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Whitefriars Primary School


Headteacher's Welcome

As headteacher here at Whitefriars Primary School, I would like to extend a warm welcome to you for visiting our school website.


Our school opened as a primary school in September 2017 and I am very happy to be the first  headteacher of the new school. Situated in Rushden, a small town in East Northamptonshire, we amalgamated from the former Whitefriars Junior School,  which originally opened in January 1973, and Whitefriars Infant School which originally opened in September 1975.   Our logo has two W's to recognise the previous school.


We are all extremely proud of our school and our wonderful children. We are committed to providing the best possible education for each and every one of our pupils. We know that our school is a happy, stimulating and attractive environment and each child is encouraged to develop a lively, enquiring mind. We have an excellent record in pastoral care and family support. By the time children leave at the end of Year 6, they are well prepared for the next stage of their education.


We are very lucky to have a large site including a few playground areas, wooded and wild exploration area, gardens and sports fields. If you came to visit us we would be pleased to show our well-resourced, bright classrooms as well as our solar dome and our wooden classroom (named ‘Threadgold Cottage’ after the final headteacher at the infant site).


We had a full OFSTED inspection in February 2022 and were very happy to have been rated as a ‘good’ school.  We are continually working to keep improving our school and the education we provide our children.


We hope that this website offers a glimpse of what life is like at Whitefriars Primary as well as giving you any information you need. We know that our school is a wonderful place for pupils to start their education. But please don’t just take our word for it – come and see for yourself. We would be delighted to show you around.


Ms Lucy Burman

Whitefriars Primary School Vision and Aims


Stakeholders at Whitefriars Primary have reviewed our vision, values and ethos when we opened as a primary as follows:


'Learning for life together'



We have high expectations and to achieve this we aim to:

  • Provide a welcoming, safe and nurturing environment where everyone is valued.
  • Continually raise standards in all areas of school life.
  • Develop enthusiastic learners through a fun and engaging curriculum delivered by inspirational teachers.
  • Enable pupils to recognise and value their place in a diverse and evolving global community.
  • Within our school family, build resilience and determination for life.