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Whinney Banks Primary School

Whinney Banks Primary
Head TeacherMrs S Thorpe
Age range3 - 11 years
Number of pupils on roll345 plus 39 nursery places
Statement of school's ethos/values

- We are committed to being an open-minded, supportive and professional team who respect one another and work together to make a difference.

- We aim to create a positive atmosphere of trust, respect and high expectations between pupils, staff, parents and other professionals.

- We are determined to foster a happy, safe and calm environment, where children behave well and become confident, independent life-long learners.

- We encourage pupils to: care for one another, develop self-esteem, take pride in their learning, take responsibility for their actions, strive for high standards in their behaviour and academic and personal achievement.

- In order for them to experience success and realise their potential, we seek to treat all children fairly and have high expectations of each individual.

- We are passionate about providing children with a broad, balanced and enriched curriculum. This is delivered in a high quality, stimulating manner, using first hand experience and practical activities wherever possible.

- We strive to build effective learning partnerships between home, school and the community. By working together, our aim is to be recognised as a successful school, where parents are happy to send their children and to which children are happy to come.

- We want children to leave Whinney Banks:

     -  Enquiring, independent thinkers

     -  Literate, numerate and ICT competent

      - Creative, resourceful and able to solve problems

      - Self confident learners who are willing to try new things and make the most of opportunities

      - Well rounded personalities who recognise their talents and have ambitions

      - Emotionally healthy

      - Having the confidence to express themselves and value their own and others' contributions

      - Understanding their own and other cultures and traditions, with a strong sense of their place in the diverse
        world around them

      - Having enjoyed their learning experience

      - With the ability to lead safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Additional information
  • We are strongly committed to the broad, balanced and enriched curriculum and have a range of enrichment activities throughout the year, both during curriculum time and outside of school hours.
  • After school clubs vary from year to year but are likely to include art, drama, dance, computer skills, cookery and sports activities.
  • Nursery times: - morning session is 8.45am to 11.45am, afternoon session is 12.30pm to 3.30pm.

Opening Times
8.50am - 3.00pm
8.50am - 3.00pm
8.50am - 3.00pm
8.50am - 3.00pm
8.50am - 3.00pm
Contact Details
Whinney Banks Primary School, Fakenham Avenue, Middlesbrough,
Post Code:
01642 817713

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