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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 286 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, 2019-20, 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).

Our School Day

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
Playtimes Lunchtime
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


Please note: Children should not arrive unaccompanied in school before 8.45am as staff do not supervise the playground before this time. To support you, we run a Breakfast Club in school which starts at 8am, please enquire at the school office for further information.