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Headteacher'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 have a highly-skilled, talented and dedicated team of staff who put the needs of the children first.  In addition to our commitment to helping children to achieve their best academically, we also focus on the wider curriculum and opportunities that we offer.  We strive to engage children in their learning and offer experiences and opportunities that ignites their interest, appropriately challenges and prepares them for their very exciting futures.


We are very proud to have been awarded Gold Artsmark, Platinum School Games Award and Gold Active Sunderland Award, Silver Anti-Bullying Charter Mark and Primary Science Quality Mark - Gilt.


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.


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 John Howe




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.