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Woodside Primary School

Ofsted has again judged our lovely school to be GOOD (latest inspection March 2018).

Strengths include leadership, good and outstanding teaching and attainment and progress in every year group, which is above average in reading, writing and maths. 'The school's work to keep pupils safe is outstanding. The high quality care and support provided by the school is appreciated and valued by parents and carers.'

Staff and governors are very pleased to have confirmation of our good provision and our aspiration to be 'outstanding' is well within reach.

We have 115 children on roll (July 2019) and part-time pre-schoolers.

Please see'Parents' info' on our website which has lots of information about admission arrangements and Parents' Handbook for information about our curriculum and school organisation.

Our website's  'Home' page will give you a flavour of recent events and has our contact details, so please get in touch if you have any queries.

School Ethos
We strive to establish a caring community, whose attitudes and values are built on mutual trust and respect for all. Our intention is that every member of the school community feels valued and respected, and that each person is treated fairly and well. We promote an effective learning environment, so that everyone can feel happy, safe and secure. We endeavour to show compassion, understanding, good manners and conduct in all that we do so that all the people within it are proud of where they belong.

Our aim is to provide an enriched and secure learning environment in which every child can achieve their full potential across all areas of school life: academic, creative, sporting and social.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Mrs M Davis
Contact Position
Head Teacher
01594 542287

Where to go

Woodside Primary School
Ruardean Woodside
GL17 9XP

We have an extensive outside area in our beautiful rural setting, which includes a large playing field; Trim Trail and an enclosed pond within our nature area.

Other Details


Referral Details

We run a popular pre-school called Little Dormice. Please see separate link for information. After school clubs are available on most days until 4pm and local child care providers collect at 3pm for after school care.

Other notes

We have achieved an Mental Health Champions Award which reflects our practice of providing care and development of children's wellbeing.

Local Offer

Local Offer Details


Woodside School values the contribution that every child and young person can make, and welcomes the diversity of culture, religion and intellectual style. The school seeks to raise the achievement, remove barriers to learning and increase physical and curricular access for all. All children and young people with SEND are valued, respected and equal members of the school. As such, provision for pupils with SEN is a matter for the school as a whole. All teachers are teachers of pupils with SEN. All pupils have the entitlement to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum.

Pupils with SEN are taught, for most of the time, with their peers in mainstream classes by class teachers and study the curriculum appropriate for their age. All teaching and support staff work toward the principles of the National Curriculum Inclusion Statement, and in their planning and teaching they strive to:

Provide suitable learning challenges
Meet the pupils’ diverse learning needs
Remove the barriers to learning and assessment

With advice from, and the support of, the SENCO, teachers match the learning objectives to the needs and abilities of the pupils. They use a range of strategies to develop the pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills. Where appropriate, materials are modified or support is provided to enable pupils with SEN to access the learning or the assessment processes. This may take the form of small group interventions, in-class support or additional support in tests and examinations.

It may be that a child needs intervention for other reasons, which may in turn affect the child’s ability to access the curriculum. For instance, a child may suffer from language delay; have fine or gross motor skills problems; or be suffering emotionally. If this is the case, the appropriate provision will be arranged by the SENDCo or Family Worker to help the child overcome these barriers.
The school will decide upon the appropriate provision for a child, but is keen to discuss the needs of the child with all parties concerned, and importantly, the child themselves.

Contact Name
Mrs Jeavons - Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator
Contact Telephone
01594 542287
Contact Email
Links to further SEND information
Woodside Primary School SEN Information Report
SEN Provision Type

SEND Local Offer Form  

Who is your service for?
Local Offer Age Bands
4-11 (Primary School)
0-4 (Birth to Pre-School)
Is the building fully wheelchair accessible?
Is there disabled changing and toilet facilities?
Describe any training or experience you/your staff, have had or are having in issues around SEND?

Trained staff and SENDCo

Have any members of you/your team had experience of working with children and young people with the following disabilities/additional needs?
a) young people with autistic spectrum disorders
b) young people who use alternative communication methods
c) young people with learning difficulties/disabilities whose behaviour challenges us
d) young people with complex physical/medical requirements
Local Offer file
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Woodside Primary School here...


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