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

Gold Treat February 2020

A very well done to everyone who got the gold treat this half term. Getting five  golds or more is a huge achievement and I am very proud of all of you.  This time, we had a very special guest, Shaun Hennessy, a professional actor who did a fantastic workshop. The pupils really enjoyed it …

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Hot Chocolate, Cakes and Clothes Feb 2020

Thank you to all who came and enjoyed a hot chocolate, cakes and took away bags of clothes.       

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coronavirus-public-info-poster-2 Please find information below from the department of health about the Coronavirus.  Coronavirus – Advice for all early years providers, schools and further education providers The government is closely monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus and is taking action at home and abroad. The overall risk of Coronavirus to the UK remains moderate. However …

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Kinetic Theatre – Light Fantastic – 27/01/2020

The pupils and staff had a fantastic time at the light fantastic show this morning. The pupils learnt a lot about light and space.   

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Mrs Gallagher non-uniform day

Mrs Gallagher was a teacher at the school for 40 years and touched the lives of hundreds of pupils and parents. She sadly lost her battle with cancer on the 4th February 2019.  To celebrate her contribution to our school and community, we are having a non-uniform day with Spring colours and odd shoes. Mrs …

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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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