Partner Primary Schools

Information on our partner primary schools

Throughout the year we work with our Catholic feeder primary schools to ensure all our pupils benefit from a smooth and enjoyable transition into St Leonard’s. Our feeder schools are: 

  • Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Primary, Esh Winning;
  • St Bede’s Catholic Primary, Sacriston;
  • St Benet’s Catholic Primary, Ouston;
  • St Cuthbert’s Catholic Primary, Chester le Street;
  • St Godric’s Catholic Primary, Framwellgate Moor;
  • St Joseph’s Catholic Primary, Gilesgate;
  • St Joseph’s  Catholic Primary, Ushaw Moor;
  • St Michael’s Catholic Primary, Esh;
  • St Patrick’s Catholic Primary, Langley Moor;
  • St Thomas More Catholic Primary, Belmont. 

Each year we welcome a large number of pupils who join us from non-feeder primary schools. All pupils benefit from a thorough and pupil centred transition programme and families of Catholic faith, other faiths and none are welcomed into our school community. 

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Updated | 30th January, 2024 |

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