WHAT WE BELIEVE IN...
Our ethos is underpinned by Christian Values and principles permeate all our work. The list below gives an indication of the educational direction of the school, demonstrating our principle that we place the child at the centre of all we do.
Woodchurch High School Church of England Academy is a school which:
- delivers teaching of the highest quality that motivates, stimulates and challenges the pupils, taking into account their individual needs and challenges them to aspire and achieve their God given potential
- has an effective staff who are constantly seeking to improve their own skills and share good practice in order to further raise pupils' attainment
- provides a meaningful and personalised curriculum which provides them with the knowledge and skills to ensure lifelong learning
- recognises the great value God place on each individual and provides a curriculum offering equality of opportunity to all whilst stretching the gifted and talented and supporting those who experience a barrier to learning
- actively promotes the Spiritual development of its pupils but also the Social, Moral, Cultural development of its pupils so they are able to make a positive contribution to society
- promotes the physical, mental and emotional health of the child instilling the importance of endurance, tolerance, compassion and integrity
- ensures pupils grow and flourish and where they enjoy being part of a genuine community
- makes pupils feel safe, secure and valued
- works in partnership with parents / carers who visit the school regularly and take an active part in their child's education
- has an excellent reputation within the community and whenever possible works in partnership with the wider community, living out Jesus' teaching to love our neighbours as ourselves and applying our Christian value of service
- pupils are sad to leave
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.