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Primary Academy


Welcome to Woodside Primary Academy, where our priority is the well-being and progress of every child.  We have worked hard to develop an atmosphere of trust, happiness and achievement here at the school, to ensure that your child feels cared for and supported on their educational journey.  Ofsted recognise the excellent work in the areas above and have graded us as Outstanding in all areas of education (July 2016).

Exceptional Enrichment Opportunities

Since our Ofsted Inspection, we have worked hard to ensure we further develop exciting opportunities for all pupils.  We now have our Friday afternoon sessions, where every pupil has a term of enrichment experiences.  These include rock climbing, fencing, photography, cooking, gardening, drone flying and our Community Support programs where pupils go out and spend inter-generational afternoons with our vulnerable elderly people in their care home.

We have also opened our state-of-the-art Enrichment Centre in January.  It hosts cooking facilities for an entire class.  Every pupil will cook six times per year, using the recipes designed with Executive Chef (The Ivy) Gary Lee.  Our Science Laboratory can cater for 60 pupils and forms part of our high quality science provision.  The new computing suite has an animation and recording studio, film equipment and drone flying capacity.

Pupil Leadership

We continually strive to meet the needs of individual children and support them in becoming enthusiastic and successful learners, ambitious and creative dreamers and ethical and responsible members of society.  With this in mind, we have the 'Seven Life Values' which we believe are essential for our children to be successful, not only while they are with us, but also after they leave Woodside.  Our values are: Respect, Responsibility, Independence, Kindness, Confidence, Honesty and Determination.

Woodside have also adopted the '7 Habits of Highly Effective People' as introduced by the author Stephen Covey.  These  Seven Habits support personal leadership and the adoption of them has cultimated in our pupils successfully writing their own reports and leading their own parents evening.

Innovative Learning Spaces

Our dedicated teaching and support staff work together to create a stimulating learning environment for our pupils, encouraging them to become active participants in their own unique learning journeys.  Our imaginative 'themed classrooms' allow pupils to write, read and investigate in real context environments while fostering creativity and independent learning.  These engaging and fun environments ensure that curriculum topics resonate, and that children can build a holistic understanding of the world around them.

Thank you for taking the time to have a look at our website.  Please look at the more detailed information about some of the exciting aspects I mentioned above and many other unique experiences we offer.  We warmly invite you to visit us here at Woodside, where I would be more than happy to show you around so you can see the great qualities that set our school apart.

Best wishes,


Shane Tewes