Whitleigh Community Primary School, Lancaster Gardens, Whitleigh, Plymouth, Devon, PL5 4AA

Tel: 01752 706383

Main Contact: Ellie Bushell


Chair of Governors: John Bale

Whitleigh Community Primary School

Children at the heart of the school - School at the heart of community

2021-2022 starters

We want to wish you all a very warm (if virtual) welcome to Whitleigh Primary School. Choosing the right school for your child is a really important decision. Usually at this time of  year we welcome prospective families the opportunity  to visit our school during a typical school day so you can see first hand what we at Whitleigh Primary School can offer your child as they embark on their school learning journey. This year we need to do things differently to ensure that we keep everyone safe. We have some different options for you so that you can still discover Whitleigh Primary School.


As we are unable to offer visits into school this year we have filmed a brand new tour of our Reception classes learning environments.

We are also offering virtual appointments via Zoom or telephone, where you will be able to meet Mrs Kelleher our Early Years Leader. Please contact the school  on 01752 706383 to request a telephone or Zoom appointment to discuss what Whitleigh Primary School has to offer.


Also, rest assured that we have a robust transition in place so children will have plenty of opportunities to get to know our school before they start school.


For the children who joined our school this year in September we put a creative virtual transition plan in place. As visits into school were not possible we launched a brand new virtual activities project with 8 different learning sessions for children to join in with at home. The sessions gave children the chance to regularly see the Foundation Stage Team and become familiar with school before they started, as well as having some fun along the way. See the videos below of  our sessions and our Welcome to Foundation Stage Information video for parents for the September 2020 cohort of children.

Welcome to Foundation Stage Information Video for Parents

You can also find further information about our approach and curriculum on the 'Curriculum' section of our school website.


To apply for a place in one of our Reception classes here at Whitleigh Primary School in September 2021 you should apply from 2nd November 2020 and before 15th January 2021. Online applications can be made here.


Meanwhile, stay safe and we hope to hear from you soon.

September 2020 cohort Transition

Welcome message from our Headteacher and Deputy Head

Meet Mrs Kelleher - Foundation Stage Leader and Reception Teacher 

Meet Mrs Marples - Reception Teacher

Meet Mrs Hawes - Learning Support Assistant 

Meet Mrs Ryder- Teaching Assistant in Mrs Marples Class

Meet Mrs Escott - Nursery Nurse in Mrs Kelleher’s Class

Children’s Transition Pack Video 1: Letter formation with Mrs Kelleher

Children’s Transition Pack Video 2: Transition Passport with Mrs Marples

Children’s Transition Pack Video 3: Number writing with Mrs Hawes

Children’s Transition Pack Video 4: Transition Lion Adventures with Mrs Ryder

Children’s Transition Pack Video 5: Name writing with Mrs Marples

Children’s Transition Pack Video 6: Counting with Mrs Escott

Children’s Transition Pack Video 7: Tricky Words with Mrs Escott

Children’s Transition Pack Video 8: Sharing a story with Mrs Smart