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We have expanded Whitefriars School in our landmark new building so that we can offer a new nursery, more primary places, specialist subject teaching to primary pupils from both our schools and an outstanding secondary education for 11 to 19 year old students!

In May 2018 OFSTED graded our school as outstanding. Our school is a strong family where expectations are high, values are positive, forgiveness is abundant and children are treasured. We believe that anyone can learn anything and the growth mindset underpins everything we do.

We are in a federation with Heathland School which was judged to be outstanding by OFSTED in 2010 and again in 2014. Our staff team continuously strives to find engaging and innovative ways to help our children learn and develop as individuals. We build close partnerships with families and celebrate success together.

We are currently working to make sure we can keep our pupils, staff and families safe when they return to school. Have a look at our video to see some of the measures we will have in place to help everyone stay safe.

Please take time to read through the parent guidance for our phased re-opening and also make a note of the drop off & pick up timetable if you are planning on sending your Nursery, Reception, Year 1 or Year 6 pupil back to school when we re-open.If you have a child in one of the returning year groups and have not yet made arrangements for them to return to school, please contact us via email: or telephone between 8.15 am and 3.30 pm to arrange. We do require one week’s notice to make arrangements for their return. The school office is currently closed to visitors so please only contact the school via the above methods.

Following government guidelines Whitefriars School is currently closed but we have many useful links to enable parents and carers to keep in touch and get help where needed.

How can I help my child with their learning?
We have a dedicated ‘Learning from Home’ page where you can find lots of activities for your children to do while at home. Links are also available on our Twitter page  @WFPrimaryNews

 How will the school keep in touch?
You can follow us on Twitter @WFPrimaryNews we will also send information by email via Teachers to Parents.

 I have a safeguarding concern that I would usually discuss with school. What can I do?
Please visit our Safeguarding Page to see ways to get help and advice.

 Where can I find more information about Coronavirus?
The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care.

Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687 Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)


For regularly updated information on COVID-19 visit:

The government advises regular handwashing with soap and hot water for at least 20 seconds. See the NHS website for updated information 

Use a tissue when you sneeze or cough, or use your sleeve, dispose of the tissue and wash your hands. See full ‘Advice for Everyone’ at 

We are looking forward to seeing you all again!

We love our schools and we hope you enjoy our website.

Lucy Caswell                                  Fiona Hopkins
Executive Headteacher                 Associate Headteacher