Headteacher’s Welcome

Dear Visitor,

We wish you a very warm welcome to the Mill Hill Primary School website and hope that by using the site, you will get a picture of our vision, aims and of the values we uphold.
All schools have their own unique identity and we believe that at Mill Hill Primary School, we have created a friendly, caring and supportive environment that encourages our pupils to fully learn and develop.
Our strong and committed Governing body fully supports the school in providing the best possible educational opportunities for all.
Our talented staff use their expertise and experience to extend the opportunities our pupils are given, both in the classroom and in a range of extra-curricular clubs, trips and activities.
Through their hard work and great attitude, children leave our school ready to face the excitement and challenges of secondary school, armed with resilience and a ‘can do’ attitude. They are confident in their ability to organise themselves, make new friends and have a positive attitude to learning.
Please enjoy finding out about our school on our website. If you would like further information, please contact us through the school office; we would be delighted to help.

With best wishes,

Dean Marshall

KS1 Author Visit

The author Tracey Corderoy will be visiting school on Tuesday 7th November as part of the Northern Children’s Book Festival. Tracey will be sharing some of her latest books with us and bringing her stories to life using props and puppets. She will be looking forward to personally signing any copies of her books that the children purchase.

Book fair coming soon!

Get hooked into a book and visit our school book fair in the infant hall from 3.30 p.m  –

4.00 p.m  on the following dates:

Monday 6th November 2017

Wednesday 8th November 2017

Thursday 9th November 2017

Friday 10th November 2017






Harvest Festival


On Thursday, we celebrated Harvest Festival in our school. We collected lots of tins and packets of food for the County Durham Food Bank. We needed very strong muscles to carry them all when Reverend Thorpe came to collect all the bags. Thank you to all who contributed!

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Democracy and Representation

We work hard in school, to encourage our children to understand the values that maintain our society. It is wonderful, when we can give them concrete experiences of how these values work. Our recent Student Council elections was one such experience. Pupils presented themselves to their Year Group peers and stood for election, to this very important body. When the votes were cast and counted, the pupils below had been selected. We are certain they will work with staff, over the next year, to ensure we take notice of ‘the pupil voice’ at Mill Hill Primary School.


Mill Hill Primary

Doxford Park



Tel: (0191) 5536036

Fax: (0191) 5534110

Headteacher: Mr D Marshall

Email: mill.hill.primary@schools.sunderland.gov.uk


Position: Lunchtime Care Assistant

Salary: Grade 1 point 13 (16,191) pro rata to hours and weeks worked

Hours: 6 hours 15 mins per week (11:50a.m. – 1.05p.m.)


The Governors are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Lunchtime Care Assistant to join our team.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Offering care and support throughout lunchtime
  • Promoting good order and high standards of behaviour.
  • Work as a team member under the direction of the Head Teacher
  • Assisting in the supervision of other activities during lunchtime including setting out and storing of relevant equipment.
  • Ensuring the outside and inside areas are left tidy for the afternoon session.
  • Reporting any accidents and incidents that occur during lunchtime to senior staff in line with school policies and procedures.


The successful candidate will:

  • Attend and participate in training and development courses as required.
  • Attend meetings, liaising and communicating with colleagues in the school.
  • Be an effective role model for the standards of behaviour expected of pupils.


Application forms should be returned to the School email address, marked for the attention of the Head Teacher.

Closing date: 16.10.2017

Shortlisting: 17.10.2017

Interviews:  19.10.2017

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore will be subject to a DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Mill Hill Primary School safeguards and protects its students and staff by being committed to respond in accordance with Sunderland Local Safeguarding Board Procedures.

New Arrivals!!

The staff and children in our Reception class are really pleased with our new ‘outdoor’ kitchen, which was delivered this week. The plan is to use it as a ‘Mud Kitchen’, to encourage children to measure, weigh and mix as they play. The equipment, from a local company called James’ Shed, is a fantastic addition to our outdoor learning area.

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Stuart Reid Author visit

We had lots of fun when author, Stuart Reid, came to visit.  Stuart presented an engaging whole school assembly where he told us all about his books and writing, as well as helping to showcase Mr Hair’s hidden acting skills. He also held an excellent Writing Workshop for some children from KS2.

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Farringdon Community Academy After School Club

Please see attached Farringdon Community Academy After- School club schedule. The classes are fantastic value. For example, the coach delivering Tennis is from Sunderland Tennis Centre where the lessons are £5.00 per session.

 For more information contact Amy McCulloch at Farringdon Community Academy (amy.mcculloch@farringdonca.net    Telephone 0191 5536013)


Author Visit For Key Stage 2!!!!!

Award winning author Stuart Reid will be visiting Key Stage 2 in Mill Hill on Tuesday 19th September. He will be reading extracts from some of his fantastic books, as well as personally signing any copies that the children purchase. Hopefully this will inspire our young writers onto greater things!!

Welcome back!

A big ‘welcome back’ to all of our pupils and staff, following the summer break. So pleased to see just how smart everyone is looking and looking forward to a positive year.