Education in England is overseen by the Department for Education and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Local Authorities (LA’s) have responsibility for implementing a policy for state-funded schools at a local level.

Full-time education is compulsory for all children from the age of 5yrs with the child beginning their full-time education during the academic year they turn 5.

Woodbridge Primary School is a state-funded, local authority controlled, co-educational school providing education for children from the ages of 3yrs to 11yrs.

Foundation 1

From the age of 3 years, children can attend Willow Garden Nursery. Willow Garden Nursery is part of Woodbridge Primary’s Wrap Around Provision and provides early years education from the age of 3 – 4yrs. Children have the option of attending the nursery from 8.50am until 3.30pm, Monday – Friday during term-time. The nursery has a maximum capacity of 26 children and application to Willow Garden Nursery is made through the school.

Foundation 2

Foundation 2 (also called Reception) is for children who turn 5 within the academic year, (which runs from 1st September to 31st August), and who are embarking on their full-time primary education.


Admission to full-time education at Woodbridge Primary School is initially made through the Suffolk County Council.

In order to be considered for a place at Woodbridge Primary, in consideration for a September start, you will need to submit an application by the date set by Suffolk County Council, which is usually within the first two weeks of January.

When you have received an offer of a place at Woodbridge Primary School you will need to complete our own application form and return it to us before the end of the Summer term.

If you have any queries about admission please do not hesitate to contact us.