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Witton Gilbert Primary School

We hope all of our school community enjoys a fabulous festive break - 

please note: pupils return to school on Monday 7th January 2019. 

All school dates/events are available to view on the calendar page or on the December newsletter.


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

  • Amazing attendance to start the term!!!
    5 classes won the Celebration Assembly attendance award this week, all with 100% attendance. Well done to Reception class, years 2, 3, 4 and 6, hope you liked your stickers!
  • Looking for a holiday? Council release term dates for 2020.
    http://www.durham.gov.uk/schoolholidays gives you information about term dates for this year and for 2019/2020. There will be the standard statutory number of Teacher Training Days to add to this.
  • Attendance certificates given out in celebration assembly: 125 pupils receive Gold, silver or bronze awards!
    We celebrated the achievements of the 61 pupils who won a gold 100% attendance award, the 38 pupils who won a silver award (98.1% - 99.9%) and 26 pupils who won a bronze award ( 96% - 97.9%). Well done to all pupils receiving awards this term.
  • WGPS pupils work with The Dog's Trust Charity.
    Katie from The Dog's Trust held assemblies and workshops in school today to help us know how to take care of our pets and about the great work The Dog's Trust does. We really enjoyed learning about how dogs can be re-homed and kept safe.
  • Sensational Strings
    We have been very fortunate to have Sensational Strings in School to perform a range of festive hits for the children. Living up to their name, the mini orchestra delivered a virtuoso performance which engaged and thrilled the children and adults alike.
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Latest Events Events

Durham School Sports Partnership event for year 4: Gymnastics Carousel25Jan2019

9:00 am - 12:00 pm @ Sherburn Sports Centre - Gym club

Celebration assembly - Year 4 parents and carers welcome.31Jan2019

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

Non uniform day and cake sale - Y3 to bring cakes please01Feb2019

Durham School Sports Partnership event for year 1: Gymnastics Carousel13Feb2019

9:00 am - 12:00 pm @ Sherburn Sports Centre

Year 2 assembly; parents/carers welcome14Feb2019

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

February half-term holiday18Feb2019

Author Saviour Pirotta in school all day - book signing after school28Feb2019

3:20 pm - 3:45 pm

Witton World Book Day - fairytales, myths, legends and Shakespeare themed costumes please!01Mar2019

Children are welcome to wear their book-themed fancy dress outfits, classes will be investigating these genres if you'd like your outfit to match our learning: Reception/KS1 - fairytales Year 3/4 - myths and legends Year 5/6 - Shakespeare

Parent/carer evenings04Mar2019

3:30 pm - 5:45 pm

Parent/carer evenings05Mar2019

3:30 pm - 5:45 pm

Durham School Sports Partnership event for year 6: 4v4 Basketball Competition (Squad of 8)08Mar2019

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm @ Maiden Castle

Durham School Sports Partnership event for Reception: Infant Agility Festival26Mar2019

9:00 am - 12:00 pm @ Durham Johnson School

Year 3 Stone Age Day28Mar2019

Spring Fair29Mar2019

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Easter egg decorating event - Reception/KS1 with families, KS2 working in house groups02Apr2019

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm @ Please come to the main school office for entry to the building

Calendars page(s): Events >>