Our Aims


"At Woodthorpe we aim to ensure that your children have the best possible education that equips them with the skills, knowledge, qualities and values that will follow them through life.

We also aim to work closely with all members of our community to help children recognise the importance of collaboration and forming positive relationships."
Dave Smith, Headteacher at Woodthorpe Community Primary School.

What's happening at Woodthorpe?

Attendance Matters!

We are very proud of our school, our staff and above all our children! Others however, including OFSTED, would judge us unfavourably with an attendance of 94%.

The National Average Attendance
for Primary Schools is 96%.

2% below national may not sound a lot but it equates to 6% of our children having approximately 9 days off each per year. Please help us to address this problem by ensuring your child attends every possible day!


At school we have the means to support families in numerous ways and have sign posted many to other organisations which can offer support and advice.

See our Attendance Matters letter for details of the steps we are taking to improve attendance at Woodthorpe.

Also see our Holiday Absence - Attendance Matters letter for more information of how holiday absence affects a child's education.

Weekly Stars 18 May 2018

See all of this week's Stars ...

Y5 & Y6 Interviews

Year 5 and year 6 children have been applying for a range of jobs around school, such as lunch time helpers and readers in Y1. The children completed an application form and an interview for the roles they applied for. The interviews took place on Friday 4th, with Mr.Smith, Mrs Bister, Mrs McGrath and Ellie Mae on the interview panel.

The children were so confident and well prepared for their interviews, it was clear that they took the process seriously. The interview panel were highly impressed with all the candiates. Well done ladies!

See all of our interviewees on our Y5 and Y6 pages.

Diary Dates

Please note the following dates for your diaries:

Friday 13th July - Sports Day followed by a family picnic on the field.

Friday 13th July - Children will receive their Annual Reports.

Sunday 15th July - WORLD CUP FINAL!

Wednesday 18th July - Class Swap Afternoon.

Friday 20th July - Last day at school before Summer Holidays.

SEN Drop In Sessions

Special Educational Needs Drop In every Wednesday at 9am till 10am.

An opportunity to speak to the Special Educational Needs Coordinator Jay Oliver.

Feel free to come along and ask any questions. We look forward to seeing you.

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