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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

  • Enrichment week
    Thank you to all of the school community members who have joined us in school for our Harmony, STEaM and OPAL days this week. We're keeping our fingers crossed for more lovely weather for tomorrow's sports day too!
  • Governing body
    The governing body of the school will soon have two parent governor vacancies, if you are interested in becoming a parent governor please contact the school office.
  • Enrichment week - book in to come and see our exciting learning in action!
    Recently we sent home booking slips to come and join us for our events next week. Details are on the website calendar. Please return the slips to school or contact Mrs Lofthouse in the school office to add your name onto the list of visitors.
  • Newsletter update
    As many of you know from reading our newsletter, in July Mrs Shevills will be retiring. We will miss her hugely and hope she will visit us regularly. We'll be appointing a new teacher shortly and will update you soon!
  • 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.
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Latest Events Events

Year 6 educational visit - Nissan19Jun2019

Celebration assembly - Reception class parents and carers welcome.27Jun2019

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

Framwellgate School transition day - year 6 pupils only03Jul2019

Whole school 'moving up' day03Jul2019

This is your child's opportunity to meet their new teacher and do some fun activities in preparation for thhe next school year.

Non-uniform day05Jul2019

Pop-up restaurant evening - details to follow05Jul2019

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ School hall

KS2 production11Jul2019

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

KS2 production11Jul2019

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm @ Please come to the main school office for entry to the building

KS2 production12Jul2019

10:00 am - 11:00 am @ Please come to the main school office for entry to the building

Year 6 leaver's assembly; parents/carers welcome. 1.30pm18Jul2019

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm @ School Hall

Break up for summer holidays19Jul2019

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

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