Welcome to Whitehill Primary School
On behalf of the whole school community, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Whitehill Primary School.
At Whitehill, we believe that every child has the right to a first-class education – one that inspires, challenges and motivates learners in all subject areas. You will see throughout our school the motto “Shine like a Star”, which is used to encourage our children and celebrate their successes in all areas - as we recognise that children shine in different ways; sometimes in school and sometimes in out of school activities.
As part of our commitment to a broad and balanced curriculum, we offer a wide range of enrichment to our children. We are proud to have our own minibus, which is used to take learning outside of the classroom and provide ‘hands-on’ learning experiences. Our minibus is also used for the vast number of sporting events that we are involved in. We are also delighted with our Forest School area, which is used by all classes throughout the year and develops great skills and risk-taking, whilst introducing the children to the natural world around them.
We have high expectations of all our children in regards to their behaviour and attitudes to work. This is celebrated around school through: the work of our School Councillors; presentation and good work displays; and our weekly celebration assembly, where two children from each class are celebrated for their high standards of work and behaviour. Visitors often comment on just how calm and productive our learning environments are in school.
As a school, we recognise that some of our children (or families) need additional support at times: we have a fantastic team of staff who work closely with our children and provide the support they need (whether academic, social, emotional or behavioural). Our Learning Mentor works closely with our families and we are delighted to have both a Play Therapist and Speech & Language Therapist for those children who require more specialist support.
Without doubt, it is our children that makes Whitehill a special place to learn. Our children continue to demonstrate their incredible resilience, confidence, respect and tolerance – preparing them well for the diverse community we live in. It is because of the children and the achievements we have made so far, that I am so proud to say that I am the Headteacher at Whitehill Primary School.
I hope you enjoy looking at our ever growing website to see what makes Whitehill so special. However, a website can never replicate the feeling inside a school, so if you would like to see the school first-hand, you will always be made welcome.
Mr Steven Hall