A Warm Welcome to Woodcote Primary School
“…a happy school with a positive ethos.”

Woodcote Primary School is Primary School of the Year 2015


Tim Rome - Executive Headteacher Woodcote Primary School
Welcome to Woodcote Primary School. We are conscious of the trust you place in us and look forward to working with you to achieve our shared aspirations for your child. 

Woodcote is a happy school with a positive ethos. We take pride in our diverse cultural community and believe that all children can be encouraged to do their best in a positive, hardworking, learning environment. We value each child as an individual and work hard to foster resilience, adaptability, thoughtfulness, respect, enquiry, co-operation, communication and morality.

We have an experienced and enthusiastic team of staff who are committed to your child achieving the highest standards of education and behaviour. We are fortunate to be a well-resourced school set in a wonderfully green setting with plenty of space for the children to play and learn.

Everyone in our school community is looking forward to a happy and productive association with you, your child and your family.

Our aim is to encourage children to work to the best of their abilities, not just in the essential basic skills, but in all aspects of their learning.  We enrich learning by providing plenty of opportunity for broadening children’s experiences in all areas of the curriculum and through the links made by our international curriculum. As well as encouraging intellectual growth, we will work with you to develop the whole child.

By working together as parents and staff, we will ensure your child has the best possible opportunity to reach their personal best.

Tim Rome, Executive Headteacher

Woodcote Primary SchoolWoodcote Primary School is a school for boys and girls from 3 to 11 years of age, maintained by the London Borough of Croydon, with a maximum of 120 children admitted to the school each year.

Woodcote Primary is situated on the borders of Coulsdon and Purley.

Woodcote Primary is extremely well resourced, set in a wonderful green setting with educational facilities that offer unique learning opportunities.

Woodcote classrooms are bright, attractive and well equipped with an excellent range of reading books, science and technology equipment, construction toys and mathematical apparatus.

Woodcote teachers have high expectations of children’s learning. A balance of teaching styles is used across all year groups, including whole class, group and individual work. Teachers differentiate work, based on every child’s ability, to ensure that every child has the opportunity to work to his or her personal best. Where necessary, children are supported by teaching and learning assistants to enhance their learning or assist with learning difficulties. Children who have a particular gift or talent are catered for both within the classroom and the wider school community.

Woodcote Values Statement

Aiming High – Succeeding Together “

Woodcote School Motto

Woodcote School Ethos
Woodcote is a community with positive ethos. We take pride in our diverse cultural community and all children are encouraged to do their best in a positive, hardworking, learning environment. We value each child as an individual and work hard to foster resilience, creativity, responsibility, self-belief, respect and truthfulness.

Woodcote School Values
Our aim is to encourage children to work to the best of their abilities, especially in the essential skills, whilst also providing ample opportunity for broadening their learning experiences. As well as encouraging intellectual growth, we work with families to develop the ‘whole child’ to ensure every child has the best possible opportunity to reach their ‘personal best’.

Under Key Information you will find links to our Events Calendar, documents explaining school policies, letters to parents, results and the latest school prospectus.

You can look up Curriculum details, broken down into year groups and terms, and you can use our Clubs Finder for information about After School Clubs.

Under Parents you will find a wide range of advice documents to help parents develop their children’s abilities at home. Click for information on the Parent, Teacher and Friends Association (PTFA).

If you have any suggestions for the site, we’d love to hear them. Contact details are listed below, together with a map of how to find us.

Latest News

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Fireworks Menu

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Meet the Leadership Team


Tim Rome

Executive Headteacher

Claire Baldock

Head of School; Deputy Designated School Safeguarding Lead

Caroline Cox

Acting Deputy Head of School; Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead









Natalie Conway

Assistant Headteacher Responsible for Inclusion & Designated Safeguarding Lead (SENco)

Jo Garlick

Assistant Headteacher & Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Debbie Scola

School Business Manager

Contact Information

Woodcote Primary School

Dunsfold Rise
Tel: 020 8660 9972
Tel: 020 8668 3374

General Enquiries: office@woodcoteprimary.croydon.sch.uk
Contact a Governor: governors@woodcoteprimary.croydon.sch.uk
Headteacher's E-mail: head@woodcoteprimary.croydon.sch.uk
Deputy Headteacher's E-mail: baldock@woodcoteprimary.croydon.sch.uk

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