Whitley And Eggborough Community Primary School

Caring, Helping and Sharing


Whitley & Eggborough Open Morning for 2023 reception new starters - 10 am-12 pm September 10th 2022

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Aisling Fowler (Author)(less than a year ago)

Hi Alison, Thank you so much for this - what a lovely email to wake up to on a Monday morning! I’m so happy the children enjoyed the visit, I really did too, it was such a pleasure speaking to them all. And it’s so exciting to think of their creativity being sparked like this - hooray for all the new stories that might be brewing in them! Please do send any pictures or writing my way if you have time and if the children are happy to share! Hope you have an excellent week! All the best, Ash On 14 Feb 2022, at 01:22, Alison Coventry  Good morning, I just wanted to say thank you once again for Fridays online session. The children were spellbound and are already producing some amazing writing/ drawing/ acting as a result. I was on the gate this morning and also had lots of lovely comments from parents also saying how enthused their child was when they got home on Friday. Thank you from us all, Kind regards Alison Coventry Deputy Headteacher

Selby College student placement(less than a year ago)

Can I also just say how amazing your year 6 students were when on the tour, they were very polite and informative, so many thanks to them as well.

Mrs Marsham - The Snaith School(less than a year ago)

“It was an absolute pleasure to spend some time talking about Careers with year 6 at Whitley and Eggborough Community Primary School today. Pupils very quickly made links between classroom learning and their dream jobs, helping them understand why each and every subject is important, but with a class made up of aspiring artists, surgeons, Youtubers, professional footballers, teachers and vets to name but a few, we shouldn’t be surprised. They came up with some great questions which were offered with lovely manners. Well done year 6! You definitely earned your prizes! Good luck with what I am sure will be bright and shiny futures”

Steven Minter(about a year ago)

I’ve donated £100 for this as it’s a great cause. Well done Whitley Eggborough School . Mental Health awareness means a great deal to me .

Helen Bond(about a year ago)

Would just like to say a huge thank you to all the teachers in this challenging time, especially to Miss Moughan who made the videos engaging for the children which can't have been easy when filming to no one. I have seen an improvement in Aaron's knowledge which just goes to show that the homeschooling has worked which the school has set. Fingers crossed everything goes well for everyone when school returns.

Mrs Cooke(about a year ago)

Would just like to say a massive thank you to all the staff at whitley and eggborough community primary school, for helping all of our children through these tough times and allways making sure they have a smile to welcome the children on google classroom and insuring there is more than enough work to keep there brains active, so I would like to wish you all the very best off luck getting the children back into a learning routine at school,

dana johnson(about a year ago)

I just wanted to take the opportunity to let you know that the online learning is working really well for our child who is in year 6. You have looked at his individual needs and provided extra one to one google meet support in the areas that he is struggling with. The class forum with his teachers and peers is working really well and lots of children are engaging in really informative chat and encouragement. We are able to work through the daily activities that are set by his teachers , who are on hand to ask any questions through google classroom. We submit his work daily and this is marked promptly by his form teacher and constructive/informative feedback is given. He is really enjoying the google meets with his teachers and peers. These sessions also giving him the opportunity to ask any questions about any subject area he is struggling with. The google meet with his peers, teachers and head mistress at the beginning and end of the day completes what is a brilliant package. Well done to all the staff at Whitley and Eggborough school. You are a credit to our community.

Mr R - Parent(about a year ago)

As the government requires children to be educated at home because of the Covid situation, it is incumbent on all those involved to ensure the children’s education suffers as little as possible. In this respect, WECPS has put in place very comprehensive learning facilities to accommodate all situations. The Head teacher keeps parents up to date on a daily basis with the sometimes, bewildering changes that have to be made. Miss Langridge makes sure everyone is aware of every aspect of Covid that effects the schoolchildren education and welfare. Individual teachers and staff of the school follow their Head’s example. My son is in Year 2 in the care of Class teacher Miss Frier. Her excellent preparation of remote schooling lessons make it easy for the parents of her children to cope with the stress of having multiple roles at home. Miss Frier, and all the other teaching staff, work far beyond their required hours to make sure the education of her pupils carries on smoothly. The teaching staff as WECPS are available to respond to all questions from parents on a daily basis and epitomise the CHAS school motto, Caring, Helping and Sharing. The biggest compliment I can give to WECPS is that if I was offered a chance to go back three years and choose any school for my four year old son to begin his school career with, I would choose Whitley and Eggborough community primary school again. Thank you Miss Langridge.

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Just when you thought it was safe to put the tissues away ... 


Year 6 Leavers video! - 

Thanks to all who contributed over the years and especially to Mrs Lee Stokes for putting it together!

School is open today until 3pm, however the temperatures by 11am will be 32 degrees, If you wish to keep your child home today all day in order to keep as cool as possible this will be authorised today. Please email - headteacher@whitley.n-yorks.sch.uk. Kind regards No WECPS extra on Monday or Tuesday.


Something for the holidays!

Week beginning 18th July 2022

Further to my jotter earlier I would like to confirm the decision we have made (to date) regarding activities next week.   Temperatures are due to rise to 37 degrees over the school day. 

Government advice suggests that children are more at risk to extreme heat than adults and therefore we have to consider the best options. 

I realise this will not be suitable for all but we are very much trying to make best of a difficult and unusual situation.   We are also aware that the weather may shift and change - I will be keeping a close eye over weekend and will inform of any further changes as needed - which again could be disruptive but unavoidable.    

Many thanks

Sarah Jackson

Monday -  we have decided to remain open today until 3pm.

The Year 6 leavers production will be moved to 16:30pm on Wednesday 20th July - max two people per family.

The KS1 Performance will be moved to 9:15am on Thursday 21st July - max two people per family

Wednesday   Year 6 production- 16:30pm - 


KS1 Performance - 9:15am

Year 6 Festival will be held during the morning - there is no requirement for parents to attend - all awards will be completed after the production on Wednesday.


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Open morning - Reception 2023 new starters

If you have a child who is due to start school in September 2023,  please come along and join us for our open morning on Saturday 10th September 2022.  It is an opportunity to have a look around the school, meet the staff and ask any questions you may have. 

The school will be open between 10 am - 12 pm - please call in anytime during these hours. 

We look forward to meeting you!

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Welcome to Whitley And Eggborough Community Primary School 


Opened originally in 1877, the school was extensively rebuilt in the early 1970's and was recently further extended in 2011.  It has a pleasing but unique aspect to the rear of the buildings, looking over farm and woodland and for our younger transport enthusiasts, the "M62".

We have our own special woodland and pond area, which we enjoy and use as an integral part of our curriculum work weekly throughout the year.

Whitley and Eggborough school provides a high standard of teaching for ALL children.  Our children receive a well-balanced and fun curriculum education from experienced, committed, and particularly proven over the last 2 years, very adaptable teaching staff who ensure that they are well prepared for not only their next step in education but their future working lives in what is a diverse and continually changing world.  Whilst we fully promote high levels of achievement, we base our learning from the very beginning in Reception to the final year in Year 6 on the principles that we all learn better when we:

  • are enjoying learning,
  • are challenged and intrigued by learning
  • can see a real purpose in the learning and have a sense of belonging by feeling part of our school family community.

At Whitley and Eggborough School, our vision is fulfilled through a rich range of memorable learning experiences across all areas of the curriculum.   We pride ourselves on celebrating the achievements of our children from academic success, sporting success and the enjoyment of the arts.  We aim to instill our sense of PRIDE for ALL in everyone who enters our wonderful school.  Our values (CHaS) of Caring, Helping and Sharing also form a  strong foundation for our learning

We want to encourage learning for the future and so it is vitally important that the children are happy, secure and that their learning journey is fun. 

We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website and that you find any information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the school direct with any queries you may have.

Thank you for visiting!

Mrs Sarah Jackson


Times and locations for arrivals and Departures






KS2 only


Through pedestrian footpath to the playground or right towards the classroom



KS1 and KS2 family groups


Through pedestrian footpath to the playground or right towards the classroom





Through pedestrian footpath and head right to class entrances



Parents enter through pedestrian gate and collect from the front door of school area.

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Our PSHE unit for this half term is Changing Me - please find the learning intentions for all year groups in the children - curriculum - PSHE Jigsaw section. You may also wish to refer back to our RSE policy, which can be accessed in the same area. If you have any further questions, please get in touch.

Safeguarding Alert

Some children are talking about a character they are watching on YouTube called 'Huggy Wuggy'. The creature has long arms, legs and rows of sharp teeth. Although the name seems harmless it is a video which has content that may be very disturbing in relation to death.  
Due to its name, 'Huggy Wuggy' is able to get through blocks at home and YouTube's own filtering system.
There are reports online that content can cause anxiety and nightmares among children.
Please make sure that you are aware of what your children are watching and that you challenge any behaviours and discuss if the name arises.

If you require paper copies of any information available on our website, please contact the school office. We will be happy to provide these free of charge.  These can also be made available in large print, braille or another language.

Contact Us


Learning Lane,



East Riding of Yorkshire

DN14 0WE





Headteacher: Mrs S Jackson

Inclusion Manager: Mrs K Davies

School Admin: Mrs A Hodgson