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

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Oct
World Maths Day
15
Oct
Children In Need Celebrations!
17
Oct
Family Learning Afternoon
02:00 PM
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28
Oct
Black History Week
4
Nov
Big Bang Day

Latest News

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...
Admission to Secondary Schools in Bexley 2020
If your child is about to enter year 6 at Willow Bank Primary School find attached information from London Borough of Bexley regarding the Transfer to secondary school in September 2020.If you would like any of the attached documents printed, please let a...
Race for Life fundraising event - 1st July 2019
Come and join us for the Willow Bank Primary School Race for Life fundraising event after school 3.20-4.20.Make sure you join us for lots of fun activities on the field including throwing wet sponges at teachers' faces :-)Activities from 20p.Children are ...
School Closure this afternoon - 24th June 2019
Please can all parents/carers come and collect their child as soon as possible. Unfortunately, we need to close the school this afternoon following technical difficulties as a result of a leak/flood we had in school last week.  Please keep checking the we...
Willow Bank Will Open As Normal
To all parents and carers,Thank you for your support today. We are able to confirm that the school has been checked and all technical difficulties have been rectified. Therefore school will be OPEN tomorrow as normal. We look forward to seeing you all the...
News Shopper Article: Willow Bank Bees
Please see an extract from the News Shopper highlighting the fantastic work the children and our teachers do with the bees. Our beekeepers have been successful in the safe capture and rehoming for 6 new hives.
Celebrating our Family of Schools
Congratulations to Peareswood Primary School on receiving a "Good" accreditation from OFSTED in their recent inspection.  We are so proud of all the pupils and our colleagues, who all work extremely hard and absolutely deserve this achievement. 
National Online Safety Certificate
Willow Bank Primary School is proud to announce that we have been awarded the NOS Certified School Community Status.  A commitment to creating a safer online environment for our pupils.  A huge thank you to all the members of staff for helping to achieve ...
Home Learning & Thinking
Please see attached for current Home Learning & Thinking.If you have any questions, please liaise with your child's class teacher. 
Cancer Research - Race for Life
Your child would have received a Race for Life tube today. With this tube, we would love children over the half term and build up to the big race to collect as much money fortheir individual tubes. All proceeds will be going towards Cancer Research UK.
Parenting course at Northumberland Heath: 4th June 2019
Northumberland Heath Primary School are running a parenting course on learning strategies that help with dealing with children at different stages.Please see the attached poster for more information.
Scholastic Book Club
There are only two days left to order from our latest Scholastic Book Club. Just go to http://schools.scholastic.co.uk/willow-bank-se2 to browse the latest books and place your order.Every £1 you spend on this month’s Book Club will earn 25p for our schoo...
Bee swarm arrives at Willow Bank Primary School
Whilst the children were taking their first SATs test this morning, Mr Hayden and Mr Cook were busy looking after a swarm of bees that arrived on our school field. The bees were safely moved and are now settling into their new hive - wow, our eighth hive!...
Join our team as a Parent Governor
The CEO of the Woodland Academy Trust will be at Willow Bank Primary School on Wednesday 15th May, 2019 from 3.30pm.  Come along and find out more about how you can contribute to our school community as well as our other schools in Bexley by becoming a pa...
Nominate Willow Bank Primary to be in with a chance of winning £5000 of books
We need as many of you to nominate our school on the National Book Tokens website to be in with a chance of winning £5000 of books - WOW, what an opportunity!Please nominate and invite others to do so too!Fingers crossed.https://www.nationalbooktokens.com...
Congratulations to the Art competition winners
We are so proud of the winning entries - look out for  their artwork which will be displayed outside the school for the community to enjoy soon!First prize - Kindle Fire Second-Fifth prizes - Art Set Every child who submitted a competition entry will also...
Gold Level Green Mark Award awarded by KM Charity Team
Well done everyone - we are delighted to have been awarded the Gold level Kite Mark for everyone's efforts in walking to school each day! 
Curriculum News
Thank you to all the parents and carers that recently attended the three parent workshops run by Mrs Malhi, Mrs Edgar and Mr Talbot.  We really appreciate you taking the time to come and find out more as well as share your views.Further information will b...
Scootfit - Coming Soon
Mr McGilly has arranged for Scootfit to come and visit Willow Bank Primary School on 3rd and 4th June, 2019.  Every child in each class will have the opportunity to take part - more information will be shared.What a fabulous opportunity! 
Race for Life Summer 2019
Let's teach Cancer a lesson!  Join us in our fundraising.Fundraising Day – Monday 1st July 2019We will be having a non-school uniform day on this date where children will have the option of coming to school in the Cancer Research UK colours of pink, white...
And the winner is...... Durkan & WBP Art Competition
A huge thank you to all of the children who participated in the Easter Art competition run in conjunction with Durkan and Peabody.  The Wider Leadership Team had tough decisions to make when choosing the top five winners!Winners will be announced soon - l...
Book Club Online
Please visit the Scholastic online website to browse the latest books and order online. For every £1 you spend on this month’s Book Club, our school will earn 25p in Scholastic Rewards.Orders must be placed online by Friday 17th May 2019.http://schools.sc...
Curriculum Coffee Mornings: Tuesday 30th April, Wednesday 1st May & Thursday 2nd May 9.00-9.30am
Mrs Malhi, Mr Talbot and Mrs Edgar would like to invite you to our curriculum coffee mornings as we are really interested in discussing your views to help us create a new and exciting curriculum for September 2019.Your ideas and thoughts for the new curri...
FREE Family Fun Day - 17th May
Peabody are organising a FREE family fun day at Tump 53 on Friday 17th May from 3pm-5pm.  It is an ideal opportunity to find out what is happening in Thamesmead during the months ahead.
Welcome Back to the Summer Term
Dear Children, Parents and Carers, On behalf of all the staff, we welcome you back to school tomorrow.  We hope that you have all had a restful Spring break. Summer term is going to be jampacked - Mrs Malhi will be sending out more information this week.W...
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
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 ...
House Points
Attendance
Week ending 11/10/2019
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Attenborough
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Hawking
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563
Malala
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Magnolia
94.4%
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Juniper
96%
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97.9%
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97.6%
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Hornbeam
94.9%
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Mulberry
96.8%
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Alder
98.3%
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Redwood
95.7%
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Almond
96.7%
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Laburnum
96.1%
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Hazel
96%
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Walnut
99%
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Larch
97.1%
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Sycamore
97.3%
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96.9%
Whole School Attendance
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