Woodfield Primary School

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About Woodfield Primary School

Name Woodfield Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Mr Simon Arnold
Address Woodfield Avenue, Wolverhampton, WV4 4AG
Phone Number Unknown
Phase Academy
Type Academy sponsor led
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 597
Local Authority Wolverhampton
Highlights from Latest Inspection

What is it like to attend this school?

Woodfield Primary School is a community where everyone belongs. The school sets very high expectations of how pupils should behave.

Pupils know what is expected of them and try hard each day to make sure that they stay in the 'green zone'. Pupils are polite and respectful of one another. They are highly courteous to adults, including visitors.

Pupils learn self-control and to persist when facing difficulties. At social times, older pupils take on roles to support pupils in school. Any pupil who struggles to behave receives highly effective support.

Every day pupils do their best to live the school values 'ambition, belief, challenge'. Pupils enjoy attending s...chool and achieve very well. Classrooms are industrious places where pupils are engrossed in learning.

Castle visits, pantomime trips, visiting authors and the growing use of digital resources help pupils deepen their learning of the school's rich curriculum. School clubs such as coding, art and sports clubs are popular with pupils. These allow pupils to develop new talents and interests.

Pupils know that there are trusted adults in school who will listen attentively and act quickly to resolve any worries or concerns they raise. They are happy and safe. Parents are overwhelmingly positive about the school.

What does the school do well and what does it need to do better?

The school's curriculum offer is well designed and thoughtfully sequenced so that pupils have the knowledge and skills they need to achieve highly. Dedicated and committed staff are highly skilled. They teach the curriculum consistently and effectively well.

Staff present new learning in a way which captures and motivates pupils to learn exceptionally well. They make rigorous checks on learning in lessons and over time and, as a result, pupils receive carefully tailored support and guidance to help them improve their work. Pupils take great care and pride in their work.

It reflects the very high standards and expectations set out by the school. All this means that pupils consistently learn and remember more of the curriculum.

Reading, including phonics, is taught to a very high standard by expert adults.

Author visits and poetry workshops help pupils to develop a passion for reading. Workshops and online resources help parents to support pupils when reading at home. Any pupil who falls behind is swiftly identified.

Staff carefully consider the best approach to support these pupils to catch up quickly. They make strong gains in their reading and catch up. As a result, all pupils learn to read with the confidence and accuracy expected for their age.

Children in the early years get off to an exceptional start. Highly skilled adults support children's learning and development, building on what children know and can do. Staff engage children in purposeful conversations about learning.

Children display deep levels of concentration. They are highly motivated, willing to have another go or try again. Children respectfully take turns and share.

They are eager to join in with stories, songs and number rhymes. Children are very well prepared for the next stage of their education.

Any pupil with additional needs is quickly identified and assessed so that they get the support they need to access the curriculum.

This includes support from external professionals such as occupational therapy. Learning and care needs are prioritised and reviewed. Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities are very well supported to be successful in school.

The school provides an extensive personal development offer. A diverse range of books reflecting different cultures and lived experiences help pupils to understand and empathise with others. Visits to places of worship help pupils to learn about different religions and experience different cultures.

For example, pupils visit a mosque, gurdwara, mandir and church. All this builds tolerance and respect. Pupils learn about democracy through the work of the school council.

In history lessons, pupils learn about how women fought for the right to vote. Pupils know that they have a right to be heard. They learn to consider different points of view.

Leaders at every level in this school are relentless in their work to ensure the high standards they set are consistently met. The positive culture means that every child is well supported to be successful in all aspects of school life. Rigorous, supportive checks and accountability across the trust mean that the executive headteacher is held to account effectively for the performance of the school.

Staff report high levels of support for their well-being. They talk about listening, caring leaders who value their dedication and commitment.


The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.

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