Welcome to Woodfall
Woodfall Primary School opened in September 2005, following the amalgamation of the popular and successful Woodfall Infant and Woodfall Junior schools.
The school is maintained by Cheshire Education Authority and caters for children from 4 - 11 years of age.
We fully support the five principles of Every Child Matters; that all children are entitled to be healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve, make a positive contribution and achieve economic well-being.
We offer a broadly based curriculum delivered by an experienced and dedicated staff.
As well as gaining knowledge and skills in all areas of the National Curriculum, your child will be encouraged to grow in confidence and self-reliance, learn to make decisions and develop the ability to articulate ideas and feelings.
We also feel it is most important to develop children's social skills and seek to enable them to build relationships with other children and with adults. Ours is a very busy school and we offer a wide variety of clubs and activities throughout the year for all children to enjoy.
We believe that your involvement with your child's education is crucial and we provide opportunities for you to gain information about the ways in which we are working with your child. We value parental involvement at all levels and if you have any spare time to come into school to work with us, you will be made very welcome.
We look forward to working together and accept our responsibility in providing a learning environment with purposeful teaching which has as its focus pupil progress and achievement.
The following pages contain a description of our school. I do hope that you will find it useful and informative. I will be very pleased to answer any questions that you may wish to discuss with me.
The school was built in 1967-1970 and is pleasantly situated. We have two separate, well maintained buildings, one housing six single age group infant classes and the other housing eight single age group junior classes and a Primary Resource Base for pupils aged 4 – 11 with special educational needs. Both buildings have their own dining halls, separate playgrounds and share extensive playing fields. A purpose built extension links the two buildings together, provides a main entrance and reception, offices and staff room.
Aims of the School
- To be an inclusive school and to put into place the practice, in all aspects of our work, that ensures that all learners are treated fairly and given equality of opportunity.
- To promote and achieve high standards for all by providing teaching and learning of the highest quality.
- To take account of the individual needs of learners and to differentiate teaching and learning.
- To provide for learners’ physical, mental, social, spiritual, moral and cultural needs.
- To provide for learners’ well being, health and safety.
- To ensure that all learners benefit from a rich, broad, balanced curriculum presented in an interesting, exciting and imaginative manner with opportunities for first-hand experience, practical work, investigation and learning through play.
- To teach basic skills and core subjects effectively and to give great emphasis to the foundation subjects and Religious Education.
- To make connections between subjects and to apply basic skills across the curriculum.
- To enliven and enrich the curriculum by visits, visitors, and extensive use of the indoor and outdoor environment.
- To develop responsibility, self-confidence and independence through opportunities to contribute to the community.
- To make parents and the wider community equal partners with the school and to involve them in the evaluation of its success.
- To enable children to acquire an understanding of social behaviour and a reasoned set of attitudes and values, having consistently high expectations for behaviour.
- To build an ethos marked by a welcoming and friendly atmosphere where all members of the community feel valued and secure, developing self esteem.
- To make this school a place of enjoyment where success is celebrated.
There are large playground and playing field areas. We are an Eco-School, and children benefit from the recently completed Wildlife area and allotments where we grow our own vegetables.
All classrooms are well resourced with supporting apparatus located in storage areas. The school is fortunate in having computers in all classrooms and a wide variety of audio/visual equipment. An Internet-linked computer network has been installed for use by all children, and classes have the use of two mobile banks of laptops. All classrooms benefit from interactive whiteboards.
We have two spacious halls which are used throughout the day for assemblies, Physical Education and dining purposes. Children are able to use an extensive range of books from our fiction and non-fiction libraries. There are also children's kitchens in both the infant and junior departments which are available for children from all classes.