Please find attached a list of activities you may be interested in throughout October half term in Willington and County Durham.
Parents Evening Wednesday 13th November and Thursday 14th November (Parents/carers of children in Reception, year 1,2,3,4,5 and 6).
We would like to invite you to attend a parents evening.
This is a good opportunity for you to discuss your child’s progress at Willington Primary School as well as any concerns you may have.
To enable you to book your appointment nearest to the time that is most convenient to you we have an electronic system. This afternoon you will receive a text message which will give you a link to our system. Simply click on the link and the booking system will be displayed, enter your child’s first name and follow the onscreen instructions. You will be given the opportunity to select which day and time you would like your appointment to be.
If for any reason you would like to change your booking repeat the above steps, cancel your booking and select a different available appointment.
If you do not receive a text message by the end of today, do not have access to an internet connection or are having problems using the system please contact the school office where Mrs Exton and Mrs Towland will be happy to help and book an appointment for you.
Schools in Willington and Crook hosted visiting headteachers from Tanzania and Zimbabwe. The visitors observed our children in maths and English lessons and our pupils had the opportunity to ask questions about life in Tanzania. Staff from each school took part in training with the visitors relating to global learning and issues affecting all of us such as climate change. Each school in Willington and Crook now has a link school in Tanzania or Zimbabwe. Over the next two years we will be completing joint project work which will enable our pupils to gain a better understanding of the world through the eyes of the pupils in our Tanzanian link school – Kibosho Primary, Kilimanjaro. This is a wonderful opportunity to help prepare our children for life in a global society and we are looking forward to developing these links to their full potential.
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.