Sep 21 2016

Jul 4 2016

School Fair 2016 »

Thank you to all of the Friends of St Oswald’s School and staff for arranging our school fair.  Thank you to EVERYONE who attended.  The total raised is £995.39.

Posted by: Ms Wilson Categories: Friends, School Events

Jul 4 2016

Message from our neighbourhood policing team »

Durham Neighbourhood Policing Team are carrying out a community engagement exercise (Bear on Tour Roadshow) on Monday 11th July 2016 from 4pm – 5pm with the Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band (Durham Brass 2016) assisting us to deliver key safety messages in St Oswald’s School and also the park (we’ll also be using St Oswald’s Institute if the weather not so good).  This is a very exciting and rare educational opportunity so please do come along and enjoy.


Please see below link for your perusal

Posted by: Ms Wilson Categories: School Events

May 27 2016

Bike Day »

We have enjoyed an excellent bike day!

Click here to see Dunelm Class’ Bike Safety Posters

Posted by: Ms Wilson Categories: Dunelm Class, School Events

Mar 22 2016

Easter Egg and Bonnet Winners »

There were so many beautiful and creative entries.  Well done for all of your hard work.  Here are some of our winners!



Posted by: Ms Wilson Categories: School Events

Sep 30 2015

School Open as Usual - 1st October »

We are happy to say that the school (including Nursery and Sunshine Club) will be open as usual tomorrow, Thursday 1st October.

Posted by: Mr Handy Categories: Priority Alerts

Sep 30 2015

School Closure - 29th and 30th September 2015 »

Due the plumbing problems we are currently experiencing, the school will remain on Wednesday 30th September 2015.  An update will be posted at 3.30pm today.

Posted by: Mr Handy Categories: Uncategorized

Sep 28 2015

School Closure »

Due the plumbing problems we are currently experiencing in school the school will remain closed tomorrow morning.

The school will reopen in time for the afternoon session at 1pm.

Posted by: Mr Handy Categories: Uncategorized

Jun 4 2015

Building Work »

Last year, if you recall, our building work was completed in readiness for September 2014. Unfortunately due to funding restrictions, some of the work had to be postponed until further funding was available.

We now have this funding and the following work will now take place:

· A room built next to the library which is to be used as break out teaching space;

· Rendering of the toilet block and replacement of the soffit boards and guttering;

· Replacement of the obsolete hall and library heaters;

· Levelling of the paved area next to the kitchen.

We had envisaged the work to commence in the summer holidays, however, the builders need to proceed now or will not be able to start until September. In view of this I have agreed with the builders that the following procedures will take place:

· Nursery gate and part of the Nursery playground will be cordoned off to enable the work to take place:

· Entrance to Nursery will be via the main school gate for morning and afternoon pick-ups and drop-offs;

· Lunchtime drop-offs and pick-ups will be made via the main school entrance door, where a member of staff will ensure you are greeted;

· No drilling of the foundations will take place until after 3.00 pm (roughly 3 days of work). At this time, Sunshine Club will relocate to a different part of the school in order to avoid the noise;

· The work will end during the second week of the summer holidays;

· Sunshine Club will operate as normal during the holidays but may operate in a different part of the school;

· The building work is mainly external and a full Health & Safety audit has taken place in order to ensure that the children will remain safe during this period;

· The same builders (VEST) are completing the work, so we are assured of a totally professional job with the least disruption to school.

Thank you for your help and support during the period when the building takes place. I am sure those of you who were around when the main school was being remodelled will be able to reassure parents that the whole process was carried out with the least disruption to our children and their families.

Hopefully this should be the final part of the puzzle and our beautiful building will be complete (apart from playground markings which are also due to be replaced).

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any worries or concerns.

Mrs G. Harrison,

Head Teacher

Posted by: Mr Handy Categories: School Events

Jun 13 2014

Our New School Logo »

Dear Parents/Carers,
I am delighted to share with you our final proof of the new school badge. The white version is what it will look like on a white polo shirt and the blue what it will look like on a sweat shirt.
The design is a combination of the Elliot family and the Cann family with some other ideas picked from other applicants e.g. the world in the letter O. The symbolism is as follows:
  • The  characters represent infants, juniors and adults as part of our school family and cultural diversity;
  • The T represents the Cross , showing our commitment as a faith School;
  • The O with a world inside it represents our international dimension with links to countries throughout the world;
  • The Sunshine retains our link with the symbol of sunshine which is an integral part of our School;
  • The colours of red, blue, green and yellow link our school team colours together
I am delighted that all of the applications have helped and inspired us to choose such a beautiful and symbolic school badge.
I would also like to congratulate the following children and their families for their wonderful contributions :
Oliver C.

Each family will receive a £10 book voucher and the 2 winners a £20 voucher.

I would also like to take the opportunity to thank Claire (Oliver’s mum) who has generously devoted her time to work on the images in order to provide us with a final proof.
The Friends of St Oswald’s have suggested that we obtain the badges in an iron on format which can then be purchased to go on any of the school tops. They have received samples of this idea and it appears to be very effective both for washing and tumble drying.
We fully appreciate the fact that many of our families will still have perfectly good uniform with the old style symbol on it and therefore suggest that this should be used first before new uniform is ordered.
I hope you all like the new badge as much as we do.
Kind regards,
Mrs G. Harrison,
Head Teacher
Posted by: Ms Wilson Categories: School Events