About Us

Welcome from the Headteacher

Dear Parents and Carers

Woodthorpe is a vibrant, thriving school with raising standards, where a strong emphasis is placed on the individual child, within a Christian ethos of love and mutual respect.  We encourage our children to make the most of the many opportunities we give them, so that they are highly motivated to learn and are prepared for the next exciting stages of their lives.

The partnership that the school develops with parents/carers makes a profound contribution to the successful development and achievement enjoyed by our children.  Parents have a vital part to play in what the school seeks to do and can help children come to school prepared, equipped and ready to play a full part in the caring, family atmosphere here.

We have high expectations in work, play and social behaviour, so that each child will benefit from an inspirational experience at the start of their school lives, where they can feel happy, secure, valued and loved.

Visits to the school are encouraged and we would be delighted to give you a tour and answer any questions you may have.  Please contact the school Office, where a member of staff will be happy to arrange a visit.

Mrs H Walker


Our Vision and Values

Our School Values

The learning journey at Woodthorpe begins with the confidence that you can.  Our lives should be lived in a secure and nurturing environment.  We should feel valued and value others no matter what their background, appearance or disability.  We should celebrate the past, live for the present and look forward to the future.  At Woodthorpe Church of England Primary School we look to lead children along that journey, preparing them along the way for the next stage, the next challenge, the next memory.

Our School Vision

We encourage self-discipline and responsibility to each individual as a member of society based on self respect for one another. As a Church of England (Voluntary Controlled) Primary School, a key aim is to uphold a Christian ethos throughout. In the school community all denominations and faiths are encouraged to learn from each other.

We aim to:

  • Provide an environment that stimulates and excites and promotes mutual respect and humour
  • Have high expectations of behaviour, achievement and creativity
  • Encourage and promote a healthy lifestyle
  • Encourage each individual to develop to their fullest potential
  • Celebrate success and promote excellence
  • Provide, through the curriculum, every opportunity for personal, social and academic development ensuring that all at Woodthorpe Primary School enjoy the experience
  • To develop a strong learning environment where staff, children, parents and the local wider community can learn together in partnership with one another

Woodthorpe is a school where we are confident to smile ahead of our challenges and positively address our mistakes; a school confident enough to laugh together, a school that the community of Woodthorpe is proud to call its own.

Encouraging high standards of behaviour

High standards of behaviour are essential in order to enable children to obtain the most from their lessons and the classroom environment. From the moment they enter school, children are encouraged to develop high standards of behaviour through self-discipline. We hope that you will help us maintain our high expectations through supporting our behaviour code of conduct. We reward good behaviour with praise. We teach the children to have good manners, to be polite and show respect in the way they behave towards others.

We have an annual Home School Agreement and children who behave in a manner which is considered to be unacceptable will be disciplined.  Any discipline usually takes the form of a verbal discussion or staying in at playtime/lunchtime, or it may involve doing additional work. If a child persistently misbehaves or a serious problem occurs then parents will be contacted and a system for monitoring behaviour will be set up.