Bishop Ian Ramsey Church of England Primary School

Our School

Each child at Bishop Ian Ramsey Church of England Primary School is valued as an individual and their talents and strengths are recognised, celebrated and developed further. Learning opportunities are rich and exciting with children given every opportunity to be the best that they can be. 

We look forward to working with you, in partnership, to ensure a successful future for your child.

Mr David Mordue


Vision Statement



At Bishop Ian Ramsey Church of England Primary School, our vision is to provide excellent education in a community that enables everyone to ‘shine as a light in the world, to the glory of God the Father’. In this way we will equip and support one another to live well together and exercise our gifts and vocations freely and generously.
The call to ‘shine as a light in the world to the glory of God the Father’ is rooted in scripture, particularly in Philippians 2: 14-15, when the apostle Paul urges followers of Jesus to use their gifts and serve without grumbling and to value others above themselves. It is also the commission with which the newly baptised are sent out into the world, often with a lighted candle to symbolise the light of Christ present in and with them. It is a whole life calling, and our role in supporting and nurturing the early years of formal education is founded on this principle. 

School Ethos and Values



We are a community school founded on Christian beliefs, which are at the core of our work and daily life. These are expressed through our core values of trust, respect, compassion and hope, which run through everything we do, and provide a secure, caring and happy environment which encourages everyone to shine. Our curriculum, extra curricular activities, relationships with families and partnerships with the local church and community are rooted in our vision.

We encourage and support all children to be happy, active and independent learners, to develop as individuals who respect themselves and others, with strong foundations that will enable them to continue to grow as good citizens and shine as lights in the world, using their gifts to the full.

Bishop Ian Ramsey CE Primary School is part of the Durham Diocesan MAT. Durham Diocesan MAT is a company limited by guarantee (company number 10847279) and exempt charity registered in England and Wales at The Cai Building (fourth floor), Coble Dene, Royal Quays, North Shields, NE29 6DE.