All children in school will be photographed individually. If you would like your children photographed with siblings, please make this request by returning the lower portion of a letter sent home with your child.
If you have a child/ren who are not of school age, you may bring them to school between 8:30 and 9:30am to have their photograph taken with your primary aged child. (Please note all school children should attend for the normal start time). For children who attend afternoon nursery we will also be offering this service. Please bring any siblings of afternoon nursery children between 12:45 and 1:45pm.
Your child will take home a proof of their photographs. If you wish to order please complete the Tempest order form and return to school with your payment by the date shown. (There is no obligation to buy)
F.A.O Parents/carers who will be in reception, year 1,2,3,4,5 and 6. The flu vaccine is being offered to your child. We must have your consent for the NHS team to deliver the vaccine which is given via a quick and simple spray up the nose. Please visit the link www.hdft.nhs.uk/electronic-consent or scan the below QR code to consent for each child. You will be asked to enter a secure school code which is:
School name: Willington
Your consent must be given by 27th September.
The programme is in place to help protect your child against flu. Flu can be a very serious illness and sometimes causes major health complications particularly in children and the elderly. Vaccinating your child will also help protect more vulnerable friends and family by preventing the spread of flu. If you have any questions or do not have internet access please contact the team on 03000 032 554.
Our provisional date for the programme is 24th October 2019.
FAO Year 6 Parents – Important information
Application for a School Place – September 2020
As you will be aware, your child is due to transfer to secondary school in September next year. The application process will open on 12 September 2019. You will need to read the Parent’s Guide “Primary and Secondary School Admission Guide in County Durham 2020/21”, as it contains essential information that will help you in making your child’s application. The guide is available on our website www.durham.gov.uk/schooladmissions
You must only complete one application and this must be to the Local Authority to which you pay your council tax (i.e. Home Local Authority)
If you live in County Durham, you need to complete an application to tell us which school you want your child to attend. You should list up to 3 school preferences and applying for just 1 school Does Not improve your chances of gaining a place at that school. You can apply for any school/academy in County Durham or in another Local Authority area.
Please apply on-line at www.durham.gov.uk/schooladmissions When you apply on-line you will receive an acknowledgement and you will be offered a school place for your child by email on 2 March 2020. Please save your log-in details as you will also be able to accept your child’s place on-line.
Please note that school places are allocated according to specific criteria which are different depending upon which school you apply for your child to attend. One criterion is “nearest school”. If you wish to know your nearest school please contact us.
If your child’s offer of a school place is for an oversubscribed school (i.e. where there are more applications for a school than places available) we will offer your child a school place based on the child’s/parent’s address. We will request information on the child’s/parent’s address when we offer a school place and the onus will be on you to prove your address if asked.
If you do not wish to apply on-line, you can download an application form from this website (or contact us and we will send you a paper application form) which must be received by us at the address below by the closing date. We strongly advise you to return the application form to us by “Royal Mail Signed for™” or “Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed”. If you complete a paper application form you will receive a letter to inform you of the school place offered to your child.
Please note for both on-line applications and paper application forms, you will be required to read the disclaimer and sign/tick the box to agree that the information you provide on the application form is complete and correct otherwise the offer of a school place will be withdrawn.
The closing date for receipt of on-line/paper application forms is 31 October 2019.
The Government have recently announced that next year May Day will take place on Victory in Europe (VE) day to celebrate the end of World War II . This means that the bank holiday will be Friday 8th May 2020 and not Monday 4th May 2020. Therefore we will be open as normal on Monday 4th May 2020 and closed on Friday 8th May 2020.
- Summer Fair – Thursday 4th July at 1:30pm
- Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 Sports Day – Tuesday 9th July at 1:30pm
- Nursery and Reception Sports Day – Wednesday 10th July at 1:30pm
- Parkside Induction day for transferring year 6 pupils – Thursday 11th July
- Year 1 and 2 Sports Day – Thursday 11th July at 1:30pm
- Reception Graduation – Wednesday 17th July at 10:50am
- Year 6 Leavers Assembly – Thursday 18th July at 1:30pm
Congratulations to our year 6 children who have finished their SATs! You have all worked extremely hard and we are incredibly proud of you! The class celebrated with a visit from the ice-cream van! They have worked incredibly hard all year, particularly over the last couple of months and this has been reflected in the amazing job they have done in their SATs this week. The effort and determination displayed by each and every one of them has been utterly awe inspiring and they ought to be incredibly proud of themselves! A huge thank you to them for their hard work, effort and patience and an even bigger WELL DONE!
To enhance year 5’s topic of ‘Life in Victorian Killhope’, they visited Killhope Lead Mining Museum. During the visit, the class experienced what life was like for children and miners. They had to find lead ore (Galena) throughout the day by: sifting, raking, breaking rocks and mining. They visited the ‘mine shop’, which wasn’t a shop at all but a small building where the workers and boys stayed during the working week. The children thoroughly enjoyed the visit and the class were commended on their excellent behaviour, knowledge and inquisitive questions.
Reception class received a very special package. The Hancock museum sent a dinosaur egg and asked if the children could look after it as their paleontologist was away on holiday. In literacy the children wrote instructions an how they could care for it and decided to keep it in their dinosaur museum!