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St Bartholomew's, known locally as St Bart's, is a Voluntary Aided Church of England Primary School catering for boys and girls aged 3 to 11 years.  The following information may be varied due to the Covid-19 emergency.  Please check our Latest News feed.





Morning session only - 8:45am to 11:45am

Lower School

(Reception and Key Stage 1)

Morning session - 8:55am to 12:00pm

Afternoon session - 1:10pm to 3:25pm

Upper School

(Key Stage 2)

Morning session - 8:55am to 12:00pm

Afternoon session - 1:00pm to 3:25pm

School Uniform is compulsory at St. Bart's, reinforcing our ethos and developing a real sense of community as our children take pride in our small school.
Uniform is best ordered online but is also available from our school office using the correct order form.
School meals are freshly cooked on the premises each day and are available for children from Reception to Year 6.  Meals meet rigorous school food guidelines and nutritional standards set out by the Government.  They are carefully planned and prepared and children can enjoy a choice of a hot main course accompanied by fresh vegetables, a healthy drink and a dessert.  A vegetarian option is prepared each day.  Sandwiches, jacket potatoes and a salad bar are also available daily.  Drinking water is available to all children, whether staying for school meals or packed lunches.  Payment should be made directly using North Tyneside Council's Joinos website.  Cash can no longer be brought into school.  For a payment code ring Contact Catering Services on (0191) 643 8355.  Phone payments are possible on (0191) 643 2888.

More information about school meals, including the latest menus, is available here.


Free School Meals
All children from Reception to Year 2 are entitled to Universal Free School Meals.  Parents who receive income support or certain other financial benefits, or have a low annual household income, may also be entitled to free school meals.  This is always arranged sensitively, with no stigma.
Applications for free meals are managed by North Tyneside Council, Catering Services (Tel: 0191 643 8355).
Packed Lunches
If you wish, children may bring a packed lunch.  Lunches should be packed in unbreakable, leak-proof containers and drinks should not be brought in glass bottles.  Fizzy drinks and sweets are not allowed.  Parents are encouraged to pack a healthy lunch box.

Early Reading

Below are the notes from our Lower School Reading meeting: