Butterknowle Primary School has very strong links with the local community, the national community and we are increasingly developing links with the global community.
Local Community Links
We have strong links with:
- Butterknowle Toddlers Group – We have close links with our local toddlers and parents group which meet every Wednesday morning from 10am to 12 non in the village hall in Butterknowle. School also holds a ‘Play and Stay’ on Thursday afternoons from 2pm for all under threes in our community. For more information contact school.
- Butterknowle Sea Scouts – The sea scouts meet in our school hall every Friday night from 6pm onwards. If your child would like to join, please bring them along to meet the scout leader, James Anderson.
- Butterknowle Village Hall – We use the village hall for our Christmas productions each year.
- Butterknowle Surgery – Our local medical centre, Pinfold Medical Practice, is located in the village. We contribute to their newsletter with items about school.
- Church of St John’s at Lynesack – We have strong links with the church and visit it throughout the year, as well as at Christmas time. We contribute to their newsletter. Every October we hold a very popular Harvest Festival service in school, led by our local parish vicar. Donated food has gone this year to Durham Food Bank. Each summer the school hosts the church summer fair.
- Evenwood Road Runners – This is a small amateur running club located in Evenwood, one of our neighbouring villages. Pupils from our school are members of the junior section which train weekly and the club is always looking for new members. For more information go to their Facebook page.
- Etherley Cricket Club – This is a small amateur cricket club based in Etherley. For more information about this club go to their webpage or Facebook page.
- Middleton and Teesdale Silver Band – We signpost pupils interested in pursuing playing a brass instrument to our local brass band.
We meet at Butterknowle Memorial to remember all who fought in WW1 and WW2.
Every December, we stage a school production at The Village Hall to which the whole community is invited.
In our daily work we cooperate with a wide range of external agencies to ensure that all our pupils receive the best possible start in life.