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Widden Primary School

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.

We are situated in the heart of the city of Gloucester in purpose built school builings 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 4 - 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.

We also identfy children who are gifted and talented in one or more areas 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.

We are a part of the Gloucester Schools' Partnerhip that is dedicated to helping raise achievement by all pupils in the inner city area through a partnership between local schools.

We are also lucky to have a Children's Centre on site that offers learning experiences for pre-school children and their carers - Bartongate Children's Centre.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Mr Timothy Cooper
Contact Position
Head Teacher
01452 520571

Where to go

Widden Primary School
Sinope Street

Local Offer

Local Offer Details

Here at Widden we are totally inclusive and welcome all children.  We teach all children the values of friendship, respect, excellence and equality through our unique FREE program.

Where a child has a recognised special need or disability, we will make reasonable adjustments to meet those needs to ensure your child thrives in our mainstream setting.  Our school is fully accessible and whilst supporting our children we will also encourage independence skills.

Your child's Class Teacher and the school's SENDCo are your key points of contact to discuss your child's needs.

Contact Name
Karen Hughes, SENDCo
Contact Telephone
01452 520571
Contact Email
Links to further SEND information
Widden Primary School SEN Information Report
SEN Provision Type


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