About Us 

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

In addition to covering the National Curriculum, our curriculum aims to address issues which are pertinent to Woodhouse and develop the cultural capital of our pupils:

  • We want our children to understand the factors that affect their physical skills, self – esteem and emotional well-being so that they are able to recognise the importance of pursuing a healthy lifestyle and develop coping strategies to keep themselves safe and healthy
  • We need to enable our children to develop self - awareness in order to take more responsibility for their decisions and actions and minimise over reliance on adults

Ofsted Reports

Ofsted report June 2021 Ofsted Report - June 2021

Our Prospectus

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. We hope that the information below, including the video and photo gallery, will provide an insight into what our 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 our 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 Admission Criteria 2021


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 2021 - 15 January 2022

If your child was born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018, they will be due to start Primary School in September 2022. 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 H Green Mrs C Dooley
Mr A Houson Mr S Robinson 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 H Dent Mr I Wilson
Mrs J Midgley Miss J Holdsworth Miss E Lassey
Mrs L Thorpe Mr B Lennon Mrs L White
Miss A Newman Miss L Irwin Mr P Triffit

Our Governors


Governor attendance 2020- 21 Governance Structure Governance at Woodhouse Primary School Oct 2021