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Whitmore Primary School and Nursery

About Us

Welcome to Whitmore Primary School & Nursery. We are incredibly proud to be the Executive Headteacher and Head of School at this large primary school in Basildon. We are a three-form entry school with a 52 place FTE nursery. We have excellent grounds, large, bright classrooms, a studio, two large halls and an ICT suite, making it a wonderful place for everyone to grow and learn in.

Being part of the Berlesduna Academy Trust strengthens our opportunities to engage in collaboration and therefore improve the education and outcomes for all our children.  Good collaboration between staff within the school and the academy has been a key feature in our continued success.


Our aims are to create:

  • a successful primary school that is at the heart of the community to meet the needs of all children and their families.
  • a school that is continually learning, striving to find different ways that will inspire, challenge and motivate our children as well as preparing them for the challenges they face in all aspects of life today, tomorrow and in the future.
  • a school that not only meets children’s academic needs but also their personal, social and emotional needs. We strongly believe this is the key to children’s future success and wellbeing.
  • a vision of our school as a happy, nurturing and safe environment that motivates, inspires and challenges everyone to become ambitious learners.
  • a school community (children, parents, staff and governors) that will be provided with opportunities for everyone to develop their perseverance, resilience, self-confidence and self-esteem to enable them to take risks, learn from their experiences and have the skills to achieve their aspirations.
  • strong relationships between children, parents/carers, teachers, and governors to ensure that the children enjoy their time at Whitmore Primary School and Nursery, make good progress and leave us as responsible, mature young people, ready to make a valued contribution to society and their communities.


At the heart of our school community is the well-being and education of all of our pupils. We are passionate about providing quality experiences and maximising knowledge, skill and enjoyment for the children from our curriculum. We strive to ensure that all children are making good progress, whatever their starting point.


We have 5 school values: HonestyPerseverance, Respect, Positivity and Friendship 

These values are part of our school ethos. These, along with the barriers to learning we have identified for the children in our school (independence, confidence, resilience, communication and language development), have been inter-woven into our whole school curriculum.

We have a commitment to staff training and are proud of the improvements we have seen in the quality of teaching as a result of our investment to training. We believe that Good teaching = Good learning.

Our expectations of children’s behaviour are high. We have a succinct behaviour policy which is followed by all staff in school. This ensures that all children have a safe and happy environment to learn in.

We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our school community.

Mrs Nina Kemp                                                                Mr Robert Wade
Executive Headteacher                                             Head of School