Primary School

New Starters

Welcome to Willington Primary School

We are delighted that your child will be joining Willington Primary School this coming September.  On behalf of the Staff, Governors, children and parents, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you and your family to our school community.

Your child’s first experience of school is a very important one and we recognise that settling into school is a huge step for both you and your child. Due to the Coronavirus, our arrangements for new starters may be a little different. We will be contacting you over the Summer term (2021) to let you know about the arrangements. We hope to arrange some getting to know you sessions, which might include home visits or stay and play sessions at school. We will let you know term dates and when your child’s first day at school will be. We will be working very hard to ensure that your child has a settled and happy start to school life.

You are very welcome to contact us if you have any questions.

There is a great deal of information about Willington Primary School on our website, so we hope that you enjoy reading about daily life at our friendly and exciting school. Please also take a look at our Facebook page @willingtonprimary2326 where you will see photos and further information.

If your child is joining our Nursery or Reception Class, here are a few things that you can do at home to prepare them for starting school:

• Help them to recognise and write their own name
• Show them how to hold a pencil and draw a picture
• Read books with them and encourage them to hold the book and talk about the story
• Sing some nursery rhymes together
• Teach them to count up to ten and recognise the numbers
• Teach them how to use children’s scissors
• Encourage them to eat independently and clear their own plate
• Make sure that they can go to the toilet independently and wash their hands
• Show them how to put their own coat on and do up the buttons or zip

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.