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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

  • Back in Time for School
    News about the Key Stage 2 Play.
  • Breaking News!
    Year 6 are working hard to create a visual masterpiece for you all. Please take some time to visit our page and keep coming back to find out more news for their special event.
  • 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.
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Latest Events Events

Phonics Workshop for Reception Parents25Sep2019

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Macmillan Coffee Morning27Sep2019

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Edinburgh Meeting for Y6 Parents01Oct2019

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Y6 Celebration Assembly03Oct2019

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm @ School Hall

Y6 Parents/carers invited to our Celebration assembly at 2.30pm in the school hall.

School Photograph Day10Oct2019

Photograph Day for individuals - school uniform only.

RSE Policy Consultation with parents15Oct2019

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

More details to follow

Clothes Swap Event18Oct2019

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Y5 Residential Week in Ullswater21Oct2019

Y6 Residential Week in Edinburgh04Nov2019

Calendars page(s): Events >>