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Whitewater CE Primary School

Whitewater CE Primary School

Our School

The information below gives some descriptive detail of the school and its grounds. For more detailed information on our learning please go to the main section titled 'Our Learning'.

Headteacher: Ms Caroline Welch


We are a small, Church of England primary school founded in 1712 by Frederick Tylney, who set up a school in Rotherwick for 20 scholars. In the 1980s Heckfield Primary School and Rotherwick County Primary merged to become Whitewater C of E Primary School. The school  grown to its current size of 5 classes and takes children from Rotherwick and the surrounding villages.


The school consists of five classrooms (Fox Class occupy two classrooms combined), a hall, a combined library and learning space,  the Small Room for 1:1 and small group learning and offices. All the classrooms are different in size and style as the school has grown over time. There are two original Victorian classrooms to the front of the school. The outside areas extend to the side and back of the school with playground hard surfaces, extensive field space, a courtyard, a pond, growing plots and nature area. The outside area is further enhanced with two outdoor classroom spaces, a climbing frame and tyre area. The EYFS outdoor area consists of a mixture of grass, bark and hard surfaces with access to a sandpit and mobile learning facilities such as water trays.  All the learning spaces are fully accessible except for Hedgehog Class, which is accessed via a couple of steps.

Class Organisation

There are four, mixed age classes which are organised as follows:

  • Rabbit Class - EYFS and Year 1
  • Otter Class - Year 1 and Year 2
  • Hedgehog Class - Year 3 and Year 4
  • Fox Class - Year 5 and Year 6

Our mixed age classes of small cohorts are organised so that all children are taught their age appropriate curriculum in English, Maths and Science. Other areas are taught on a rolling programme of three years in Key Stage One and two years in Key Stage Two.  Teaching ranges from whole class, groups, 1:1 to small group for support or enrichment and extension. Further information on our school curriculum can be found here.

For further staffing details please click on the link here.