Welcome to Whiston Junior and Infant School Website
Dear parents and carers,
Welcome to Whiston Junior and Infant School. We are really proud of our children at Whiston Junior and Infant School, as they try to be 'the best they can be' in all areas of school life. Children at Whiston are polite, well-mannered and hard working and strive to develop many of our key skills including resilience, independence and determination.
Our school was built in 1961 and we are proud of the newly refurbished building and attractive, well equipped grounds. It is a purpose built school with seven classrooms, starting in Foundation Stage 2. We cater for children from four to eleven years of age.
Sport is an important part of a growing child’s life therefore we offer a variety of physical and sporting activities within and after school. We are extremely fortunate in having extensive playing fields for the children to use, two trim trails and our 'WHAM' activity track for children to use for the daily mile.
Within the school grounds we have a seaside themed garden, a ball court and two trim trail plus substantial play equipment in the Foundation Stage outdoor area.
We expect excellence from our children and strive to provide the best resources and materials to achieve this.
Our School joined the White Woods Primary Multi Academy Trust with Whiston Worrygoose Junior and Infant School and Canklow Woods Primary School in September 2013. Wickersley Northfield Primary School joined the Academy in November 2014 and a further nine schools have now joined us. We have now grown into at Trust with thirteen schools.This allows all schools to benefit from extra purchasing power plus the sharing of skills and expertise.
OFSTED May 2016:'Pupils are eager learners, as demonstrated by their above-average attendance and very good behaviour. The new curriculum and high-quality teaching foster their love of learning very effectively. Pupils relish learning through topics and the diverse activities teachers devise to make these exciting. They appreciate the choices they can make about home learning tasks and during the inspection some proudly showed off the projects they have tackled at home. Pupils enjoy the wide-ranging opportunities they have to participate in afterschool clubs, trips and residential visits'.
OFSTED May 2016: 'The school fosters pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development very well. Pupils are polite, courteous and respectful of one another and adults. They are keen to take on responsibilities, for instance as school councillors, playground buddies and eco-warriors. The school council has drawn up the ‘5 Ws’, rules for good behaviour throughout the school. Councillors have successfully organised a number of charitable fundraising activities, giving careful consideration to the choice of charity. Pupils are confident that their views are listened to, for instance on the choice of games and equipment to play with at break and lunchtime'.