Our Schools

George Washington Primary School

George Washington Primary School, a large, friendly primary school in Washington, is one of the top performing primary schools in Sunderland local authority and is committed to ensuring everyone achieves their full potential. The outstanding academic success comes from the quality of the teachers and support staff, who are determined to support every child to do their best. The curriculum is rich and engaging, supporting music, performance and sport as well as academic learning. All children have the opportunity to develop their confidence and problem solving through our forest school programme. Pupils at the heart of all that we do.

Springwell Village Primary School

At Springwell Village Primary School, the vision is to create a safe and inclusive school community where children are happy, successful and the best that they can be. They aim to ensure that the children are provided with high quality learning experiences, based on a broad and balanced curriculum, encouraging children to achieve their personal best and build their emotional, social and physical wellbeing. They want children to embrace learning, in order to value and acquire the knowledge, skills and mind-set that will support them as life-long learners and prepare them for life in modern Britain.

Columbia Grange School

Columbia Grange is a co-educational school for children with severe learning difficulties and/ or autism between the ages of two to eleven years. The school opened in September 2003 and is a purpose built provision with additional facilities for those pupils with autism.

The school benefits from various therapy rooms, an indoor and outdoor adventure playground, information technology room, music room, library, food technology room, sound and light studio and a parents' room. The school has extensive outdoor facilities including a multi-purpose play area, pupils' garden, nature trail and a discovery park.

School & Family Events

We always try and involve the wider community whenever possible in school, as we aim to be a central part of the area. So far this year, we have had the chance for family to support their children in craft afternoons, by joining in with our festive Christmas fayre, celebrating the Christmas story through various productions by the children. They have also been invited to see the history homework project display in the school hall, look at the entries for the pumpkin competition and join the children on any school trips.

They had three wonderful Autumn themed craft afternoons this week in The Treehouse. The children used the leaves and conkers they had collected to make some great pieces of artwork. It was lovely to have so many parents come along to join in with the fun.

MacMillan Coffee Morning
Despite the downpour, we were delighted to see so many people in our school hall for the annual MacMillan Coffee Morning. We want to say a massive thank you for anyone who attended or donated a delicious, sweet treat to support such an incredible charity and important cause. All donations received go towards Macmillan services and the money we have raised will help everyone with cancer to live life as fully as they can.

Year 2
Year 2 have had a brilliant afternoon celebrating Bonfire Night with parents and carers. Thank you to everyone who came along.

Topic Homework
Once a term, we encourage members of the family to work with the children as they complete a piece of topic homework. In the Autumn term, this was based around the history curriculum being taught in school. We created a display of all the homework submitted, and we opened the doors to invite pupils to share their work with their family in a display in the school hall. Well done to everyone who submitted their work. It was equally lovely to showcase everyone's hard work through our Project Showcase display.