Whittle-le-Woods CofE Primary School

Core Values

Our Core Values

Our School is a loving, caring and inclusive place to learn.

A place where we always expect the best of each other and care for each other. We have a vibrant online community which you can find on Facebook. We are a Church of England School in foundation with St John the Evangelist and Clayton Brook Church. Our admission criteria results in pupils in our school having connections to a number of churches, some from different faith backgrounds and a large proportion with no faith background at all.

Our Vision Statement

Our Christian family leads and encourages everyone to:

  • Be excited and curious to learn
  • Flourish; soar in faith and talents
  • Serve others courageously

We do this within our safe, happy, diverse and nurturing Christ centred environment ensuring all are strong in mind, body and spirit

We are God’s children doing God’s work

As a staff, school leaders, church and community we aim to works together harnessing each other’s God-given talents to develop children who:

  • are keen to develop their talents
  • are academically equipped to take their place in the world
  • use the 4 Rs when tackling challenges-Reflection, Resilience, Resourcefulness and Reciprocity
  • enjoy awe and wonder of God’s creation
  • know that they can have an impact on the world and the confidence to make it happen.
  • celebrate individuality, show respect and tolerance for others
  • know how to keep themselves safe
  • have the seeds of faith sewn within them through knowledge of the bible and spiritual reflection
  • know that they are loved

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart

Christian Values

Each half term we focus on one of our Christian Values. The teaching of these values is based on Bible teaching and all our work regarding these is ‘Rooted in Christ’.

During  2022/2023 the Values that we studied and celebrated through worship were ; Friendship, Hope, Endurance, Forgiveness, Thankfulness, Trust

During 2023/2024 the Values that we  will study and celebrate through worship will be: Compassion, Peace, Justice, Fellowship, Wisdom, Humility

SIAMS Report 2017 OUTSTANDING Judgement


Ofsted Report 2017 Good Judgement

This was a short inspection and was part of a pilot inspection. Margot D’Arcy came to inspect the school. Under the pilot, the inspector needed to make a decision during the inspection if a change of grade would be a likely outcome and if so the inspection would be ended and a new full inspection would take place within two weeks. Margot D’Arcy felt that the school was likely to move from Good to Outstanding and suggested that she ended the inspection. It was the judgement of the school leadership that the school was at that point Good and therefore requested that the inspection should continue. The outcome of this inspection was a grading of Good and the school has enjoyed developing its provision further.

Ofsted Report 2023 Undraded Inspection

During this ungraded inspection, the lead inspector felt that if our school had had  a full inspection there was enough evidence for us to be given an Outstanding judgement. Therefore this school will be re-inspected with a full inspection 1-2 years from the date of this inspection. We continue to strive to provide the best possible education for children in our care.



We are all God’s children doing God’s work.