Whitwell Primary School opened its doors on September 1st 1984 after the amalgamation of two separate schools; Whitwell Infant School and Whitwell Junior School (now the village library and community centre). The Nursery opened in November 1988 making the school able to cater for children from 3 to 11 years.
At present, there are 294 children in school, including Nursery and the maximum number of children that could be admitted in a school year in each year group is 40 children from Reception to Year 6 and 52 in Nursery.
Currently, 2016-17, the children are organised into 10 classes. Two Early Years Foundation classes (Nursery and Reception), three Key Stage 1 classes (Reception/Year 1, Y1/Y2 and Year 2), and five Key Stage 2 classes (two Year 3/4, Year 4/5 and two Year 5/6).
|Morning Session - 8.45am to 11.45am|
|Afternoon Session - 12.10pm to 3.10pm|
|Infants (KS1)||Juniors (KS2)|
|Doors open at 8.45am||Doors open at 8.45am|
School begins at 8.55am and finishes at 3.10pm
|School begins at 8.55am and finishes at 3.15pm|
|10.45am to 11.00am (KS1 & KS2)||
Infants (KS1) 11.50 to 12.50pm
|2.00pm to 2.15pm (KS1 only)||
Juniors (KS2) 12.15pm to 1.10pm