Bailey Green Primary School: The Area & the School
Bailey Green Primary and Nursery School is in Killingworth on the outskirts of Newcastle. Killingworth is one of the first new towns built in the 1960s and 1970s. It’s five miles to the north east of the thriving city of Newcastle Upon Tyne and within the borough of North Tyneside. Over the last twenty years the new town has gone through huge redevelopment. The concrete inspired vision of the 1960s has been replaced with new housing, a modern shopping centre and state of the art sports and swimming complex.
Located on the outskirts of the city, Killingworth has ready access to open fields and is just a short distance from the coast. Attached to the new town is the much older and prettier Killingworth village, a reminder of the area’s more rural history. A myriad of old wagon ways, a legacy of the north east’s mining heritage, provide a chance to escape suburbia and explore the surrounding area.
To the east of Killingworth, the north east coastline with its castles, cliffs and beautiful beaches provide stunning seascapes. To the west, Hadrian’s wall and the remote Roman forts evidence the influence of Rome’s northern conquest and retreat. To the north you enter Northumberland National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty, a gateway to the remote border hills and valleys of the Cheviots. Market towns and villages abound and provide contrast to the sophistication of city life.
Killingworth is a place of contrast, a place where old and new meet, a town influenced by its past but striving for a new future. At Bailey Green we seek to learn from and build upon the rich heritage of our part of the world, to appreciate and use the influences around us and to envision the children for their future and enabling them all to succeed.
Bailey Green is a larger than average two form entry primary school. The school building is made up of 15 classrooms and a Nursery which are attractive and well resourced. Each classroom has an interactive whiteboard and a class computer. We have 2 halls which are used for assemblies, PE and lunches, and extensive outdoor grounds. The ICT suite has 16 computers and is supplemented by a mobile suite of laptops used by everyone. We also have a community room which is used by a variety of groups throughout the week.