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

Update 03/02/2021 – Return to school and before and after school club

Hello Everyone,  I hope you are all well and have had a great half term break.  As expected, Boris Johnson announced last night that school’s will return on Monday 8th March. We are really looking forward to welcoming everyone back into school.  We  will be operating in a very similar way as we did from …

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NHS advice on sleeping patterns

This information is really useful. Children Sleep Routine Feb21 Parent Newsletter Feb21

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Home learning – You are doing a good job.

Good afternoon,  These are really strange times and we are all doing things that are out of our routines or things for the first time.  Everybody is having a different experience and I know many are finding home school hard. It feels hard, because it is hard and that isn’t because you are doing anything …

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Talent Show!

WSJ talent show poster

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Making the best of lockdown

Please see the posters below which give some great hints for making the best of this lockdown.

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