Our First School is situated on the Percy Park Road site, a short walk from the Middle School and Senior School site.
Kings Priory First School houses 420 pupils aged between 4 and 9. There are three mixed ability classes per year group. We have developed strong links with the local nursery at Sir James Knott Nursery School, but children begin their education with us from a variety of settings and this Nursery is not an automatic feeder school.
Situated in the heart of the conservation area in Tynemouth on the North East coast, the school is close to the ancient Priory, the mouth of the River Tyne and to the beach. This historical setting provides a stimulating learning opportunity for pupils. Regular trips into the local community enrich the pupils' learning of the school curriculum.
Once a child enters Kings Priory School they are allocated a Chapter which remains with them throughout their education. This system lays the foundation for a child’s identity within their Chapter.
Once every half term, Chapter activities take place during a morning or afternoon which may include team building, sports and art activities and Charity fundraising. Children work in their Chapter groups, either split vertically or by Year group and are given opportunities to engage with different staff members across the school. Find out more about the Chapter System here.
The First School student council consists of 20 members including eight Year 4 Chapter Leaders and Chapter representatives from all year groups voted in by their peers. The Student Council meets on a regular basis to discuss issues raised by their peers and works closely with the PTA to provide equipment and support for the benefit of the pupils’ learning and social growth.