Marlborough Road, Sulgrave, Washington, Tyne and Wear, NE37 3BG

0191 4164311

Our School

On behalf of all the children, staff and governors, I would like to welcome you to Marlborough Primary School and our web pages.  At Marlborough Primary we aim to make our school a safe, caring and child-centered place for your children to flourish and to do the very best that they can.  This is underpinned by our shared motto: ‘Bright minds, Bright Futures’. 

Our children are well-behaved and excited to learn. We expect high standards from everyone within the school, providing them with support and challenge.  We have a philosophy of teamwork and a clear vision for continued success. As a team, we are determined to improve outcomes for our children from vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds and to ensure that we deliver equality for all.

Our achievements were recognised in October 2017 when Ofsted graded our school as “GOOD” in all areas.  We are a rapidly improving school and our children achieve similar to and, in some cases better than, all children nationally.

We moved into our new school building in Washington in November 2014 and it is well known locally for its warm and friendly atmosphere.  The wonderful indoor environment enhances the calm and purposeful learning climate and we are in the process of developing the new outdoor areas and wonderful school grounds.  This is a very exciting time for our school.

Our school forms an important part of the local community. We try to support the community of Sulgrave in Washington through the curriculum, taking part in events and offering services from our school. Our work is supported and monitored by an effective Governing Body. We have an enthusiastic Parents’ Group who organise events to raise money for the school.

We work to develop strong links between home and school, recognising the important role parents play in the education of their child. The success of our school is dependent on the relationships we build with everyone. We aim to keep parents informed and involved through regular newsletters and within the events and information section on our web site.  Each term we offer opportunities to discuss your child’s progress and we are always pleased to meet with you at other times.

We look forward to working with you to ensure that, through our partnership, we give your children the excellent education that they deserve. Visits to the school are warmly welcomed.


Mrs Leigh Ford -  Headteacher

Marlborough Primary School - Welcome video