Welcome to St. Mary's Cockerton Primary School

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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!

Admission arrangements 2020 / 21 - Consultation

When changes are proposed to admission arrangements, all admission authorities must consult on their admission arrangements that will apply for admission applications for the following school year at the normal point of entry. Where the admission arrangements have not changed from the previous year there is no requirement to consult subject to the requirement that admission authorities must consult on their admission arrangements at least once every 7 years, even if there have been no changes during that period.

Along with most schools in the borough, The Dove Academy Trust is consulting on its proposed admission arrangements for 2020/21 for St Mary’s Cockerton CE Primary School). The proposed arrangements can be viewed or downloaded here:

Email comments should be sent to admin@stmaryscockerton.org.uk or by writing to The Chair of the Board of Directors, St Mary’s Cockerton CE Primary School, Newton Lane, Darlington, DL3 9EX.

Any comments should be made by Monday 17th December 2018. Comments are not being sought on any area of the arrangements other than the addition of the oversubscription criterion of ‘Children in State Care’. 

The Dove Academy Trust consultation will run from 5th November to 17th December 2018.


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 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; and 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.

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: Thankfulness

Mark 14:22-23

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, ‘Take it; this is my body.’ Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, and they all drank from it.

This Term we are looking at being Thankful. ‘Songs of thankfulness and praise...’ are at the heart of Christian worship. Thankfulness is directed towards God who gives and sustains life. Seeing the world as God’s creation underpins the way we approach everything in life, seeing it as a gift and not as a right.

For Christians the greatest of all acts of worship is simply called ‘thanksgiving’ - eucharistia in Greek - thanksgiving for the death and resurrection of God’s Son and the way of forgiveness that is opened up.


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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 Jones

St Mary's Cockerton School

Newton Lane

Darlington

DL3 9EX

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