Our school is located in the centre of this
photograph. You can see the large playing field at
the back of our school. The Nursery has its own
enclosed playground and grassy area for outdoor
play. A new classroom has been built onto the
back of the school to serve as an upper foundation stage unit.
Here is a photograph of the
Look at its unusual shape.
The gardens were not
finished. See below how
they were finished off by
the Civic Trust and read the newspaper cutting about it.
Youngsters at Wheldon Infant School & Nursery in Castleford welcomed
Castleford Civic Trust donated £25 to buy shrubs and plants for two
small gardens outside the recently opened reception class extension.
Trust members called at the school to help the children plant the flower
beds. A Trust spokesman said: "The Civic Trust has been visiting the
school every year for the last ten years and we have planted trees,
bulbs, shrubs and bedding plants. The attractive grounds are a
testament to the Trust's involvement and interest in the school."
From 'The Pontefract and Castleford Express.'
There are 190 children aged from 3 to 7 at our school.
We have 39 children in the morning session and
26 children in the afternoon session. Usually we
have 4 or 5 classes in Main School and some of
our classes are mixed year groups.
The staff consists of the headteacher, deputy, 3 or
4 teachers, 2 nursery nurses, 3 non-teaching
assistants, 2 SNAs, 5 dinner supervisors, the caretaker and the cleaner. We also have a cook and 2 catering
Our governing body compprises of 4 WMDC
members, 4 parents, 4 co-optees, 1 teacher, 1
non-teaching member of staff and the headteacher.
We welcome parents into the school at the start of
each day to help the children to settle, to hear
them read, or they may wish to have a brief word
with the teacher.
Friends of Wheldon
We have a Friends of Wheldon group which is run
by parents. It is largely a fund-raising group which
meets on a regular basis.