Full steam ahead!

Another busy few weeks at WNA, it’s only 2 months until we open the doors for our first reception class, the entire team are working hard to ensure everything is in place for September; we’ve started ordering resources for our classroom and have taken delivery of our first reading books.

Forest school taster

If anyone is interested in coming along to meet our new outdoor coordinators and to see where the children will be learning outdoors, please come along to Thornley Woods Visitor Centre on Thursday 25th July at 1pm, bring suitable clothing, drinks and snacks for your family.

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If you need or can offer transport, please contact us so we can try and arrange car shares.


Our recent picnic at Benwell Nature Park was very well attended, children enjoyed  storytelling with Daisy Wellington, thankfully the rain kept off!

Some of our parents from our first year’s intake have now set up a new facebook group, so children can make friends and arrange outings through the summer holidays, >Click here< to request membership.



We’d like to offer congratulations on their appointments and welcome to the WNA team:

Rae Lowe (School business manager), Sara Punshon & Adela Ellis (P/t Creative assistants), Phil Macari & Liz Beech (P/t Outdoor learning coordinators), Carol Hunter (P/t Admin) and Lynne Murray (P/t Cleaner)


Parents and carers who have accepted places should now have forms enabling us to gather statuary data on the children, and to give internet usage permission, please complete and return forms, PDF copies are available below.

Data Collection Sheet

Permission form


WNA are committed to providing free transport to and from school for those who need it, we have sent a form to request travel, if you require transport it is very important that we are aware of your needs, please let us know by 1st August so we can make bookings in plenty of time.

Kids and Us event

Our charity supporters ‘Kids and Us’ have sponsored a fun event with Parents North East group in July, if anyone who would like come along to a nature hunt and pond dipping to: Scotswood Natural Community Garden (Sncg.org) on Mon July 22nd at 10am, places are limited, please register a free account >Click here< to book.

Yours, Susan Percy