Message from the Local Authority

As the situation with coronavirus continues to develop we are asking you to carefully consider whether or not your child needs to be in school

We appreciate that the central government guidance around what constitutes a key worker is quite broad, however we would like to remind you that the reason schools are remaining open is primarily to ensure that those frontline workers, who are key to helping this country get through this situation, can get to work

Each school will have different levels of demand for these places and may handle this situation differently in order to ensure the welfare of all staff and children.  We ask you to respect any restrictions your school may put in place to help them cope during these challenging times.

Finally can we remind you that in line with Public Health England guidance, the best place for your child, wherever possible is at home with you, helping to maintain good social distancing for our wider community.

Please click Government Advice for Parents, which includes important information on how to support the children through this time away from school.


Please click to read the letters to parents with regards to the reopening of St Charles School

Letter to Y2 / Y3 / Y4  / Y5 parents 05.06.20

Letter to R / Y1 / Y6 parents 04.06.20

Letter to parents 29.05.20

Letter to parents 20.05.20

We have been on lockdown for some time now due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Schools have been closed and most children have stayed home. The message has been to stay home to stay safe, so the news of gradual re-openings of schools may bring up a range of emotions. Just like after the school holidays it is important to prepare children for the return to school and the accompanying routines.

Here is a document, created by Durham County Council, which gives some great ideas and support for families.

How to Support your Child

There is also a great link to the NSPCC Virtual Assembly, which was released in June, for families to watch and talk together about.

NSPCC Virtual Assembly

It is with great pride that we welcome you to our school.

St. Charles School dates back to 1873, and is situated in extensive grounds on Durham Road in Spennymoor.

The community of St. Charles School believes that Jesus is at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to giving every child, every opportunity to achieve their potential in mind and body in a happy, safe and caring environment. Our staff strive to provide excellent opportunities for our children to enjoy and succeed. We are blessed with wonderful children. They have a great attitude to their learning and towards each other through mutual respect.

Our families, governors and our parishes play an important role in the success of our school. We really appreciate the support they give in making St. Charles’ a really special community.

If you are considering our school please view or download our school brochure which contains details on admissions, curriculum and our classes. You can view our performance information including our latest Ofsted Report and a selection of our school policies.

If you are a parent or a carer of a pupil at our school, please visit our Parents section and our school newsletters. We hope that you enjoy finding out more about our school through the website. If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact the school office or call in for a visit and we will do our best to help.

St Charles School

School Calendar

June 2020

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  • Friends of St Charles Volunteer Week
  • Friends of St Charles Volunteer Week
  • Friends of St Charles Volunteer Week
  • Friends of St Charles Volunteer Week
  • Friends of St Charles Volunteer Week
  • Friends of St Charles Volunteer Week
  • Friends of St Charles Volunteer Week
  • Timestable Check
  • Timestable Check
  • Timestable Check
  • Timestable Check
  • Ferryhill Holy Communions
  • FHC St Charles Going Forth
  • Teacher Training Day- children not in school


See what our classes have been up to. All the latest news and stories to keep you up to date.

School Policies

Information on our School Policies all i one place to read.

Latest Newsletter

Read our School Newsletter, all of our exciting news for you to enjoy.

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