What makes WPS Special?

[vc_row el_class=”purple”][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”16862″ img_size=”large” title=”What makes WPS Special?”][vc_column_text el_class=”description_text”]At Whitehall Park school we always look for ways to improve and develop. We like to ask our community what they think and how they feel about our school.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]At Whitehall Park School we value everyone’s opinion as it helps us to grow and develop. We believe that communication between parents, staff and children is a vital avenue to aid the school in its progression. It strengthens partnerships within our whole school community so we encourage all to tell us if they have any ideas or questions about the everyday school life here at WPS. This is why we communicated effectively with all parties and asked what they thought made Whitehall Park School special for them. We had many of the same responses, such as the fact that we instill 6 fundamental values – Respect, Innovation, Independence, Compassion and Aspiration. Another was that our staff are friendly, warm and welcoming giving the school a community and family feel. Below, each tab directs you to anonymous responses from the different parties.[/vc_column_text][vc_tta_tabs][vc_tta_section title=”Children” tab_id=”1553092257514-87207f22-bc16″][vc_column_text]  At Whitehall Park School we believe that all the children are special. They will grow and develop into the men and women we need to make this world a better place. For this reason, we concentrate on giving them the best education by tailoring to their individual needs. We provide fun trips, workshops, lessons and  extracurricular activities which engage the children into wanting to learn more.  Look below to see some of the reasons why the children view Whitehall Park as a special school.

My school is very special. I think we have wonderful and respectful children and we have amazing teachers!!”

“I think Whitehall Park School is the best school because they we have very high standards. I also think it’s unique because the lunches are very lovely.”

“My school is special because I think we’ve got wonderful school meals and a fantastic playground. We also have amazing and fun learning that I enjoy a lot. I love the responsibilities like head girl, head boy, deputy, prefect, school council, sports captain and travel ambassador.”

“We go on the most amazing school trips like the school of rock. Also, our building is brand new, so shiny and it’s colourful.”

“Our school is special and unique because there are a lot of religions, cultures and languages and we have many facilities to use.”

“What makes Whitehall Park School special is how many unique children come here. We have a lot of fun topics and have lots of cool jobs.”

“What makes my school special is that it has loads of amazing school trips, workshops. We also have lots of brilliant books and new technology.”

“Our school is awesome because we have amazing after school clubs.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Families” tab_id=”1553092257534-cb4aafb7-b670″][vc_column_text]The families of WPS are highly valued here. For example, the PTCA help us to organise family events such as the Summer Fete and Winter Wonderland. They also helped us raise money for our playground and the outdoor EYFS area. We deeply appreciate the help our of parents and carers who take time to come to the school and keep the children safe. For example, volunteers for school trips, those who come in for workshops and who teach the children on the occasional special days that take place throughout the year such as Yom Kippur. The children and staff are extremely thankful to have the support of our families and friends. Below are comments from these families expressing why they think Whitehall Park is special to them.

“It is particularly the community spirit supported by parent involvement that makes the school special. The school offers a varied curriculum with educational visitors and workshops and a diverse offer of extra-curricular activities. They are able to grasp the kids’ attention and keep them fully engaged with their amazing themes and topics. We love this school and can only thoroughly recommend it.”


“A really exciting and imaginative approach to teaching that is very inspiring for all the children that are at the school.”

“Focus on each child as an individual and the ability for them to work to their level.”

“I think what makes WPS unique are the core school values of Respect, Independence, Innovation, Compassion, Resilience and Aspiration. As a parent, these are the values I find important and knowing my children are thinking, learning and encouraged to have these vales makes me very happy. Thank you WPS.”

“Whitehall Park School really nurture every child. The teachers find a way to really bring the best out in all the children. The teachers can spot each child’s strengths and weaknesses and work with the children to ensure they are happy and confident. The school and all the teachers are truly amazing.”

“I love how excited my children are about everything they are learning. The teachers always make lessons interesting and creative. I feel like my children are treated as individuals and made to feel like they are a unique part of the Whitehall Park family. Thank you.”

“WPS is so special because the team will never give up, always trying to improve what they are doing for the children. They are instilling amazing values and encouraging the children to be independent and responsible, while always enjoying their learning, the result is confident and caring kids!”

“My child says “It’s a very fun school”. I agree. She is always happy, the staff are always happy and always friendly. The school is always very clean, neat and tidy. It’s a school I feel safe and comfortable having my child go to.”

“My son can’t wait to get into school every day and races to do his home learning on a Friday night. Thank you for all that you do.”

“I think what makes the school special is the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. The motivated attitude and open minded staff who go the extra mile to make learning fun and interesting. The high standard of behaviour expected is good and rewards and badges make a big difference.”

“The school is special because it has an inspirational head teacher, fantastic dedicated teams and a wonderful school.”

“I think the pupils are involved in every big decision and by doing that they all feel very proud of their school. This also makes them more responsible and caring and not only with the school, but everything in their life.”

“The after school clubs have activities, hobbies and a chance to learn new skills rather than it just being a place to fill their time. Children learn morals, respect and are praised for their development.”

“I love that Whitehall Park teaches the children to be independent. I’m also happy there is a uniform as the children look so smart.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Staff” tab_id=”1553092281889-8355e8f7-56b2″][vc_column_text]The staff here play an important part in the education of our children. We have a lovely office team who ensure that everything flows smoothly such as admissions, finance or extra curricular activities. The kitchen staff provide us with healthy and tasty meals so that all students have a fresh, warm and free lunch everyday. We have amazing teachers who ensure the children’s learning is tailored to their individual needs. Lastly, around the school we have staff members who are passionate about upholding a clean and safe environment for the growth and development of our children. Below you can read what all the different staff said about what makes the school special for them.


“The building is a great space. It’s a bright, happy and energetic place. The children are engaging and they’re stimulated.”

“Whitehall Park cares so much about each and every child. Its priority is to allow every child to reach their potential.”

“We have a great team – vibrant, young and really motivated to do their best for the children. There’s a broad curriculum and lots of opportunities to bring it to life with exciting trips and workshops. Also WPS has a great sense of community.”

“There’s an outdoor learning space for reception and year 1 children. Also, challenge at the school creates lifelong learners, resilient learners and creates a sense of ownership for all.”

“We have an open minded head teacher and a creative curriculum with some amazing extracurricular activities for the children.”

“The school has consistent behaviour management throughout the whole school. On top of that, the staff are incredibly welcoming, friendly, helpful and fantastic with the students.”

“Our schools new building provides a stimulating environment and staff are welcoming and clearly have a passion for teaching.”

“Whitehall Park School is a special school as they support children to become well-rounded and happy individuals. Children can thrive in the variety of lessons and extra-curriculum activities.”

“WPS has a welcoming and friendly atmosphere with competent staff all around.”

“Whitehall Park embraces all individuals’ uniqueness and takes each ones talent to include in the schools community. The sense of family between the staff is mirrored in the children’s behaviour because they respect each other despite the difference in age, race and religion. Lastly, staff are given lots of opportunities that may not be given in other schools which allows them to grow, develop and learn which is also reflected in the children of WPS.”

“The school has a warm and friendly atmosphere. The building is always bursting with song, energy and vibrancy! Whitehall Park School has an open heart for all staff and students.”

“The leadership provides us with a vision of what we can all achieve and aspire to do. There is also a sense of inclusion and equality of community. CPD is encouraged and supported at Whitehall Park for all members or staff which encourages growth and development.”

“Whitehall Park enables every child to flourish and grow into life-long learners which will sculpt tomorrow’s future. Each child is given a tailor-made curriculum’ enriched to its core with a wide variety of learning opportunities.”

“The school is special because it goes above and beyond to ensure everyone is happy, whether it be the staff, children or parents.”

“We are one big, happy family who work together for the greater good of our school, the families and our children.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_tabs][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery interval=”3″ images=”16871,16872,16873,16874,16875,16876,16877,16878″ img_size=”full” title=”What makes WPS Special?”][/vc_column][/vc_row]