Bishop Ian Ramsey Church of England Primary School

Shine as a light in the world

Philippians 2:15

Welcome to Bishop Ian Ramsey Church of England Primary School

Welcome to the website of Bishop Ian Ramsey C of E Primary School.

I am very proud to be Headteacher of this fantastic school; working with our dedicated staff, wonderful pupils, supportive families and committed Academy Council. We are proud to be part of the Durham and Newcastle Diocesan Learning Trust.

Our school, with its modern building, extensive grounds and own woodland and Forest School, is at the heart of the local community. We have strong Christian values of Respect, Trust, Compassion and Hope, which underpin everything we do. Our school vision, based in scripture, is to enable each child to 'Shine as a Light in the World' (Philippians 2:15). We aspire for each child to truly 'Shine as a Light' and to celebrate their God given gifts and talents during their journey with us.

Our experienced and highly-skilled staff provide the children with excellent spiritual, moral, social and cultural guidance while delivering a well-planned, ambitious curriculum that challenges, excites and enriches.

We are proud to have recently been judged by Ofsted as a GOOD school with OUTSTANDING features (Ofsted 2024). Our inspection report reflects the school that we are: joyful and caring with a supportive ethos while delivering a highly effective curriculum. You can find the full Ofsted inspection report here. You can also watch a short video, which we have created, which showcases our wonderful school and some of the many positive comments highlighted in our Ofsted report. Please scan the QR code below on your smartphone to be taken to the video:

I would be delighted to show any interested families around our wonderful school. Please just get in touch to arrange a visit.

Kind regards,

David Mordue


Bishop Ian Ramsey CE Primary School is part of the Durham Diocesan MAT. Durham Diocesan MAT is a company limited by guarantee (company number 10847279) and exempt charity registered in England and Wales at The Cai Building (fourth floor), Coble Dene, Royal Quays, North Shields, NE29 6DE.