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Witton Gilbert Primary School

Welcome back!  It's lovely to see everyone settled into to their new classes.  Well done to Reception class for a great start to their first year in 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

Witton Gilbert Primary School News

  • Applications open for Web-Wizards and Anti-Bullying Champions this week.
    Miss Appleby and Mrs Curry will explain all about each group and if your child is interested, they can collect an application form. The closing date will be Wednesday 26th September; appointed pupils will be announced in next week's celebration assembly.
  • We love Outdoor Play and Learning!
    During the first week of term our children have had their OPAL training updated and have written their year group play contracts. It's fabulous to see the children enjoying our lovely environment while developing their play skills and friendships.
  • House Assembly update - voting for house captains this week!
    Our pupils will be selecting this year's house captains in assemblies this week; the votes will be counted and verified before we announce the winners in celebration assembly. Good luck to all of the year 6 pupils who have prepared their presentations!
  • Supervised crossing patrol back in action!
    Today Mr Richard Hilton started as our new school crossing patrol man. He will be on duty each day from 8:25-9:05 in the morning and from 3pm-3:25 on a night.
  • Funky Style Brass
    We were all thoroughly entertained on the last day of term by 'Funky Style Brass'. With us all on our feet, joining in with the performance, it was a fabulous way to end the school year!
Further Articles »

Year 3 Stone Age day

See the year 3 page to find out about all of the prehistoric fun! 

Latest Events Events

Reception Parents - Reading and Phonics Workshop26Sep2018

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm @ School Hall

Come along to find out how we teach those important first steps in reading. Creche provided for Reception children.

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