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Fordley Primary School

‘Aiming Higher’


A Warm Welcome to Fordley Primary School


Thank you for taking the time to visit our website to find out all about the exciting and enjoyable learning opportunities our pupils regularly take part in.  We are a vibrant, busy and friendly school, with lots going on. This website aims to give you a taster of the range of experiences children at Fordley Primary School enjoy every day, as well as providing regular updated information for both parents, carers, families and pupils.


We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find any information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the school directly with any queries you may have.


Thank you for visiting! 


Claire Withers


Our Contact Details are:


Fordley Primary School

Dudley Drive




NE23 7AL


Telephone: 0191 2502207 (Main Office is open between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.)



If you have a query please contact us and speak to one of the following people:

  • Mrs Hawdon (Office Manager) for general enquiries 
  • Mrs Rowley (Finance Clerk) for enquiries regarding payments
  • Mrs Withers (Headteacher) for more significant enquiries or concerns
  • Mr Maule (Deputy Headteacher) in the absence of Mrs Withers
  • Mrs Watson (SENCO) for any enquiries regarding SEN (special educational needs)
COLLECTION FROM AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS - IMPORTANT INFORMATION - All after school clubs collections will be from outside the main school entrance so please turn up at the collection time for your child (to avoid having lots of people waiting around outside of the building). The only access point will be through the front gates for safeguarding reasons. No other external gates will be open (e.g. the gates to the line) - this is because our afterschool childcare children have supervised access to our yard and field and it would not be safe to leave other gates open. Please remember to wear a face mask on site where possible and, unless your child is in Y6 and has permission to walk home, we will expect an adult to collect every child. Thank you for your support with this so that we can ensure safety for all.