Thank you for visiting our website. White
Court County Primary School was established over thirty years ago to
accommodate the development of the White Court Estate and more recently
Great Notley Garden Village. During this time it has grown from 170
pupils to 620 pupils. We have always provided a warm and friendly
welcome and have provided an excellent service to the local community.
During the twenty years that I have been a School Governor I have seen
the addition of a nursery, four building extensions and the inclusion of
French Language lessons for all year groups. The school provides an
excellent learning environment and achieves high standards of education
Please navigate our website to learn more about us
Chair of Governors
At White Court School we aim to create an environment
where all pupils will have equal opportunity to develop their
intellectual, social, physical, moral and aesthetic qualities in
accordance with their age, aptitude and ability.
'Please give us your views'
New Handwriting Style
Click on the link
to see the new cursive handwriting style at White Court School.
Thank you in advance for supporting us in introducing this new style of
handwriting, particularly in this initial change over period.
Research suggests this will not only help with their handwriting, but
also their spelling and progress in writing.
We firmly believe this will benefit all of our children throughout the
different stages of writing, whether they are learning to form letters,
learning to join, or completing extended pieces of writing further up
Every letter starts from the line, and all letters are joined
and Year 1 will not be taught to join the letters, but may naturally
Joining will be
officially introduced during Year 2.
From the beginning
of Year 3, all children will join their letters.
New Mathematics Curriculum 2014
As the new Maths Curriculum is introduced from September 2014 we thought
it would be useful to share with you the statutory requirements for each
year group. Please remember to also refer to our
Written Methods Policy,
which can also be found on this website. We will be continuing to update
our policies and these will be available for you to view online over the
Thanks for your support at home.
In April 2013, the Department for Education, Health and Culture, Media
and Sport announced new funding of £150 million to support the delivery
of PE and school sport. Funding is being allocated to all
state-maintained secondary, primary, middle and special schools
(including non-maintained special schools), academies and pupil referral
units with primary aged pupils for the period September 2013 to 31st
August 2014 and from 1st September 2014 to 31st
August 2015. Our school will be receiving £11,000 in two instalments.
We are using our Sport Premium to improve the quality of PE and Sport
provision in the following ways:
Providing staff with outside courses and in-house training to
improve their competence and confidence when teaching PE.
Joining the Braintree Hub. This has meant that White Court have
had more opportunities to take part in outside sporting competitions
including, Cross Country and Korf Ball. It has also provided us links to
Notley High School and resulted in us receiving specialist PE sessions
with trained coaches.
Purchasing new sports equipment for the introduction of new
sports games, including Dodge Ball.
Purchasing new visual aids to support our PE lessons.
More sports equipment for use during playtimes.
Buying new PE clothing for children who take part in wider sports
Purchasing sports clothing for all teachers to wear in PE lessons
so they can set a good example to all children, for safety and to show
good practice in lessons.
Buying new equipment to use as part of the new KS1 Sports Day
Active Kids Club for selected children before school starts in
New PE journals to be used as an assessment and evidence system
Sports Week (to take place in Summer Term). Involving outside
companies, such as DNA Bootcamp to come into school to teach and involve
the children in various PE activities.
Parent Hotline is a very
useful 'one number' telephone service which will help you keep up-to-date
with school events and trips throughout the year, or lets you go straight
through to the school office should you wish to do so.
To listen to an announcement:
1. Call the Hotline on 08447 70 75 76
2. Enter our School ID: 48785
3. The message will then be played
4. Select option 3 if you wish to speak to the school office
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In the event of exceptional
weather conditions, parents need to be aware that local radio will be
broadcasting information about school closures. Both BBC Essex and Essex
FM will be notified if the school is to be closed. You may also call the
Parent Hotline as above.
Environmental Health have produced guidance to be shared with parents
about packed lunches (in relation to food safety).
We hope this information will be helpful, particularly when the warmer
ĎA Guide to the Preparation of Packed Lunchesí
Recycling - Shoes and Clothes
We are still collecting shoes
and clothes for recycling. Please bring to the school office until a new
home is found for the collection bins.