Nurture Curiosity, Cultivate Enjoyment, Inspire Success.

Welcome to our website. Here you can find essential information and experience what we feel makes our school special. East Whitby Community Primary School is both a caring and nurturing environment where we help all our pupils aim high.

The behaviour of pupils is outstanding. What marks it out as being beyond good, is how considerate pupils are towards each otherand how they remind each other of how to behave without having to be prompted by adults. Ofsted December 2015

Children and their rounded development are at the heart of our mission. All our staff work hard to provide a skills-based curriculum that is vibrant, meaningful and full of memorable experiences, everyday children should be rushing home to tell parents what they have learnt. 

At East Whitby we want our school to reflect all the things that are special about our town. Within our campus we have a before and after-school care facility and a pre-school playgroup. We also work very closely with our town partnership schools to ensure the best for all the children of Whitby

All our children are encouraged to achieve their very best. We have a strong commitment to inclusion with provision for every individual to maximise their potential in all areas of school life.

If you are interested in any aspect of our work please contact us and come to experience our school.

Simon Smith, Headteacher


Due to a staff training day on Monday 10th October 2016 Mondays lunch will now ... Read more
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Latest News

When the children chose space as their project they probably didn't expect to be filmed interviewing `Neil Armstrong` in English. The class watched the original footage from 1969 helping them to imagine what it was like at the time. After researching about the first man who stepped on the moon, ... Read more

Last week Years 5/6 boys played at Eskdale School in the Whitby area Football Tournament. The boys played excellent football, winning one and drawing two. They finished 2nd and qualify for the regional finals at Eskdale School on 20th October. Read more

Today was our Harvest Festival, this was a harvest assembly in the hall for the whole school with poems, harvest hymns and readings by children from all classes. Thank you to everyone who brought in food, we got a fantastic amount to display. The food has now been donated to ... Read more

The Dragons have just returned from our annual trip to East Barnby Outdoor Centre. It was a very busy three days packed full of activities. On day one (after first making our beds up!) we set off to Runswick Bay where we found lots of interesting creatures, such as starfish, ... Read more

When it was Roahl Dahl day because he would have been 100 years old, year 5 not only did maths and english with a twist but in the afternoon experienced what it was like to be a `Twit` eating `spaghetti and worms`. Noodles and spaghetti were mixed together with sweets, ... Read more

On Tuesday, Years 1 and 2 went on a trip to Helmsley Castle as part of their topic on castles. The children had a great day seeing a real life castle. They all learnt a lot and could see how a castle was built, what battlements were and why a ... Read more

Gabrielle Kent our Patron of Reading is visiting school on 10th June to share her new book. Read more

ESH Property Services held a competition to name one of the streets on the new Helredale Road development. One of their representatives, Celeste Armitage and Leanne Broadhead from Yorkshire Coast Homes came in to school to award prizes to the winners. Runners up were Kelsey - 5S and Coden - ... Read more

Walk a Mile Due to poor weather this year's walk had to be switched at the last minute to the Junior playground. We tried to inform as many parents as possible of the earlier start. A big thank you to all those parents who could attend and all the staff ... Read more

The West Midlands Children's Theatre Group were in school today putting on a performance of Beauty and the Beast. Judging by the laughter coming from the hall, it seems a good time was had by all. Tiana really enjoyed it she said "It was fun and great" Nimah's favourite bit ... Read more

Year 1 have received a head teacher’s award for writing an excellent story based on the book Funny Bones. The class read the story and then retold it in a different setting. So the book was set in a dark, dark street but Year 1 changed it to a dark, ... Read more

On Sunday 11th October fifteen of our children ran in the Octoberfest at Caedmon College - Scoresby site The runners were: Harley, Koby, Jackson, Brandon, Jacob, Rory, Reagan, Megan, Jersey, Anna-Jane, Jorja, Emily, Anna, Finley and Beau They all completed the course and still found the energy for a final ... Read more

Today was our Harvest Festival, this was a harvest assembly in the hall for the whole school with poems, harvest hymns and readings by children from all classes. The children were asked to bring in an item of food, which we are donating to the Whitby food bank. Some of ... Read more

Mr Smith gave us a all a challenge to think of a way to use and improve the area where the swimming pool used to be. Lots of people entered, over 70 so far, with many different ideas for how the area could be used. Many wanted garden areas with ... Read more

As part of their topic 'Our Body' Years 3 and 4 went to the Life Centre in Newcastle This week Miss Beedle’s class were extremely busy: we were working on our topic(our body) as part of this we went to Newcastle Life Centre which was just over two hours away. ... Read more

Year 5 and 6 Rounders team triumphed against Airy Hill and Westcliff. In the first gamethe team played solidly against Airy Hill and adapted quickly to the rules, a particularly good batting display secured a strong victory. The second game against Westcliff was much tougher. Their excellent bowling and fielding ... Read more

Following the receipt of major funding from North Yorkshire County Council for the new heating system at our school the Heating Design Engineers from Jacobs have appointed a well experienced firm of Heating Engineers called HCS along with their sub-contractors Clarkes to install the new heating system at our school ... Read more

Dr Joanna Buckley came to work with our Year 4's and 5's today and they created a truly intoxicating smell. The children were learning about chemistry and created their own bath bombs. The loved it even if their choice of smell will be in school for weeks Made my little ... Read more

Sharmini visited East Whitby on the last day of term to help the year 5/6 children with their topic, Around the World in 80 days, about India. First she went into year 5/6 classes to talk about life in India. She brought lots of different Indian clothes for the children ... Read more

East Whitby played host to a special recording of 'The Road' by Alistair Griffin the official song for the Tour of Yorkshire. 400 pupils (including our Year 3 and 4), from 13 different schools descended on East Whitby on Friday morning to be vocally put through their paces. to record ... Read more

Year 3/ 4 had fantastic visit to Guisborough Forest to explore habitats and learn about woodland creatures. The weather was really kind . Children played games, did a minibeast hunt, and explored the idea of camouflage by creating their own caterpillar. According to Buddy it was "The best trip ever!!!" Read more

To celebrate national STEM week classes across school were set design technology challenges and took part in practical science afternoons. Each class spent an afternoon trying to design, make and test a bridge. The building challenge required teamwork, patience and perseverance, all the teams built some strong bridges and towers ... Read more

East Whitby raised a fantastic £292 for comic relief. £80 was raised through making our faces funny for money, the remaining £212 pounds was raised in voting for a teacher to be gunged. Unfortunately even though Mr Smith was easily the winner of the vote, the windy conditions meant that ... Read more

East Whitby had a fantastic visit from potential Olympian and Commonwealth silver medallist James Denny. James Denny made his first breakthrough in 2011, finishing fourth in the 1m Springboard and fifth in the 10m Platform at the British Gas Diving Championships to earn himself a spot at his first European ... Read more

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