Information for New Families


A Very Warm Welcome!

Dear Parents and Carers,

On behalf of Woodley Primary School’s staff and governors, we would like to welcome the new Reception cohort!

We are looking forward to working in partnership with you to ensure that your child thrives at school, discovers new interests, develops great ambitions and achieves their highest potential. It is our privilege to share the role of developing and nurturing your child’s learning and development with you. As part of our close partnership, we seek to offer an open-door policy and we endeavour to be on hand to answer queries or discuss concerns you may have.

Although the prospect of your child starting at school in September may seem a little daunting, especially given the current climate we are living in, we want you to know that we are adapting our practice as a school in order to make the transition process a memorable and positive experience so that your child feels well-prepared for starting Reception.

We aim to keep in regular contact with you via the school website (this page), our school Facebook page, through letter format and over the phone.

Thank you for choosing Woodley Primary School for the next phase of your child’s education. We are really looking forward to getting to know you and your family, as you begin a new chapter in your life.


Take care and stay safe,


Pete Langridge



Videos to share


We really hope that your child/children enjoyed having the chance to visit the classroom at the end of July, it was lovely to meet you all!

The Reception team have made some videos for you and your child/children to watch. We hope that by seeing the classroom and the staff’s faces regularly, from now until September, the children will feel more confident, safe and secure to begin their journey at school.

Story time with Mrs Howe

Story time with Miss Bull

Story time with Mrs Bray

Craft time with Mrs Howe

Craft time with Miss Bull

Craft time with Mrs Bray