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Head’s Welcome

Welcome to Seaburn Dene Primary School.


We are a warm and vibrant school at the heart of our community and are proud of the education we offer our children and our successes. We believe passionately that a great education is one of the most precious gifts a child can receive.  We provide a happy, caring, inclusive home for your child to learn, grow and thrive one parent put it, we are, "a lovely, caring school which builds confidence so children reach their full potential."


Seaburn Dene Primary School is a very successful school as our focus is always the love of learning. Our vision is "We always try to be that little bit better," so with determination and resilience we will succeed. Now is an exciting time to join us here at Seaburn Dene Primary as you will soon discover.  It is vibrant, busy and friendly - a place where children want to be.  We pride ourselves on our nurturing ethos, promoting our children's amazing attitude and thirst for learning. We want them to dream big.


Achievement and a can do attitude are at the heart of our philosophy. We support this through nurturing pupils’ creativity; encouraging independent thinking and learning; making learning experiences varied and inclusive and developing skills for lifelong learning.  We believe have great provision and an excellent reputation for outstanding sport and the performing arts - in a school with extensive grounds, views of Cleadon Hills and within walking distance of the beach at Seaburn.


I am extremely privileged to work with a talented, dedicated and caring staff team who work hard to ensure that every child’s needs are met socially, emotionally, physically and academically whilst developing personal strengths. Indeed, it is the children who make our school such a special place. We have a team of passionate and hard working pupils, staff, Governors, parents, carers and the community make our school as vibrant and as successful as possible. Committed to the highest standards of teaching and learning achieved through a combination of challenge, support, fun, smiles, encouragement and praise; we will ensure that all pupils fulfil their potential.


We have just celebrated our 5oth birthday and there are currently 210 children in our school - with only one class per year group. As a result, staff know all children in all classes.  Visitors often comment on the family-like atmosphere when they visit us.


Children have just one childhood; we believe their primary school experience should be magical and wondrous, filled with inspirational and unforgettable learning experiences. At Seaburn Dene, we know it is both our duty and privilege to help our children delight in their precious childhood years, building a firm foundation for the rest of their lives. Our role is to help them blossom, grow and believe that everything is possible.


Children can join us in the term after they are three years old. Currently we offer up to 30 free hours of nursery provision for those working families that meet the Government's criteria and 15 hours for all nursery aged children.  Children travel from across the city of Sunderland and in from South Tyneside to Seaburn Dene Primary with almost all staying with us until they move onto secondary education.


A warm welcome awaits you at Seaburn Dene and we thank you for visiting our website. If you would like to find out more about us, please contact Mrs Baker in the office for more details or to book a tour (0191 563 4100) .


Thank you for visiting! 


Mr J Howe




Meet Mr Howe and take a look around the school

John Howe, Headteacher of Seaburn Dene Primary School, tells us how doing the Graduate Teacher Programme (Now School Direct) helped him in his career as a teacher. Video: July 2019.