Welcome to the website of Westdale Junior School.
Westdale Junior School is on Westdale Lane in Mapperley, Nottinghamshire, a residential area about three miles north east of the centre of the City of Nottingham, England.
Executive Head Teacher: Mrs. V. Hayles
Head of School: Mr. R. Slater
Chair of Governors: Mrs. A. Yates
We have written these pages so that you can find out something about us and our school, to showcase some of our activities and to allow parents, children, staff and visitors to access important information about the school.
If you are visiting our website for the first time, please CLICK HERE for a guide to the site.
Thank you to everyone who supported our Harvest Festival service on Wednesday.
All the children presented their contributions really well – and the songs and readings were very well received by all the parents, carers and friends who were able to attend. Thank you all for that.
We are also grateful to everyone who kindly sent in groceries etc. for our harvest. These have been distributed to individuals in the community recommended by parents or to people in need locally through the charity, Framework.
The family bingo night was a great success. Attendance was very good and great fun was had by all.
Mr Slater had his debut as a caller – thanks to him; thanks to Mr Ring and everyone who helped organise the event and thanks to everyone who supported it.
Schools have been asked to draw the attention of parents to Nottinghamshire’s annual consultation on admission arrangements which it is required to review every year.
This year, the consultation is in relation to the admission arrangements for 2018/2019 and will run from 3 October 2016 to 27 November 2016.
Details may be found in the attached documents from the county council.
Some important dates for this term and the rest of the school year are shared on our “dates” page in the “For Parents” section of this site.
The Music Club, including flute, recorder, ukulele and violin players performed a Lord of the Dance by Sydney Carter in our Summer Music Concert. This performance was recorded at our last Music Club of the year.
This film is a large file and takes some time to download and play. Follow this link to the You Tube version: Lord of the Dance
Our new edition of the Together magazine is now published here.
We hope you enjoy reading it.
This evening, our Year 6 had their Leavers’ Disco – a lively evening – and tomorrow afternoon (22nd July) we have our special Leavers’ Assembly to which parents/carers of our Year 6 leavers have been invited.
We wish them all well for their new start at secondary school in September and for the future.
On Monday, after school, we had a special time when governors, staff, parents and children could spend a few moments with members of Mrs Ronan’s family doing some planting in our new garden of peace and friendship. This has been created in memory of Chris Ronan who died earlier this year.
Rather than a moment of quiet reflection, this turned out to be a really joyful time where children and adults worked together digging, planting and watering – just the sort of happy experience Mrs Ronan would have loved herself and a really suitable tribute to her.
Thank you to everyone who came. It was lovely that former members of staff were also able to join us and we look forward to seeing the garden develop. Thank you, also, to Ms. Bradley for planning the garden and all the work she did to prepare for the event.
Despite a poor weather forecast, our Year 6 organised a very successful Summer Fair on 1st July 2016.
In addition to organising games for the fair, Year 6 pupils had written to local businesses to invite donations for raffles and to parents to inform them about the event and ask for support in various ways.
All the classes used the week as their Enterprise Week, making items for sale at the fair and thinking (as part of our economics education) about the costs of materials, selecting a selling price after considering reasonable profit levels and marketing their product.
In addition to being a very happy and enjoyable event, it was very successful in terms of its fund-raising aims. Well done to all our Year 6s and thanks to everyone who helped and supported our Summer Fair.
Over twenty of our more advanced musicians took part in the 2016 Now Hear This concert, playing and singing with the Hallé Orchestra at the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham on 30th June.
The theme of this concert was the Americas and all the music performed was closely connected with North and South America. The musicians from Westdale were among a group of about 32 instrumentalists from the city and county playing the grade 2 – 5 parts and it was a pleasure to see a good number of our former pupils, now at secondary school, also playing. Lots of children from other schools came to play the “A” parts and to join in the singing.
After the concert, our musicians were asked to go onto the stage of the concert hall to play a short section of music and have photographs taken.
It was a super experience.