Welcome to Whitfield! Our Church of England Primary School is located in the North Pennines - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - the surroundings of which we strive to use as much as possible to aid our learning. We use nature to power our school and are completely carbon neutral with electricity provided by a wind turbine and solar panels. Even our water comes from a spring.
We are fortunate to be part of a strong community and are committed to serving it and the surrounding area by providing the best possible education.
We have recently de-federated from the West Tyne Federation. The result of this is that we now have a new, forward-thinking, pro-active governing body who believes in the far-reaching benefits of rural education for the children of the Allen Valleys, their families and their communities.
The Regional Schools Commissioner has approved an Academy order, and The Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust is performing due diligence, pending conversion to Academy status in 2017.
Great news - we have received planning permission for our new preschool building - hoped to be completed for September 2017
We are hosting an open day on Friday 31st, 9.15-12! Come and join in spring celebrations and find out about our ne… https://t.co/n3vblMeO04