Examination Certificates

Certificates will be ready to collect from Main Reception from Monday 18th until Thursday 21st December. The office is open from 9am until 4.30pm

The Joseph Whitaker School is located in Rainworth near Mansfield. The school joined the East Midlands Education Trust on the 1st September 2016. We believe that we have a culture and ethos which enables every child to thrive and develop into a confident young adult whilst achieving excellent qualifications in readiness for their future.

We cater for all students’ needs and ambitions, whatever their starting point. Examination outcomes are strong and we offer a broad and balanced curriculum throughout all key stages. In addition to the taught curriculum, we offer a multitude of additional opportunities and hope that your child takes full advantage of the activities that we have to offer.

The Joseph Whitaker School has Specialisms in both Sport and Performing arts. The school became a specialist Sports College in September 2004 and in 2012 the sports specialism was expanded to add focus on performing arts. Our provision, outcomes and commitment to the values and benefits have been recognised nationally. We are a Gold Partner school for the Youth Sport Trust, and the lead school in Nottinghamshire for leadership and volunteering. The skills, self-esteem and opportunities created by the performing arts are seen as vital ingredients in delivering the schools vision.


On Thursday we were pleased to welcome Woodie’s Wings and Miner 2 Major to celebrate the official unveiling of our new owl sculpture. The sculpture marks 60 years of learning at The Joseph Whitaker School and the Eco Club worked with sculptor Richard James to design the owl and then approx 30 students and staff helped carve the final piece. Students got to experience and hold 5 species of owl as part of the celebration. @Miner2major ... See MoreSee Less
Due to the site still being covered in melting snow students are permitted to wear alternative, warm, sensible footwear today (Monday 4th December). We politely ask that students do not wear Crocs or sliders.All students should be back in school shoes tomorrow (Tuesday 5th December) unless notified otherwise. ... See MoreSee Less
This evening 9 students attended the Premier League Nottingham Forest Vs Everton match. Prior to the match students were able to try various technologies like Virtual reality games, robot programming and the latest FIFA game. Despite the icy conditions and disappointing result, a great time was had by all. This was courtesy of Nottingham Forest #nottinghamforestcommunitytrust #thinkbiggoals ... See MoreSee Less


Lunch Menu


Feta, Fig & Honey Tart
Fish Bites (6, G.F.)
Beef Lasagne
Pizza, Ham or Pepperoni Panini
Ripple Chicken in a Bun
Homemade Carrot & Coriander Soup

Our School Is Ofsted Graded Good March 2019