Dunston St. Peters Church of England Primary School

 

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Dunston St Peter’s Church of England Primary School is set on the edge of the idyllic village of Dunston and adjoins open countryside. We cater for children from the ages of 4 to 11 in our four classes. Dunston was inspected by Ofsted in January 2017 and was graded as “Good” overall. You will find the report on the website. Dunston Primary is very proud to be a church school. Our three Christian values of Respect, Honesty and Friendship underpin everything that we do. We have very close links with Dunston St. Peter’s Church. In July 2017 we had a Church Schools (Section 48) inspection and we were graded as “outstanding” in all areas. You will find the report on the website. The school has a well-stocked library and a school hall. There are interactive panels and computers in each classroom. ICT is mainly taught using the i-pads that the school has invested in. Outside there is a good-sized playground, a sports field, a newly refurbished foundation stage outdoor play area, a trim trail and a gardening area.

Dunston has both a Breakfast and an After School club, which both operate on the school site and are run by school staff. 

Dunston and Digby have worked closely together in a collaboration since the Summer of 2009, sharing the same Headteacher. In September 2013 these became a hard federation, with one governing body, sharing an Executive Headteacher. In 2015 2 became 3 when Nocton Community Primary joined the Spires Family! This has been a wonderfu opportunity for all 3 school, as it opens up a breadth of possibilities, provsion and sharied learning opportunities for staff and pupils alike. The staff work very closely together, leadership for the federation sits across the 3 schools but each school retains it's autonimy and uniqueness, responding to the needs of it's own communities. 

Mrs Emma Negus-Hill is the Executive Headteacher for the Spires Federation and she shares her time between the 3 schools. This enables her to focus on developing the leadership and management of the schools, whilst the Deputy Headteacher leads the school when she is not on site and oversees the day-to-day running of the school. The Deputy Headteacher at Dunston is Mrs Emma Toulson.