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“The good care, guidance and support make a strong contribution to pupils’ progress and to all aspects of their personal development.” Ofsted “We always understand our lessons and if we get stuck the teacher explains it more clearly, they are always helpful and kind.” Year 4 Pupil “We have a jolly Headteacher.” Year 4 Pupil

Whitefield Primary School Oaklands Drive, Penwortham, Preston, PR1 0RH Tel: 01772 744449 Email enquiries to:

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welcome to Whitefield Primary School Welcome to Whitefield Primary School. We are pleased to welcome you to our school and hope that this will be the first step on the road to a long and happy partnership. We believe that a close partnership between home and school is essential for each child to develop and fulfil his or her potential. Whitefield Primary School is an energetic, happy school where children enjoy learning and achieve well. We believe that this school is unique and the relationships we develop with our children and families enable us to create a friendly, caring and supportive atmosphere. Our committed teaching and support staff strive to bring out the very best in our children and equip them with the skills they will need for the future.

our vision At Whitefield, we help our school community to be the best they can be, striving for academic excellence within our safe, happy and positive environment. We enable self belief, care and respect for all; learning together to be proud of every achievement reached.

Aim High Be Responsible, Care and Respect

“We love coming to school because we do special things like going on visits.� Year 4 Pupil

The most effective learning comes from having hands on, enjoyable and memorable experiences that feed the imagination and fuel the desire to find out more. We recognise and encourage talents and skills of all kinds and develop independent learners. The key skills we teach encourage children to become lifelong learners and caring, sensitive citizens of the future.

together we learn Whitefield Primary is very much at the heart of the community, celebrating Christian festivals, holding charity fundraising events and participating in the Penwortham gala. Many visitors are welcomed throughout the year, including artists, theatre companies, sportsmen and women, uniformed officers and past pupils on their road to success. We work hard looking for innovative ways to extend the range of opportunities available to our pupils and their families. Parents are an important part of the successful school team and children achieve their best when home and school work well together.

“My child goes into and comes out of school happy, the staff are approachable and visible in the playground for a meet and greet, which makes everyone feel welcome.” Parent

Whitefield Primary school offers a varied range of activities for all ages. We also enhance the curriculum with a wide and diverse assortment of educational visits linked to the creative curriculum.

We have a thriving before and after school club on site… Big Oaks, Little Acorns (BOLA) was formed in 2005. It is open 38 weeks of the year from 7.30am to 9am and 3.30pm to 6pm for the children of Whitefield Primary School. It is a popular and child focussed club providing the necessary care for working parents.

“BOLA is really cool, we get a chance to do our homework as well as chilling out with our friends..” Year 4 Pupil

healthy lifestyles Our school is committed to maintaining the Healthy Schools Standard. This includes regular high-quality physical education, drug awareness, emotional well-being and healthy eating. Healthy and nutritious food and drink are available across the school day. At break time, key stage one children benefit from the national free fruit scheme and key stage two bring healthy snacks or buy one from the tuck shop which is run by the PLT. At lunchtimes, families are encouraged to make healthy packed lunch choices and a wide range of healthy school meals are available including vegetarian and traditional meals. All children have access to water throughout the school day. The school is strongly committed to safeguarding each and every child and staff member.

“Pupils behave well both in lessons and around the school. They treat each other, staff and visitors with kindness and respect.” Ofsted “I like everything about school!” Year 2 Pupil

“Good links with nurseries and secondary schools ensure that pupils move smoothly between the different stages of their education.” Ofsted “We get to do really fun stuff in PE.” Year 5 Pupil “The enthusiasm shown by the teaching staff is clearly driven by a committed and passionate head teacher.” Parent

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