Our Aims


"At Woodthorpe we aim to ensure that your children have the best possible education that equips them with the skills, knowledge, qualities and values that will follow them through life.

We also aim to work closely with all members of our community to help children recognise the importance of collaboration and forming positive relationships."
Dave Smith, Headteacher at Woodthorpe Community Primary School.

What's happening at Woodthorpe?

Shoe Box Appeal

The children of Woodthorpe have contributed to the Shoe Box appeal, a massive thank you for the kind donations from parents and carers.

See more on our News/ Events page ...

Harvest Festival 2019

The parents of Woodthorpe Primary school gave generously to the S2 Food Bank. As a school we donated our harvest festival collection to this worthwhile charity.

We would like to say thank you to all the parents!

Attendance Matters!

We are very proud of our school, our staff and above all our children! Others however, including OFSTED, would judge us unfavourably with an attendance of 94%.

The National Average Attendance
for Primary Schools is 96%.

2% below national may not sound a lot but it equates to 6% of our children having approximately 9 days off each per year. Please help us to address this problem by ensuring your child attends every possible day!


At school we have the means to support families in numerous ways and have sign posted many to other organisations which can offer support and advice.

See our Attendance Matters letter for details of the steps we are taking to improve attendance at Woodthorpe.

Also see our Holiday Absence - Attendance Matters letter for more information of how holiday absence affects a child's education.

Diary Dates 2019/20

Please note the following dates for your diaries:

Tues 05.11.19 - Green Team Meeting / Reading Champions Meeting / FS2 Library Visits.

Weds 06.11.19 - Parents' Evening.
Fay & Debbie from the Manor library will be in school from 3.00-5.30pm during parent's evening to chat to parents, and there will be the opportunity to sign children up for a free library card too.

Weds 13.11.19 - School Nutrition Action Group Meeting.

Tues 10.12.19 - Christmas Dinner.

Weds/Thurs 11 & 12 December 2019 - FS Christmas performance.

Mon-Weds 16-18 December 2019 - KS1 & KS2 Christmas Performances 1.30pm.

Thurs 19.12.19 - Whole School visit to St Catherine's Church
(9.00am - 11.00am).

Thurs 19.12.19 - Pantomime performance for the whole school.

Fri 20.12.19 - School closes.

Monday 23.12.19 - Friday 03.12.20 - Christmas Holidays.

Mon 06.01.20 - INSET Day - School closed to pupils.

Tues 07.01.20 - School re-opens.

In addition, there are a variety of visits and parent events specific to each year group. Please check on the Woodthorpe App for details of these.

Magic Breakfast

The healthy school breakfast at Woodthorpe Primary School begins in the Breakfast Bar at 8am until 8:35am.

See more about Magic Breakfast ...

Woodthorpe School App

For Android devices, download the Woodthorpe App from Google Play.

For iOS devices (iPhone, iPad), the Woodthorpe School App can be downloaded from the App Store.