Woodlands Academy was inspected in February 2020
Overall, the Academy received a good judgement, which we are very proud of. However, we recognise the importance of continued improvement in order to provide our pupils with an outstanding educational experience.
What is it like to attend this school?
Pupils enjoy coming to school and feel safe. They have good relationships with staff and
each other. Staff know the pupils well. Behaviour in lessons and around school is good.
Pupils are polite and caring towards each other, staff and visitors. Parents and carers say
what a positive difference the school has made to their children’s attendance and
attitudes to school.
Leaders want pupils to develop their personal, social and emotional skills. Staff are skilled
in addressing these needs across different subjects. Pupils learn to talk about their
feelings and manage their behaviour. They have regular opportunities to go abroad on
residential trips to broaden their knowledge of different countries and cultures.
What does the school do well?
Leaders want all pupils to become fluent readers. The school has an attractive library
where pupils can read in calm and pleasant surroundings. Pupils read books regularly,
and staff read aloud to them every day. Early reading is taught well in some classes,
where pupils learn to remember sounds and letters. They learn to write letters that they