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?

Ticket Time - Mini Police

We had to share this with you ...

Our Mini Police at Woodthorpe Community Primary School have been busy learning about dangerous driving and they've sent us this BRILLIANT video!

It'll brighten your day and includes an important safety message from PCSO Briggs ... (No children were actually driving during the making of this film!)

Star Learners - Spring Term 2018/19

See all of this term's stars on our Star Learners page...

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 2018/19

Please note the following dates for your diaries:

Fri 12.07.19 - Sports Day - This will take place between 9.15am and 12.15pm and will be followed by a Family Picnic on the field (weather permitting!)

Fri 12.07.19 - Children will receive their Annual Reports.

Weds 17.07.19 - Class Swap Afternoon - children to visit their new class and get to know their teacher.

Weds 17.07.19 - Y6 Leavers' Disco.

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 ...

Ofsted Report

The Ofsted Report following the inspection in November 2018 has been published and is available to download, as is our Ofsted Report Letter.

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.