Welcome to Woodlands Academy:
Your Local Primary and Nursery School in Ealing.
Woodlands is a small, nurturing school. Unlike bigger schools, we know all our children well and can offer personalised learning. We have a fantastic team, dedicated to bringing out the talents of all our pupils and to deliver high quality teaching and learning.
We think success also comes from working in close partnership with our parents and we will make sure they have regular opportunities to meet and communicate with staff.
We want to nurture our children’s curiosity through a rich, varied and inspiring curriculum, allowing them to reach their full potential to be caring, conscientious and confident citizens of tomorrow.
We think you should consider Woodlands for your child and here’s why:
“Children get off to a good start in the early years” Ofsted 2016
We are very proud of the rapid improvement at Woodlands. Compared to 2016, pupil attainment in Key Stage 1 Writing results has seen a massive 20% improvement. Similarly for Key Stage 1 Maths results, we have seen a 16% improvement and our maths results place Woodlands in the top 20 schools in Ealing.
Our Early Years (Nursery & Reception) children are also exceeding borough and national averages for their progress. 72% of children reached a ‘Good Level of Development’, which exceeds both borough and national averages.
72% of children achieve or exceed ‘All Learning Goals’, which is above national average. A massive 92% achieve or exceed the ‘Expected Level for Speaking’ which again is well above the borough and national average (11% above borough average and 13% above national average)
“Parents speak highly of the school’s work. They value the changes made by leaders.” Ofsted 2016
Our parents are very proud of our school, 100% of those surveyed stated that Teaching & Learning is good/very good and would recommend Woodlands (Ofsted Parents Survey 2017).
“A hidden gem of a school in a calm, leafy setting. This school genuinely puts the children first, listens to parents and promotes a warm and supportive environment. Teachers are 100% dedicated to nurturing children and helping them make excellent progress.”
“My daughter has been going to the school for the past 3 years and loves it. She is thriving at all subjects and most importantly enjoys going to school each day. She has a great rapport with all the staff and teachers there.”
“My children are very happy at Woodlands and they really like their teachers”
“I am very happy with my child’s progress at Woodlands. I will be enrolling my 3 & 4 year olds here as well”
“Thank you so much for everything that you do”
“Thank you again for taking us in and being so wonderfully welcoming to us”
Breakfast Club: 8am drop off, £3 a session with a flexible booking system.
For busy parents, we offer a breakfast club which includes a healthy meal to get pupils off to a good start to their school day. A choice of cereals, fresh juice, milk, toast and bagels are available. Breakfast club offers a high standard of care with fun and stimulating activities for your children.
After School Care: Runs from 3.15pm – 6pm, £7.50 a session with a flexible booking system.
Woodlands offers After School Care from Monday to Friday with a variety of activities, allowing children to play, learn and develop. Children will receive a healthy tea-time snack to keep them going.
At Woodlands we are proud to be a founding Member of the Grand Union Multi-Academy Trust through which, we partner with Featherstone High School (an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ school and member of ‘World Class Schools’).
This partnership brings many benefits to our school. We are sharing expertise and resources and in particular benefiting from support with Literacy & Numeracy, P.E. and Art. This is a fantastic opportunity for Woodlands primary pupils to work with Featherstone High School teachers. We have participated in collaborative projects across the two schools and Woodland’s pupils are enjoying the challenge.
We are sharing knowledge and expertise across our teaching staff. Teachers from both schools meet to discuss teaching and learning and to help smooth the transition for our children to their high school journey.
The Trust is able to help us make our resources go further, helping us deliver training sessions, making sure we have excellent IT systems, offering support with finance expertise and increasing our communication with parents.
Executive Headteacher of Grand Union Multi Academy Trust: Gerry Wadwa
If you are interested in finding out more about the GU MAT, please contact Gerry Wadwa at:
Address: Featherstone High School 11 Montague Waye, Southall Middlesex UB2 5HF.
Tel: 02088 430 984
Unlike many other local schools, Woodlands is very lucky to have extensive playing grounds. This means our children get to play out in the open and take part in many different sporting activities. It is so important for children to have plenty of outdoor space to play and learn in and here at Woodlands we can provide that.
Woodlands is tucked away in a safe and quiet location. Our setting is green and leafy and away from busy main roads. Parking is also plentiful in the local area, making school drop offs easier.
We operate a soft start to the day, meaning you can drop your child off before registration and they can begin learning straight away.
At Woodlands we are very lucky to have special relationship with the London Broncos Rugby Team. It is so important for young children to have positive role models to look up to, and the players from the Broncos dedicate their own time to support the school in this aim.
The players have been running early morning rugby clubs for our pupils and many of the younger players help out in PE lessons. The team have also been involved at school, providing one to one reading sessions with the children to encourage their love of books.
The team also ran the Mosaic Mentoring Programme last year in conjunction with the Princes Trust. This highly successful programme ran for ten weeks and encouraged pupils to think about their future and maximise their potential.
“Pupils behave well and engage productively with each other and staff.” Ofsted 2016
We feel very strongly at Woodlands that children need to be creative and active. We want our pupils to be well rounded and to give them the tools to be successful and happy.
The arts help children develop on many fundamental levels and there is lots of fun to be had too. Being creative allows our children to express themselves and has been shown to feed into academic achievement. Younger children increase their motor skills and it builds confidence for all age groups.
Last year we hosted our first Arts Festival, showcasing our pupils’ creative talent. Each class produced beautiful artwork linked to their curriculum and inspired by a wide variety of artists from Jackson Pollock and Antony Gormley to Andy Warhol and Giuseppe Arcimboldo. This will now be an annual event and open to parents to see their children’s creations.
Being active is so important. Not only does it prevent obesity and related issues, it has a positive impact on cognitive skills and academic behaviour. It is fun and encourages team work and co-ordination. We are lucky to have such extensive grounds to hold successful sports days, early morning sports clubs for all and to have the support of the London Broncos Rugby Team.
We hope we have given you plenty of reasons to consider Woodlands for your child. If you would like to find out more, or want to come and see for yourself, don’t hesitate to get in touch.