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

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]

Welcome to Woodhouse

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Our School

Our Staff

Headteacher: Mrs Anne Crane

Deputy Headteacher: Mrs Shona Smaldon


Mrs S Rothwell Miss H Mason Mrs K Ollerenshaw
Mrs K Hirst Miss R Vine Mrs S Young
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 Miss L Nicholson Miss J Wilson
Miss L Hepworth Mrs R Hodgson Mrs B Collins
Miss A Parker

Mrs G Walsh


Administration / Site Staff

Miss D Cooper Miss L Kirk Mrs C Dooley
Miss R Crowther  Mr M Oldfield Miss F Woodrow
Ms S Wood Mrs Z McElhannan  Mrs L Haigh

Support Staff

Mr M Potter Mrs G Sutcliffe Mrs A Bush
Mrs A Kuleczko Mrs G Craig Mrs D Wring-Skinner
Mr L Gething Mrs K Harrison Mrs B Imtiaz
Mrs C Hughes Mrs H Dent Miss C Hickey
Miss N Fogelman Miss J Holdsworth Miss E Lassey
Mrs L Thorpe Mrs C Green Mrs K Richardson
Miss A Newman    

Our Governors


Governance at Woodhouse Primary School October 23 Governance Structure June 24 Governor attendance 2022-23