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Being the best at what we do
Being the best at what we do
Being the best at what we do
Being the best at what we do
Being the best at what we do
Being the best at what we do
Being the best at what we do


Welcome to The Academy of Woodlands. 

The Academy of Woodlands is a community school, situated in the heart of Gillingham, Kent. As a three-form entry primary school that also welcomes children from the age of 2 into our nursery, we are passionate about the difference we can make to the lives of children, families and the local community not only now but for the future. Being situated in a diverse community we provide a caring and secure environment in which children are valued as individuals and where we can celebrate as well as develop an appreciation and understanding of the cultures and beliefs of others in our school community and beyond. 

Here at The Academy of Woodlands, every individual is valued and challenged to succeed in all they do, whilst being encouraged to become life-long learners. 

It is a great privilege for me to have the opportunity to lead a school that has an ethos which is to provide an inclusive, caring community in which everyone is valued and encouraged to grow. Our learning community is built upon the shared belief that the development of each child must be at the heart of everything we do. As a school, we are committed to providing a safe, happy and supportive environment in which everyone is encouraged to take responsibility for their learning and be inspired to ‘be the best at what they do’. Our team of talented, professional and dedicated individuals really do care for the children and their families, therefore strive to develop strong and meaningful relationships with them all.  

As a school, we strongly believe in the importance of developing a supportive partnership between home and school. This is essential if children are to achieve their full potential and to flourish as individuals. Working together, we can help your child to develop the skills that they will need in later life.  

We hope our website will answer many of your questions, but should you have further queries, please telephone, email or visit the school – you will be most welcome. We hope that you will share our ambitions and aspirations for your children and enjoy ‘The Woodlands Way’.  


Best wishes,  

Mrs C Brown 

Head of School 

What’s Happening at Woodlands?

Year R Term 1 curriculum map

10 July 2024

Please see attached the curriculum map for Term 1- Year R

Year R Stay and Play for 2024 sessions

13 June 2024

Please go to the pupils tab to select the ONE day you need.

Frozen Performance

25 April 2024

Tickets available to book for Frozen Performance

Meet the Team

17 April 2024

Please see attached a list of our staff, with the addition of some new staff

Easter Parade

08 March 2024

Dear Parents/ Carers, Please see the attached poster regarding the upcoming Easter Parade. Participation is optional. Thank you,

Catch up clinics for Vaccines in Medway

29 February 2024

Protect your child from measles. Book an appointment at an MMR catch-up clinic this March.   Measles isn’t just a harmless childhood disease and can lead to serious illness, but it is preventable through two doses of the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine. Following a ri...

Sponsored read information

29 February 2024

Please see attached letter and sponsor form for a sponsored read which will be running between Monday 4th March and Friday 8th March (next week). You can either print off the sponsor form or just make a note of the sponsor money you have raised.

SAT's Powerpoint

26 February 2024

Please see attached the information from the SAT's meeting hosted.

Parent's guide to fake news

23 February 2024

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