Whitchurch Primary School runs its own breakfast club for the juniors in our well-equipped Food Technology room on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30am. Toast is offered free of charge to the children.
Fun Development also run a breakfast club from 7:50am in the school hall. Visit the Breakfast and After School Club page for more information.
Children can come into the playground from 8:30am to meet friends, chat and play. The whistle is blown at 8:45am to start the day. The register is taken at 8:50am and the school day begins. We have silent reading first followed by an assembly, music rehearsal or lessons. Most classes have a Teaching Assistant to help with the children’s learning. For more information on the curriculum we provide please see our school prospectus. Children are encouraged to bring a bottle of water every day which they can drink from throughout lessons. They also need a bag and pencil case with set equipment.
We have a morning break from 10:30 to10:45am in the infants and 11:00 to 11:15am in the juniors where various sports activities are on offer or children can sit and chat. We have two climbing frames and a Muga (a fenced sports area for ball games). We also have a beautiful Eco-Garden where children can help tend the plants or just sit and enjoy the peace with quiet activities.
Lunch is from 12:10 to 1:10pm in the infants and 12:15 to 1:15pm in the juniors. The children eat their food then have access to the outside facilities for more free-time, or they can choose a club to join. We provide a hot meals service at lunchtimes or children can choose to bring their own lunches. If your child is entitled to, or you think they may be entitled to, free school meals then please contact London Borough of Harrow on 020 8863 5611. Most of you will be aware that local councils are facing significant cuts to their budgets and this is likely to result in a reduction of funding. In order to get the money that Whitchurch School is entitled to, we ask that parents who qualify for FMS apply for them even if they do not wish to take them up.
At Whitchurch Primary children can apply to join a large range of lunchtime or after school clubs run by staff within the school, such as chess, football and knitting. Please look at our clubs page for more information.
After School Club
Fun Development run an on-site after school club in the school halls every evening. The children are provided with a snack and various play and sports activities or they can sit and complete homework or engage in quite activities. Please contact us or visit the Breakfast and After School Club page for more information.
Walking Home from School
If parents/carers wish their Year 5 or 6 child to be allowed to walk home from school alone, they will need to send a written and signed letter to the school giving their permission.