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

Egg Decorating Champions 2019

Congratulations to the winners of the egg decorating competition. There was a huge amount of effort put in by everyone who entered.  EYFS – Dillon, Minnie and Erin. KS1 – Ella, Mason and Lewis. LKS2 – Archie, Nieve and the creator of ET.  UKS2 – Kitty, Emily and Layla. A big thank you to Tesco …

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Easter egg decorating competition April 2019

WOW! This is as good a place to start as any.  The entries were fantastic and it is clear that a huge amount of effort has gone into all of the eggs. It was a really difficult job for us to judge.  Thank you to everyone who took part.

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Bark chippings for Forest Schools

We are creating a forest schools area next to the new EYFS building and thank you to all the parents and pupils who helped move all the bark and create the enclosed area.  Thank you to Arundel Landscapes who delivered the wood. 

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Swimming Gala April 2019

Thank you to our swimming team who were great ambassadors of school and came second in the competition.  Aiden, Jacob, Chloe, Abigail, Amber, Ben, Scarlett and Charley. 

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Parent Chef Competition

Please read the link below about the Parent Chef competition.  Parent Chef competition

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Easter Egg Competition

After last years fantastic egg decorating, we will be having an egg decorating competition this year. It is open to all pupils and there will be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize for EYFS, KS1, lower KS2 and upper KS2. The winners will be judged by Mr Woodward and governors.  Please bring all entries in …

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