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Welcome to Watling Park School, a new primary free school which opened with two Reception classes in September 2015. The school will grow organically to its full capacity of 420 pupils in 2021.

We are now open and fully operational in our wonderful new building!  Thank you to parents for bringing in your children so promptly this morning, with the vast majority walking – our ultimate goal.  Tomorrow the gates will open at 8.40 and close at 8.50.  We ask parents to drop their children promptly and leave them with the classteacher at 8.45.  The gate will be closed at 8.50, ensuring that all children are safe and ready to learn.

We are proud of the high-quality education this new school offers along with the before and after school clubs which enhance the opportunity for our pupils. Pupils at Watling Park School are nurtured and guided through school life; we aim to stimulate and inspire our children, develop their interests and equip them with lifelong learning skills.

Parent Information Meetings:

Monday 18th September at 3.30-4pm for Year 1 & Year 2

Monday 25th September at 3.30-4pm for Reception classes

Click here for full information.

Year 1 Swimming letter – updated information – IMPORTANT

Please click here to read the letter published on Tuesday 19th September about our new arrangements for Year 1 Swimming. Please note: Swimming will now take place for Year 1 on Tuesdays. There will be no swimming this Friday 22nd September. Swimming will re-commence for Year 1 on our new day, STARTING ON TUESDAY 26th SEPTEMBER.


The children are looking very smart, however we would like to remind you of the following points:

All children should come to school in Watling Park uniform (please name/label every single piece of clothing).

Children should not wear jewellery unless this is for religious purposes. Stud earrings are acceptable but should not be worn on PE and swimming days.

Children should wear black shoes and boots only for severe weather.

Food Allergies

We are updating our systems to take account of those children with food allergies. If your child has a food allergy of which you feel we are unaware please visit the school office. Note: Food allergy does not include ‘fussy eaters’ … sorry!

Parent Tour dates

Due to the success of our school tours, we are looking to offer further tours for parents who have been unable to attend. Dates will provided when these have been finalised.

NOTE FOR PARENTS – Swimming Lessons start on Weds 13 Sept in the morning for Year 2 and Fri 15 Sept for Year 1 in the afternoon.  Parents to ensure they read the information and complete and return the consent form to the office or your class teacher.  You child will be unable to swim if the consent form is not received – thanks.  To access forms, click here.

Mad Science Assembly – Thursday 14th September

We enjoyed a fantastic assembly today from ‘Sonic the Scientist’ from Mad Science who showed us how air resistance works. It was a really exciting morning!

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Everything we do is underpinned by our school values: I CARE

Our school is located at Pavilion Way, Burnt Oak HA8 9YA and we have recently moved into our new school building.

As well as state-of-the-art facilities for pupils and staff, this new building brings fresh investment into the area, not just for the pupils at the school, but also the local community. A 3g pitch is being constructed to use as a multi-use area by school and local community in evenings and at weekends.  It is our ambition to offer free or low-cost community use of the facilities to local groups for at least 2 sessions a week, with access every evening and weekend.

We offer exciting opportunities for ambitious teachers to join our expanding school and to develop their own careers, with support from myself and senior leaders.  If you are interested in working in the school, please do contact us directly. We would be delighted to hear from you.

With best wishes,

Sonia Mallick, Acting Headteacher


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