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We welcome all our students and their families to Whitefriars School

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.

Please take time to read through the information and guidance on our Letters Page to keep yourselves up to date

How can my child continue to learn from home if they need to self-isolate?
We have a dedicated ‘Learning from Home’ page where you can find lots of activities for your children to do while at home. There will be additional learning provided if for any reason we need to close a class or year group.

 How will the school keep in touch?
You can follow us on Twitter @WFPrimaryNews we will also send information by email and text via Teachers to Parents so please make sure you have given the office your up to date contact details.

 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)

Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk

For regularly updated information on COVID-19 visit: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

The government advises regular handwashing with soap and hot water for at least 20 seconds. See the NHS website for updated information https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/best-way-to-wash-your-hands/ 

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 https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ 

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Lucy Caswell                                  Fiona Hopkins
Executive Headteacher                 Associate Headteacher