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About Our School


Eslington Primary School is a special school for children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties.  We have capacity for 68 pupils between 5-11 years of age and most of them have an Education, Health and Care Plan.  These places are for children from across the Local Authority area that would benefit from a period of intensive support with their social, emotional and behavioural development.  Eslington welcomes all new children and their parents/carers.  We are committed to working in partnership to ensure that each child’s experience is both happy and fulfilling.  We value each child as an individual, and work hard to enable our pupils to develop their aptitudes, skills and talents.

We always strive to provide the very best educational environment in which every child can achieve and experience success.  We are fortunate to have a very experienced, caring and committed staff, and children who are friendly and eager to learn.  We value the ‘whole child’ and place a strong emphasis on developing self-esteem, respect and tolerance in our pupils, so that they can become responsible and valued members of society.

Parents and carers are welcomed into our school.  We are part of the Kingsmeadow Cluster which is a group of schools within the local area, linked to Kingsmeadow Comprehensive School.  Our aim is to work together, by sharing good practice and expertise.  We are continually exploring ways in which we can further develop our links with parents, other local schools, and the local community.

Our school received Outstanding Ofsted inspection reports in November 2013, and again in March 2017, which highlighted the many strengths of the school.  Our school was judged to be outstanding in all areas, Effectiveness of leadership and management, Quality of teaching, learning and assessment, Personal development, behaviour and welfare, and Outcomes for pupils.



Expansion of Eslington Primary School in 2015


Within Gateshead the demand for special school places for pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH) has considerably increased, however there is a distinct lack of places available.

Eslington Primary School expanded in September 2015 to include a second site at the Redheugh Block of the Tyne View Children’s Centre on Rose Street in Gateshead. Some of you may recall that this is the former site of the Tyne View Community Primary School.

From September 2015, the school became a split-site school, with a single school operating from two sites:

  • Eslington Primary School: Hazel Road and;
  • Eslington Primary School: Rose Street.

The staff and children are located equally across the two sites, and will work flexibly between the two, sharing resources and skills. Both sites follow the same culture, values and policies, and have many opportunities to meet together at one site to share experiences and events.

The whole school has use of the Tyne View Sports Hall situated at the Rose Street site for various school and sporting activities.

Coffee morning held at schools are great opportunities to discuss feelings, worries or concerns about my child.

— Parent Year 5 Child


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