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

Tel: 01752 706383

Main Contact: Lisa Richards


Chair of Governors: John Bale

Whitleigh Community Primary School

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

Videos and Information for Parents


The Road to School - Supporting your child to be Ready for School


Parent Induction Meeting 

Early Reading at Whitleigh Primary School

Mrs Kelleher and Mrs Marples introduce early reading, what it is, the importance of of reading with your child and tips on how to do it.

What to expect, when? document

Links to support your Child's Transition into School

We know that children learn best through their own experiences and having fun. We really want them to have a fantastic school holiday, full of rich experiences. We also want to support you in preparing your child for school by developing their understanding and independence. We have created a list of links to support your child's independence and personal skills. 

Promoting Independence

Your child will really benefit from being as independent as possible when they start school. Teaching staff will always be on hand to support but children feel a real sense of achievement when they accomplish things by themselves.


Skills for school - https://www.tlc-essex.info/skills-for-school/

Top tips for toilet training - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdv9382

 Fine motor skills - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles

 How to help your child to be independent  - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrg8gwx

 Lunch time - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4rdrj6

 Song videos to watch with your child - https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b04fcc8w/time-for-school