WELCOME TO WOODCHURCH HIGH SCHOOL
DEAR PARENTS AND CARERS
I am delighted that you are considering Woodchurch High School for your child. We are a very successful 11-16 co-education Church of England Academy with over 1,400 pupils on roll, supported by approximately 120 teaching and 130 support staff, resulting in small class sizes and greater personalisation of learning.
Woodchurch High School is an extremely popular school, attributable to its 'Established Excellence' in every aspect; including leadership and management, pupil progress and attainment. This excellence has been nationally recognised, as evidenced through our numerous external awards (please see our website for more details). In addition, there is an ordered, disciplined environment, and extremely positive relationships within the school, and with parents / carers and the local community.
At Woodchurch High School, we always place pupils at the centre of all we do and this has been reflected in all our Ofsted Inspection reports.
Now that Woodchurch High School is a Church of England Academy, we are seeking to expand the school further to include a sixth form. Besides the Church of England, School is also in a formal partnership with Liverpool Hope University in recognition of the outstanding work we do in relation to teacher training and teacher education. Consequently, school has also been designated as a 'College of Teacher Education.'
Woodchurch High School is committed to providing the best possible education for all our pupils and we work in partnership with parents to achieve this goal.
Success in public examinations is important, as these are the qualifications which are required for further and higher education, as well as for employment opportunities. Our excellent results and the improvements we have sustained in recent years reflect our ability to successfully prepare our pupils for the next phase of their lives. Our pupils make excellent progress, regardless of their starting point; they tell the staff that they like their school and are proud to be part of Woodchurch High School.
To ensure that all our pupils succeed, an extensive enrichment programme is provided including a breakfast club and homework clubs. Throughout the year, there are additional lessons at lunchtime and after school. We have also more recently introduced our hugely successful Saturday College and also hold Easter and Summer Schools. All this underlines the emphasis we put as a school on ensuring pupil progress.
We are extremely proud to be an inclusive school, able to meet the needs of pupils with a physical and / or medical impairment, in addition to catering for pupils with Asperger's Syndrome and Autistic Spectrum Condition.
You are more than welcome to visit the school on a normal working day. Please contact the school and appropriate arrangements will be made for myself, or my senior staff, to welcome you to the school and show you the quality provision we offer. We look forward to meeting you and your child in the near future.
Ms R Phillips
5 REASONS TO JOIN US
1. Established Excellence
2. Excellent Examination Results
3. Excellent Facilities
4. Anglican Ethos
5. Inclusive School
Pupils' attainment is significantly above national averages in English, geography, history and religious education and above the national average in mathematics.
The percentage of pupils who gained five or more GCSE grade A* to C in English and mathematics was above the national average in 2015. The percentage of pupils gaining five or more GCSEs grade A* to grade G has consistently been above national averages for three years.
Pupils' expected progress in English and mathematics was above national averages in 2015.
Leaders have taken effective action to narrow the gap between the achievement of pupils who are disadvantaged and other pupils in the school and nationally. Gaps in English are closing more rapidly than in mathematics.
Teaching assistants are well deployed to support the needs of pupils. Teachers and support staff know their pupils well and anticipate their needs so that barriers to learning are removed.
Teachers benefit from regular scheduled professional development opportunities.
Leaders ensure that assessments are rigorously and frequently implemented across the curriculum to establish the depth of pupil's understanding.
You have developed an effective careers education and guidance programme. This results in a high proportion of pupils successfully continuing in education, training or employment after Year 11.
Parents who completed Ofsted's online questionnaire, Parent View, agree that their child is well looked after. Parents hold teachers and leaders of the school in high regard and recognise the efforts made to ensure that their children thrive and achieve.
Pupils' behaviour and their attitudes to learning are good. Teachers consistently uphold the behaviour policy and this promotes an environment where pupils can enjoy learning.