Welcome from the
Executive Head Teacher


Exec HT Claire Ingrams

Miss Claire Ingrams

Willow Bank Primary School, and our family of schools, has a duty to provide our children with the tools to access their learning, to grow socially and emotionally as well as academically. Without these tools, the children that pass through the doors of our schools will  not have the tools required for the journey that awaits them in their teenage, young adult and adult lives.

Upcoming Events

23
Apr
Return to School
29
Apr
Parent Workshop - Well-Being
02:00 PM
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1
May
Class Assembly Year 5: Hazel and Walnut
09:00 AM
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2
May
Volunteer Recruitment Morning
09:00 AM
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3
May
London Fire Brigade Fire Safety Talk: Years 2 and 5

Latest News

Willow Bank & Durkan Art Competition
Make our community brighter! Whilst the Peabody/Durkan regeneration project is underway, our school and Durkan have come together to invite all children to participate in an Art competition.   Winning entries will see their artwork printed to be placed al...
Celebrating the partnership between Woodland Academy Trust and Just Imagine
We are so excited to be working alongside Just Imagine and the amazing Nikki Gamble to provide quality professional learning to our colleagues across the Woodland Academy Trust as well as across schools from our local area and further afield.  #revealingt...
2019 National Curriculum Tests for KS1 & KS2
For Information on the 2019 national curriculum tests for Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2 visit the Government website:https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/key-stage-1-and-2-national-curriculum-tests-information-for-parents   
Happy Easter
Willow Bank Primary School would like to wish all of our families a very Happy Easter. We look forward to welcoming the children back on Tuesday 23rd April. 
Teach Your Monster to Read
Teach your Monster to Read is a series of games that's helped millions of children master the first steps of reading. Registration is free - so take a look and enjoy!  Follow the link:www.teachyourmonstertoread.com  
Congratulations to WBP Dance Team
Representatives from Year 3 visited Knockhall Primary School to take part in the Intra-Trust Dance Competition.We are delighted that they came in second place!  Well done to all involved. 
Online Safety Pupil Survey Results
Please take a look at our recent survey completed by pupils by going to the Internet Safety Matters tab. 
Congratulations - Girl's Football Team, March 2019
Well done to our Year 3 and Year 4 girls who participated in the Bexley Girl's Football Festival at Sporting Club Thamesmead - they were awarded a prize for demonstrating the best determination and also won a signed football from the Charlton Athletic Fir...
Phonics Information for Parents/Carers
We look forward to welcoming parents/carers of children in Year 1 and Year 2 who will be taking the Phonics Screening Check at our information session this afternoon.Please take a moment to review the powerpoint attached for further information. 
Science Week
Professor Bubbleworks will be coming to visit Willow Bank Primary School on 11th and 12th March 2019 as part of the focus for Science Week.Ask your child about their Science learning in the classrooms as the teachers have lots of exciting lessons planned!...
International Women's Day - 8th March 2019
Thank you to all of the children and teachers that contributed to the success of the day.  Children found out about some inspirational women such as; JK Rowling, Megan Hine, Beatrix Potter and Emmeline Pankhurst. It was great to see so many parents and ca...
World Maths Day - 6th March 2019
For World Maths Day, children took part in lots of fun mathematical challenges.In Key Stage 1 children used tangrams to create shapes and tell stories.In Key Stage 2 children played a card game where they had to use the four operations and four numbers to...
World Book Day - 7th March 2019
For World Book Day we all came to school in our pyjamas.Children created reading rivers where they went on a reading journey and recorded everything they read along the river. This is a great idea for you to do at home!We also enjoyed a tasty book breakfa...
Comic Relief - 15th March 2019
Help Willow Bank Primary raise vital funds for Comic Relief on 15th March 2019.Children are invited to come to school dressed in red with a wild and wacky hairstyle.Suggested donation £1
World Book Day Lunch Menu
International Women's Day - NHP
Northumberland Heath Family & Community Hub celebrate International Women's Day.  For more information or any questions please contact Alison GoldingTel : 07833469361 Email : agolding@nhp.bexley.sch.uk
Come and join us to celebrate International Women's Day - 8th March 2019
We look forward to welcoming you after school on 8th March 2019 to celebrate all of the children's learning on this special day.   
Developing Lifelong Readers and Writers
We are delighted to have set up a training partnership with Just Imagine to develop training across the South East. Just Imagine works extensively with schools in the UK and internationally to develop outstanding reading and writing schools, where stories...
Stay & Play at Northumberland Heath Primary School: Every Friday 1.30pm-3pm
Please come along and have fun with your under 5s!
Family Hub Drop In at Northumberland Heath Primary School
Please pop in for information & Advice.
Year 4 - What's on the Menu? February 2019
Pancakes were on the menu today when Laburnum and Almond Class enjoyed a fantastic HOOK day as part of the introduction to their new IPC topic.  Children were welcomed by Chef Bingley and Chef Lockyer to their new restaurants (classrooms!).  It was fantas...
Our Community is important - Durkan Community Newsletter
Please see attached newsletter for further information from Durkan/Peabody about recent regeneration project events and news.  Willow Bank Primary School will be working with Durkan on a number of initiatives - look out for further information coming out ...
World Book Day - 7th March
Thank you to London Children's Book Project
Throughout Spring 1st half term, our school has benefited from having a pop up book hut given to us via the charity, London Children's Book Project.  All of the books that children have chosen were given to us on a voluntary basis - it has been an absolut...
Welcome Back - February 2019
WELCOME BACK – February 2019Dear Children, Parents and Carers,On behalf of all the staff at Willow Bank Primary School, we welcome you back this term and hope you have had a good half term break. As always, this term, will continue to be a busy one for yo...
Lights ... camera ... action - Thinking Hats Video !
We are delighted to share a video, starring our very own children and staff, to explain how we use the “Thinking Schools” approach to our children’s learning. Across our schools we use the Six Thinking Hats and maps where both children and staff learn how...
Valentines Day Lunch Menu
New Lunch Menu
Please take a look at our new lunch menu available after half term.  Try out some new and delicious recipes!
Y4 Netball Team win Intra-Trust Tournament
Huge congratulations to the Y4 Netball Team who won the Trust tournament today when they competed against teams from the Trust schools. Many thanks also to Mr McGilly, our PE Champion and Miss Powell. Well done to all the children across all of the school...
Willow Bank Primary School takes delivery of bicycles - Family Learn to Ride
The bikes have arrived! We look forward to welcoming families who are participating in this fantastic opportunity.  
World Book Day - Save the Date
Come to school dressed in Pyjamas and help us to celebrate World Book Day.We have an exciting day planned - Breakfast Book Menu Midday Reading Snack Bedtime Story Feast Click on the link below for further information.We are so excited! 
World Book Day - 7th March 2019
In order to celebrate World Book Day, a special menu has been created to help us all celebrate Reading.You can sign up for school dinners via the front office. The theme this year is "sharing a story" - further information will follow shortly detailing ho...
Young Voices at the 02
A huge congratulations and thank you to all of the children and staff who attended the 02 to participate in the Young Voices choir.The children were delighted to be singing along with Tony Hadley, Beau Dermott and Urban Strides! #revealingthesingingchampi...
Bowles Year 5 Residential
Year 5 children and staff had a fantastic time taking part in a range of outdoor pursuits this week.We are all so very proud of the children who faced and overcame some challenges - well done! Thank you to everyone involved in making this trip a huge succ...
Books, Books, Books
We are so excited and delighted that our new order of books have arrived.  The books will be distributed around our fabulous classroom book corners for everyone to enjoy while adding even more choice for our young readers! Reading for Pleasure has been a ...
National Storytelling Week 28th January - 1st February 2019
It has been a busy, busy week of storytelling across the school.Storytelling is a tradition steeped in history across many, many cultures and we have been delighted to help celebrate this tradition across the week. What is your favourite story?  
Bagel Bar - Magic Breakfast
Thank you to all of the children who have been attending our Bagel Bar Magic Breakfast - you really helped the launch go off with a bang! Remember, Bagel Bar is free to all children every morning - entrance through the main hall back doors.See you again s...
Bike Marking with PCSO Dennis
We want to support efforts to reduce crime and prevent bikes from being stolen. Bike marking helps stolen bikes be identified and returned to their owners.Come along after school on 27th February and 2nd April, 2019 to meet PCSO Dennis who will be able to...
Parents of Y5 and Y6 children
Following feedback from the recent Parent Workshop for Year 6, we are hosting two further Parent CPD sessions on 6th February and 27th February, 2019.The sessions will focus on the actual content of SATs as parents/carers told us that they wanted to see a...
500 Word Competition - Calling all young writers!
Calling All Young Writers!It’s super simple. All entrants must pen an original story, no more than 500 words in length, and submit it online. It can be about ANYTHING you want – space-ships, grannies, insects, microwaves. The list is endless!Check out the...
Chinese New Year Lunch Menu
Parent Consultation Evening - Year 4
Parent Consultation Evening - 7th February 2019
Please see attached letter regarding Parent Consultation Evening.
Valentines Day Menu - 14th February 2019
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Poet Joshua Seigal visits Willow Bank Primary School
Children in Y4 Almond and Y6 Sycamore had a morning of Poetry Fun when poet and author, Joshua Seigal, visited for the morning.  They enjoyed learning new poems, listened to some incredibly funny tongue twisters and an amusing song about chickens!  They h...
Poet Joshua Seigal visit to WBP
We are delighted to announce that poet, Joshua Seigal, will be visiting Sycamore and Almond Class next week.  The visit has been arranged by Just Imagine and the University of Greenwich following Mrs Bingley and Miss Russell winning a Reading for Pleasure...
Welcome Back
Dear Children, Parents and Carers,On behalf of all the staff at Willow Bank Primary School, I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year. We hope that you all had a good time over the festive break and look forward to working with you over the course of ...
Free Magic Breakfast launching soon
Please ask Rob Parara (Pastoral Manager) and Jenny Edgar (Community Liaison Officer) for more information. Magic Breakfast launches on 15th January, 2019 from 8.30am.   This is open to children only and is free to all of our pupils.
Olympic Champion visiting soon
We are delighted to announce that Olympic champion synchronised swimmer, Genevieve Randall, will be visiting the children on 15th January, 2019.  Children will have the opportunity to hear about her experiences and ask her lots of questions! Huge thanks t...
Tribute to Mr Alan Russell, former Chair of the Woodland Academy Trust
We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Mr Alan Russell. Alan joined our Trust family in June 2014 and was a strong supporter and advocate of our schools.Alan left school with no qualifications, aspirations or a role model. Over time he returned...
Windrush Exhibition
Our Year 6 children thoroughly enjoyed the Windrush Exhibition held at our school. These are their open letters to the team from the Bexley African and Caribbean Association who came and volunteered their time to share their stories.
Outstanding Assembly by Hazel Class
 Year 5 Hazel Class presented an outstanding assembly which showcased their thinking skills. 
Admissions Consultation 2020-2021
Dear Parents/CarersWe are consulting on a proposed change to the Woodland Academy Trust School Admissions criteria with effect from September 2020. The proposed change would affect all schools in the Woodland Academy Trust.The Governing Body has considere...
Calling all Parents - we need you !
We are excited to be setting up a brand new School Advisory Panel and we need your help.There will be five School Governors on the Panel including two Parent Governors. The Panel will be looking at how the school and community can work together to support...
Christmas Lunch - Book now !
Parent Information Workshops
Exciting Tate Project
Volunteering Opportunities at our school
Launching Times Table Rock Stars
Our staff and children are ready for the exciting launch of Times Tables Rock Stars !!!!
We are the Champions !
#HelloYellow
Thank you to everyone that participated by wearing yellow to support World Mental Health Day. We are very proud to have raised a fantastic £120.00 for Young Minds. Revealing the champion within…
National Poetry Day
Champion Staff
#revealingthechampionwithinWillow Bank Primary School is delighted to champion one of their staff members, Ms Adams, who appeared in the latest issue of Bexley, a magazine for the Bexley community.Join Ms Adams and the school in the pledge to reduce plast...
We Celebrate Roald Dahl Day
 Our staff and children celebrated Roald Dahl day dressing up as their favourite character from their favourite Roald Dahl book.
Roald Dahl Day - Thursday 13th September
On Thursday 13th September, we are hosting Roald Dahl Day, where pupils are invited to attend school dressed as their favourite character from a Roald Dahl book! Please see more information on our Roald Dahl Day below! 
Revealing our Champions Within!
A fantastic training day "revealing our champions within". Our Trust family are excited for the first day of term and look forward to supporting our children in their thinking, learning and feeling together.
House Points
Attendance
Week ending 05/04/2019
Champions
3643
Attenborough
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3457
Hawking
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3608
Johnson
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3613
Malala
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Whole School Attendance Classes
Magnolia
94.7%
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Juniper
96.5%
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Olive
94.7%
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Yew
96.3%
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Hornbeam
96.6%
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Mulberry
95.6%
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Alder
95.4%
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Redwood
97.0%
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Almond
96.1%
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Laburnum
98.1%
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Hazel
96.7%
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Walnut
97.1%
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Larch
96.5%
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Sycamore
97.3%
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Champions
96.8%
Whole School Attendance
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