Woodthorpe Church of England Primary School

Learning & Growing Together To Be The Best We Can Be

About Us

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We are a small and friendly school situated in Woodthorpe, Chesterfield.  We currently have 140 children on roll who are taught across five classes.  


Class 1: Reception and Year 1 

Class 2: Year 1 and Year 2

Class 3: Year 3 and Year 4

Class 4: Year 4 and Year 5. 

Class 5: Year 6


Our School day:

08:40am - registers open

08:45am - registers close*

12:00pm - 13:00pm - lunch time

15:15pm - end of the School day


*children arriving to School after registers have closed will either be marked with an 'L' or a 'U' register code.

L = arrival between 08:45am and 09:15am

U = arrival after 09:15am - a 'U' register code will go against the child's attendance and is classes as a missed session


We consider ourselves to be very fortunate to work with such supportive parents and we aim to work together to provide a well-rounded curriculum .  



I dreamed I stood in a studio

And watched two sculptors there,

The clay they used was a young child’s mind

And they fashioned it with care.

One was a teacher:

the tools she used were books and music and art;

One was a parent

With a guiding hand and gentle loving heart.

And when at last their work was done,

They were proud of what they had wrought.

For the things they had worked into the child

Could never be sold or bought!

And each agreed she would have failed

if she had worked alone.

For behind the parent stood the school,

and behind

the teacher stood the home!


By Cleo V. Swarat


We hope that the information on this website is useful.  If you would like a paper copy of any information, have any questions or if you would like to visit us, please feel free to contact the school directly.  


We know that choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions a parent / carer makes.  We believe that the best learning comes when we work in partnership with parents and the community. We are very keen to forge strong links with families and welcome your involvement in your child's learning.