School Information

Archibald First School is situated in the heart of Gosforth and is part of the Gosforth Schools Trust.  We are a two form entry First School with a Nursery as part of our Early Years Unit.  There are no mixed age classes at Archibald First School, each class has a designated teacher and at least one shared Teaching Assistant. In addition to our classrooms we have a computing suite, two large halls, a library and additional group teaching spaces. The school also has large play areas which include a quiet area, large grassed area with climbing equipment and a wildlife garden with school pond.  There is on-site out of hours childcare which is available before and after school – this is an independently run organisation called Ventures Out – please contact Margaret Vent direct on 07899 755 822.
Pupils from Archibald usually transfer to schools within the Gosforth Pyramid. Further information on the Gosforth Schools Trust can be found here.


School starts at 8.45 am
Registration at 8.55 am
Morning break 11.00 – 11.15 am
Lunch (Nursery and Reception) 11.30 – 12.30 pm
Lunch (KS1/2) 12.15 – 1.10 pm
School ends at 3.15 pm


Option 1

Monday and Tuesday 8.45 am – 3.15 pm
Wednesday 8.45 am – 11.30 am

Option 2

Wednesday 12.30 pm – 3.15 pm
Thursday and Friday 8.45 am – 3.15 pm