged to be Good in all areas.

Read the full report here


Our School was inspected  under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005  in November 2014 and was judged to be Good 

Read the full report here