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

End year update

It is hard to believe that the year has passed so quickly. It has been a truly wonderful year in school, with a return to whole school collaboration and the children have all flourished. I am incredibly proud of our whole school community with how hard everyone has worked and putting the children’s needs at …

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Summer reading challenge

Wednesday 20th July 2022 Dear parents and carers, We would like to inform you of a Summer Reading Bingo challenge which your child/children can complete over the summer holidays, if they wish to. The challenge is from the Books for Topics website, which we use in school to supplement our curriculum with recommended reading books, …

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Co-opted governor positions

The governing body are looking to co-opt governors to join our governing body.  Being a governor in a school is unpaid and very rewarding, as an enthusiastic and committed governing body is at the heart of every school.  If you are interested in finding out more about what it means to be a governor, please …

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Weather forecast for Monday and Tuesday

The weather forecasts for Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th July are unusually consistent and it is likely to be very hot.  Please send your child into school with suncream already applied and with a hat.  Children can wear non-uniform on Monday and Tuesday and lighter colours are advised.  Measures taken in school. The blinds will …

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Year 6 Leaver’s Service Thursday 21st July.

Due to a number of logistical issues, the Year 6 leaver’s service will now be at school and not the church. It will be at the same time; 9:30am on Thursday  in the school hall.  Unfortunately, there will only be room for the year 6 parents and year 6 pupils. I am sorry for any …

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