Parents' Area


Please feel free to take a look at our prospectus. However, be aware that it is a large document and may take a little time to download.

Prospectus 2019/20



Ofsted Report

All of our previous Ofsted Reports can be viewed on the Ofsted website.

You can download a copy of our last full Ofsted Report 2014 ...

... or you can download a copy of our latest short Ofsted Report 2018 should you prefer.



Parents can register their views of the school with OFSTED at Parentview.




Visiting the School

Any prospective parents or pupils are welcome to visit our school.

Please contact our main reception on 0114 2399167 in order to book a mutually agreeable time.

Home Learning

We know as parents and carers you are keen to support your children with their learning. 'Home Learning Challenge' sheets are provided each half-term. They are home learning ideas to be tried over the half term. Pupils can pick which to do and in which order.

They can be accessed via your child's class teacher or by downloading from your child's class/yeargroup page.

Parent/Carer Permission

We are in the process of developing our curriculum. As part of this process, all classes will be exploring ways of enriching the experiences for your children. We will therefore, be going out of the classroom to learn as well as giving your children different experiences.

Throughout the year these may include food tasting, looking around the local area without using the busy roads, and taking video and photographs to display around school, put on our website and possibly in the media. As your child may go out please make sure they have a waterproof coat in school at all times and sensible footwear.

If you have not already done so, please complete the permission slip to enable your child to take part.

Parent Support

For help, advice and guidance about all aspects of education and other parenting issues:

Department for Education website

Parents:Directgov website

Term Dates / School Holidays

Academic Year 2020/2021

Term Name and Holiday From To
Autumn Half Term 1 Wednesday 2 September 2020
(1st September Inset day)
Friday 23 October 2020
October Half Term Holiday Monday 26 October 2020 Friday 30 October 2020
Autumn Half Term 2 Monday 2 November 2020 Friday 18 December 2020
Christmas Holiday Monday 21 December 2020 Friday 1 January 2021
Spring Half Term 1 Tuesday 5 January 2021
(4th January Inset day)
Friday 12 February 2021
February Half Term Holiday Monday 15 February 2021 Friday 19 February 2021
Spring Half Term 2 Monday 22 February 2021 Thursday 1 April 2021
Easter Holiday Friday 2 April 2021 Friday 16 April 2021
Summer Half Term 1 Monday 19 April 2021 Friday 28 May 2021
May Day Monday 3 May 2021  
Spring Bank Holiday Monday 31 May 2021 Friday 4 June 2021
Summer Half Term 2 Monday 7 June 2021 Friday 16 July 2020
(19, 20 & 21 July Inset Days)

NB - these dates INCLUDE the 5 INSET days when school will be closed to pupils.

2020/21 Term Dates are available to download.

2021/22 Term Dates are also available to download.

Absence during term time

The law says that parents do not have the right to take their child out of school for holidays during term time.

If the school determines that there are exceptional circumstances, the Headteacher can give permission for parents to take their child out of school for up to 10 days in a school year as long as this is not during examination weeks, during the first 2 weeks in September, or that their attendance is not below 90% and unauthorised absences are not 20% or more.

If you feel there are exceptional circumstances please fill in the Leave of Absence Form and return it to the School Office. The head teacher will then consider your request and inform you, via the tear off slip, if time off has been granted. If permission has not been granted and the child is taken out of school anyway the absence will be recorded as unauthorised leave.

Taking unauthorised term time holidays may make you liable for a £50 Penalty Notice if paid within 28 days of receipt of the notice, rising to £100 if paid after the 28 days but within 42 days. If the penalty is not paid in full before the 42 day period, Sheffield City Council will prosecute.

Being Safe Online

E-safety Guidance & CEOP

Staff at Woodthorpe Community Primary are committed to teaching our pupils about internet safety and being responsible internet users.

As part of the National Crime Agency, CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) gives great advice to parents and children about staying safe online.

Victoria Harris is a Trained Ambassador for CEOP and is available to offer advice and help about supporting children in the use of the Internet and staying safe online. Please ask at school reception for more details.

CEOP's dedicated website, Think You Know, allows worries about online activity to be explored and their 'Click CEOP' button can be used to report any concerns you may encounter.

Other Online Support

Children may also find the following websites useful:




CBBC Stay Safe

Using Technology and it's risks

Children use technology every day in school, and most children have access to computers, tablets, mobile phones and games consoles at home, which they access daily.

Please download our Technology and Risks Letter and see the following range of leaflets. These guides are to support you and your and children. Please take the time to read these, and share them with your child if you feel it is appropriate.

Social Media Support - DO YOU KNOW?

What children need to know about online bullying

Facebook - What parents need to know about Facebook

FIFA - What parents need to know about FIFA

Fortnight - What parents need to know about Fortnight

Instagram - What parents need to know about Instagram

Minecraft - What parents need to know about Minecraft

Roblox - What parents need to know about Roblox

Snapchat - What parents need to know about Snapchat

TikTok - What parents need to know about TikTok

Whatsapp - What parents need to know about Whatsapp

Youtube - What parents need to know about Youtube