Woolavington Village Primary

Learning, Believing, Achieving


Students on roll

We are a small, friendly and ambitious school located in the heart of Woolavington village

Ofsted rating

The headteacher has built a team of effective leaders. Collectively, they are committed to providing the best education for pupils and raising standards even further.

Mark Jackson

About Woolavington Village Primary

  • GenderMixed
  • Age range2 - 11
  • Number of pupils on roll167

Woolavington joined CAT in January 2014 shortly after its predecessor school was placed into Special Measures. Strong end of Key Stage 2 results in 2016 left the school feeling confident about its future. The school meets the government’s current floor standard which sets the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

The current leadership team are committed to continuing the school’s transformation and in September 2016, Ofsted recognised that the leadership of the school was good and well placed to continue the school’s journey of rapid improvement.

Woolavington Village is smaller than the average-sized primary school with 181 children on roll including the school’s nursery. This means there is a very caring, supportive, family ethos to the school that is now underpinned by higher expectations of what each child can achieve. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium is broadly in line with national.

Parents and children are both assets to the school. They understand why the changes that have been made were necessary and are supportive of the school’s direction.

Following the last Ofsted inspection, the school was judged to be Good in early years education, leadership and management and pupil development, behaviour and welfare. The improvements already made to teaching and learning were also recognised.

The head of school has built a team of effective leaders. Collectively, they are committed to providing the best education for pupils and raising standards even further.

– Ofsted 2016

Our Governors

Governor Name Type of Governor Appointment made by Appointment Date Date stepped down Business and pecuniary interests 2016/2017 % attendance whilst in office 2017/2018 % attendance whilst in office
Toby Attwood-Wright Parent Parent Election 01-Jan-18 None N/A  
Natasha Bond Parent Parent Election 02-Mar-15 None 100% 50%
Nicky Edgar Co-opted Governing Body 07-Dec-16 Volunteer at Woolavington and proprietor of “The Old School House” B&B 100% 100%
Mark Jackson Associate Governing Body 26-Jan-15 Employee of Woolavington Primary 100% 100%
Sarah-Jane Foale (Chair) Co-Opted Governing Body 01-Jan-14 None 86% 100%
Kailey Norris Staff Staff election 01-Sep-16 Employee of Woolavington 43% 100%
Sian Teal Co-Opted Governing Body 01-Jan-14 None 100% 50%
Helen Angell Co-Opted Governing Body 09-Dec-15 06-Mar-17 Employed by Lloyds Bank, potential supplier to the academy 50% N/A
Lindsay Gabriel Ex-officio Trust 29-Jun-16 15-May-17 Employee of CAT – Executive Headteacher at Priorswood Primary and Wellesley Park Primary 0% N/A
Ian Thomas Parent Parent Election 01-Jan-14 31-Dec-17 None 71% 50%

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