Dunston Hill Community Primary School has the proud tradition of providing education for young children since 1910. The present primary school was formed in 1992 following the amalgamation of the former infant and junior schools. It caters for children in the 3-11 age range and is part of the Kingsmeadow Comprehensive School cluster group of feeder primary schools.

We ensure that we invest heavily not only in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for our staff but also in the environment for learning; we have recently significantly upgraded the Early Years Outdoor Area, for example which is used by all our Reception and Nursery children. 

Our standard admission number is 78 part-time places for our nursery class and 60 for all other year groups. Currently, there are 407 children on roll.  
The Nursery and fourteen classes are organised into four phase groups across the school:  

  • Early Years Foundation Stage (3-5 years)
  • Nursery and Reception, Key Stage 1 (5-7 years): Years 1 and 2, 
  • Lower Key Stage 2 (7-9 years): Years 3 and 4
  • Upper Key Stage 2 (9-11 years): Years 5 and 6.  

There are two parallel classes of mixed ability in each year group.  

Visits to look around our school are warmly welcomed,  whether you are a new family or an existing one, and appointments can be made by contacting the school office on 0191 4334021. 

Nursery Admissions

The purpose-built Nursery at Dunston Hill Community Primary School provides a caring, stimulating and challenging environment in which every child is able to learn safely and effectively about themselves, each other and the wider world around them.

Primary Admissions

Parents are required to send their child to school no later than the beginning of the school year (i.e. September) in which they become five years old. This means that all children can spend the same length of time in primary schools, irrespective of their date of birth.