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
Headteacher
Woodhouse Primary School

 

Woodhouse is a great place to learn and show that we care about each other

Year 3 Pupil


Our Values & Ethos

Vision

 

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.

 

 

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 Healthy

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

Be Bold

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

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

Be Safe

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


Ofsted Reports

Ofsted Report

Assessment Results

 

Key stage 2 (end of primary school) results 2018

 


Prospectus

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.

School Prospectus School Development Summary Foundation Stage Handbook


Admissions

Admission Criteria 2018

 


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 2018 - 14 January 2019

If your child was born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015, they will be due to start Primary School in September 2019. 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

Teachers

Mrs S Rothwell Miss H Mason Mrs K Ollerenshaw
Mrs K Hirst Miss R Vine Miss S Fiddler
Miss M Stephenson Miss L Tingle Miss B Freeman
Miss S Robinson Mr N Freeman Mr A Bale
Miss A Scott Mrs L Cripwell Miss V Walker
Mrs S Gooseman Mrs S Smaldon Mrs A Crane
Mrs L Young Mrs R Hodgson  
Mrs G Sutcliffe

Mrs G Walsh

 

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  

Support Staff

Mrs J Sutcliffe Mrs T Brook Mrs A Bush
Mrs A Caine Mrs G Craig Mrs T Coghill
Mr L Gething Mr T Rayner Mrs B Imtiaz
Mrs C Hussey Mrs S Johnson Mrs H Dent
Mr I Wilson Mrs J Midgley Miss J Holdsworth
Mrs R Ormerod Mrs L Thorpe Mrs J Hargreaves
Miss A Collier Mrs T Leebetter Mrs K Harrison

Our Governors

 

Governance at Woodhouse Primary School - Sept 2018