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Laygate Community School

Where Learning Creates Success

Laygate Lane, South Shields, Tyne And Wear NE33 4JJ



Latest Whole School Calendar Events

Half Term Holiday 20th - 24th20Feb2017

Maths Problem Solving Week27Feb2017

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Activities within class

Return to School27Feb2017

World Book Day02Mar2017

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Children are welcome to come dressed up as their favourite book character on this day.

Red Nose Day24Mar2017

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Red Noses will be available from February for £1.

Calendars page(s): Whole School Calendar >>

We are delighted that you are visiting our website and hope you discover something about our fabulous school - a school where Learning Creates Success. 

The school is at the centre of our community; many local people came to our school and now choose to send their own children and grandchildren here. We have children and their families who represent a wide cross-section of our multi-cultural community and we all work extremely well together, something that benefits our children as they grow to become responsible citizens of the future.

Laygate Community School is an above average primary school catering for the educational needs of children aged 3-11. At present we have 208 children on roll. We have 10 classrooms, a fully equipped nursery, a library, a fully air-conditioned ICT suite and a fabulous sports hall. In addition we have a large field and two adventure play areas.

Our staff are fully qualified and highly dedicated which ensures all our children are working to the best of their ability. We place emphasis on the importance of delivering a fully rounded curriculum and do all that we can to support every child in all subject areas. We aim for every child to enjoy every day they spend in their education with us and to achieve the best that they possibly can.

If you require any details about the school, or would like to visit us, please contact our school office team who are here to help with any queries you may have.  We look forward to hearing from you on (0191) 4562470: 

 Ms Karen Millican (School Business Manager)

 Miss Janine Henderson  (Attendance/Admin. Officer)

Thank you for taking the time to look at our website. We hope to see you again soon.

Miss Michelle Lauder   (Head Teacher)

Mrs Shelley Metcalfe   (Deputy Head Teacher)

Well Done Hanima!

As part of a Christmas Card competition, children were invited to create their own designs, which would be judged by our Local MP Emma Lewell-Buck.  The winning design was printed and distributed as Mrs Lewell-Buck's personal Christmas card.

We are extremely proud of our year 5 student Hanima Ahmed, who produced the winning design.  She received a framed copy of her design and an IPad Mini.

Year 6 Visit to Sunderland Stadium of Light

Year 6 children took part in an event at the Stadium of Light for Show Racism the Red Card on Friday.  They met two of the players,
had a tour of the grounds and some of the children won tickets to a home game!!  Take a look at the visits page for more information and some lovely photographs of the day.


This weeks winning class is 3A with 98%..... Well done Mrs Austin and children!  

Each week  and at the end of every half term, we record our best attending class.  The class with the overall best attendance, receives an extra special reward.  Prizes in the past have included a visit to the cinema, ice skating at Beamish Museum and bowling.  Watch this space to discover our next best attenders!  

 To help our school meet our attendance target of 95% and to give the pupils the best opportunity to succeed in their learning, ensure your child is in school on time each day.



We are inviting the children to come into school dressed up as a character from a children’s story book, poem or nursery rhyme. The staff will be joining too! Look out for photographs of the days events. 

During the day, the children will take part in activities to celebrate reading for pleasure such as D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything And Read), deciding what would be their desert island book and a chance to show off their outfit during assembly.

Also they will enter the Oodles of Doodles competition to design a book token.  There will be chance to win book tokens or have their design published online. Please click the image for more information.oodles-of-doodles-square


Laygate Community School News

  • New Puffin Crossing (double click to read full article)
    The new traffic light-controlled Puffin crossing on Laygate Road, South Shields, has been installed to help children and parents at Laygate Community School to cross the road safely as part of improvements to help create a safer route to the school.
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