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Welcome To Our School Website    








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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 9 September 2015

Ends: Thu 22 October 2015

INSET DAYS: 7 & 8 September 2015 & 23 October 2015 


Term 3


Begins: Mon 4 January 2016

Ends: Fri 12 February 2016



Term 5


Begins: Mon 11 April 2016Ends: Fri 27 May 2016

BANK HOLIDAY: 2 May 2016




View the school's Inspection reports






Celebrate Book Week


Monday 21 September to Friday 25 September 2015


As part of our “Celebrate Books Week” we would like to get parents and grandparents involved in this event.  If you would like to come in and talk about or read your favourite book or talk about your favourite author with a group of children we would love to hear from you !  Please contact Mrs. Gunton if you are interested.


To end our celebrations we are holding a “Book Day” on Friday 25th September.  The children will be able to come to school dressed as their favourite book character and will be taking part in lots of book related activities during the day.  We would like to invite you to join us in the afternoon to join the children in a variety of reading activities.


The Book Fair will also be in school for you to browse—the more we sell, the more free books we get for the children!


Term 2


Begins: Mon 2 November 2015

Ends: Fri 18 December 2015



Term 4


Begins: Mon 22 February 2016

Ends: Fri 24 March 2016

BANK HOLIDAY: 25 March 2016


Term 6


Begins: Mon 6 June 2016

Ends: Fri 22 July 2016

INSET DAYS: 25 & 26 July 2016






Keep up to date with school events




Clubs / Activities


Lunchtime : Art Club – free



After School:


Y6 Maths Booster – free – til 4.15 p.m.


Infant Cheerleading : Reception, Years 1 & 2


£6.00 payable in advance – til 4.15 p.m.


Football : Years 1, 2 & 3 – til 4.15 p.m.


£6.00 payable in advance




After School:

 Fitness Fun Years 3, 4, 5 & 6: til 4.15 p.m.


£6.00 payable in advance


Homework Club – Year 1 to Year 5 – 4.15 p.m.




After School:


Y6 Literacy Booster – free – til 4.15 p.m. 

Multisports : Years 1, 2 & 3 – til 4.15 p.m. 


£6.00 payable in advance 




Junior Football Years 4, 5 & 6 until 4.30 p.m.

 £6.00 in advance










Dinner Money


Please note that from September 2015 the cost of a school lunch will be


£2.00 per day


A reminder that dinner monies should be paid for in advance.  Payment should be sent to school in an envelope clearly marked with your child's name and handed in to your child's class teacher.  (Please note that if paying by cheque, please make your cheque payable to "Derbyshire County Council" and not the school.






September 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.








Sponsored Walks


2nd October 2015







Yorkshire Wildlife Park


Children in Classes 1 & 2 will be visiting the Yorkshire Wildlife Park on


Monday 19 October 2015



KS2 SATS 2016


SATS tests will be taking place from


Monday 9 May 2016 to

Thursday 12 May 2016


Please see individual calendar dates for more details




Individual Photographs


The photographers have been booked for


Wednesday 21st October 2015













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!


Annual Summer BBQ



Members of the Woodthorpe PTFA organised a fun evening for all the family on Friday 10th July 2015 and raised in excess of




The evening was great fun and a big thank you goes out to everyone that helped to make this event such a great success.  Thank you to everyone involved and for the generous donations that were made for the various stalls and the Grand Prize Draw.  We really do appreciate 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 2014/2015 was




Well done everyone!


Well done to those who have achieved


100% attendance












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