HAVE A GREAT HALF-TERM HOLIDAY. SCHOOL RETURNS ON MONDAY 25TH FEBRUARY. SEE YOU SOON.
"Welcome to our thriving school set in the beautiful Woodchester valley. Here at Woodchester Endowed Primary School, we pride ourselves in creating a happy, safe environment and offer a rich, high quality curriculum. Integral to learning are our Christian values which encourage every child to reflect on the world around them and lead positive, fulfilling lives.
Our talented staff make learning fun and every day our children make us smile! We offer all our children the opportunity to achieve and grow in confidence through an exciting array of creative and sporting activities.
We are so lucky to be part of a supportive, vibrant community and I hope you will see from the website how much enjoyment our children have in school."
School Closure Procedure
Should school need to close due to bad weather, notification will be posted on the Gloucestershire County Council website. Follow this link GCC School Closure List.
We will also send a text message. Please let the admin staff know if your number needs updating.
Our PTA Christmas Bazaar
Anyone for chocolate? Our chocolate fountain went down a storm. Thank you to Mr de Gottal.
Our wonderful children provided music. Thank you to our instrumentalists and choir for sharing their talents.
A visit from Elsa
Who is this? We gave Elsa a very friendly Woodchester welcome.
There is a very informative magazine for parents called Digital Parenting. Please follow the link below to download the magazine.
Recently, Willow class attended the CLICK event.
This is aimed at Y6 children and raises awareness around digital literacy and online resilience in a fun and friendly way.
Parents had an evening to learn more about Social Media. One message that came across very strongly was it was not the technology that puts children at risk but the way it is use! We hope to build on this in the future.
Our Year 4 children watched a performance of ‘In the Net’. This play was written especially for Year 4 children to inform and educate them about safe internet and social media use.
Thank you to everyone who supported the Clothes Swap event, Bags2School and Christmas Bazaar. The Clothes Swap raised over £300 and any remaining clothes were put in Bags2School to boost fundraising still further. We will let you know how much has been raised as soon as possible. The Christmas Bazaar was a real success raising over £1500. It was a wonderful evening. Thank you to all who helped to make it such a fantastic event.
Please check the PTA page on this website for futher updates and newsletters.
25.02.19 HALF TERM begins
25.02.19 Y5/6 Cross Country Qualifiers
26.02.19 Y6 Knex Challenge
27.02.19 Beech Swimming
27.02.19 Welsh Birds of Prey visit
04.03.19 Maths Focus Week
04.03.19 Juniper Massed Band at Cheltenham
08.03.19 World Book Day - dress as a book character!
12.03.19 Zoo Trip - Hawthorn & Juniper
14.03.19 Mock Trial Willow Class
15.03.19 Open Registration 8:35am
19.03.19 Nature Quiz
20.03.19 Final Beech Swimming Session
28.03.19 PTA Bake off
02.04.19 KS1 Cross Country Festival
03.04.19 Easter Service at St Mary's 9:15am
04.04.19 End of Term 2:30pm
05.04.19 INSET DAY
23.04.19 SUMMER TERM BEGINS
24.04.19 Ash Swimming Sessions begin
24.04.19 PTA Meeting 7pm The Ram
26.04.19 PTA Meeting 2:15pm School Hall
THANK YOU TO THE BIG LOTTERY FUND AWARDS FOR ALL SCHEME
Woodchester Endowed (C of E Aided) Primary School is celebrating, thanks to a grant from the Big Lottery Fund. The school has been given £9,990 of National Lottery funding to extend and renovate their outdoor Early Years Play Area. The area will have new fencing, bespoke sand and water play and replace some of the tarmac with artificial grass.
The project to improve the Outdoor Space at Woodchester Primary School started last year, when the children were asked to draw their ‘Inspirational playground designs’. These were combined with feedback from staff and parents to turn them into practical plans with the help of Different by Design, a bespoke playground design company.
Parents at the school have been busy fundraising to implement the designs and have so far raised over £19,000 to help improve the outdoor play areas. The funds include a grant of £2,000 from the Summerfield Trust to resurface the area beneath the trim trail and a similar amount from Midcounties Cooperative. Seys and Bridges Educational Foundation donated £600, and Tetbury-based business Uniwire, supplied fencing materials. The donations have enabled the school to purchase new table benches with games on the top, and improve the forest school area. Parents have also generously given their time and skills to build seating for the outdoor classroom, install fencing, create a pond and set in posts to raise a parachute in the outdoor classroom.
Staff and Parents are delighted to receive a grant from the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All scheme. An outdoor play area provides children with one of the best possible environments in which to learn. This will be a great environment in which to spark their imagination and initiative.
Woodchester Endowed Primary School is home to a number of different community groups who use the premises regularly. These include Woodchester Playgroup; Woodchester 1st Brownies and Guides; Woodpeckers After School Club; Superstars Holiday sports clubs, Dancercise Exercise Classes, Sunday School and Local Church groups. The school site can be hired by members of the local community out of school hours. The school was awarded ‘outstanding in all areas’ by Ofsted in 16/17.
If you require a paper copy of any of the information contained on this website, the office will be able to provide it free of charge.