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

Girls Football Team March 2019

Well done to the Girl’s football team, who represented our school at Glossopdale and a big thank you to Mr Doyle and Mrs Southworth for making it happen.  Jasmine, Ella, Robyn, Leah, Ruby, Mary, Danielle and Freya. 

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Extreme reading Pictures

Thank you all for the fantastic reading pictures. They clearly show a love of reading. 

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Reading Volunteers

Developing a love of reading and reading skills are important. If you have any free time to read with reception and infant pupils, please contact the class teacher or office to find out more information. Any support would be gratefully received.  

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Viking Day

On Thursday the 14th February, we will be celebrating ‘Viking Day’. All pupils and staff are invited to dress up, please see links below that have suggestions for making outfits. We will have a themed assembly, activities throughout the day and a themed school lunch (Viking Lunch Menu). If your child(ren) would like a school …

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