Dear Visitor,

On behalf of the children, staff and Governors, we would like to welcome you to West Boldon Primary School's website

We are a school which believes in the value of every child and adult who enters our doors. As such we want all those who become part of our school community, whether a child or an adult, to feel valued, happy, respected and to recognise their role in continuing to make our school ‘Outstanding’.

School Admissions

Admissions and Transitions


Admissions Arrangements

Children starting school for the first time are admitted during the school year in which their fifth birthday falls. Children must have their fifth birthday between 1st September and 31st August, (inclusive) of the year in which they begin school.

The school has places for 45 per year group, with a total capacity of 320. In the case of over subscription to the school the admissions criteria will be applied.  Please see our website for full details of the admission procedure, criteria and appeals process.

Arrangements for Pupils with a Disability

At West Boldon, we welcome applications for school places from any interested party.

No pupil will be refused admission to the school purely on grounds of disability, unless it was thought the school could not provide the best educational environment for the child, following discussions with the South Tyneside Local Authority and all parties concerned.

West Boldon Primary School is a single storey building with small sets of stairs internally. Disabled toilets and showers are available. We have an Equal Opportunities policy, which is in place and reflected throughout the school. The school’s accessibility plan details future plans for increasing access to the school by pupils with disabilities.

Children moving through the school

Reception and Year 1 teachers work closely together on a structured induction programme to ensure a smooth transition between Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. This will involve staff from Reception and Year 1 meeting and working with the children.

Year 2 and Year 3 teachers work closely together on a structured induction programme to ensure a smooth transition between Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.  This will involve staff from Year 2, 3 and 4 meeting and working with the children.

Children transferring to and from other schools

Parents moving into or out of the area should notify the Head Teacher as soon as possible so that arrangements can be made for the children to visit their new school and for transfer of books and records.

Year 6 follow a structured transition programme which includes a visit from the head of Year 7 and a one day/two day visit to their chosen comprehensive school.  Each child takes a portfolio of their ‘best’ Year 6 work with them on their initial visit to their chosen comprehensive school.

Operation Encompass

This is an Operation Encompass School- to find out more click here

Additional needs

If your child has specific medical, religious or cultural dietary requirements please contact school for support to meet their needs.

Admissions Policy

For details of  South Tyneside Council Admissions Policy click here


Our school is now Kidsafe registered 

Kidsafe is a specialised child protection programme which will be delivered in our school