Welcome to Whitkirk Primary School! Our website can only give you a flavour of what life is like here at Whitkirk and I would encourage any prospective parents to arrange a visit to school when you can see us working for yourselves. This can be done simply by contacting the school office to arrange a convenient time.

We are committed to providing the best educational experience for every child on our roll and we do this by creating an exciting and engaging curriculum that captures the children’s interests and promotes an enthusiastic and active approach to learning. We know that for our children to be successful in the future, they need to develop as effective learners. They need to be curious and skilled at solving problems.

Our children are not seen simply as empty vessels to be filled up with facts. They are encouraged to be active participants in their learning and to be responsible for the progress they make and for their achievements. Employers are crying out for children to leave school with the ability to communicate effectively, to solve problems, to think creatively and to work well as part of a team. These are the skills and attributes that we promote here at Whitkirk.

Our children should also find their learning fun and look forward to coming to school each day. We have created a happy school, in which each child’s individual achievements are recognised and celebrated. But don’t take my word for it...come and see for yourself.

All of the above is summed up in our five core values. To see how we arrived at these, please click here.

Joe Mitchell, Headteacher

Latest News

For the very latest news, please read our weekly Headteacher blog here.

What are we working on?
To view our School Development Plan priorities, please click here

Twitter and Facebook
Are you following us? Make sure you check out our Twitter and Facebook pages to keep up to date with all of the news from school. @WhitkirkPrimary

Twitter Feed

2024whitkirk: Year 1 has turned into an elf craft workshop this afternoon...making our beautiful Christmas cards! https://t.co/9FQRkSy8ZP
2023whitkirk: 18th peg of Christmas to show all the hard work the children have put into Christmas cards 🤩 https://t.co/7FCJYEsfJ4
2023whitkirk: Our 17th peg of Christmas was for GB who entertained the whole class with her tales about her elf at… https://t.co/TUI1jdYW0m

School Blog

Click here to visit our school blog.

Useful Links

If you would like a paper copy of anything on this site, we can provide this free of charge. Please contact the school office with any requests.


Part of the Red Kite Learning Trust, Whitkirk Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All appointments are made subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.

We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.

Thank you for your interest in our school.  All vacancies at Whitkirk are now listed on the Red Kite Learning Trust’s website.  Please click on the link below to view our current vacancies: http://www.rklt.co.uk/vacancies/