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 2017/18



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.

Special Educational Needs (SEN)

Throughout their time in school, it is not unusual for children to, on occasions, require some additional help. This may be for a short period to assist them with a specific problem or it may be more long term.

Regardless of the needs of your child, at Woodthorpe we will always endeavour to provide them with the very best. If at any time you wish to discuss a concern you have about your child you can of course speak to their teacher.

If you would like further advice, Mrs Oliver is our Special Needs Co-ordinator.

An appointment to meet with her may be made at the school office.

Our Special Educational Needs (SEN) Policy is available to download.

Sheffield Education Autism Team run a Support Line for Parents, Carers and Professionals.

It is available Monday to Thursday 1.00pm to 4.00pm (term time).

The telephone number is: 0114 2736567

The Sheffield Education Autism Team Support Line poster is available to download.

Home Learning

We know as parents and carers you are keen to support your children with their learning. The 'Home Learning' booklets below are to help you with this.

Remember - Phase 1 applies to children in FS1, 2 and Year1, Phase 2 is for Years 2 and 3 and Phase 3 is for children in Y4, 5 and 6.

They have a number of tips and ideas of things you can do, but don't forget if you want to discuss anything further, your child's teacher would be happy to help!!

Home Learning - Phase 1

Home Learning - Phase 2

Home Learning - Phase 3

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.

Family Learning - Family Learning Programme 2017/18

Big Cook, Little Cook

5 week course

Session 1 - Magic Mealtimes

Session 2 - Big Breakfast

Session 3 - Luscious Lunch

Session 4 - Delicious Dinner

Session 5 - Super Snacks

Starting on : Wednesday 17th January 2018 9am - 11am.

For more information (or to book a free crèche place) go onto our school app or visit the office or Miss Rowland in school.

(Download our information leaflet - it has all the details!)

Parent Support

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

Department for Education website

Parents:Directgov website

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

FIFA Parents' Guide

Fortnight Parents' Guide

Minecraft Parents' Guide

Roblox Parents' Guide

Instagram - What parents need to know about Instagram

Snapchat - What parents need to know about Snapchat

TikTok - What parents need to know about TikTok

Youtube - What parents need to know about Youtube

Term Dates / School Holidays

Academic Year 2018/2019

Term Name and Holiday From To
Autumn Half Term 1 Tuesday 4 September 2018
(3rd September Inset day)
Friday 26 October 2018
October Half Term Holiday Monday 29 October 2018 Friday 2 November 2018
Autumn Half Term 2 Monday 5 November 2018 Friday 21 December 2018
Christmas Holiday Monday 24 December 2018 Friday 4 January 2019
Spring Half Term 1 Tuesday 8 January 2019
(7th January Inset day)
Friday 15 February 2019
February Half Term Holiday Monday 18 February 2019 Friday 22 February 2019
Spring Half Term 2 Monday 25 February 2019 Friday 29 March 2019
Easter Holiday Monday 1 April 2019
(19 April Good Friday)
(22 April Easter Monday)
Friday 12 April 2019
Summer Half Term 1 Monday 15 April 2019 Friday 24 May 2019
May Day Monday 6 May 2019  
Spring Bank Holiday Monday 27 May 2019 Friday 31 May 2019
Summer Half Term 2 Monday 3 June 2019
(22, 23, 24 July Inset Days)
Friday 19 July 2019

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

The 2018/19 Term Dates are available to download.

2019/20 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.