At Whitehall Park School we understand the importance and value of preparing our children for their future and a successful life in modern Britain. This is achieved through developing children’s academic and social skills as we aim for all our children to leave Whitehall Park as confident, independent learners with excellent literacy and numeracy skills. We will never lose sight of the fact that those in our care are beginning their journey in life and that we are preparing the successful adults of tomorrow for whatever path they choose. Our pupils will be encouraged to understand their place in the wider community and the world, and to learn important skills such as independence, resilience, respect, aspirations, tolerance and teamwork as well as many more.
Our Vision and Ethos – Learn. Enjoy. Succeed.
At Whitehall Park School we believe that academic excellence is just one aspect of an outstanding education. We are very proud of our broad and balanced curriculum, building emotional intelligence in pupils through the learning experiences we provide. As a parent you can expect excellence, both in how we teach and how we nurture your child. We foster a positive attitude to life, encouraging a ‘be interested and be interesting’ attitude by providing a rich learning environment full of arts, drama, sports, music and as well as, of course, academic rigour. Whitehall Park children are happy, confident, successful ‘all-rounders’ who expect to win and achieve in an inclusive setting where children, parents and school staff work together to provide the best. Our commitment to you and your children is that we will teach them to learn, enjoy and succeed both in their school career and beyond.
At Whitehall Park School, we prepare children for moving on to a wide variety of secondary schools. As a Free School, we are very mindful of, but not restricted by, the National Curriculum. Our curriculum is personally structured and, in the later years, there is a focus placed on the requirements of the various senior schools’ entrance examinations. The curriculum remains broad and balanced with a continued emphasis on creativity, questioning, and independent thinking. We have formed close links with local State and Independent schools and aim to strengthen these in the future.
As children progress up the school, they are given increasing amounts of responsibility and encouraged to develop their self confidence in order to ensure a smooth transition to larger senior schools. We do this through a variety of ways including providing a whole-school approach to the teaching of thinking. This means that thinking is central and explicit and all teachers and pupils develop a common thinking language and toolbox.
The children at Whitehall Park also have a number of opportunities to take on extra responsibilities such as becoming prefects or members of the school council. To be appointed to one of these posts the children submit application forms and then are either elected to the School Council or are interviewed to be prefects. For more information about the things that we do to prepare your children for their future please click on the document below.