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We welcome all our students and their families to Whitefriars School Secondary Section

In September 2015 we opened our brand-new secondary section. Our students make rapid progress in an environment of love and care. Our school is a strong family where expectations are high, values are positive and children are treasured. We believe that anyone can learn anything and the growth mind-set underpins everything we do.

In May 2018 OFSTED graded our school as outstanding:

‘Pupils from a diverse range of backgrounds are welcomed into the school. They receive the support and encouragement they need to excel’.

‘High quality teaching ensures that pupils continue to make exceptional progress in Key Stage 3’.

‘Pupils’ attitudes towards learning are exceptional’.

‘The behaviour of pupils is outstanding. The school is a calm, orderly place’.

‘All pupils are seen as individuals. Staff go out of their way to ensure all pupils are fully included in school’.

Please click here to see the May 2018 Ofsted Report.

In September 2021 we will open our brand new sixth form.

We look forward to working closely with each and every one of you to find friendship, fun and success as we build a bright future together. We love our school and we hope you enjoy our website.


Following government guidelines Whitefriars School is currently closed to the majority of students.

Please click here for the distance learning plan.

Year 10 face-to-face support is taking place in school. Please click here to find out more.

School is open for vulnerable children and children of key workers in all year groups. Please contact the school office ( to enquire about this provision.

How will the school keep in touch?

You can follow us on Twitter @WhitefriarsNews. We are sending weekly letters to parents and carers. Form tutors are sending weekly emails to the students in their form groups. Our staff are calling every student and their family every week.

I have a safeguarding concern that I would usually discuss with school. What can I do?

You can contact the school’s Safeguarding Team by email on and one of the Safeguarding team (Mrs Tushaw or Mrs Lawes) will contact you to discuss and offer support.

Should you have an emergency, you should contact Children’s Services direct on 020 8901 2690 to discuss with a social worker. The Safeguarding Team will be in contact with Children’s Services and will continue to support your child if such support is already in place and is required.

Where can I find more information about Coronavirus?

The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care.

Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687 Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)


For regularly updated information on COVID-19 visit:

The government advises regular handwashing with soap and hot water for at least 20 seconds. See the NHS website for updated information 

Use a tissue when you sneeze or cough, or use your sleeve, dispose of the tissue and wash your hands. See full ‘Advice for Everyone’ at


Lucy Caswell                                       Jonathan Watson
Executive Headteacher                    Associate Headteacher