Welcome to Withernsea Primary School

Withernsea Primary School serves the town and surrounding villages of Withernsea. We are one of the largest primary schools in the East Riding of Yorkshire. We are spaced over two buildings with extensive playgrounds and fields. We have three classes per year group and nursery provision. We have bright welcoming classrooms that are equipped with the latest technology.

We have a very talented teaching team and support staff team who offer the children many different ways to excel and achieve. We promote children taking responsibility for their learning, being resourceful and resilient, and being able to reason and reflect on their learning. We promote children trying hard, learning from mistakes and enjoying challenges. We cater for special educational needs and have a diversity of experience with many different special educational needs.

We are proud of our welcoming and supportive environment. Staff work closely in phase teams so that they get to know each child and are able to develop strong relationships. Our restorative approach underpins the pastoral support we offer and helps children learn how to work happily and effectively alongside one another. Each phase has an Assistant Head, teachers, achievement support, emotional well being worker and a cover supervisor.

We teach an exciting and enjoyable curriculum that follows the national curriculum, with dedicated lessons in English, Mathematics, Science. Art, DT, History and Geography, Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship, Computing, Music PE and RE.. We also teach French to children from Year 3 upwards.

We encourage the pupils to be involved in their own learning and take responsibility for their own learning. We encourage them to have opinions and take part fully in all aspects of school. There are many opportunities for them to join in, including class and school councils working within the Trust, monitors for roles in school, ambassadors and librarians. We encourage them to take a pride in their learning and achievements.

  • Mr Hartmann – Headteacher

‘its really fun, it makes learning fun’

Children's comments

‘thank you for keeping me safe’

Children's comments

‘ I would just like to say what a great help all the teachers and staff at Withernsea Primary School have been to parents/grandparents and carers during these very strange last months. Thank you’

Parent's comments

Pupils are making good progress in improving their reading, writing and mathematical skills. Pupils’ progress in key stage 1 is particularly strong. Pupils are developing a range of exciting vocabulary in their writing. Pupils’ handwriting and spelling are weaker.

Ofsted comments

‘Pupils who are experiencing significant turbulence in their lives are well supported. As a result, they stay engaged in their learning.’

Ofsted comments

‘I love school’ …

Children's comments

‘Leaders, including governors, understand the strengths and weaknesses of the school’s work.
They take decisive action to secure improvement. Consequently, the gaps in the progress made by different groups of pupils are diminishing.’

Ofsted comments

‘Leaders have made significant improvements to early years provision. As a result, children
are making a strong start in building their skills in reading, writing and mathematics.’

Ofsted comments

‘Teaching is improving. Teachers are successful in keeping pupils on task. They offer pupils activities which catch their imagination and motivate them to do well.’

Ofsted comments

‘You have all been amazing. I hope all you teachers are proud of yourselves for the way you have conducted things throughout this pandemic. Proud to say my children are students at Withernsea Primary School’

Parent's comments

‘Most-able pupils and those who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities generally make good progress because teachers match tasks carefully to their needs.’

Ofsted comments

‘The curriculum supports pupils in developing positive attitudes to learning. Leaders have linked activities closely to pupils’ interests and aspirations. This has been particularly successful in engaging boys.’

Ofsted comments

‘I love school, its amazing, its like a second home’

Children's comments

‘the teachers explain really well’

Children's comments

‘Pupils behave well in the classroom and around the school. Teachers support pupils with
identified behaviour difficulties well.’

Ofsted comments

‘I love school, its a good place to learn’…

Children's comments

‘I would like to say thank you to everyone at Withernsea Primary School for everything you have done…..you have all been amazing’

Parent's comments