Schools and Young People

Whitchurch Primary School


Whitchurch Primary School  is a small school built in 1965, in a quiet, safe location designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Three of the classrooms face the wooded slopes of Whitchurch Hill and are separated from the other three classrooms by the school hall. The hall serves as a gymnasium, television room and dining hall. In the school grounds there is a hard-surface netball court, an all-weather play surface, adventure and woodland areas, a pond and ample open play areas. Whitchurch Pre-School operates from a classroom within the school grounds and shares a garden with the Foundation Stage children.

An OFSTED inspection in November 2023, the first since 2005, rated the school as ‘Good’ in Overall Effectiveness and ‘Outstanding’ in Personal Development. The report is here. The Inspector commented:

“The school has a welcoming and engaging learning environment. In early years, children build the foundations of learning through mostly purposeful activities and positive relationships. Staff work well to secure children’s language and communication skills. Children are encouraged to be inquisitive and to show determination as they complete activities.”

Whitchurch Pre-School


Whitchurch Pre-School is located within the idyllic grounds of Whitchurch Primary School. The OFSTED rating is "Good" - their 2022 report is here. The school aims to provide children with a happy, safe and stimulating environment in which they feel included, secure and valued whilst learning through play.



Activities for young families

Here is a list from a village resident which is dated February 2022 - Babies, Toddlers & Pre-Schooler Activity list.


Langtree Secondary School

Whitchurch is in the catchment area of Langtree School at Woodcote, three miles north of our village.  Langtree is a co-educational 11 to 16 comprehensive school of 600 students, with a specialism in the Performing Arts, which converted to academy status in 2013.  In May 2017 Ofsted confirmed its earlier rating that judged the school to be Good.  They commented: “There is a welcoming, vibrant and creative atmosphere which permeates the school, characterised by very positive relationships between staff and pupils and among pupils themselves.”


Whitchurch United Charities

The purpose of the Whitchurch United Charities scheme is to assist local students with the funding of essential equipment, such as musical instruments and books, or any other cost associated with an educational need.

Eligible students are young people between the ages of 5 and 25 years and whose permanent residence is within the parish of Whitchurch.


Path Hill Outdoors

Path Hill Outdoors is a not-for-profit company based at Path Hill Farm in the parish of Whitchurch. It offers educational programmes, primarily for children who are not flourishing in a conventional school.

The staff are specialists in organising activities in the outdoor environment which provide positive experiences and personal growth for young people and also for adults.


Goring Heath Scout and Guide Group

The Goring Heath Scouts has sections for  Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.

For Guides and Brownies we ask that parents register on the main Girlguiding website. Andrea Bain is a local contact.