Our School

Laurel Avenue Community Primary School is situated on the outskirts of Durham City. It stands in its own extensive grounds on the edge of The Woodlands Estate, with good views of Durham City, including the Cathedral.

Our classrooms are bright and spacious, well resourced and include the latest in modern technology to promote maximum learning opportunities. 

The school`s work to keep pupils safe was judged by Ofsted to be outstanding. Pupils are confident staff will keep them safe. This is because there is warm, caring atmosphere where all staff go the extra mile to ensure the well-being of pupils.

Ofsted Report

The headteacher, governors and other leaders share a strong desire to raise standards and improve teaching. Leaders have excellent plans to do this and regularly check pupils` achievment to make sure teaching helps pupils to make good progress. The relentless drive of leaders and governors is making sure pupils achieve well, teaching is good and the school is improving.

Pupils behave well in lessons because adults have high expectations and are consistent in thei approach. As a result, pupils fluorish in a calm atmosphere and have good attitudes to their work. Pupils are happy, like their teachers and enjoy school.

Teachers manage the behaviour of pupils exceptionally well. They forge excellent relationships with pupils by constantly using praise and encouragement so that there is a productive working atmosphere in classrooms.