Whinfield Primary School

Augusta Close, Darlington, DL1 3HT

Whinfield Primary School is a community school school in Darlington. According to the latest government data, it has approximately 599 pupils and allows entry for children aged 5-11.

About Us

Welcome to Whinfield Primary School. We are a large primary school situated in the north of the historic town of Darlington. We provide a stimulating and exciting educational experience for 630 pupils aged between 4 and 11 year old.

‘This is a good school where pupils enjoy learning and achieve well.’ Ofsted 2012

Whinfield Primary School is a welcoming community which evolves and changes. We believe that education is about expanding our expectations and building on firm foundations. It is critical for our success that every learner is well equipped with a balance of social, moral and academic skills.

'Pupils rapidly gain self confidence and from reception to year six contribute strongly to their successful learning by above average attendance. 'Ofsted 2012

We have an effective team who are committed to providing unique, stimulating and interesting learning opportunities to motivate our learners to apply their skills. Our dedicated staff strive to ensure every individual pupil is given the support and opportunities needed to achieve their full potential. At Whinfield Primary School we recognise that we all have a part to play in shaping the future and we are all valued, respected and heard.

'Good quality leadership and management have developed an effective staff team.'Ofsted 2012

I hope that, within our website, www.whinfield.net you will discover how we combine the best of community values with the very latest in teaching methods. If you would like any further information about any aspect of life at Whinfield Primary School, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Shirley Welsh

Head Teacher

Our Childcare Provision

Whinfield Breakfast and After School Childcare

The onsite childcare provision offers affordable breakfast and after school care in the safety and comfort of the school premises.

Our aim is to provide an affordable healthy and active start and end to the school day within the school premises, offering peace of mind for working parents and is available to all pupils attending Whinfield Primary School, however, places are limited to ensure adequate staffing ratios.

Application forms can be downloaded from our school website www.whinfield,net or are available from Mrs Porter and the school office and places are allocated on a first come first served basis. When the number of places is exceeded, a waiting list will be in operation. All children must have applied and been allocated a place in order to attend.

Children’s details, medical conditions, parental contact details, allergy information, additional emergency contact details are stored securely in breakfast club. Parents have full responsibility for ensuring these contact details are kept up to date, and that the staff are promptly informed of any changes.

Breakfast and a snack are provided and a range of activities are offered in the school hall which provides a safe, secure and relaxed environment between Monday to Friday 8am to 8.45am and 3.00pm - 6.00pm during school term time.

Fees & Notice

Childcare fees are £2 per session for BREAKFAST and £8.00 per session AFTER SCHOOL which is payable weekly, monthly OR TERMLY in advance.

Please pay online via parent mail or send cheques with your child in a named envelope (envelopes are available free of charge from school). We are sorry we are unable to accept cash.

Our fees are set to fund the staff, food and activities, only. School does not make a profit from our childcare provision therefore unfortunately we must request that parents work with us in making this service sustainable by honouring the notice period of one month if you wish to change your childcare provision.


All queries regarding childcare should be directed to Mrs P Porter, Breakfast Club Leaders who can be contacted on 07900 702316 p.porter@whinfield.net or via the school office on 01325 240499. If Mrs Porter is unavailable to deal with your query immediately please leave a message and she will respond to your enquiry within 48 hours.

Pick ups and Drop offs

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