On this page you will find;
- Welcome to our school website
- Values & Ethos
- Ofsted Reports
- Assessment Results
- Our School Day
Woodhouse Primary School
Tel: 01484 714 750
Welcome to our school website
On behalf of all at Woodhouse Primary School, may I offer you and your child (ren) a very warm welcome.
We hope that you will find the information contained on this website both helpful and informative. It is constantly being updated so do visit us again soon!
At Woodhouse, we believe in partnership between home and school. This aim is reflected in our school motto "Achieving Success Together". By working together, we can ensure that each child feels happy and secure, whilst having every opportunity to reach their own individual potential. In our school, every aspect of the curriculum is valued and explored in order to develop the children's knowledge and understanding of the world around them, providing them with the emotional and practical skills they need.
Visits from parents and prospective children are most welcome and should be arranged through the school administrator. Parents of reception age children are invited to an open afternoon in December. At this meeting, Year 6 pupils will provide a guided tour of the school. There is also an opportunity for an informal chat with staff, parents and governors.
Arrangements for pupils transferring to the school include the option of time in class before enrolment.
We believe Woodhouse Primary School is a school that the whole community can be proud of. We look forward to receiving your child(ren) into school.
Mrs. Lynn Daveney
Woodhouse Primary School
Our school is helpful and respectful and everybody helps you when you need it”
Year 2 Pupil
Values & Ethos
At Woodhouse Primary School we aim to provide a welcoming, safe and caring environment where everybody is encouraged to become a successful, resilient and confident learner. We have high expectations and work collaboratively, encouraging pupils to think for themselves and respect others, thus enabling them to be responsible and self-assured citizens.
Each half term, the curriculum focus links to one of the six school aims: Be United, Be Creative, Be Bold, Be Safe, Be Healthy and Be Caring.
It is likely that we shall have a vacancy for a co-opted governor in the coming months and in respect of the school’s Governing Body constitution it is an explicit requirement that nominated candidates should possess the skills ideally required by the governing body. Following the most recent governor skills audit the school’s Governing Body would preferably like to recruit a governor who has skills, experience or interest in teaching and learning and pupils’ progress and attainment. If you would like to have an informal discussion about becoming a governor, or know someone who is interested, please contact the Clerk to Governors, Diane Cooper, via the school office.
Thank you for considering Woodhouse as a school for your child. The prospectus below is written by the Staff and the Governing Body for parents and prospective parents and we hope that it will provide you with the information which you require. We recommend that you also view the latest Ofsted Report above and the School Performance Tables.
Visits from parents are most welcome and should be arranged through the School Administrator. Prospective parents of reception age children are invited to a meeting with the Head and Chair of Governors in November. At this meeting, Year 6 pupils will provide a guided tour of the school for each family and the Parents, Teachers and Friends Association (PTFA) will serve refreshments. There is also an opportunity for informal chat amongst staff, parents and governors.
The school operates Calderdale's Primary Admission Policy, which can be found at the end of the prospectus and in our Policies Section. Parents of new intake reception children receive an offer of a place from the school around April and are invited to an Induction Evening in May. The children and parents visit the school in June and July and spend some time with their class teacher during these visits.
Our School Day
School Sessions Reception Infants Juniors
Morning session 8.55 – 11.55 8.55 – 12.10 8.55 – 12.25
Afternoon session 1.00 – 3.10 1.15 - 3.10 1.15 - 3.15
The morning bell rings at 8.50am and children move to their class lines so that a safe entry can be made into school. All pupils are expected to be in class and ready to start work by 8.55am. Children can come into the playground from 8.40am but prior to this children are still under parental responsibility as there are no staff on duty.