Message from the Head…

Hello and a very warm welcome to Woodbridge Primary School.

I am thrilled to be the Headteacher of this superb 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 a wide variety of lunchtime 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 focuses solely on computer programming.

Adjoining our reception class is our well-regarded nursery where our pre-schoolers enjoy their own range of activities as well as join in whole-school activities from time to time. We also offer an 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 imaginative 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?

The Headteacher at Woodbridge Primary School is Mrs Pippa Wake

Pippa brings over 15 years of experience to her role as the new Headteacher at Woodbridge Primary School. She has previously worked in a diverse range of schools, most recently with her most recent position being the Head of School in a large three-form entry school.

As a maths specialist, Pippa has spent time collaborating closely with maths hubs across the country to develop a greater understanding of effective teaching methods. Pippa has also lent her expertise to Suffolk County Council as a moderator for both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, helping to ensure fair and accurate assessments of student performance and contributing to the improvement of education in the county. Pippa is passionate about the outdoors and its potential for enriching education, this has led and motivated her to integrate outdoor learning into the curriculum.

Outside of work, Pippa enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children, who keep her busy! They love to enjoy outdoor activities; from hiking through to sailing, paddle boarding and trail running.