Gillas Lane Primary Academy and Nursery, Seaton Avenue, Houghton Le Spring, Sunderland, DH5 8EH

0191 500 5956

Gillas Lane Primary Academy and Nursery

Proud to be part of Aim High Academy Trust


I am delighted to introduce myself as the Headteacher here at Gillas Lane. Working together with the children, parents and families of the local community, I am certain we can achieve great things. High expectations is the theme that runs throughout Gillas Lane - your children deserve the very best and to have high expectations of them pays them a compliment.

We work together to foster a culture where collaborative learning and high achievement is expected and celebrated with children being given the opportunity to shine in a whole host of ways.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your child starting our school, please either call in or ring up to make an appointment.

Mrs Monaghan.

Latest School Calendar Events

Santa Dash08Dec2023

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Ho, ho, ho! Today is our annual Santa Dash where we wear Santa hats (or any festive headwear!) and run a mile around our yard.

Non-uniform day08Dec2023

Children can come to school in non-uniform in exchange for a tombola item for our Christmas Fayre. Reception, Y1 and Y2 - sweets or chocolate Y3, Y4, Y5 and Y6 - a bottle (this could be a bottle of bubble bath, a bottle of pop or even a bottle of wine!)

Y6 Swimming Lessons08Dec2023

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm @ Hetton Baths

In the Autumn Term, it is the turn of our Y6 class to have weekly swimming sessions at Hetton Baths. Being able to swim is such an important skill to have, especially as we have a river and a coastline. Children need to bring their swimming kit to school each Friday - we do have spares if any children forget. This is at NO COST to our families - school incur all charges for the hire of the pool, the swimming teacher and transport.

Everybody Every Night Assembly08Dec2023

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Our home school reading approach is Everybody Every Night - children who have read every night and had their book signed will receive an award in our special EBEN assembly!

Christmas Dinner Day13Dec2023

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

One of the best days of the year - Christmas Dinner Day! If your child normally has a packed lunch but they would like to tuck into turkey and all the trimmings, please let Miss Todd know!

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