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  • Outstanding Ofsted Inspection Outcome

    Published 13/06/19

    Following our Section 5 full Ofsted inspection on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd May 2019.  We are delighted to inform you that we achieved outstanding in all categories, as follows:


    • Overall effectiveness – Outstanding
    • Effectiveness of leadership and management – Outstanding
    • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment – Outstanding
    • Personal development, behaviour and welfare – Outstanding
    • Outcomes for pupils – Outstanding


    Please find our final inspection report attached which details some of the amazing work which takes place at Woodlane every day.


    We would like to take the opportunity to thank all our pupils, parents/carers, staff and governors for their hard work, support and dedication to our wonderful school.  This is a shared outcome which belongs to us all!

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  • "Let our Children Play"

    Published 05/06/19

    We would like to invite you to a special event, being organised by one of our parents.

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  • Pupil Questionnaire Results - February 2019

    Published 08/03/19

    Every year we survey our pupils to gain their views on Woodlane High School and our practices.  Here is a summary of our 2018/2019 pupil responses:

    • On average 95% of pupils agreed/strongly agreed with the statements (all set in the positive mode).
    • 92% of pupils believe Woodlane is a good school – please note when interviewed reasons for disagreeing included: ‘I don’t like mixed girl-boy schools’; ‘because I don’t like two subjects’; ‘the playground needs improving’; ‘don’t know’.  All pupils except one showed general satisfaction through the other questions, 2 pupils strongly agreed with every other question.     
    • 97% of pupils believe they are taught well.  
    • 100% of pupils believe teachers expect them to work hard and do their best.
    • 96% of pupils think their work is assessed helpfully so they can see how to improve it. 
    • 89% of pupils believe that pupils at Woodlane behave well.
    • 99% of pupils feel the school deals with any problems so they feel safe.  1 pupil stated they do not feel safe – please note when interviewed this pupil does not feel safe due to being scared of pupils from other schools (who do not attend Woodlane), however, the pupil reports that nothing has actually happened. 
    • 96% of pupils have an adult in school they can talk to if they have a problem.  3 pupils feel they do not have someone they can talk to.
    • 99% of pupils believe staff treat all pupils fairly and with respect.
    • 95% of pupils believe the school helps them to be independent.
    • 95% of pupils believe the school is interested in their views.
    • 91% of pupils think worthwhile homework is set regularly – please note when interviewed those pupils who disagreed, choose their response as they do not like or agree with homework in general or they wanted more/less.
    • 97% of pupils believe the school is well run.


    There was 1 pupil who consistently disagreed with the large majority of questions.  However, the occasional disagree statement came from pupils who were generally satisfied with their overall educational experience.



    • Interview the 1 pupil who does not feel safe in school, immediately implement steps to ensure they feel safe.  Complete at time of publishing.
    • Interview the 6 pupils who do not think Woodlane is a good school and explore ways to improve satisfaction where possible.  Complete at time of publishing. 
    • Interview 7 pupils regarding their dissatisfaction with homework.  Complete at time of publishing. 
    • Ensure the 3 pupils who feels they do not have anyone to talk to if they have a problem agree on a ‘key adult’ to share their worries.  Adult to ‘check-in’ with them regularly throughout the week.
    • Hold an assembly on homework to stress its importance and explore how homework supports pupils.  Recap new homework policy, including differentiated activities and requirements.     
    • For 3 pupils who does not believe their work is assessed helpfully ensure they become focus for Spring Term Book Look to explore further. 
    • Continue to use emotion coaching as a whole school behaviour strategy, ensure new staff receive regular training.
    • Continue with plans to transform the playground.
    • Present results to pupils in an assembly. 
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  • Staff Questionnaire Results - September 2018

    Published 16/11/18

    Every year we survey our staff to gain their views on Woodlane High School and our practices.  The senior managers and governors are particularly pleased with this year’s results. Here is a summary of our 2018 staff responses:

    • 100% state they are proud to be a member of staff at this school.
    • 100% state the children are safe at this school.
    • 100% state behaviour is good in this school.
    • 100% state the behaviour of pupils is consistently well managed.
    • 100% state the school deals with any cases of bullying effectively (bullying includes persistent name-calling, cyber, racist and homophobic bullying).
    • 100% state the communication is effective within the school.
    • 100% state the school makes appropriate provision for their professional development.
    • 100% state the school successfully meets the differing needs of individual pupils.
    • 100% state they know what we are trying to achieve as a school.
    • 100% state all staff consistently apply school policies.
    • 100% state leaders do all they can to improve teaching and learning.
    • 100% state that they are aware of the school’s procedures relating to child protection. 
    • 100% state they feel their contribution to the school is valued by the senior managers.
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  • Parent Questionnaire Results - July 2018

    Published 12/09/18

    A huge thank you to all those parents/carers who completed the parent questionnaire.  Please download the full analysis below.    


    Summary of parents/carers who answered each question:

    • An average of 97% agreed/strongly agreed with the questions, 1 parent consistently disagreed.
    • 100% believe the school site is safe. 
    • 98% would recommend Woodlane to a parent of a child with special educational needs (1 parent disagreed).  83% strongly agree.
    • 98% believe Woodlane is an excellent school (1 parent disagreed).
    • 95% believe we provide a relevant curriculum for their child (2 parents disagreed).
    • 100% agree that Woodlane has a calm and positive atmosphere.
    • 100% believe their child enjoys the activities organised at break and lunch times.
    • 100% believe the annual parents’ evening is helpful, proving them with useful information about their child’s progress.
    • 100% believe their child was helped to settle in well when he/she first started at the school.
    • 87% believe that Woodlane provides a healthy and mixed menu for school dinners.  This is our lowest scoring question.
    • 88% of parents feel we provide relevant and regular homework.  12% disagree (5 parents).
    • 98% agree that when they contact the school staff are helpful and approachable (1 parent disagreed).  91% strongly agree.
    • 100% believe Woodlane helps prepare pupils for an independent life.
    • 95% are aware that the school has a Governing Body, which has overall responsibility for the school (2 parents disagreed).



    • Deputy to jointly facilitate, with Eden, a parent reference group on school lunches.
    • Deputy to jointly facilitate, with Eden, a pupil conference on school lunches.  
    • Deputy to ensure homework is posted weekly for all subjects on the school website.
    • Continue to invite governors to school events to meet parents. 
    • Explore further the dissatisfaction of 1 parent, who consistently disagreed.
    • Explore and if appropriate increase challenge for child, whose parent disagreed with the school providing a relevant curriculum. 
    • Upload questionnaire results to school website, send newsfeed summary of results.
    • Advise parents that ‘Curriculum Maps’ are available on the school website, which can be found under each subject’s curriculum area.  
    • Explore ‘creative maths’ opportunities. 
    • Reflect statistics in school self-evaluation/ include relevant targets and action in school improvement plan.
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  • Fundraising Walk

    Published 07/09/18

    Woodlane pupils walked a combined 385 miles to raise money for the new school playground.

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  • New Playground

    Published 17/07/18

    We╩╝re raising £20,000 to help fund our new playground!

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