C.A.N. (Collaborate, Achieve, Nurture)

Welcome to our website. Here you can find essential information and experience what we feel makes our school special. East Whitby Primary Academy 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 other and how they remind each other of how to behave without having to be prompted by adults. Ofsted December 2015

At East Whitby we take pride in developing outstanding teaching and learning by holding the highest expectations of all our pupils and knowing the children well. We challenge all children to strive for academic, creative, sporting and personal accomplishment within a broad, vibrant and enriched curriculum. Our students are given time to explore subjects and develop deep understanding.  We celebrate perseverance, resilience and risk taking, ensuring children welcome challenge and are not frightened to make mistakes.

We encourage children to take ownership of and responsibility for their learning, so they have the confidence and curiosity to ask questions, solve problems and respond to quality feedback. Children are praised for hard work, determination and having a positive attitude. In order to create an inclusive school where everyone can flourish, whatever their background, we promote an ethos of respect and empathy, where diversity is valued and celebrated – both within school and the wider world.

Pupils are taught the virtues of kindness, appreciation and what it means to be courageous. Special care is taken to educate everyone in the East Whitby community about the needs of others and how best to meet them.

We foster open and honest communication with parents, carers and specialists and actively seek to engage with all members of the East Whitby community in a positive supportive manner. High quality teaching is a key priority at East Whitby and the relationship between staff and children underpins inspirational, supportive and effective teaching and learning.

Staff are actively involved in identifying their support and training needs and this leads to careers with clear progression. We ensure that there is a wide range of quality training available and that staff are able to learn from each other and share good practice.

It is our aim for all children to leave East Whitby as confident learners with self-belief and an abiding respect for others. We aim to instil a lifelong love for learning and a strong grounding for future success.

We promote achievement by:

  • Holding the highest expectations for all
  • Striving for every child to make the very best possible progress
  • Being restless in our pursuit of excellence

We develop as confident and independent learners by:

  • Providing learning which excites passion and curiosity.
  • Embracing challenge and not giving up
  • Trying our best without fear of failure
  • Speaking knowledgeably about our strengths and areas of improvement

We value supportive and positive relationships by:

  • Bringing out the best in each other
  • Showing pride in one another’s achievements
  • Creating strong partnerships between home, school and the wider community

We appreciate others by:

  • Valuing and respecting the rights of others
  • Making sure everybody feels listened to
  • Promoting good manners and caring attitude

Simon Smith, Principal


Monday Years 1 and 2 2.45 - 3.15pm Tuesday Year 5 2.45 - 3.15pm Wednesday ... Read more
The Year 6 end of year production ‘Go For Goal’ is due to take place ... Read more
Please contact us by phone by 9:00am (01947 602202) to let us know if your ... Read more
Once again Heather and her team of of kitchen staff have been rated a 5 ... Read more
Parking is becoming increasingly problematic. During summer term we have a lot of trips and ... Read more
We continue to have a few incidents outside of school with children mis-using social media ... Read more
Meningococcal (bacterial) infection is rare and does NOT spread easily from person to person. The ... Read more
Click on the link below to see the clubs we have on offer this half ... Read more
Whitby & Moors Children’s Centre Incredible Years– a fun friendly course for parents & carers ... Read more
Children and young people spend a lot of time online, it can be a great ... Read more

Latest News

Fantastic visit from author Andy Seed who writes books for children and adults. His books for children include Razzle Dazzle, Ned the Nature Nut’s Nutty Nature Facts and Jokes, Prankenstein and the Silly Series of books. Link to Andy's website I love visiting schools and getting children excited about books ... Read more

On Wednesday morning, we had a visit from Andy from Hidden Horizons. Andy talked to us about dinosaurs and fossils and brought in replicas of dinosaur bones and footprints. He told us how a fossil is formed and showed us an ammonite inside of a rock. We also took part ... Read more

On Thursday 27th September the Year 1 Elves went to Caedmon College to take part in the multi-skills event. There were lots of fun activities for the children to help improve balance, agility and co-ordination. All the children had a fantastic afternoon!! Read more

This term year 2 are very excited to start learning about all things nautical. The children have decided the focus of our project will be sea creatures, pirates and The Titanic! On Thursday we are off to the Sealife Centre (photos to follow). Read more

Half way through our first term as Griffins, we have been working very hard. We would like to share some examples with you. Read more

This week we have had two Bikeability trainers in school. A group from Years 5 & 6 brought their bikes in to school and were taught the necessary skills and knowledge to learn to ride them safely. Bikeability is today’s cycle training programme. It’s like cycling proficiency, but better! It’s ... Read more

Whitby + Ryedale Finals Great achievement to reach this stage. Fantastic team spirit and cricket played with an outstanding contribution from Jayden Clarkson. Read more

Excellent team spirit with every match being very close. After a steady start the team found their form winning their last 2 games. Well done! Read more

Thank you to everyone who sent in decorated eggs for the competition. They were all amazing! Luckily Mr Chris Dyson, headteacher of a primary school in Leeds was visiting and agreed to judge them for us. More pics in the photo gallery. Read more

Today was our Harvest Festival, we would like to thank everyone for their kind donations. We have a fantastic display of food which will be donated to the food bank. Read more

Unicorn and Centaur classes put on an exceptional performance of “Panto Pandemonium”. We were so proud of the way the children rose to the occasion, learning their lines, songs and actions perfectly. Their hard work and dedication to the performance showed and we were blown away, as I am sure ... Read more

On Thursday, 2nd March we celebrated World Book Day. The children were asked to dress up as a character from the book their class had chosen and were encouraged to make their own costumes using things found around the house. They didn’t disappoint, we had aliens, pirates, villagers, military, 1940s ... Read more

Our annual Candlelight Procession and Carol Service was held at St Marys' Church on Wednesday 14th December. The story of the birth of Jesus was told through words and carols. 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

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

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

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

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

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

Awards and accreditations