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  • Whitchurch Community Primary School
    School Road
    PL19 9SR
  • Head: Mrs Angela O'shea-Warman
  • T 01822 616202
  • F 01822 617 557
  • E admin@whitchurch-…
  • W www.whitchurch…
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Devon
  • Pupils: 218
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Early years provision Good 2
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 2
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 2
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 2
    • 1 Short inspection 26th January 2016
    • 2 Full inspection 19th January 2011

    Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.

  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 22nd November 2007
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the parents say...

Two of my children attend Whitchurch and we couldn't be happier with the school. My eldest child attended a different school in the area due to not being in catchment for Whitchurch and we, as parents, feel that Whitchurch has everything that, that school didn't. Our children have always been happy at Whitchurch and if ever there have been any issues they have been dealt with very efficiently by all. Communication is key and both myself and my husband feel very comfortable with approaching any of the staff or the Headteacher with any queries or questions. We have always found the school to be a happy, safe place where children are valued for their individuality and parents are made to feel welcome and part of the school community. I would highly recommend this school and am extremely pleased that we have recently moved back into the catchment area so that my youngest child can attend.

Commented on 24th Apr 2012

This is a brilliant school! The Headteacher and staff are all approachable and it certainly lives up to its motto 'working together for the whole child'. Both our children have done well and have been very happy here, taking part in activities like country dancing, music, theatre, sports, to name but a few. I suggest you visit and make up your own mind - see the children enjoying their learning and chat to the Headteacher, you will be impressed.

Commented on 9th Apr 2012

My two boys attend Whitchurch Primary School and they are both very happy there. They experience a wide range of experiences from 'Forest Schools activities' to playing musical instruments and being part of the school band. One of my sons has special needs and the provision for him has been excellent. He has made good progress and most importantly enjoys going to school. As a parent I hugely appreciate the open door policy and find the staff friendly and approachable. The headteacher is always happy for you to pop in and have a chat with her. The pastoral care of the children is outstanding. I would highly recommend this school to any parent.

Commented on 20th Mar 2012

Our two children attend the school. The school buildings, location and grounds are wonderful, set in a pleasant area of Whitchurch. We have found that first impressions of the school are very good, however, this school unfortunately does not live up to its motto of "Working Together for the Whole Child." We have found that the school will work with only those parents who are affluent, do not ask questions and those parents who do not have children requiring special needs. We also find one can feel isolated during the school drop-off and pick-up if you are not favoured by the governing body or the Headteacher. As an establishment that is meant to be run by educationalists, we find that it is a little lacking and dated with its approach to teaching. Many parents feel the need to pay for extra tuition, outside of school hours. If you are considering this school you should visit, but approach with caution, as the school's ethos falls short of being open and honest with parents. We are now facing the difficult decision of removing our children from this school and therefore we cannot recommend this school to other parents.

Commented on 23rd Nov 2011

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