A Melrose Learning Trust School

Welcome to High Coniscliffe CE Primary School

We may be a small school but we are a great big family taking an active role in our local community and the wider world.

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.

Our school is part of The Melrose Learning Trust.

We are located on the outskirts of Darlington in the village of High Coniscliffe. We have four mixed aged classes and can accommodate up to 105 children in school. As a faith school, we have a wide catchment and we take children from all around the surrounding area. 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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DARLINGTON COMMUNITY CARNIVAL 2024

A few pictures of the children who joined in the parade through the town centre to Stanhope Park today. 

They represented our school wonderfully and I hope you agree that their props looked fantastic!  🕷️🕸️ 🪰 

A huge thank you to all involved, including our families who walked alongside the parade and joined in with the fun!

DARLINGTON COMMUNITY CARNIVAL 2024

A few pictures of the children who joined in the parade through the town centre to Stanhope Park today.

They represented our school wonderfully and I hope you agree that their props looked fantastic! 🕷️🕸️ 🪰

A huge thank you to all involved, including our families who walked alongside the parade and joined in with the fun!
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Our Pioneer Class had an amazing time playing Cricket on Tuesday against six other Darlington Schools. When they first arrived, the event was almost rained off, but the children persevered and as soon as the skies cleared, they were back on the pitch, raring to go!  

Miss Park was very proud of our year 6 childrens communication skills, teamwork and the resilience shown in all their games. The children encouraged each other from the sidelines and gave compassion to not only their own teammates, but also the competing teams. 

They were the perfect sportspeople!  🏏

Our Pioneer Class had an amazing time playing Cricket on Tuesday against six other Darlington Schools. When they first arrived, the event was almost rained off, but the children persevered and as soon as the skies cleared, they were back on the pitch, raring to go!

Miss Park was very proud of our year 6 children's communication skills, teamwork and the resilience shown in all their games. The children encouraged each other from the sidelines and gave compassion to not only their own teammates, but also the competing teams.

They were the perfect sportspeople! 🏏
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We are so proud of our Year 6 children; they have all tried their best this week as they have completed their SATs and their best is all we can ask. 

The children have had a lovely relaxing day today; the class started the day with Mr Toner and Mrs Robinson serving the children bacon sandwiches. This was followed by a House Team Assembly led by Mrs Boyce where the whole school showed their appreciation of our wonderful Year 6 children. 

For the rest of the day they have played games, had a buffet, watched a movie, created some artwork, had a quiz and just had a well-deserved day of fun, rest and recuperation! 

Thanks to all the parents for your ongoing support, your children have been a credit to you.

We are so proud of our Year 6 children; they have all tried their best this week as they have completed their SATs and their best is all we can ask.

The children have had a lovely relaxing day today; the class started the day with Mr Toner and Mrs Robinson serving the children bacon sandwiches. This was followed by a House Team Assembly led by Mrs Boyce where the whole school showed their appreciation of our wonderful Year 6 children.

For the rest of the day they have played games, had a buffet, watched a movie, created some artwork, had a quiz and just had a well-deserved day of fun, rest and recuperation!

Thanks to all the parents for your ongoing support, your children have been a credit to you.
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This week in maths, our Explorers have been consolidating their learning of identifying and creating equal sets. We have really worked on understanding vocabulary such as pair, equal, ‘group’ and each. Lots of children have found this mathematical concept of early multiplication tricky and have found it helpful using practical resources to share their learning visually. 
 
 
There are some quick-fire questions on 1 minute maths under the multiplications heading called equal groups. There are also activities in the category linked to counting in steps of 2, 5 and 10.  Using 2p, 5p and 10p coins is another great way of practising this skill and linking it to money too.

This week in maths, our Explorers have been consolidating their learning of identifying and creating equal sets. We have really worked on understanding vocabulary such as 'pair', 'equal', ‘group’ and each'. Lots of children have found this mathematical concept of early multiplication tricky and have found it helpful using practical resources to share their learning visually.


There are some quick-fire questions on 1 minute maths under the multiplications heading called 'equal groups'. There are also activities in the category linked to counting in steps of 2, 5 and 10. Using 2p, 5p and 10p coins is another great way of practising this skill and linking it to money too.
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Learning & Skills Darlington are offering a new Cooking on a Budget course - please see flyer for more information on the course and how to book if you are interested.

Learning & Skills Darlington are offering a new Cooking on a Budget course - please see flyer for more information on the course and how to book if you are interested. ... See MoreSee Less

The children have all enjoyed an egg-cellent end to the Spring Term today as they enjoyed a range of Easter themed activites including decorating their eggs with friends. 

We also held our Easter service in school this morning and the children reflected and thought all about Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.

From all of us at High Coniscliffe CE Primary school, we wish you a Happy Easter.

Have a wonderful break and we will look forward to seeing all of our families for the start of the Summer Term on Monday 15th April.

The children have all enjoyed an 'egg-cellent' end to the Spring Term today as they enjoyed a range of Easter themed activites including decorating their eggs with friends.

We also held our Easter service in school this morning and the children reflected and thought all about Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.

From all of us at High Coniscliffe CE Primary school, we wish you a Happy Easter.

Have a wonderful break and we will look forward to seeing all of our families for the start of the Summer Term on Monday 15th April.
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Yesterday, the Adventurers enjoyed an enrichment to their Roman topic this term by visiting Binchester Roman Fort in Bishop Auckland. The day was very well planned by the Museum for them to take part in many engaging activities. After getting a feel for how far back in time the Roman period was, the children explored the commander’s house and bath house. The bath house wasn’t discovered until back in the late 1800s when part of the original Roman concrete floor of the bath house collapsed when a horse and cart travelled across it.  Having been covered in soil and grass for thousands of years, the weight of the cart caused a partial collapse to the ground underneath.  Hence the discovery being made. 

A few years ago, the largest Roman Mausoleum (Roman graveyard) ever found was discovered here by Time Team, the British TV series dedicated to uncovering Britain’s archaeology and history. The children were very interested in hearing of what was found beneath their feet and asked so many questions!

They will be able to explain why the Dere Street stone buildings discovered, lie beneath the windproof structure and why it stands today with more stones intact than the commander’s bath house.

The children did some indoor activities too which included dressing up, Roman numerals, mosaic making, artefact handling and making a small clay pot. 

This little overview of our day could encourage you to chat with your child about our recent topic.  We all had a very enjoyable day and these days couldn’t take place without the wonderful support we have from our volunteers. 

A big thank you to Mr Park, Mrs Glew and Mrs Park for accompanying Miss Nicolas and I (Mrs Hall). Our gratitude is also extended to Mark, Helen and Kaye, the very knowledgeable and enthusiastic museum guides at Binchester Roman Fort.

Yesterday, the Adventurers enjoyed an enrichment to their Roman topic this term by visiting Binchester Roman Fort in Bishop Auckland. The day was very well planned by the Museum for them to take part in many engaging activities. After getting a feel for how far back in time the Roman period was, the children explored the commander’s house and bath house. The bath house wasn’t discovered until back in the late 1800s when part of the original Roman concrete floor of the bath house collapsed when a horse and cart travelled across it. Having been covered in soil and grass for thousands of years, the weight of the cart caused a partial collapse to the ground underneath. Hence the discovery being made.

A few years ago, the largest Roman Mausoleum (Roman graveyard) ever found was discovered here by Time Team, the British TV series dedicated to uncovering Britain’s archaeology and history. The children were very interested in hearing of what was found beneath their feet and asked so many questions!

They will be able to explain why the Dere Street stone buildings discovered, lie beneath the windproof structure and why it stands today with more stones intact than the commander’s bath house.

The children did some indoor activities too which included dressing up, Roman numerals, mosaic making, artefact handling and making a small clay pot.

This little overview of our day could encourage you to chat with your child about our recent topic. We all had a very enjoyable day and these days couldn’t take place without the wonderful support we have from our volunteers.

A big thank you to Mr Park, Mrs Glew and Mrs Park for accompanying Miss Nicolas and I (Mrs Hall). Our gratitude is also extended to Mark, Helen and Kaye, the very knowledgeable and enthusiastic museum guides at Binchester Roman Fort.
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Last week we had a very busy week of sports in school.

Monday: Judo Dan came to do some sessions with all children from Reception to Year 6. 🥋

Thursday: Year 5 represented our school in a Year 6 football competition (as our Y6 children were away on their residential). An excellent attitude and great sportsmanship was shown by all. It was a very cold event but luckily, Miss Nicholas took sleeping bags so everyone could wrap up and keep warm. ⚽️

Friday: Ten children from our Voyagers class went and tried their hand at tri golf. A very windy day, but all pupils showed great hand and eye coordination. ⛳️

Last week we had a very busy week of sports in school.

Monday: Judo Dan came to do some sessions with all children from Reception to Year 6. 🥋

Thursday: Year 5 represented our school in a Year 6 football competition (as our Y6 children were away on their residential). An excellent attitude and great sportsmanship was shown by all. It was a very cold event but luckily, Miss Nicholas took sleeping bags so everyone could wrap up and keep warm. ⚽️

Friday: Ten children from our Voyagers class went and tried their hand at tri golf. A very windy day, but all pupils showed great hand and eye coordination. ⛳️
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Both groups enjoyed the Nightline today. Here are some pictures of some very muddy children…

Both groups enjoyed the Nightline today. Here are some pictures of some very muddy children… ... 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