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  • Reception Tours

    We are delighted that you are considering Whittingham Primary Academy as a possible choice for your child's start in their Primary education. We will be hosting a number of Reception Tours for parents wishing to come and visit our school and view our Reception setting. 

    • Thursday 28th September 2023 - 10am
    • Thursday 12th October 2023 - 10am
    • Thursday 2nd November 2023 - 10am
    • Thursday 16th November 2023 - 10am

    Additionally, we will be hosting a Reception Open evening on: 

    • Tuesday 7th November at 5pm

    At this open evening, you will meet myself and Miss Rachel Noble, our Assistant Principal for Early Years. Miss Noble will share with you information about our Reception Curriculum, day to day life in Reception and ways you can support your child. As part of the open evening, you will also have an opportunity to visit the Reception classrooms with your child.

    If you would like to visit our school to take a tour of our school or to confirm your space at our Open Evening, then please email the school office: to confirm the date. 

    We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our school.


    Miss Thompson


  • Starting Reception

    Starting school should be an exciting experience for both you and your child so we hope that the information we have provided will begin to answer some of the questions you may have and help you prepare you for your child's first day here at Whittingham Primary Academy.

    Applying for a Reception Place:

    You must apply for a reception class place for your child even if they attend a school nursery or have an older brother or sister at your preferred school. If your child currently attends a nursery attached to a school this does not give them any priority for a place in reception class at that school.

    You can apply through the eAdmissions website. The Starting Primary School 2023 guide (PDF) has all you need to know. This guide explains how to apply for your child’s school place online (PDF).

    Breakfast & After School Clubs

    We currently have breakfast and after school club provided by the YMCA, with timings outlined below. If you wish to register your interest in your child attending, please contact:

    Breakfast Club

    7.30 - 8.45

    After School Club

    3.30 - 6pm

    Additionally, the school offers a variety of after school clubs such as gymnastics, multi sports & street dance. These are shared in the autumn term and parents sign up via the main office.

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