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About Us

Our location on the edge of the idyllic village of Dunston, adjoining open countryside, allows us to enhance our rich curriculum offer with valuable outdoor learning opportunities.

We cater for children from the ages of 4 to 11 in our four classes. In our last Ofsted inspection we were graded as 'Good' overall. Dunston Primary is very proud to be a church school. Our values of Success, Happiness, Inspiration, Nurture for everyone underpin everything that we do.

We have very close links with Dunston St. Peter’s Church and in our most recent Church Schools (Section 48) inspection we were graded as 'Outstanding' in all areas.

The staff across the Federation work very closely together - this provides strength for the schools and opportunities for our pupils that could not be provided by one small school on its own. Each school within the Spires Federation maintains its autonomy, uniqueness and reflects the needs of its own community.

As part of our Wrap Around Care we offer both Breakfast and After School provision to help support our families.

The Executive Headteacher for the Spires Federation, Miss D Winters, shares time between the 3 schools, focussing on developing the leadership and management of the schools, whilst the Federation Deputy Headteacher and Senior Federation Lead, leads the school and oversees the day-to-day running of the school.