Welcome to Wood End Infant & Pre-School!
I am very proud of our school and have seen it go from strength to strength in the time that I have been here.
Wood End is a small and nurturing school, as our motto says: ‘Nurturing acorns into sturdy oaks’. We endeavour to nurture your children ready for the next stage in their education.
Our school is special in many ways. Foundation and Pre-School work closely together to provide a vibrant and stimulating early years setting. Through child-initiated activities and planning in the moment, we capture the interests of the children and meet individual needs. Staff are well-trained and knowledgeable and children who choose to continue their journey from Pre-School into the main school benefit from a seamless transition.
Reading and phonics is taught through Read Write Inc. Our highly skilled practitioners ensure children grasp the concept of reading and develop a love of it from an early age. Our phonics screening check results at the end of Year 1 have been above the National Average for many years and in 2017 we were in the top 6% of schools nationally. Each year we are awarded with the Ruth Miskin Training Accreditation badge to acknowledge our strength in teaching children to read, write and spell with passion and fidelity.
Of course, our school is about more than attainment. We pride ourselves on the exciting opportunities children experience whilst at Wood End. All children take part in weekly Forest School sessions, where they enjoy the outdoors, learn about the seasons and nature, take risks and develop teamwork and other valuable life skills. We have an allotment where children learn about where food comes from and how to grow produce. We value sports and the arts and these are important parts of our curriculum.
We have a large playing field and imaginative playground equipment to keep children active.
Being a small school, every adult knows every child and we work together to support one another. A restorative approach to behaviour is key here and respectful relationships are continually developed.
We would love your child to join our school. Under normal circumstances, visits from prospective parents are warmly welcomed. Currently, Covid-19 safety precautions mean we have to limit the number of visitors to the site but please call to check if we are accepting visitors. We are very proud of our virtual tour and that is a great place to start to get a feel for Wood End!