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Witton Gilbert Primary School


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

Latest News

  • Egg Decorating Afternoon
    It was lovely to see everyone at our Egg Decorating afternoon. The children had a great time and the standards were very high! Well done to all our Reception and KS1 families and to KS2 children who decorated their eggs in House Groups.
  • Spring Fair
    We raised an incredible £1,115 for school funds at our Spring Fair!! A huge thank you for all your support! The money will go towards the cost of visitors and resources during Enrichment Week.
  • Scholastic Book Fair - a brilliant £321 raised for new books in school!
    Thank you to everyone who bought books at this week's book fair, we sold £642 of books so we get 50% commission to spend on books for in our classrooms! We hope you enjoy reading all your lovely new texts!
  • Year 2 share their class assembly about Belonging.
    Thank you to all of our school community who came to watch the Y2 assembly yesterday. The children did an excellent job of sharing how diversity within our community is a thing to celebrate; whether it is a different hobby, religion or place to live.
  • Teachers eat babies... Safer Internet Day 2019 FAKE NEWS workshops!!!!
    Our pupils were very shocked... until they realised it was FAKE NEWS and that some staff like to nibble Jelly Babies occasionally! Our workshops helped us to understand how sharing information can cause trouble or upset if you don't check the sources.
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Latest Events Events

Easter holidays week 215Apr2019

Year 2 SATs take place throughout May01May2019

Year 2 SATs take place throughout May01May2019

Celebration assembly - Year 1 parents and carers welcome.02May2019

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm @ Please come to the main school office for entry to the building

Non uniform day and cake sale - Reception class to bring cakes please03May2019

Bank holiday - no school today06May2019

12:00 am - 1:00 am

Year 2 SATs take place throughout May07May2019

Year 2 SATs take place throughout May13May2019

Year 6 SATs week13May2019

Enrichment week20May2019

Monday - Harmony day Tuesday - STEAM day Wednesday - OPAL day Thursday - Sports day option 1 (weather dependent) Friday - Sports day option 2 (weather dependent)

Sports day - opportunity 123May2019

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm @ Please enter the site via the school field gates.

Sports day - opportunity 224May2019

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm @ Please enter the site via the school field gates.

May half-term week27May2019

Teacher Training day - please note school will not be open to children today.03Jun2019

Non uniform day07Jun2019

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