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Witton Gilbert Primary School

We're half-way though our first term of the new school year and our pupils continue to enjoy their learning.  There's lots of exciting things planned for this school year - check out the calendar page to find out more!


Dear Parents, Carers and Visitors 

Witton Gilbert Primary School is a popular, successful and inclusive school at the heart of a well- established community, situated on the fringe of Durham in the north of the county.

Our school aims to provide a stimulating, happy and secure environment where children can thrive, learn and achieve. We strongly encourage  positive and respectful attitudes and relationships between all members of our school community and we value close partnerships between home and school.

We are committed to ensuring every child receives a high standard of education, through focussed learning activities and the provision of creative and wide ranging experiences. OFSTED (2017) found that:

‘Exciting before and after school clubs, educational trips, interesting visitors and stimulating topics...contribute to pupils' spiritual, social and cultural experiences.’

At Witton Gilbert Primary School we value the importance of nature and play in children's development.  Play and lunchtimes are well resourced with a range of objects, dressing up clothes and scrap materials so that  children can fire up their imaginations, be creative and develop problem solving, team work and resilience - whilst having lots of fun!

I hope you enjoy exploring our website. If you are unable to find the information you need, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to help.

Kind regards
Mrs P Nelson
Head Teacher

Witton Gilbert Primary School News

  • See our Remembrance displays online!
    We have shared our Remembrance Day work and displays on the exciting events page. We also represented WGPS at Cenotaph events in Witton Gilbert, Sacriston and Langley Park. Thank you to our boys, girls and school community for being so respectful.
    Tonight (9.11.18) at 5:30pm WGPS will feature in a HUGE announcement on BLUE PETER! Tune in now on CBBC, online using the link or watch on IPlayer. Year 5 and 6, this news will especially interest you! We'll tell you more about it in school tomorrow!
  • Remembrance Day and paying our respects.
    This week we have been working with the children to learn about why we remember the efforts of those that have fought for our country in all wars; the children's work can be viewed in the window galleries and classrooms. Please click to read more....
  • Spooky goings on in school this week!
    On Wednesday 31st October we held a Halloween day and disco event; we loved getting dressed up and completing some frighteningly good work in our classes. Look at the class web-pages to find out more!
  • Clothes swap update
    Thank you to everyone that has sent in items for our clothes swap - we're sure you have noticed the clothing rails filling up in the school hall. Vouchers to use as your tokens will be sent home on Thursday afternoon - please check your child's book bag.
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Latest Events Events

School nurses administering Flu nasal spray20Nov2018

Administering the spray is only undertaken if parents/carers have responded to the NHS forms sent home previously and have given permission for their child to receive the vaccine.

Celebration assembly - Year 5 parents and carers welcome.22Nov2018

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Training Day - School closed to children.26Nov2018

Non uniform day and cake sale - Y4 to bring cakes please30Nov2018

KS1 pantomime visit - Gala Theatre, Durham04Dec2018

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

KS2 pantomime visit - Gala Theatre, Durham07Dec2018

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Nativity performance - reception and KS1.12Dec2018

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Nativity performance - reception and KS1.13Dec2018

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Nativity performance - reception and KS1.13Dec2018

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Year 5 and 6 Christmas party18Dec2018

1:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Durham School Sports Partnership event for year 5: Multi-sports coaching19Dec2018

9:00 am - 12:00 pm @ Maiden Castle

Year 3 and 4 Christmas party19Dec2018

1:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Year 1 and 2 Christmas party20Dec2018

1:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Reception Christmas party21Dec2018

9:00 am - 11:30 am

School holidays begin - Merry Christmas to all of our school community!21Dec2018

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

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