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Welcome To Our School Website     














Dear Parents and Carers,


It is a great pleasure to welcome you, on behalf of all the Staff, Governors and children to the Woodthorpe Church of England Primary School website.  


At Woodthorpe Church of England Primary School, meeting the needs of our learners is our priority and it is a privilege for us to be part of each child's learning journey. We are proud of our children and give them a range of opportunities to thrive. The school has an exciting, welcoming and nurturing atmosphere where purposeful learning takes place.


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For your information.......

School closes for the summer holidays at 3.15 p.m. on Wednesday 23rd July 2014.  However if parents wish to collect their child/ren earlier they may do so at 1.30 p.m. from their classrooms where the children will be handed over by the teachers.  Please note children will not be allowed to leave school unaccompanied as there is no school crossing patrol until 3.15 p.m. 


School re-opens to pupils on Wednesday 10th September 2014.

Have a great summer!!












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.


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.



Sport for Life & Newspaper Club


Due to the Easter Service taking place on Thursday 10 April 2014, the Sport for Life and Newspaper clubs will not be taking place.




Easter Service


St John the Baptist Church, Staveley on Thursday 10th April 2014 at 1.45 pm.


Family and friends all welcome!




School Photographs

Thursday 5th June 2014





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.









Class 3 Visit to Cresswell Crags


As part of Class 3's work on "Let's Dig", the whole class will be visiting Cresswell Crags on Tuesday 6th May 2014.




Living Eggs


Children in Class 1 have been fascinated as they watched chicks hatch from eggs in their classroom.



Check out the photos in our gallery.




SATs Workshops


SATs workshops available to Year 6 students in preparation for the May SATs. 


Tuesdays 3.15 pm - 4.15 pm starting 4th February 2014.




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.




A Taste of Dahl 


As part of Class 3's topic, both Class 3 and Class 4 enjoyed a performance of "A Taste of Dahl" on Tuesday 28th January 2014.  The performance was delivered by Anthony Perdin.




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.




















Pupil attendance from September 2013 to March 2014 is




Well done everyone!




Young Voices


Well done to all the children involved in the Young Voices Concert 2014 at the Sheffield Motorpoint Arena on 20th January 2014.



What an amazing night.  Check out the photos in our gallery.


Chesterfield Primary Schools

Cross Country


Our congratulations go out to all the children that took part in the Chesterfield Primary Schools Cross Country event at Holmebrook Valley Park on 7th November 2013.


The children were a credit to the school and themselves and despite the very cold conditions, finished with some great results:


Y6 Boys (68 competitiors):


Placed 24th : Connor Peters

Placed 44th : Alasdair Needham


Y5/6 Girls (49 competitiors):


Placed 14th : Bethany Spetch

Placed 23rd : Natalia Mettam

Placed 42nd : Mia Ward

Placed 43rd : Ellie Smith

Placed 44th : Ella Wood


Y5 Boys (56 competitiors):


Placed 21st : Daniel MacPherson

Placed 50th : Pearce Colley


Y4 Boys (60 competitiors):


Placed 1st : Harley Moore

Placed 10th : Joshua Woolliscroft

Placed 25th : Ryan Croser

Placed 33rd : Ethan Straw


Y4 Boys Team Result:


Placed : 3rd


Y4 Girls (48 competitiors):


Placed 39th : Millie Unwin

Placed 42nd : Willow Querelle

Placed 43rd : Libby Astill
























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View the school's Inspection reports
























































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