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Welcome to Henry Whipple Primary School

We are a GOOD School...

Where 'leaders, other staff and governors have high expectations of what pupils can achieve. They have a shared vision in which pupils are at the centre of all they do. Personal development is a strength, leaders and staff promote pupils' well-being and mental health very well'. (OFSTED Report June 2019)


At Henry Whipple Primary our education philosophy and core vision is strong and centers upon achieving the best possible outcomes for all children based upon our ‘Believe Belong Achieve’ ethos, the needs of our children and our community reflecting British values. All stakeholders have the highest of expectations for learning, behaviour and attendance and all learners have the opportunity to achieve the highest possible social, emotional, physical and academic standards. As a school, we are highly committed to supporting and enhancing the emotional wellbeing of our learners as we recognise the impact this can have on attainment and achievement.


'The school provides a broad and balanced curriculum that is based on the needs of the pupils' (OFSTED Report June 2019). Our  curriculum has been developed to provide a high quality, deep knowledge-rich curriculum that allows our children to make connections between the world and its people across subject areas. We provide teaching which incorporates ' interesting lessons that motivate pupils ' (Ofsted 2019) and  enables pupils to make purposeful links with vocabulary from their topic of study, applying this within their learning across different subjects. We build upon 'wonderings' about specific themes and teaching topics which build upon previous learning. We provide carefully planned enrichments and a dedicated' Learning Away' programme that links not only to children's measureable outcomes but to their behaviour, safety and SMSC development, 'broadening their understanding and horizons' (Ofsted June 2019). We celebrate positive attitudes and learning behaviours, which are deep-rooted in our approach. This encompasses the key skills of communication, problem-solving, team work, reflecting and reviewing, participating effectively, investigating and self managing & independence.


Please take the opportunity to look at our website

and contact us for any further details you may require.



Mrs C Burgess

Head Teacher