Welcome to St. Mary's Cockerton Primary School


Thinking about St. Mary’s Cockerton for your child for September 2019?

If you are thinking about St. Mary’s Cockerton for your child’s school in September 2019, we would like to show you round and tell you about our school. Please contact the school office (01325 380758 or admin@stmaryscockerton.org.uk) to make an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!

Welcome to the St. Mary’s Cockerton Primary School website. This website is to share the learning of the children under our care. St. Mary’s Cockerton is a place of learning where we aim to inspire and challenge our pupils academically; enrich their faith through worship and celebration; and produce well rounded children that parents and teachers are proud of.

St. Mary’s Cockerton School became a part of the Dove Academy Trust in October 2016, along with High Coniscliffe School. Together, we share one Headteacher and ethos.

We are located on the west side of Darlington in the Cockerton Village area. We are a single form entry school and accommodate around 200 children in school. As a faith school, we have a wide catchment and we take children from all around the surrounding area and we feed into all the local secondary schools.

We love our school and are love to see the work and achievements of the children in our care. We work hard academically and achieve and develop out of the classroom. We are very proud of our school, the children we teach and the building that we work in and we'd love to tell you more. Please have a look at our school prospectus for an overview of some of the things that we do in school.

If you would like to visit us or would like more information about the school, please get in touch with the school office.

This Term's Christian Value is: Forgiveness

Colossians 3:13

"Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you."

This term we are looking at Forgiveness. Forgiveness is fundamental to the character of God. Throughout the Bible, God is described as slow to anger, abounding in love and forgiving sin (Numbers 14:18). Forgiveness cannot be given or received unless it is asked for, and the asking must be genuine and from the heart. Too often ‘sorry’ is said very easily, implying: ‘All I need to do is say I’m sorry and everything will be OK’. Real repentance demands that we take what we have done wrong with the utmost seriousness and have a deep desire not to do it again.


Can you help our school?

Do you have a skill or interest you could share? Are you involved with a company that could sponsor some kit or equipment? Do you have knowledge of other funding streams we could access to enhance the learning of our children? Could you deliver some training or education to the staff or children? Do you have some time to support the Local Academy Council or consider becoming a Director? Click here to offer your help!

Marvellous Me

We are a Marvellous Me school! Our school uses Marvellous Me to communicate with parents, carers and grown ups at home all about the Marvellous things which your children do in class: whether it's good work, excellent behaviour, superb learning behaviours or any other positive thing! We think that our children are marvellous and we'd like to you know that! Marvellous Me is an app which you can download on your smartphone or tablet and you'll get a notification every time a grown up in school spots your child being Marvellous! If your child does not have an invite code, just speak to the School Office and we'll get you signed up!


Executive Headteacher:  Mrs Wendy Aitken

Head of School: Mr Michael Joyeux

For general queries please contact the office team, Mrs Nelson and Mrs Robinson

St Mary's Cockerton School

Newton Lane



t: 01325 380758

e: admin@stmaryscockerton.org.uk

The Chair of the Local Academy Council is Rachel Grayson who can be contacted as above

Search our school website

We'd like to think that everything is easy to find on our website. However, if you can't find something, you can search for it here. If you think that there is something missing from our website or have any suggestions on how we can improve it, then please get in touch with Mr Joyeux