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

Wear Yellow day to support the Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Good afternoon,  We are going to have a non-uniform day on Friday 18th June to support people affected by cystic fibrosis (CF). The event is wear yellow day, if people want to wear something yellow that would be great. It could be clothing, a hair band or shoes etc.  We have a pupil in school …

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Young Voices – Biggest Sing 15/06/2021

The whole school took part in the ‘Young Voices – Biggest Sing’ event. We were joined by thousands of other pupils across the country and we all sang ‘Lovely Day’ by Bill Withers.  If you would like to donate to the ‘Place 2 Be’ mental health charity, please see the link on the picture below.   …

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Reading books and water bottles

Good afternoon,  I hope you are all well and have had a great half term break.  This is a strange request. Can all drinks bottles be carried separately and not put in book bags. We have invested a lot of money in really good new books and many have been damaged by leaking water bottles. …

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28/05/2021 – Update and Public Health Advice

Good afternoon,  I hope you are all well and ready for a great half term break. This half term has gone by very quickly and it has been great to have everyone back in school. The pupils have settled in well and are working really hard.  We are in the middle of recruiting for teachers …

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