Archbishop Runcie First School is the only Church of England school in the north of the city of Newcastle upon Tyne and we are proud to offer our children a high quality education in a Christian context. Our school offers an unconditional welcome to all children in our community, of any faith or none, and we place each child at the heart of all we do.
We firmly believe that each child is unique and valuable, created in the image and likeness of God, with a range of gifts and talents to be nurtured and celebrated. In order to offer your child the best possible educational experience we tailor the curriculum in such a way that it is responsive to their needs and interests.
We have close and active links with the Parish Churches of St Nicholas, Gosforth and All Saints, Gosforth. The clergy from both churches are regularly in school and the Vicars of both parishes serve on the Governing Body. The children visit the churches for a range of activities and services over the course of the year.
When each child starts school we seek to welcome their family into the wider school family and to work in partnership to support your child’s wellbeing and progress. Children coming into school bring a wealth of knowledge and understanding about the world around them. It is our aim to build on these skills and promote a willingness and enthusiasm to learn more.
Our school is a partner to the Gosforth Schools' Trust which comprises nine first schools catering for 3-9 year olds and two middle schools for 9-13 year olds. We are also part of the wider Gosforth Family of Schools including the Gosforth Federated Academies of Gosforth Academy and Gosforth Junior High Academy. Headteachers and staff of all the schools meet regularly to discuss curriculum and organisation to ensure as smooth a transition as possible for the children as they progress through the different phases of their education.
We look forward to welcoming you to our school and hope our website gives you a taste of what you can expect from us.
If, as a parent of a pupil at this school, you require a paper copy of the information on this website, we shall provide it free of charge.