We are pleased to introduce you to our school
At King Edward Primary School we work together to provide a safe, caring community and an exciting and creative learning environment where children are encouraged to think independently, where their views are valued and they are challenged to achieve their full potential. 

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Our children make outstanding progress
National performance data for all schools was published in Autumn 2016.  We are delighted to learn that data for our school shows that at King Edward Primary, our children make outstanding progress.

Frequently asked questions
Answers to all of your start of
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School Term & Holiday Dates
Please find school term/holiday dates and details below:

Term Dates 2017 - 2018 with Inset Days

Paper copies of all documentation available online on our website are available on request via the school office. If you have any suggestions / ideas for our website, please contact us: 

Class 4O - Swimming Lessons

posted by Linn Hoggins

Class 4O will be having swimming tuition at Tynemouth Pool for 11 weeks straight after the Christmas break.

Swimming lessons will take place on Tuesday afternoons (within school times), starting Tuesday 9th January 2018.  Your child will need a bag (carrier bag or school PE bag) in which to keep a towel, comb/brush and swimsuit.  Boys must wear shorts that stop above the knee.  Girls must wear a one piece bathing costume.  Long hair must be tied back (girls and boys).  Children are not allowed to bring toiletries and no jewellery is to be worn including ear studs, for Health and Safety reasons.

We are asking for a payment of £27.50 per pupil towards the cost of lessons.  This amount does not fully cover the cost of swimming lessons and transport, with a great deal being subsidised by the school.  Therefore every contribution is greatly appreciated.  

Please pay via the new Payment Post box located in the main entrance by cash (correct change only) or cheque.  All payments should be enclosed in a sealed and clearly labelled envelope.  Further details of how to pay can be found on our website. 

Please complete the online permission form below.

Thank you

Miss Osueke
Class Teacher

Important - Changes to how you make payments to school

posted by Linn Hoggins

We are making changes to the way payments are made to school by parents/carers.  Please click on the link below for more information and to familiarise yourself with these important changes:

Whole School Non-Uniform Day - Wednesday 13th December 2017

posted 11 Dec 2017, 07:33 by Linn Hoggins

Sorry for late notice - all children are invited to wear non-uniform this Wednesday 13th December 2017 as Friends of King Edward (FOKE) would appreciate any donations for the chocolate tombola stall at our Christmas Fayre on Friday 15th December 2017 if possible.  Please hand any donations into the school office/class teacher.

Thank you.

Whole School Christmas Jumper Day - Friday 15th December 2017

posted 11 Dec 2017, 04:20 by Linn Hoggins   [ updated 11 Dec 2017, 04:32 ]

All children can wear a Christmas jumper/non uniform on Friday 15th December 2017, we are asking for donations towards school fund to hep purchase resources/equipment for school.

Thank you.

Reception/Year 1 Christmas Performance - Monday 11th December at 1.45pm

posted 11 Dec 2017, 02:57 by Linn Hoggins

If you are attending the Reception/Year 1 Christmas Performance on Monday 11th December 2017 at 1.45 pm and you would like to take your child home after the performance we will be taking all children back to their classes to get changed first then we will be releasing them from their normal doors to parents.  All other children who's parents have not attended the performance will be kept in class until normal finishing time.

If you would like to take a sibling home after the performance, there will be sheets to sign on entry to the performance on the tables as soon as you enter the gym.  You will not be able to collect siblings unless you have completed the permission sheet.

Thank you.

King Edward Primary School Christmas Raffle 2017

posted 6 Dec 2017, 03:57 by Linn Hoggins

King Edward Primary School’s

 Christmas Raffle


 Amazon Kindle Fire 7" 5th Generation

Christmas Hamper

Intu £25 Gift Card

Christmas Choccies Gift Bag

Tickets £1.00 per strip on sale from the school office and FOKE Christmas Fayre – all proceeds go to activities / resources for the children


Winners to be drawn on Friday 15th December at the FOKE Christmas Fayre – choice of prize to be selected from the above by winners in the order they are drawn (winners will be notified by phone if not in attendance)

KEPS Christmas Raffle Flyer 2017

Reception/Year 1 Christmas Performance - Monday 11th December 2018 at 1.45pm and Tuesday 12th December 2018 at 9.45am

posted 6 Dec 2017, 03:10 by Linn Hoggins   [ updated 7 Dec 2017, 01:22 ]

Reception/Year 1 Christmas performance will take place on Monday 11th December 2018 at 1.45pm and Tuesday 12th December 2018 at 9.45am.  We would like the Reception children to wear a Christmas jumper or something similar for this performance.  If you do not have a Christmas jumper, a Christmas t-shirt or a red, green or white top would be great.  Please could you send the item of clothing into school in a named bag before Thursday 7th December ready for the dress rehearsal.

Many thanks

The Reception Team

Christmas Lunch - Wednesday 20th December 2017

posted 5 Dec 2017, 02:24 by Linn Hoggins   [ updated 6 Dec 2017, 01:14 ]

The school Christmas lunch will be on Wednesday 20th December 2017.  If your child would like to have the Christmas lunch (vegetarian option available) please complete the online form below.

The cost of the Christmas lunch will be £2.15.  Christmas lunch is free to all Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children due to the universal free school meal offer.  Any children eligible for free school meals in Key Stage 2 are also entitled to a free Christmas lunch.  Any children in Years 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 who would like to have a Christmas meal will have to pay the £2.15 via the Joinos account or parents can telephone Catering Services on 0191 643 2888, sorry we can not accept any payment for Christmas lunch via the school office.

School Christmas Lunch Menu:

Roast Turkey
Chipolata Sausage
Sage and Onion Stuffing


Quorn Roast (Vegetarian option)

Served with:

Roast Potatoes
Diced Carrots

Seasonal Ice Cream Dessert


Christmas Pudding and Vanilla Sauce

Reception visit to Whitehouse Farm on Tuesday 19th December 2017

posted 4 Dec 2017, 06:28 by Linn Hoggins

The Reception classes are planning to visit Whitehouse Farm on Tuesday 19th December 2017.  We will be leaving school at 9.30am promptly by coach and will return to school for 3.00pm. Non uniform is to be worn but children will need to wear suitable warm clothing for this outdoor visit; wellies and waterproofs are advisable in case of rain or snow.  During the visit your child will have the opportunity to meet Santa and explore the farm!

All children will require a packed lunch, however in line with free school meal options for Reception aged children, school can provide a packed lunch if required.  Please indicate below if you would like your child to receive a school packed lunch.

We would be very grateful for a contribution of £10.00 per child towards the cost of the coach and entry to Whitehouse Farm. The trip is a very special trip for your children with great memories. We cannot organise such trips without the wonderful support of our families as the cost for 60 children is very high. 

If you would like to accompany us on this visit, please complete the section below.  Parents will need to pay for the cost of their own admission which is £7.25 each.  

Please complete the online permission form below Wednesday 13th December 2017.  Parents will be notified if they have been selected to support the trip by Thursday 14th December 2017. 

Thank you

Mrs McDonald/Mr Denton and Miss Burn
Reception Class Teachers

Choir at Christmas Market North Shields - Saturday 9th December 2017

posted 4 Dec 2017, 03:25 by Linn Hoggins

Dear Parents

The choir have been invited to sing at the North Shields Victorian Market on Saturday 9th December 2017.  I would love as many of our fabulous choir members as possible to attend.  We are scheduled to sing at 10.30am for about 30 minutes.  Children will need to meet near the band stand in Northumberland Square at about 10.20am.  While they do NOT need to be in uniform they do need to be wrapped up warmly.  I will, of course, be accompanying the children.  Please fill in the online permission slip below as soon as possible to help with our planning for this event.

You will need to collect your child after this event from Northumberland Square in North Shields.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mr Henderson

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