School profile

Washingwell Community Primary School

Washingwell Primary School prides itself on a being a school that provides a wide and varied curriculum which offers our diverse school community the opportunity to play, learn and grow in an amazing setting. Our uniqueness lies in our route to excellence, our commitment to getting it right for each and every child on an individual, class and whole school level. Our uniqueness is ‘us’.
We value the unique individuality of each member of the whole school community. We celebrate those things we have in common and our differences.
Our approach to learning develops the skills, motivation and working habits that inspire a positive attitude to independent learning and thinking so that every pupil approaches the future with confidence.
Our school environment provides a safe, nurturing, positive and dynamic learning place.
Our teaching offers a broad, challenging and outstanding education that every pupil can access to reach their full potential that enables them to grow – intellectually, spiritually, creatively and physically.
Washingwell is a school ‘Where all children realise their potential in a safe, secure and happy place where all achievement is valued.’

About our school experience


The aim of the session is to give potential School Direct applicants an opportunity to:

· Find out further information regarding the SCITT route into teaching and placement vacancies;

· Gain experience in the classroom and watch lessons in a partner school;

· Strengthen your ITT application;

· Prepare for potential interviews;

· Talk to teachers about day-to-day school life

Start and finish times
8.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. - Flexible

As per arrangements made.

Dress code

Cover up tattoos, Remove piercings, Smart casual

Teacher training

We work with Gateshead Schools Direct and are able to offer you a training experience across all key stages and subjects, Primary and Secondary, across a wide range of schools.. Find out more about our teacher training:

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must have a degree
    • They must live within 20 miles of the school
    • Photo identification: passport / driving licence
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement availability

This school has not yet provided their availability for offering school experience. You can still request experience with this school and they will contact you when they have availability.

School experience type
In school


Bucks Hill View, Whickham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE16 4RB
Map showing Washingwell Community Primary School

Not available on site

Parking is available on street outside of the school

Disability and access details

We offer facilities and provide an inclusive environment for students, staff and school experience candidates with disability and access needs. We're happy to discuss your disability or access needs before or as part of your school experience request.

Bucks Hill View, Whickham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE16 4RB
School phases
Early years, Primary (4 to 11)
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.