Opening doors to exciting learning, the wider world and a fulfilled future
We are pleased to welcome you and your child to Widden Primary School. Gregory, our school mascot, who you can see on every page of our website is a key part of our welcoming school ethos.
This is a very special school that opens its doors to children from many different homes, families and cultural backgrounds and treats them all with equal respect and value. Our successes in these areas have been recognised both locally and nationally. Ofsted reported in October 2012 that, "the school is a beacon for multicultural harmony in the city..."
In 2010 the school won a national award from the Muslim News for its work with the local Muslim community. When teachers visited the school from the Czech Republic in the summer of 2013 they told us that they were staggered to see how well integrated and happy our children from Roma backgrounds seemed to be in our school.
We are situated in the heart of the city of Gloucester in purpose built school buildings that were opened by Her Majesty the Queen in 1986. We are a community school built by Gloucestershire Local Education Authority to provide an inclusive education for all 2-11 year olds in our local catchment area. To help us achieve this we have additional allocations of money that allows us to employ additional teachers and classroom assistants to support the learning of children from minority ethnic backgrounds, those with special educational needs and those with emotional and behavioural difficulties.
For further information about our ethos and values please visit the Vision and Values page via the About Us signpost.
We also identify children who are Highly Able and Talented in one or more area of learning and work to identify activities and programmes to encourage these children to maximise their potential.
A key part of this, and a great favourite with the children, are our Widden Workshops on a Friday when we give the children a very wide choice of sporting, academic and creative activities to choose from to develop their range of skills and talents. For more information please visit the Widden Workshops link on the Children signpost.
We are a part of the Gloucester Schools' Partnership that is dedicated to helping raise achievement by all pupils in the inner city area through a partnership between local schools. Please click on the Partnerships signpost for further details.
Widden Plus is our new venture that offers both a Breakfast club and After School Care, morning sessions for 2 year olds, a daily Healthy Tuck Shop for junior children and street football. Please click on the Widden Plus link on the Parents and Community signpost for further details.
We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find any information you are looking for. Please contact the school direct with any further queries you may have.
Thank you for visiting!