As Head teacher of Atkinson Road Primary Academy, it gives me great pleasure to introduce you to our “happy and successful school” (Ofsted 2018). We are proud to be one of the few primary schools in Newcastle to receive a ‘Good’ grade in all areas of school life and leadership. Our very special children, parents, carers and staff team work hard to maintain a “wonderfully supportive school”, where the children have a “strong sense of belonging”.

We are lucky to have a fabulous Nursery site, so we can cater for children from 2 to 11 years old. We are unique in that we have children coming from countries all around the world to work, play and learn together and together we make our school an exciting place to be in the centre of our amazing Benwell community.

We are lucky to have a fabulous governing body who care as much about our school and your children as we do and to be part of the Laidlaw Schools Trust with its dedicated support team. Together we will make sure that our children receive the very best start in life and are ready to move onto the next stage of learning. I look forward to meeting you all and hearing your views as I will continually try to improve the education we provide for your children. If you are thinking about Atkinson Road Primary Academy as the school of choice for your child, or are a parent of a child here already, and wish to visit our school – please contact the main office who will happily arrange this for you.

Together we will continue to make this a truly amazing school.

L Macaulay