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Dear Parents and Carers,


Woodthorpe is a vibrant, thriving school with raising standards, where a strong emphasis is placed on the individual child, within a Christian ethos of love and mutual respect.  We encourage our children to make the most of the many opportunities we give them, so that they are highly motivated to learn and are prepared for the next exciting stages of their lives.


The partnership that the school develops with parents makes a profound contribution to the successful development and achievement enjoyed by our children.  Parents have a vital part to play in what the school seeks to do and can help children come to school prepared, equipped and ready to play a full part in the caring, family atmosphere here.


We have high expectations in work, play and social behaviour so that each child will benefit from an inspirational experience at the start of their school lives, and where they can feel happy, secure, valued and loved.


Visits to the school are encouraged and we would be delighted to give you a tour and answer any questions you may have.  Please contact the school office who will be happy to arrange a visit.




Eileen Gunton


Term 1

Begins: Wed 10 September 2014

Ends: Fri 24 October 2014

INSET DAYS: 5, 8 & 9 September 2014


Term 3


Begins: Mon 5 January 2015

Ends: Fri 6 February 2015


Term 5

Begins: Mon 13 April 2015

Ends: Thu 21 May 2015

BANK HOLIDAY: 4 May 2015

INSET DAY: 22 May 2015



View the school's Inspection reports







Term 2


Begins: Tues 4 November 2014

Ends: Fri 19 December 2014

INSET DAY: 3 November 2014


Term 4


Begins: Mon 16 February 2015

Ends: Fri 27 March 2015


Term 6


Begins: Mon 1 June 2015

Ends: Fri 24 July 2015







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March 2015




Letters to Parents


Recent letters home



Universal Free School Meals


From September 2014, all children in Reception, Years 1 and 2 become eligible to receive a free school meal. If you haven't already done so, please let the Office know if you would like your child to receive a free school meal.




Ofsted Inspection


Further to our recent Ofsted Inspection, we are delighted to inform you that the school has been given the status of "Good" under the new Ofsted bandings. Copies of the detailed report were sent home on the last day of Term 4. Click here to view this report. Thank you to all those parents who went on line to Parent View.




PE Kit update


A notice has recently gone out to parents regarding what PE kit your child should have in school.  We should be grateful if parents would make sure that their child has appropriate kit in school for PE lessons.



Scarlett Fever


Schools have been asked to advise parents that cases of Scarlet Fever have recently been reported.  What is Scarlet Fever?




Changes to Dinner Money procedures & charges from 4th November 2013




Important changes to term time holidays

With effect from 1st September 2013, Headteachers may not grant any leave of absence for holidays during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.








KS2 SATS 2015


SATS tests will be taking place from


Monday 11 May 2015 to

Thursday 14 May 2015


Please see individual calendar dates for more details




Class Photographs


The photographers have been booked for


Thursday 4th June 2015




Edale Retreat Parents' Meeting


Parents of Year 6 children are invited to attend a meeting regarding the upcoming trip to Edale.


Wednesday 10th June 2015




Y6 retreat to Edale

June 2015


All Year 6 children have been given the opportunity to spend time on a residential retreat at Champion House in Edale on 24-26 June 2015.  Please see the attached letter for further details.




Trip to the Seaside


Whole School trip to Cleethorpes


Thursday 2nd July 2015




Seaside Themed Lunch


To round off a week of activities based on this term's topic, we will be having a "Seaside" themed lunch which will be offered to all students.


Friday 3rd July 2015




Annual Summer BBQ


Our annual Summer BBQ is back!!


Friday 10th July 2015


Further details to follow




Leavers' Assembly


Thursday 23rd July 2015


Details to follow




Individual Photographs


The photographers have been booked for


Wednesday 21st October 2015




Local Sporting Activities


We are currently celebrating the sporting actvities that our children participate in.  Every Wednesday Mr Windsor is asking for children who can wear their sporting kit and talk to children in assembly about what they do, where and when it takes place and how others could become involved.  Joe Hipkiss and Harry Wilson recently talked about their role at Staveley Cricket Club.


We hope to display these local sports in school as information for both pupils and parents.




Bronze Young Ambassadors


Alasdair Needham, Abigail Shephard, Tyler Burton and Halle Wignell-Boot attended a conference on Thursday 16th January 2014 at the English Institute of Sport with a view to developing sport in school.  They have taken on the role of Bronze Young Ambassadors with great enthusiasm and commitment and are currently delivering after school activities on Thursdays from 3.15 pm to 4.15 pm.  These activities are open to children in Classes 2 and 3, the cost is £1.00 per session.












Local Sporting Activities


Do you take part in a sporting activity in the local area?  If you do and would be prepared to wear your sports kit and talk in assembly about what you do at your activity, where and when it takes place and how others could become involved, please see Mr Windsor on the Monday morning before a Wednesday assembly.




















Thank you!




Easter Egg Bingo & Pie & Pea Supper Night


Members of the Woodthorpe PTFA organised a fun evening for all the family on Wednesday 18th March 2015 and raised a massive




Everyone had lots of fun playing Easter Egg Bingo and the pie and peas were delicious!


Thank you to everyone involved.


Red Nose Day



For having a funny face and wacky hair we raised




for Comic Relief.  Thank you for your support.





Your generous donations were organised by our School Council.  Mrs Gunton delivered the collection to the Chesterfield Foodbank, operated by The Trussell Trust, an organisation in partnership with churches, schools and local businesses.  Thank you once again for your support towards this worthy cause.




The annual attendance for 2013/2014 was




Well done everyone!


Well done also to the following pupils who have achieved


100% attendance


throughout the 2013/2014 academic year


Libby Astill

Aiden Coe

Joe Fox

Tia Hickton

Gabrielle Hogan

Rebecca Matthews

Zara Mettam

Frazer Needham

Connor Peters

Megan Phillips

Willow Querelle

Jack Taylor

Aimee Waller

James Waterhouse

Ella Wood

Jasmine Woolliscroft

Joshua Woolliscroft












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