Welcome to Whitmore Primary School and Nursery

Reception 2024 parent visits Tuesday 31st October - Friday 3rd November 2023 1:30-2pm or 2-2:30pm. Please call the school to reserve a space.

Welcome to Whitmore Primary School & Nursery. I am incredibly proud to be the Headteacher of 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, 2 large halls and an ICT suite making it a wonderful place for everyone to grow and learn.

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 success.


Our aim is to create:

  • a successful primary school that is at the heart of the community, meeting 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, 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 so that working together, we can 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 our pupils. We are passionate about providing quality experiences and maximising enjoyment for the children from our curriculum. We strive to ensure that all children are making good progress whatever their starting points.


We have 5 school values: HonestyPerseverance, Respect, Positivity and Friendship that 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 last couple of years. Good teaching = Good learning. We have robust monitoring systems to ensure that both children (from their work) and staff (from their teaching) are meeting the high expectations we have in our school.

We utilise our additional grant funding Pupil Premium and Sports Premium to ensure that we are seeing maximum impact from the strategies we have put in place. These strategies are monitored closely by Senior leaders and Governors to ensure they are value for money and are having the desired impact.

See our Pupil Premium page for more details on how we allocate the spending.

Our expectations of the children’s behaviour are also very 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 hope that all members of the Whitmore school community continue to uphold the values of respect, tolerance, courtesy, and co-operation. Your ongoing support in reinforcing these high expectations is very much valued.

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

Mrs Nina Kemp
Executive Headteacher

We are delighted to announce that the Federation of Canewdon Endowed (C of E) VC Primary School and St Nicholas (C of E) VC Primary School seek to join the Berlesduna Multi-Academy Trust. Both schools have applied to the Regional Schools Commissioner seeking agreement for a proposal for both schools to convert to academies within the Berlesduna Multi-Academy Trust. We will keep you updated on this exciting proposal and look forward to welcoming both schools in to our Berlesduna family.

Trust Information

The Berlesduna Multi Academy Trust’s vision is to create and foster a culture of high aspiration, enjoyment for learning, academic success and lifelong skills amongst all pupils, regardless of their social, economic or cultural background.

Our Aims and Values

Our aim is to become a strong local partnership of schools. Whilst we aim to build a strong and cohesive identity, we recognise that each school within the Trust has its own unique characteristics. Collaboration and joint working ensure that all schools in the Trust can share in, and benefit from, each other’s strengths.Our aim as a multi academy trust is to work together to:

  1. Make a positive difference in the lives of our pupils;
  2. Have an unflinching commitment to closing the gap between high and low performers within all our schools; and
  3. Transform the learning conditions of others so that growth, commitment, engagement, and constant spawning of leadership in others are being fostered.

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