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The Woodlands Way 


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. 


Our Ethos 


The Academy of Woodlands is 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 and happy environment in which everyone is encouraged to take responsibility for their learning and be inspired to ‘be the best at what they do’.  


Our school motto is ‘Be the Best at What you Do’. Our values, curriculum and focus on character development act as the keys to unlock the opportunities for every member of our community to achieve our motto. Families’ contributions to their child’s development are valued and we will strive to develop effective partnerships with our families.  


Our Vision is a community where all children feel loved, respected, and encouraged to develop to their fullest potential.  


Our Values 


Flourishing as an individual (human flourishing) is a widely accepted life goal.  

Our Values, which are aspirational attributes and attitudes, are the foundation for everything we do at The Academy of Woodlands. These can be nurtured to help people discover the very best of themselves, enabling them to be good citizens and prepare them for life beyond our school.  



Our aims 

  • Provide a broad and balanced curriculum which is tailored to challenge, motivate, and enrich our children’s own life experiences. 

  • Encourage perseverance when faced with challenges and feel confident when facing new situations.  

  • Develop confidence and self-esteem by recognising personal strengths and qualities and both celebrating and nurturing these. 

  • Encourage all to be polite, form positive relationships, celebrate diversity and show tolerance and respect for all members of the school and local community. 

  • Encourage all to listen and communicate clearly, showing consideration to others and respecting differences.  

  • Ensure that children are safe and know how to keep themselves safe. 

  • Develop a positive role for our school within the wider community, understanding the importance of togetherness and shared responsibility. 

  • As a school we have devised the Woodlands Way as a set of expectations that are important to our staff, children and families.                            /_site/data/files/users/12/files/610CEBA3A868D60D80989320686942BC.pdf


Rivermead Inclusive Trust have won the Platinum award for Workplace Wellbeing