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At Whitehill Community Academy we are here to serve the pupils, their families and the community and we always strive to make our school a centre of learning excellence for all. We are very proud of our award winning school and as a result of this we are extremely popular. We are a fully extended school providing excellent childcare in our 96 place out of school club which is called 'The Zone' - this provides before and after school childcare and we also open during the holidays. We are also proud to host the Illingworth Children's Centre, the North Halifax Learning Support Unit and the Calderdale Key Stage two Pupil referral unit.
Ofsted June 2008 'This is an Outstanding school. Parents speak of it very highly. The Principal's energy and determination to provide the best education possible is shared by all. The needs of pupils are always put first. The school's highly inclusive ethos ensures that each individual pupil is valued and challenged to reach their full potential. Consequently, the pupils thrive'
'The very strong leadership and management team are confident, support each other and share a clear focus on continuous improvement. The mission statement - opening minds, unlocking potential and celebrating success together - accurately reflects the attitude to leadership and management in this school. All views are respected, creative thinking is explored and the drive for excellence is central to it's life. The Principal's leadership is inspirational and is the key feature of leadership and management that is outstanding overall. Excellent support has boosted the confidence of staff and all make a strong contribution to the school's success. Governors understand their role and responsibilities and are very effective.'
'No matter what happens in this school, you are treated fairly- this statement from a pupil reflects the attitude of most. Behaviour is exemplary and pupils feel safe and confident to reach their potential.'
'Teachers create an excellent working atmosphere and questioning and the use of praise is excellent.'
We have been informed that our Ofsted report is one of the best in the country and we have been placed in the top quartile for all Outstanding schools, which is a great honour. Please read our full report - it's brilliant !
Please contact me at school to arrange a visit - We very much want you to feel a part of our school community.
Children get one chance with their education and at Whitehill Community Academy we want this to be the very best that it can be.
The children have made a fantastic start to the school year and we are moving forwards in all areas of school life. I would like to thank all parents, staff, governors, and children for their support. As always we work in partnership to develop each child's potential to the full. Anything and everything is possible.