Dear Parents, Carers and Colleagues
We would like to warmly welcome you to Westerton Primary School, an educational centre of excellence where we pride ourselves on our ability to develop all aspects of our learners. Whilst under our guidance, we diligently aim to maximise the educational opportunities of all our children, helping them to identify and fulfil their potential whilst becoming valuable citizens who contribute positively to society.
Our emphasis on academic success is matched by our commitment to developing high artistic standards, physical prowess and an understanding that emotional well-being can be fostered through enriching, positive opportunities to collaborate, support and compete.
A tour of our learning environment reveals confident, enthusiastic young people who are willing to learn and enjoy new challenges. They question, experiment and persevere as they engage with and apply new knowledge, skills and understanding. Their respect and encouragement for each other is derived from the safety of knowing each and every person is valued, diversity is embraced and personalised approaches ensure individual needs are addressed.
Pupil voice is strong at Westerton, it resounds through the School Council to be heard by our supportive Governing Body and extremely committed staff team. The contribution of parents working in harmony with the school is also highly valued and cannot be overestimated. We firmly believe that a strong partnership between home and school begins before a child even enters the classroom. We enjoy working closely with parents, providing information and plentiful opportunities to engage, in order to forge that essential bond to maximise the life chances of every child. We look forward to meeting you in person.
Mrs Stephanie Makin
- Consultation Meeting — The Ascend Multi-Academy Trust
We would like to invite you to a parent consultation meeting to discuss beginning proceedings to convert to academy status. This will be held on Monday 1st December at 5.00 pm in the school hall.
- A huge £702.47 raised in our recent charity event: Onesie Wednesday.
Thank you to all who took part in our Onesie Wednesday to raise money for two charities: Children in Need and JDRF type 1 Diabetes.
- Lighthouse Photography to attend PTFA Christmas Fayre
£1 per sitting to be donated to the school
- PTFA Christmas Fayre
Come along and join us for fun and festivities at our Christmas Fayre on Saturday 29th November. Visit Santa’s grotto, play our Christmas themed games and enjoy a bit of shopping at the variety of stalls that will be on offer.
- Tubs For Tablets
Urgent message to parents, carers, grandparents, friends and relatives: Please! Please! Please! don't forget to send us your special tokens from tubs of Flora and Stork so that we can convert to Samsung Tablets for the school.
- Scooters and Bikes
Many children are still braving the colder temperatures and travelling on scooters and bikes, well done and thank you. Please remember NOT to ride them anywhere on the playground. .
- Drink Bottles
Many children drink water from our cups in the hall at lunchtime and, whilst there are drinking cups also in year group areas, we do encourage the use of personal refillable drink bottles.
- Assemblies — Change of Date
Due to clashes of activities in school we need to swap the dates of the following assemblies: Year 3 and 4 assembly will now be on the 21st November commencing at 2.40 pm Year 1 and 2 assembly will now be on the 28th November commencing at 2.30 pm
- Tubs4Tablets Campaigh 2014
Please Please Please help the school make our campaign a success.
- Safety Socket Covers
Safety Socket Covers are NOT safe and Health and Safety guidelines suggest that they are NOT used in British Plug Sockets.
Latest School Calendar Events
- PTFA Christmas Fayre29Nov2014
10:00 am - 12:30 pm @ Hall
- Consultation Meeting — The Ascend Multi-Academy Trust01Dec2014
17:00 pm - 18:30 pm @ School Hall
The schools of our local cluster, Westerton, Hill Top, East Ardsley and Woodkirk Academy already work closely together and benefit from some professional collaboration. The Governing Bodies from our schools have each passed a resolution in favour of beginning proceedings to convert to academy status and to formalise our collaboration in the formation of a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT). We would like to invite you to a parent consultation meeting to discuss the implications of this conversion on Monday 1st
- Nursery Welcome Meeting01Dec2014
18:00 pm - 19:00 pm @ School Hall
- PTFA Meeting02Dec2014
18:15 pm - 19:00 pm @ Staff Room
- Reception Christmas Celebrations with Parents05Dec2014
14:15 pm - 15:15 pm @ Hall
Refreshments are available from 2.00pm