About Us 

Welcome to our 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


Woodhouse is a happy place to be and people want to learn and everyone feels safe

Year 3 Pupil

Our 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 learners. We have high expectations and work collaboratively enabling our pupils to have a good understanding of the world in which they are growing up. We encourage our pupils to think for themselves and respect others, thus enabling them to build on their growing knowledge and be responsible, 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.



Be United

To celebrate our social and cultural diversity so that everyone feels valued and respected

Be Creative

To offer a curriculum which is relevant and creative; promoting high quality learning which challenges  and develops  all our pupils’ talents and gifts  enabling  them to reach their full potential

Be Bold

To provide learning experiences, both inside and outside the classroom, which promote and develop pupils’ independence and resilience

Be Safe

To provide a caring, secure and nurturing environment where all can learn, work or play with confidence

Be Healthy

To provide opportunities for pupils to develop healthy lifestyles and thereby promote physical, spiritual and emotional well – being

Be Caring

To respect and value ourselves and others in the community by displaying positive attitudes, pride in our school, appreciation of each other and challenging negative influences and behaviour

Ofsted Reports

Ofsted Report


Thank you for considering Woodhouse as a school for your child, we recognise that choosing a school for your child’s education is one of the most important decisions that parents and carers make.  The prospectus below is written by the Staff and the Governing Body and we hope that it will provide you with the information which you require.

Due to the current restrictions that the school is operating under due to Covid-19, it will not be possible to welcome visitors to the school in person but we hope that the video and photo gallery will provide an insight into what the school has to offer.  The school operates Calderdale's Primary Admission Policy, which can be found at the end of the prospectus and in our Policies Section. We recommend that you also spend time perusing the website to help you with your decision. Should you require any further details, please contact the school office [email protected]




Our School


Primary Admissions Leaflet 2021.pdf Admission Criteria 2020


Applying for a school place

Calderdale Council co-ordinates admissions to all schools within Calderdale. If you live within Calderdale, you must complete a Calderdale online application. Parents of children resident outside Calderdale, who want to apply for a Calderdale school must apply through their home Local Council.

Primary school applications are open 19 November 2020 - 15 January 2021

If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017, they will be due to start Primary School in September 2021. You can apply online:

Calderdale residents apply for a school place online

Kirklees residents apply for a school place online

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.

Our Staff

Headteacher: Mrs Lynn Daveney

Deputy Headteacher: Mrs Anne Crane


Mrs S Rothwell Miss H Mason Mrs K Ollerenshaw
Mrs K Hirst Miss R Vine Miss S Fiddler
Miss M Stephenson Miss S Smith Mrs B Haigh
Mrs S Shaw Mr N Freeman Mr A Bale
Miss A Scott Mrs L Cripwell Miss V Walker
Mrs S Gooseman Mrs S Smaldon Mrs A Crane
Miss L Hepworth Mrs R Hodgson Miss B Heneghan
Mrs G Sutcliffe

Mrs G Walsh

Miss J Wilson

Administration / Site Staff

Miss D Cooper Mrs S Knowles Mrs C Dooley
Mr A Houson Mr S Robinson Mrs J Brook
Miss F Woodrow Ms S Wood Mrs H Bass

Support Staff

Mrs J Sutcliffe Mrs T Brook Mrs A Bush
Mrs A Caine Mrs G Craig Mrs T Coghill
Mr L Gething Mrs K Harrison Mrs B Imtiaz
Miss A Young Mrs T Leebetter Mrs H Dent
Mr I Wilson Mrs J Midgley Miss J Holdsworth
Mrs R Ormerod Mrs L Thorpe Mr B Lennon
Mrs L White Miss A Newman Miss E Lassey
Miss A Gooseman    

Our Governors


Governance at Woodhouse Primary School Sept 2019