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Welcome to Henry Whipple Primary School 

We are both a successful and 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 educational  pedagogy 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.

We recognise that successful learning happens when children have good levels of wellbeing  and positive relationships and this is firmly embedded and reflected within our culture and curriculum at HWP. Our approach to teaching and learning is delivered through a cognitive science model  so that ALL children can achieve their best in relation to both attainment and achievement as well as emotionally and socially.


'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 designed to provide an effective and  high quality knowledge based curriculum where progression in the attainment of knowledge and skills enables concrete learning.  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 provide carefully planned enrichments and a dedicated' Learning Away' programme that links not only to children's academic 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, self managing & independence.

All stakeholders have the highest of expectations for learning, behaviour and attendance.

Please take the opportunity to look at our website and we welcome visits to our school to our learning in action.

Please contact us for any further details you may require.


 Cari  Burgess

Head Teacher