Welcome to Willow Bank Primary School 

 

We would like to extend a very warm welcome to the whole Willow Bank Primary School community.

At the heart of our curriculum is a belief that all children have the potential to excel in all areas. At Willow Bank we do our utmost to ensure each child excels through our five school values...

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Children's University Newsletter
Dear Parents/Carers, Please see below the latest newsletter from the Children's University.
Summer Stem Workshop
School Closure Monday 28th June 2021
Due a flood in the school which has impacted on the electrics we have to close the school to pupils on Monday 28th June 2021. All learning will move online for the day, please ensure your child accesses their google classroom where learning will begin at ...
Free iPad Workshops
Free Parent iPad Workshops! Please see attached flyer and book your space via Arbor. You do NOT need an iPad to attend.
We Are Recruiting Parent Members For Our Local Academy Committee
September Enrollment!
WBP-School-spaces-apply-now.pdf
School Closing 3.05pm onwards as per usual April 1st 2021
This is a gentle reminder that Thursday 1st April 2021, the last day of term, the school will NOT be closing early. We will be releasing the students at the end of the school day as per usual. Thank you.
Parents Consultation Evening Wednesday 17th March 2021
On Wednesday 17th March from 3.40pm – 8.30pm we will be holding a virtual Parent Consultation Evening. You will be able to book an appointment via Arbor to speak to your child’s class teacher either through a Zoom call or via a telephone call. We have all...
London Teacher Of The Year Awards 2021
Please see attached poster for details on how to nominate any member of staff for The London Teacher of the Year Awards 2021. Deadline for nominations is 6th June 2021. 
Join Free Virtual Book Launch - "My Mummy is a Footballer"
Join the free virtual book launch on 8th March 2021, which includes puppet show, book reading by players and a football skills workshop. A lesson plan will be provided (EYFS/KS1). There is also an opportunity for your school to win a free virtual author v...
Family Learning at Learning & Enterprise College Bexley
Please see attached leaflet detailing FREE courses to aid with home learning and homework. Places are limited so book early, to secure your place.
British Science Week 5th - 14th March 2021
Next week is British Science week, 5th March to 14th March 2021. Please see attached flyer and keep an eye on twitter and facebook for daily news next week.       
CEO Welcome Letter
Dear Parents and Carers,Firstly, I would like to thank you for the continued support you have shown to our schools and to thewider Woodland Trust throughout the duration of the pandemic, and more recently since January whenwe entered this new phase of loc...
Festival of Literature
'Willow Bank is very excited to be taking part in the 'Festival of Literature' from the 2nd to the 12th of February. During this time authors and illustrators of children's literature will be streaming live readings of their work. There will be several li...
Supporting Home Learning Routines
Dear Parents and Carers,Please see attached The Education Endowment Foundations guide to daily routines, please tweak, edit and amend as you feel appropriate for your child/children.You may find these helpful to establish routines in your homes. Can you p...
Message from Mrs Malhi, regarding reopening of school in January 2021
Dear Parents and CarersI hope that you and your family had an enjoyable Christmas, notwithstanding the Covid-19 restrictions that we are all living with.As you know, we have worked incredibly hard since the start of the pandemic in March to keep our schoo...
Big Bang Day - Friday 8th January 2021
Big Bang Day is on Friday 8th January 2021 where the children will do lots of interesting learning on set topics. Please see attached file to see what these topic are and what the children can dress up in.
Christmas Jumper Day - 11th December 2020
Put this date in your diary, it is Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 11th December and all the children can wear a Christmas Jumper and donate a £1 for Save the Children. Your donations have been amazing this year, let see if we can keep it up. Thank you for...
Christmas Lunch - Friday 11th December 2020
Friday 11th December will be Christmas Lunch Day. The cost of this meal will be £2.30 which needs to be paid in advance through the Arbor app (we are a cashless school). Please see the menu attached for you to take a look. Merry Christmas!
Self-Care Top Tips for Young Parents & Carers
Please find attached a booklet with top-tips in self care for young Parents & Carers.
Modern Foreign Language Day at Willow Bank Primary School
Saludos Amigos,On Thursday we will be celebrating MFL day at Willow Bank. All KS2 children have been learning Spanish, this festivity will introduce KS1 to the importance of learning different languages. This also give us a chance to celebrate the many la...
Message from Bexley’s Director of Public Health
Please see a letter from Bexley's Director of Public Health regarding the processes that need to be followed regarding Covid 19 to keep everyone safe.Thank you for your support!
Returning to primary school: what parents need to know
Lyfta Launch
Dear Parents/Carer,Please see attached the Lyfta Launch Letter, it is a new app to help enhance the enjoyment of your children's learning during this difficult period. It explains what it is, how it works to give you some understanding before it's launch ...
Covid-19 - Phased Return - Year 6
Dear Parents and Carers,Please find attached a letter from The Trust and Willow Bank's Head of School with information regarding the slow phased return of pupils starting with Year 6.Further information will follow during tomorrow and how this will be imp...
Covid-19 Update from the Chief Executive
Dear Parents and Carers,Please find attached a letter from our Chief Executive regarding the possible opening of our school and how we intend to implement the Government guidelines to try and keep our students, parent and staff safe during this process.
Bexley Library Services
Dear Parents and Carers, Please find attached a letter from Bexley Library Services with links for your children to access during this difficult time. These links will also be available on the Children's Learning Zone tab for you to use.Stay safe and Than...
Covid-19 update to Parents and Carers
Dear Parents and Carers,I hope you and your families are all keeping well.Following the governments guidance on the 23rd March we just wanted to draw out the key messages for our parents and carers.
How to Access Google Classroom
Stay at Home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives
Critical Workers letter 20.03.20
Dear Parents and Carers,Following on from Mr Morrow's letter of 18th March with regards to the closure of the school, please see the attached letter for an update on those who are defined by the Government as being eligible to access ongoing provision dur...
New News Article
Dear Parent and Carers,Can we please remind you to check your ParentMail accounts as this is where all the latest information will be sent, so it is vital that you keep an eye on this to know what is happening at Willow Bank Primary School.Many thanks for...
School Closure 19.03.20 to 20.04.20
Dear Parents and Carers, 18th March 2020I never expected to write a letter like this, but we all find ourselves in an unexpected situation.You will of course all be aware of the developing situation around Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Government’s ongoi...
School 2 Day Closure
Dear Parents and Carers,Following on from the recent coronavirus developments, our Trust has made the decision to close all of our schools for a two day deep clean to ensure the safety of our children and communities.The deep clean will take place on Tues...
Willow Bank Primary Easter School Disco
We are sorry to tell you that following guidelines from outside agencies we have had to postpone the disco. We will inform you as soon as we have another date and thank you for your support and understanding. 
World Book Day - Pyjamas Day - Thursday 5th March 2020
Today is World Book Day and the children can wear their pyjamas, but please remember to bring in a £1 for our fundraiser.We are all looking forward to a fun day and seeing all the children in their pyjamas.
Coronavirus update from Department for Education
Please find attached the latest information regarding the Coronavirus from the Department for Education. Thank you
NSPCC Number Day
NSPCC Number Day - Children Can Wear Something Related to Numbers £1 Donation!Join Willow Bank alongside thousands of schools for a mega maths-inspired fundraising day and raise moneyfor the NSPCC. Dress–up in your favourite number!
Parent/carer Engagement Survey
Parent/carer engagement surveyDear parents/carers,On Monday 3rd February you will receive an email from us with a special link to a short survey that we’d like you to complete.The survey will give you the opportunity to express your opinion on parent and ...
Times Table Rock Stars Come to Willow Bank
On Tuesday 28th January 2020 the children and staff can come in dressed up as theirFavourite Rock Star! 
Willow Bank Primary School Volunteer Workshop
Come and join us at Willow Bank Primary School for a Volunteers Work Shop on Monday 20th January 2020 at 9.00-10.30. Whether your a volunteer already or considering becoming a volunteer come along and join us here at Willow Bank.
School Meals at Willow Bank this term! YUM
 Our Delicious menu for the new term is out! please see below, or it can be found under the tab 'information for parents'. Dont forget our special SUPERHERO MEAL day will be taking place in January too! Further information below.     
Behaviour Strategy - Parents Meeting Wednesday 18th December, 8.50am
Please come and join us on Wednesday 18th December at 8.50 where we will be informing you of our new behaviour and learning strategy. We look forward to sharing this with you and hearing your opinions before we introduce it in January 2020.
Could you collect a free donation for Willow Bank Primary School?
Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could collect a free donation for Willow Bank Primary School?There are over 3,000 shops and site on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, e...
Getting Ready for the festive period!
13 December will be Christmas meal and Christmas jumper day! Help us raise money for our local hospice by donating £1 on the day. Make a difference this holiday period to the lives of others. 
Christmas Jumper & Meal Day, Friday 13th December!
This Christmas, we will be raising money for the Bexley & Greenwich Hospice by joining in the fun on our Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 13th December. We will also be having the school Christmas meal on this day!It is one of the simplest and cosiest ways ...
Friday 15th November Pyjamas Day for Children in Need
Support Children in need on Friday 15th November and wear your Pyjamas to school for a donation of £1.Thank you for your kindness and generosity!
The Sun - Books For Schools
We need your help to collect 3500 tokens from The Sun and The Sun on Sunday between Sat 23rd Nov 2019 - Sat 18th Jan 2020. We will then return them so that we can receive our free book box from Collins Big Cat reading Scheme.There will be a box in the off...
Open Morning for Prospective Parents Tomorrow!
School Open Mornings taking place, come along!
Scholastic Book Fair!
Don’t forget that our latest Scholastic Book Club is now online at http://schools.scholastic.co.uk/willow-bank-se2. There are hundreds of fantastic children’s books to choose from, and every £1 you spend on this month’s Book Club will earn 25p for our sch...
Things to do over half term in the community.
Please find a list of events and activities taking place in our local community over half term!
Academic Year 20- 21 term dates are now available!
Please see the file attached for term dates for 2020-2021. 
This Thursday, Young Minds Charity collection
This Thursday 10th October 2019, Willow Bank will be raising money for the charity Young Minds!!! Wear yellow on and donate £1 to the great cause. Thank YOU!!! further information on the charity can be found at https://youngminds.org.uk/ 
School photos! 8th November 2019!
Special menu as part of black history month celebrations
As part of our celebrations for Black History Month, on the final week of October we will have a special nutritious menu for our students! Have a look at what's on offer! YUMMY!
Willow Bank has been identified as a ‘Best Practice Representative’
Dear Parents and Carers,We are delighted to inform you that Willow Bank has been identified as a ‘Best Practice Representative’ in the 2019/2020 Primary Education Parliamentary Review.Please do follow the link below to read the article written by Mr Simbe...
Look what we have achieved as a school!
Gender Action is an award programme which promotes and supports a whole-school approach to challenging stereotypes. Willow Bank Primary have demonstrated our commitment to ensuring all young people can reach their full potential and gained this badge as a...
Snozzcumber anyone?
Snozzcumber anyone?Have a look at the menu for Roald Dahl day tomorrow, Friday 13th September 2019!Enjoy! 
School Calendar
Please have a look at our school calendar for autumn term at Willow Bank for upcoming events and activities! Don't forget to save the dates! 
ROALD DAHL DAY – FRIDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER 2019
 On 13 September 2019, we will be celebrating the worlds, characters and stories of the world's no. 1 storyteller - Roald Dahl. Children will take part in storytelling, reading and writing activities based on Roald Dahl stories as well as enjoying a tasty...
Welcome to Willow- Our School Dog
Dear Parents and Carers,I am writing to inform you that we will have a new member of our school community. We have decided to have a school dog, along with other schools in our Trust as part of the on-going provision for wellbeing and mental health.Willow...
Welcome Back
Dear Parents, Carers and Pupils,I am very pleased to be welcoming you all back after our summer break. I hope you have all had a wonderful time enjoying the weather together and are ready for a new year of learning.This year marks the launch of Willow Ban...
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