Website and blog of The Friends of West Jesmond Primary School


At West Jesmond Primary School we are extremely lucky to have a wonderful allotment and you are welcome to use it!

Courgette plant
All the children in the school use it through the year and you are welcome to volunteer to help out on it any time you like, either regularly or as a one off.

It's a fantastic resource to have and is particularly nice for families who don't have gardens of their own and want their children to know where food comes from.  There's also a pond full of frogs and newts, which is always a big attraction!

Fancy a spot of gardening?

Strawberry plant
If you're thinking you might fancy an allotment yourself and want to have a bit of a dabble first or you'd just like to pick up some Grow Your Own tips, volunteering at the school allotment is a brilliant way to learn and get some experience, with or without your children!

Please get in touch any time you fancy getting outside for a spot of gardening. It's good for the soul and will be much-appreciated!

Bean plant

School Allotment Days

We also have Allotment Days once a term, when as many people as possible are asked to come and help at the school allotment on a weekend.  It's great fun, there's a lovely atmosphere and you're welcome to bring a picnic or food to BBQ and stay for as long as you like.  There are toilets on site and a kettle if you fancy a cuppa.

Are you interested in doing a little bit more...?

Our allotment is run by Hugh and Jenny and they've been doing it for many years.  If you find you become addicted to allotmenting (as many people do!), there is also an opportunity to succeed Hugh and Jenny when they decide to hang up their tools.  If this is of interest to you, please discuss it with Hugh and Jenny when you're at the allotment.

For more info, please email info@friendsofwestjesmond.co.uk


The entrance to the school allotment is at the junction of Highbury and Mildmay Road in Jesmond.  The postcode, if you're sat navving, is NE2 3EA.  To reach our allotment, go through the entrance and walk straight ahead until you see a willow archway.

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