Welcome to William Gilbert School from our headteacher Mrs Helen Britten

William Gilbert Endowed C of E Primary School and Nursery is a very special place to learn, grow and achieve.

We want our children to become creative, independent, and confident young people able to forge their own future and have a positive influence on the wider world.

We hope that our website will give you a taste of the life and learning at our school; an exceptional school in which Christian values and ethos permeate and underpin all that we are and do. William Gilbert School is proud to be a Church of England Primary School and part of the Derby Diocese Multi Academy Trust.

We are a thriving community of over 240 children, aged between 4 and 11, plus a 26 place Nursery. The normal catchment area is the Ecclesiastical area which covers mainly the village of Duffield, but pupils are welcome from outside the area if a place is available.

Our vision for excellence at William Gilbert Primary School is a safe and healthy learning environment where everyone is happy, motivated, challenged and with a thirst for learning.  We aim to equip young learners with the confidence, skills, attitudes, and qualities to thrive within a Christian setting as encapsulated in John 10:10, “I have come in order that you might have life – life in all its fullness.”

Staff, supported by governors, work hard to deliver a rich and challenging curriculum; to prepare children for their future education and to help them acquire the skills and enthusiasm needed to pursue learning for the rest of their lives.

Our Christian values ensure that our children have a sound understanding of the respect and kindness needed to get along with everyone in and around our community.  We take our responsibility to promote community cohesion seriously and foster a respect for diversity and individual rights. We provide opportunities for pupils to explore their own culture and have a clear understanding and appreciation of the wide range of cultural influences that shape modern Britain.

Close partnership between home and school is a recipe for a child’s success and this website is just one link in this important relationship. Our strong supportive culture is due to the real sense of partnership between home and school.

From their very first school experience, our children benefit from a highly dedicated team of teachers, support staff and governors who strive tirelessly to provide a caring and supportive environment which enables all our pupils to flourish. I am extremely proud to lead a team committed to achieving high standards and providing the very best opportunities for the children in our care. We very much believe that happy learners make successful learners. Every child is special, and we celebrate their unique strengths and abilities.

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PTA Carnival Float Competition information
June 20th, 2024

PTA Carnival Float Competition information

REMINDER – ADVANCED WARNING ROAD CLOSURE – VICARAGE LANE CLOSED THURSDAY 20TH JUNE 2024 The road will be closed with barriers between 8:30am and 9:15am and again between 3:00pm and 3:45pm. The barriers will be in place at the junction between Vicarage Lane and King Street and Vicarage Lane and Castle Hill. The barriers will be manned by volunteer marshals. For those parents that must drive into the village, I urge you to use the school’s travel plan (attached). Please park at one of the named places and walk, scoot or cycle the remaining distance. Further details on the letter attached from Mrs Britten. The closure will be under adult supervision and access will be maintained at all times in all parts of the street for eligible vehicles.   Eligible vehicles include: ·       Residents living on the road ·       Visitors to residents’ properties (including carers), ·       Disabled & Blue Badge holders (NB Please show your       badge to the marshals who will remove the barrier and let you through) ·       Emergency Services ·       Taxis ·       Statutory public services such as gas/electricity companies, ·       Refuse collectors ·       Postal service providers and deliveries, such as the Royal Mail and supermarkets ·       Breakdown and recovery vehicles ·       Any vehicle with special arrangements made by the school (i.e. school staff)


June 19th, 2024

REMINDER – ADVANCED WARNING ROAD CLOSURE – VICARAGE LANE CLOSED THURSDAY 20TH JUNE 2024 The road will be closed with barriers between 8:30am and 9:15am and again between 3:00pm and 3:45pm. The barriers will be in place at the junction between Vicarage Lane and King Street and Vicarage Lane and Castle Hill. The barriers will be manned by volunteer marshals. For those parents that must drive into the village, I urge you to use the school’s travel plan (attached). Please park at one of the named places and walk, scoot or cycle the remaining distance. Further details on the letter attached from Mrs Britten. The closure will be under adult supervision and access will be maintained at all times in all parts of the street for eligible vehicles.   Eligible vehicles include: ·       Residents living on the road ·       Visitors to residents’ properties (including carers), ·       Disabled & Blue Badge holders (NB Please show your       badge to the marshals who will remove the barrier and let you through) ·       Emergency Services ·       Taxis ·       Statutory public services such as gas/electricity companies, ·       Refuse collectors ·       Postal service providers and deliveries, such as the Royal Mail and supermarkets ·       Breakdown and recovery vehicles ·       Any vehicle with special arrangements made by the school (i.e. school staff)

REMINDER Year 4 are going to perform the pieces they have been working on for parents on Wednesday 19th June at 2.45 pm.         If you or a family member would like to attend then you would be very welcome.  Please arrive at school just before 2.45 pm.  Enter school via the main entrance and come into the school hall. 
June 18th, 2024

REMINDER Year 4 are going to perform the pieces they have been working on for parents on Wednesday 19th June at 2.45 pm.         If you or a family member would like to attend then you would be very welcome.  Please arrive at school just before 2.45 pm.  Enter school via the main entrance and come into the school hall. 

REMINDER – ADVANCED WARNING ROAD CLOSURE – VICARAGE LANE CLOSED THURSDAY 20TH JUNE 2024 The road will be closed with barriers between 8:30am and 9:15am and again between 3:00pm and 3:45pm. The barriers will be in place at the junction between Vicarage Lane and King Street and Vicarage Lane and Castle Hill. The barriers will be manned by volunteer marshals. For those parents that must drive into the village, I urge you to use the schools travel plan (attached). Please park at one of the named places and walk, scoot the remaining distance please. Further details on the letter attached from Mrs Britten. 

June 18th, 2024

REMINDER – ADVANCED WARNING ROAD CLOSURE – VICARAGE LANE CLOSED THURSDAY 20TH JUNE 2024 The road will be closed with barriers between 8:30am and 9:15am and again between 3:00pm and 3:45pm. The barriers will be in place at the junction between Vicarage Lane and King Street and Vicarage Lane and Castle Hill. The barriers will be manned by volunteer marshals. For those parents that must drive into the village, I urge you to use the schools travel plan (attached). Please park at one of the named places and walk, scoot the remaining distance please. Further details on the letter attached from Mrs Britten. 

Reception Class - Summer Term 2 Curriculum Overview

June 6th, 2024

Reception Class - Summer Term 2 Curriculum Overview

Year 2 - Summer 2 Term Curriculum Overview

June 6th, 2024

Year 2 - Summer 2 Term Curriculum Overview

Year 1 - Summer Term 2 Curriculum Overview


June 6th, 2024

Year 1 - Summer Term 2 Curriculum Overview

Nursery - Summer 2 Term Curriculum
June 6th, 2024

Nursery - Summer 2 Term Curriculum

Artist of the Month – June 2024. This month the artist is Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Closing date for entries is Friday 28th June. Congratulations to the winners for May 2024 inspired by Max Ernst. The winners were EYFS – Seraphina Spiteri Marriot, KS1 – Walter Radford (Year 1) and KS2 – Emily Brewin (Year 6) Kind regards Mrs Britten


June 5th, 2024

Artist of the Month – June 2024. This month the artist is Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Closing date for entries is Friday 28th June. Congratulations to the winners for May 2024 inspired by Max Ernst. The winners were EYFS – Seraphina Spiteri Marriot, KS1 – Walter Radford (Year 1) and KS2 – Emily Brewin (Year 6) Kind regards Mrs Britten

Gardening club is cancelled on Monday 10th June due to Infant  Sports Day.  Apologies for any inconvenience.  
June 5th, 2024

Gardening club is cancelled on Monday 10th June due to Infant  Sports Day.  Apologies for any inconvenience.  

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Please find attached letter from Miss Whiting regarding the class trip to Crich Tramway Museum.

Crich Tramway Museum - Reception Class

June 24th, 2024

More details to follow 

Duffield Carnival Week

June 24th, 2024

Healthy Cookery Club

Please collect from main reception at 4.30pm 

Healthy Cookery Club - Group 5 Summer 2

June 24th, 2024

Since these sessions will be taking place in the morning, please can your child attend school in their outdoor clothes, and bring their school uniform and shoes in a separate, named bag to change into at lunchtime.

Y2 Forest School

June 26th, 2024

Reception - Dodgeball Afterschool Club 

Reception - Dodgeball Afterschool Club

June 26th, 2024

IF POSSIBLE, PLEASE CAN YOU SEND YOUR CHILD WITH A CORRECTLY FITTED CYCLE HELMET EACH THURSDAY FOR ALL THE SESSIONS?


N.B Delivery will take place on our school site and we will provide all the bikes. Children DO NOT leave the school facility and will work solely on the playground

Reception Balanceability

June 27th, 2024

 

Artist of the Month – June 2024.

This month the artist is Friedensreich Hundertwasser.

Closing date for entries is Friday 28th June.

 

 

Artist of the Month - Last day to enter

June 28th, 2024

PTA  AGM

PTA AGM

June 28th, 2024

Duffield Village Carnival

Duffield Carnival

June 29th, 2024

Healthy Cookery Club

Please collect from main reception at 4.30pm 

Healthy Cookery Club - Group 5 Summer 2

July 1st, 2024