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. This primary school has been formed from two highly successful and popular schools and our aim is to ensure that the best aspects of both schools are used to create one outstanding school.

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.

At Woodcote we have experienced and enthusiastic 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, especially in the essential basic skills, whilst also providing plenty of opportunity for broadening their experience in other fields. 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 90 children admitted to each Year Group (120 starting in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 in 2018).

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
At Woodcote we have a positive ethos and we take pride in our community. All children are encouraged to do their best in a positive, hardworking, and engaging learning environment. We value each child as an individual and 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. If you have any queries or would like a paper copy of any of this information, please contact the school office on mailto:office@woodcoteprimary.croydon.sch.uk

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.

What Woodcote Parents Say

  • It’s a very good school. I’ve had 3 children come through the school and I’d recommend it to anybody.
    Year 3 Parent
  • “It’s a good community. It’s a big school but the children are still well supported. That’s been my experience.”
    Year 2 Parent
  • Ben has lots of support with extra needs that he has. The SENCO has been very positive helping him.”
    Year 3 Parent
  • “It’s a lovely friendly school. All the parents are very friendly. It’s a nice community. The teachers are all really enthusiastic and really bring the learning alive. They have dressing up days, which the children really love.”
    Parent, Years 1 and 2