The Head’s Message

Hello and a very warm welcome to Woodbridge Primary School.

I am delighted to be the head teacher of this fantastic school. We are a hard-working, creative and happy community and we have the good fortune to work and have fun in our amazing new building.

The school is on two levels with our Willow Garden Nursery and KS1 students working and learning on the ground floor, and our KS2 students on the first floor, all with their own common areas. We enjoy access to superb technology in our light and spacious ICT suite and the building itself is environmentally-friendly with low energy heating and cooling systems.

The school grounds are beautifully landscaped with lots of different areas for adventurous play or space to just run or play with a ball. We are always looking for new ways to develop our outside space and we now run a very successful Kitchen Garden.

Our children enjoy a rich and rewarding curriculum that we are continually re-examining in order to enhance their learning experience. We frequently have themed weeks and specialist visits and we enjoy close links with individuals, businesses and other organisations within our local community.

We have strong traditions in music, sport and ICT and we run wide variety of lunch-time and after-school clubs. We were one of the first 20 primary schools in the country to start running a code club; an after-school computer sciences club which focusses solely on computer programming and we are also a lead school in the Network of Excellence for the teaching of computer science.

Adjoining our reception class is our well regarded nursery where our pre-schoolers enjoy their own range of activities as well as joining in whole-school activities from time to time. We also offer extended wrap around provision that incorporates a Breakfast club, Lunch club and three Tea-time clubs. Our teaching and support staff are talented, enthusiastic and imaginiative and we are well supported by a dedicated board of Governors and an active PTA.

We are proud of our school and we enjoy showing our visitors why, so why not come and look around?

Mrs Kate Daly is the Head Teacher at Woodbridge Primary School.

Kate was born in London, but was brought up in Connemara on the west coast of Ireland. After graduating from University College Galway, with an honours degree in History and Philosophy, she decided to combine her two main passions of teaching and travelling. She moved abroad to teach English and to learn Spanish, living in the Canary Islands, Spain and America.
On her return to the UK, Kate completed a PGCE in Early Years Education and qualified as a primary school teacher in 2008 from London South Bank University. She has held the position of Assistant Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher and Head of School and, before moving to Woodbridge Primary, gained 8 years experience as a senior leader working with richly diverse communities in 3 schools across south London. Kate has been involved in several education research projects, more recently with the national Maths Hub network, and she has been a guest lecturer for London Metropolitan University as part of their teacher training programme since 2017.
In her spare time, Kate enjoys reading and is a keen runner and adventure lover. She has climbed Ben Nevis, walked Hadrian’s Wall and taken part in the Berlin, Copenhagen, Oslo and Vienna marathons to raise money for various charities (though she much prefers to do the odd fun run these days!) Since moving to Suffolk, Kate has loved being back in the great outdoors and enjoys hiking, kayaking and cycling.
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