Welcome to Whitfield St James’ CE (VC) Primary School

Dear Parents, Carers and Pupils,

This is a child centred school and the staff are caring and compassionate individuals
with a genuine desire to develop and provide the best opportunities for the pupils.
Every pupil has the ability to excel and it is our privilege to help them achieve this.
Our pupils have the right to best quality education in all areas and we will continue to
strive to provide the opportunities to allow your children to develop into independent
learners. The world is changing and the jobs market becoming more diverse and
competitive and we have a duty to prepare our next generation for jobs that may not
yet exist.

There is a strong sense of community and developing links with the local area and
parents is an area I feel very strongly about.  I am very much looking forward to
working with you all over the coming year. I will try to be on the playground both
before and after school and please feel free to come and talk to me and if you would
like to talk privately, we can arrange a meeting. Please contact the school if you
have any questions or worries.

Craig Woodward

Sammy and Indie make it to the papers

Thank you Sammy and Indie, we are all very proud of you and what you have done.

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Ofsted Update Meeting 11/03/2020

Thank you all for attending the meeting on Wednesday 11/03/2020, your commitment to our school is very much appreciated.  Ofsted update 11/03/2020

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Headteacher letter about the Coronavirus

14/03/2020 Dear parents, carers and pupils,  The Derbyshire local authority are asking each school to follow the DFE advice regarding the coronvirus. There is a link to the DFE website and other information on the front page of our website and in the coronavirus tab on the top right of the front page. The DFE …

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Profession Athlete Kevin Metzger is coming to school!

Your child will be bringing home a sponsorship form to try and raise some money for school (60%) and for the professional athlete Kevin Metzger (40%)  to fund their training and other costs etc. For more information on our athlete please go to https://sportsforchampions.com/meet-the-athletes-2/  If your child raises between: £5-£14.99 they will receive a signed …

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Clothing Giveaway

We are grateful for all the clothing donations we have received recently, and welcome any more clean, wearable clothes. Any dirty, stained clothes that you deem unwearable, please put these straight into our clothes recycling bank next to the main gates as we still receive funds for the school from this. Please be aware that …

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