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We are a wonderful, nurturing school and excited to be able to offer prospective families to look around our school again opposed to offering a virtual tour. Please contact the school office for further information and information on our robust Covid protocol. We look forward to seeing you and showing you what we can offer.

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Woodlands Infant School

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WELCOME
Welcome to Woodlands Infant School! We hope that our website helps you to understand a bit more about us.

 

"Lots of people don't like Mondays, but they're the best day of the week because I go back in to school". Chloe, Year One: October 2021.

 

We strive to offer children the best possible provision and engage them with immersive, hands on and exciting learning opportunities. Woodlands Infant School truly is an exceptional school and everything we do is in the best interest of our pupils. We have had an incredible journey since I joined the school as Headteacher in April 2019 and I am incredible proud of the school we have become. We received a certificate of excellence from the Pearson National Teaching Awards in June 2021 for: Making A Difference in Primary Education which helps showcase our incredible and child centred journey.

 

As an Infant school we teach pupils from 3 years to 7 years of age. Our link Junior school is Shirley Heath.

 

Our pupils make better than expected progress against National results, our greater depth (better than average) results are some of the highest in Solihull. There is a clear difference in attainment for children who have been in our Nursery and those joining as new starters in Reception. Our high expectations through play give our Nursery pupils a unique start to their education which is clearly visible when they begin statutory education!

 

Our EYFS provision, Nursery and Reception are very much part of our school. Our pupils learn through play and make impressive progress in areas such as social skills, physical development, vocabulary and recent a great start in understanding reading, writing and maths. They think they are playing but practitioners utilise activities and the environment to ensure learning activities are purposeful, immersive and all learning styles are catered for. For parents joining our Nursery, our school day is made up of 32.5 hours- in line with the rest of the school- and your child will be entitled to either 15 or 30 hours free provision.

 

We accept Rising Threes at three entry points, September, January and April, at the beginning of each term. All children new to Nursery receive an induction and we keep parents well informed of key information. If you have any questions or comments, please do call the school to speak to myself, or arrange a tour. Thank you for considering us as a potential school for your child. Please be guided to our Ofsted improvements, to be read alongside our report in the 'Our School' section of this page.

 

Each September, to meet their new class, children have an incredibly creative 'Stay and Play' unique to our school to ensure they are excited for their new start at Woodlands.

 

If you do have any questions or queries please do make contact with us at Woodlands. Our aim is to be the best provision within your local community- and beyond- and we hope to be able to share with you the exceptional provisions we have to offer here at Woodlands.

 

Mrs Tania Wood
Headteacher

 

 

 

Headteachers Welcome

As short introduction from myself, Mrs Wood Headteacher.

Woodlands Virtual Tour

Here is our virtual tour we have created as a staffing team to show you around our school.

PUPIL VOICE

Please see some examples from our pupils of what they think about Woodlands Infant School.

Isla: What I think about Woodlands...

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Barnaby: Why I enjoy Woodlands...

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PARENTAL VOICE

In addition to this, below is feedback from parents currently at our school to help give you context to our wonderful school community.

 

"Woodlands is a wonderful school and would always recommend it to others. Learning is fun for the children, with exciting challenges and topics. The teachers are fantastic and have helped my daughter grow in confidence, personality and with her learning. They focus on the positives and encourage children within their strengths. It is a happy and nurturing environment and we're very excited for our son, who has joined Woodlands this year and we have every confidence that he will enjoy it as much as his big sister".

 

"Woodlands Infant School is a fantastic school! The staff are extremely friendly, approachable, helpful and will go out of their was to help you. My Daughter had 4 very happy years at the school and now my son is experiencing exactly the same."

 

"Both of my children have attended Woodlands Infant School and have enjoyed every minute there.... they never want to come home!!!! The teachers are amazing, they will go out of their way to help and support the children ( as well as us parents). The school is such a lovely, friendly and inviting school with so much to offer the children. The open door policy allows parents to actively be involved in the children learning too. We are so lucky to have "outdoor learning" and the chance to go to Bills Woods to expand their learning - highly recommend you go on this if you can."

 

"We love Woodlands Infant School because children love it, they feel safe, cared and valued. We are very grateful to the teachers for their hard work and dedication. The staff are responsive to needs and concerns, parents welcomed and questions answered. The managing team is committed and effective. We are very happy to be part of Woodlands! "

 

"I have two children at Woodlands and as a family we love the school. The teachers are excellent, always approachable and supportive and go above and beyond to care for our children. This year we have faced so many challenges and complexities with COVID -19, the school has been excellent at foreseeing and reacting to the current world we live in and has made the school a safe and enjoyable place for the children to come to. 

The curriculum is varied and the school have an excellent approach to welfare and mental wellbeing. I wouldn’t want my children to be anywhere else!"

 

STAFF VOICE

'There have been some exciting and ambitious changes at Woodlands over the past year so that children can enjoy coming into school every day. We are friends as well as colleagues and work together in the best interests of children, families and each other. I am proud to work at Woodlands: a school that leads by example for others to follow; that truly cares about capturing excitement and engagement; when children are taught to challenge themselves; where reading and wellbeing flourish and when I am valued.' 

 

'Working at Woodlands is comparable to riding on a roller-coaster; thrilling, yet daunting, as no two days are the same and Mrs Wood certainly keeps us on our toes! What is comforting though, is that there is always somebody on hand to help you should you need it, as we are lucky to have a team of supportive, caring staff, who really look out for each other. The school is undergoing many positive changes, which I feel a privileged to be part of.' 

APPLICATION TO WOODLANDS INFANT SCHOOL

Please click on the links provided to apply to Woodlands Infant School.

Our admission to Nursery policy can also be found in Home- Policies.

Please click on the link below to apply for a place at Woodlands Infant School for Reception.

 

https://www.solihull.gov.uk/Resident/Schools-learning/schooladmissions/Applying-for-a-school-place-at-other-time

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