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Welcome to the St. Mary’s Cockerton Primary School website.

Our school is a place where all are welcomed and invited to build a community where God’s love is shared to enable positive engagement, action and education; allowing children, staff and pupils to be inspired to raise their eyes, open their minds and explore the world God created. Participating in God’s mission of love to both the local community and the wider world, we live fully as global neighbours. This work has been externally recognised and led us to be awarded the Bronze Global Neighbours Award by Christian Aid.

We are located on the west side of Darlington in the Cockerton Village area. We are a single form entry school and accommodate around 210 children in 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.

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

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The children in Class 4 have written some performance poetry. They hope you enjoy them! ... See MoreSee Less

Ms Howard from Durham Music Service provides music tuition for some of the children in Key Stage Two.
At our musical showcase on Friday, they also performed for their parents and carers.
Well done to them all.
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Class 3 have been learning to play the ukulele with Ms Howard from Durham Music Service and on Friday proudly held a concert for their parent and carers.
Well done Class 3 and thank you, Ms Howard
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Through our focus on aspirational people during World Book Day, talking to mathematicians, engineers and astronauts online, meeting gardeners, coaches, builders, nurses and other people from a wide range of jobs we have started to build careers education into our curriculum. 
I am very proud to have received this certificate today to celebrate our hard work to raise the childrens eyes and open their minds so they can dream big for future opportunities and experiences.

Through our focus on aspirational people during World Book Day, talking to mathematicians, engineers and astronauts online, meeting gardeners, coaches, builders, nurses and other people from a wide range of jobs we have started to build careers education into our curriculum.
I am very proud to have received this certificate today to celebrate our hard work to raise the children's eyes and open their minds so they can dream big for future opportunities and experiences.
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If your child is a football fan and likely to be staying up until after 11pm on Sunday to watch the final of the European Championships when England play Spain, they will not be marked as late as long as they get to school by 10.30am on Monday. 

I can assure you that this in no way undermines our commitment to good school attendance but school is also about making memories – for some children staying up late to see England play, the sense of national pride, building resilience and possibly disappointment is a learning opportunity and will stay with them for a long time. Also, I would rather the children came later than not at all.

I obviously can’t offer staff the same, they will all be in as usual! The children in school from 9.00am will be taught by their usual teacher in their usual class but lessons will be adapted to ensure they they also make special memories.

I appreciate that there will be mixed reactions to this option. But is just an option for you to consider and comes with the very best of intentions.

I also appreciate that some parents/carers will not be in a position to stay at home with their children on Monday morning and some children will not be bothered about the final at all. 

One final option, if the children would like to wear a football strip or red and white tomorrow they are most welcome to as it will drum up support and build the excitement! Non-uniform or uniform as normal is also ok.

Normal uniform on Monday though please.

If your child is a football fan and likely to be staying up until after 11pm on Sunday to watch the final of the European Championships when England play Spain, they will not be marked as late as long as they get to school by 10.30am on Monday.

I can assure you that this in no way undermines our commitment to good school attendance but school is also about making memories – for some children staying up late to see England play, the sense of national pride, building resilience and possibly disappointment is a learning opportunity and will stay with them for a long time. Also, I would rather the children came later than not at all.

I obviously can’t offer staff the same, they will all be in as usual! The children in school from 9.00am will be taught by their usual teacher in their usual class but lessons will be adapted to ensure they they also make special memories.

I appreciate that there will be mixed reactions to this option. But is just an option for you to consider and comes with the very best of intentions.

I also appreciate that some parents/carers will not be in a position to stay at home with their children on Monday morning and some children will not be bothered about the final at all.

One final option, if the children would like to wear a football strip or red and white tomorrow they are most welcome to as it will drum up support and build the excitement! Non-uniform or uniform as normal is also ok.

Normal uniform on Monday though please.
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We had a fantastic morning yesterday as the children in Reception shared highlights from their first year at school with their parents and carers. 
They are a wonderful group of children and we can’t wait to see them continue their school learning journey with us.

We had a fantastic morning yesterday as the children in Reception shared highlights from their first year at school with their parents and carers.
They are a wonderful group of children and we can’t wait to see them continue their school learning journey with us.
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I am delighted to announce that Miss Wheatley has successfully registered our school as a Problem Solving School. This is an exciting new initiative run by an organisation called nrich through Cambridge University to help schools raise the profile of mathematical problem-solving and nurture better problem-solvers.
This achievement means that we will receive additional material and opportunities to help us move forward on our problem-solving journey with our children.

I am delighted to announce that Miss Wheatley has successfully registered our school as a Problem Solving School. This is an exciting new initiative run by an organisation called 'nrich' through Cambridge University to help schools raise the profile of mathematical problem-solving and nurture better problem-solvers.
This achievement means that we will receive additional material and opportunities to help us move forward on our problem-solving journey with our children.
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Class 3 have had a fabulous day at Tees Cottage Pumping Station. Highlights from the day included finding frogs, pond dipping, crayon rubbing art, fossil sorting, visiting the Blacksmith, water filtering, seeing the “pea pods” (beam and pump), Jack the Ghost and the power station but the most popular had to be using the hand pump system. 
The volunteers were amazing and commented on the excellent behaviour of all in Class 3. They look forward to welcoming us again next year.
Mr Atkins had a great time too - it was somewhere he has always wanted to visit so this was the perfect opportunity!

Class 3 have had a fabulous day at Tees Cottage Pumping Station. Highlights from the day included finding frogs, pond dipping, crayon rubbing art, fossil sorting, visiting the Blacksmith, water filtering, seeing the “pea pods” (beam and pump), Jack the Ghost and the power station but the most popular had to be using the hand pump system.
The volunteers were amazing and commented on the excellent behaviour of all in Class 3. They look forward to welcoming us again next year.
Mr Atkins had a great time too - it was somewhere he has always wanted to visit so this was the perfect opportunity!
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Such fabulous news!!! Lego Club had SO much fun making these models and to win is just the icing on the cake!!!!

Such fabulous news!!! Lego Club had SO much fun making these models and to win is just the icing on the cake!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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"Ours are the eyes through which His compassion looks out on the world. Ours are the feet with which he walks to do good. Ours are the hands with which he blesses the world." - St Teresa of Avila