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

Termly Assessment Reports

Target Tracker is the system that we use to track the progress & attainment children in Years 1-6. Teachers use this continuously and report results to the Headteacher & Governors 3 times a year.   The school will now report to parents three times a year (once after Christmas, once after Easter and then in …

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Lights Camel Action Part 2 – Dec 2019

The play was great and the pupils enjoyed it. Thank you to all parents and friends of our school for supporting us and providing an audience.  Please find the pictures below.  Unfortunately, one of the video files has corrupted and I can’t upload the video. But the pictures are great. 

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Christmas Service 19/12/19

The feedback from the Christmas service is that it is getting better, year on year and I would agree. Thank you to all of our musicians, professional musicians, Mrs Collins and Mrs Mackey for putting together a great service. 

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Spring Rolls – Gold treat for Mrs Mackey’s and Mr Doyle’s class.

Congratulations to the pupils who got 5 or more golds, we are all very proud of you.  Thank you to Mrs Vikas who came in and made prawn crackers and spring rolls. Don’t panic, we will get to the other classes after Christmas. 

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Choir Singing at the Rising Dec 2019

A big thank you to our choir for singing at the Risings nursing home and  Mrs Collins and Mr Jones who made it happen.   

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Choir singing at Norfolk Square 18/12/19

Thank you to our fantastic choir for being outstanding ambassadors of our school and Mrs Collins for putting so much time and effort into our choir. 

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