Thinking of a place at Whitehall Park School?
It’s fast approaching that time of year when parents and families are considering their options for school places for Reception in 2015. At Whitehall Park we have been hosting a number of events for parents and families including guided tours, Information sessions and individual meetings. Our final event in 2014 is our Open Afternoon which is intended as a drop-in session for families who didn’t get the opportunity to visit us for a tour or for one of the Information sessions. The school will be open to visitors between 2pm and 3.30pm on Friday 5th December, so drop in and take a look around. We also still have some availability on our tours and a place can be booked by contacting Sylvia Lefever-Jones on [email protected].
Why choose Whitehall Park School?
At Whitehall Park, we are passionate about ensuring the very best educational experience for every child. Our small, community school has highly qualified staff who are dedicated to providing a rich, balanced and broad curriculum within a positive and collaborative learning environment. Blending the best of the independent and state sectors, we have unashamedly high expectations for every child academically, socially and emotionally by ensuring that children, staff and families work actively in partnership to enable all children to realise their full potential. In addition, our extensive Extended School day which is available for Reception children upwards and is available from 7.45am until 6pm means that we offer a solution for many working parents who need the flexibility and support with child care. Take a look around our website to find out more about us and are hopes and dreams for every child.
We want every child to:-
Develop a love for learning
Our curriculum is broad and balanced with a focus on reading, writing and maths. Linked to a half-termly theme, lessons are always delivered in a fun and engaging way and our personalised approach means that we can tailor learning to each pupil’s requirements. Whilst we focus firmly on the core subjects, children experience a wide range of sporting, creative and stimulating experiences and sessions. This term alone children have had the opportunity to welcome many visitors into school including music producers, members of local community groups and specialist teachers. Children also have the opportunity to undertake visits within the local area and also to museums, galleries and other relevant attractions.
At Whitehall Park School we pride ourselves in ensuring our accurate observations and assessments enable us to develop precision teaching for each child to ensure they are effectively supported or challenged. Whilst we ensure that every session has highly differentiated quality first teaching, we also provide additional support and challenge for children throughout the school day. Our small teaching and intervention groups provided by our additional teaching and support staff means that children can be supported in a range of areas of extended through specific groups that identify and nurture particular gifts or talents.
It is wonderful to see our current children establishing friendships, growing in confidence, developing core skills and a love for learning so quickly. Come along and see what Whitehall Park is really like for every child.
We aim to:-
Create an active partnership with families
We believe that education should be an active partnership between the parent and the school. As such, parents and carers are encouraged to build a deep relationship with the school and its staff and all parents are invited to join the Friends of Whitehall Park PTCA.
Parents meetings, held once a term, give parents the opportunity to find out how their child has settled in, how they are achieving in all areas of their learning and what they can do to support their child at home. Weekly reading sessions also give parents the opportunity to learn about the structured but fun way we teach reading and phonics. We also regularly hold information sessions so that parents can find out about the ways in which we teach and the strategies we use.
The BBC have produced a really useful guide for parents and families. Take a look at the link below:-
Academic Year In-year 2014-15
We have a limited number of Reception places still available for academic year 2014-15. If you would like to discuss your child coming to Whitehall Park School this academic year, please contact us directly and we would be delighted to show you our school and discuss “in-year” admissions with you. Contact us via email on [email protected]
For admissions for Reception 2015-16, please follow this link to Islington admissions and apply for a place at Whitehall Park through the Islington admissions process.
Information for parents who live outside of the Borough of Islington
If you are not a resident in the Borough of Islington and are applying for a place at Whitehall Park school, please added us as one of your six choices to the Pan London form for your Borough e.g. Haringey residents apply directly to Haringey, etc.
You only need to complete one Pan London form for a Primary Place whether you live in the borough of the school or not e.g.
The information on the Pan London form is then given to the relevant boroughs.
On your Boroughs Admission website you are able to check the distance from your home address to schools that are only within your borough. If you are looking at a school in the Borough of Islington, Whitehall Park School, and would like to know the distance from your home please contact Islington Schools Admission team on 0207 527 5515 and they will be able to help you work out the distance to our school.