About Our School

We support children to work together to achieve, succeed and become the best version of themselves.
Hawthorn is a small school in the West End of Newcastle upon Tyne. We have one class per year group, from reception to year 6.

Our building is quirky and is tucked away, off Elswick Road. We pride ourselves on our warm, welcoming atmosphere and the excellent relationships we have established with our families and the other professionals we work with. We work hard to include parents in their child's education by providing workshops and lots of opportunities for parents to join us in school.

We believe in inclusion in all its forms. Our population is very mixed, which gives our school a rich and tolerant profile; we have been delighted to welcome families from all around the world, often supporting them as they start a new life in the UK.

We have beautiful grounds, including a Multi Games Area, a wild wood, which we have developed as our Forest School, and an orchard. We are very proud of our Edible Playground space with planting beds for all classes and an outdoor performance area. We also have a Gazebo that can be used for outdoor learning, as well as outdoor gym equipment on our meadow. Our school has been described as an “oasis”. We aim to make every child's school day exciting and rewarding so that they look forward to each new day with their friends. Our dedicated staff work hard to give our children new experiences, prepare them for secondary school and give them a desire for learning that will last them their whole life.

Since 2012 we have been working with The Glasshouse International Centre for Music and the Royal Northern Sinfonia Orchestra on the In Harmony programme. We are one of only 6 schools in the country where every child is taught a musical instrument and has music lessons every day. We have discovered some real talent and are very proud of the Hawthorn Primary Symphony Orchestra made up of around 60 children.

In 2015 we joined with local schools to form the West End Schools’ Trust. This enables us to work very closely together for our mutual benefit.