About our school...
Whitmore Junior School was opened in 1954. The school catchment area consists of private and rented properties. The buildings are spaciously designed with wide corridors leading to well proportioned individual classrooms. The newly refurbished library houses a large quantity of books to cover all reading levels and subjects. There is a large assembly hall, which is also used for physical education, and as a dining hall. The corridors are bright and are used to create areas where work of excellence and interest can be displayed for everyone to appreciate. They make centres of interest to support curriculum delivery or independent research and they are regularly updated by all staff (see our gallery). There is an adjacent playing field and an all weather playground set in extensive grounds, including ornamental and scientific pond areas. An extremely well-resourced ICT Suite with internet access is available for all pupils. Interactive whiteboards are installed in all classrooms allowing pupils to develop knowledge and skills in a modern and relevant climate, equipping them with confidence to become independent learners and successful adults in future life.
“The School has successfully maintained a positive environment in which pupils are happy and friendly” OFSTED June 2004.
Our choir sang carols at Christmas in the Eastgate Centre and raised £200 for St. Luke's Hospice.
The choir also take part in concerts with other schools.
High standards of teaching in reading, writing and mathematics are a feature of the school and with these important basic skills children are encouraged to develop enquiring minds that will give them an important introduction to a lifetime of enjoyable learning.
Whitmore has a reputation for being caring and well organised. All staff work hard to maintain high standards of pupil progress and have a good relationship with parents/carers.
We have provision for statemented children with moderate learning difficulties and the teacher in charge works alongside class teachers to maintain this inclusive model of special education.
We provide hot dinners every day. pupils are allowed to bring their own packed lunch to contain healthy food.