Dear Parents, Carers and the community of Winlaton,

Welcome to Winlaton West Lane Community Primary School where we believe we have something very special and all staff, children, parents and Governors strive to REACH FOR THE STARS! I am very proud to be the Headteacher of a school with such awe-inspiring children, dedicated staff and supportive parents and carers.

Staff and Governors helped to create our vision statement for our wonderful school which is based on a happy, inclusive school which exudes an ethos of opportunity for all: children, staff, Governors, Parents and the wider community of Winlaton. It is an ethos that enables our children to take responsibility and become a brilliant workforce of the future.

Winlaton West Lane Community Primary endeavours to be a forward-thinking school with high expectations of teaching and learning, behaviour and team work. We aspire to be outstanding in all areas of school life.

At Winlaton West Lane, you will find a welcoming and vibrant environment, with all involved taking responsibility for themselves and other people. We work hard to achieve our best in everything we do and always REACH FOR THE STARS!

Caroline Tetley (Head Teacher)

See our new brochure here !  West Lane brochure 2019-20

West Lane brochure 2019-20

“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.”

– Stephen Hawking

Year 4 Visit Durham Oriental Museum!

Year 4 had a fantastic time at the Durham Oriental Museum last week. We got the chance to examine real Egyptian artefacts, learn more about Egyptian gods and goddesses and the process of mummification. We even saw a genuine Egyptian mummy!  

Newsletter 11.10.19

Please click on the below link for newsletter 11.10.2019 Newsletter Volume 1 Issue 6 11.10.19

Year 1 Chestnut Explore Plants

This term we have explored plants in science. First, we took part in an experiment to see what terrain plants grow best in. We then measured the growth of the cress. After that, we identified parts of a plant around our school. All the children worked well in teams!...

Year 4 Trip

On Thursday, Year 4 visited the Oriental Museum as part of their History topic ‘The Ancient Egyptians’. It was fantastic. Thomas said, “It was the best trip I have ever been on.” Evie said, “Will we get to learn more?” After seeing a real mummy in her sarcophagus,...

newsletter 04.10.2019

Please click on the link below for newsletter 04.10.19 Newsletter Volume 1 Issue 5 04.10.19

newsletter 27.09.2019

please click the link below for newsletter 27.09.2019 Newsletter Volume 1 Issue 4 27.09.19  

Year 4 Egyptian Cinderella

Year 4 have been left some mysterious objects as clues to our new literacy, Egyptian Cinderella. We had great fun using our inference and prediction skills to work out who the objects might belong to and where they'd come from.

newsletter 19.07.19

Please click on the link below for newsletter 19.07.2019 Newsletter Volume 3 Issue 12 19.07.19


  • Attendance Champions: Reception Hazel 100% 100%
  • Whole School Attendance 96.6% 96.6%


Year 1 enjoy some ‘jammy’ maths!

In maths this week, Year 1 Holly have been learning about halving and quartering. We explored these mathematical concepts in a fun and practical way – by halving and then quartering some slices of bread!

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Reception share some busy News…

This week in Reception, we have learned a new sound in Phonics ‘TH.’ We looked at how these two letters (when put together) produces two sounds which are very similar - in words such as ‘that’ and ‘this’ we say it louder, whereas in words like ‘moth’ and ‘thin’ the...

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newsletter 02.02.2018

Please find attached this weeks newsletter 02.02.2018 and RRSA Silver ‘Rights Aware’ UNICEF school report:

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