"Woodhouse is a very family orientated school. It is more like a community and that's how the children and parents / carers of children are treated. Teachers are very approacable and deal with any concerns which may arise promptly from my experience. The staff are very friendly and care about the childrens education and i believe this is due to the great leadership and approach Mr Wilson has as a head teacher. I would highly recommend Woodhouse to any local parents looking for a school to send their child to." - Sadia, Parent.
"I moved my daughter to Woodhouse Primary Academy when she started Year 4 and that was the best decision for her. She came into school with very low self esteem from the previous school. The staff helped her so much and her transformation is really incredible! I am very grateful that we had this opportunity." - Elena, Parent.
Thank you so much for your interest in our wonderful school!
We are proud that Woodhouse Primary Academy is an over-subscribed and popular school. We have waiting lists in all year groups, and this year we had significantly more applications for a place in our Reception than there were places. This follows a trend over the last few years of increasing popularity of our school in the local commmunity. We take new children across the school during the year as places become available, so if you are interested in joining us - get in touch! If there is not a space for your child, then you would be welcome to join our waiting list. Places do become available during the year, so your wait might not be for long.
If you wish to apply for our fantastic teacher-led nursery for 2022-23, or for the future, then please get in touch. Whether you need a 15 hour or 30 hour place, you can access the application form here. Please return the form by email. You can check if you will be eligible for a 30 hour place at the HMRC website, here. If you need a 30 hour place, you will need to let us know the code on your application.
To make an application in Reception to Year 6, known as an "in-year transfer", you can access the transfer form here. Please return the form by email. Your child will then be added to our waiting list. We are currently full in all year groups.
Visits to our school for prospective parents can be arranged and will help you to experience what Woodhouse is about and see us in action! If this is of interest, especially for Reception 2023 places, you should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange this. Visits will be for small groups of parents and can be arranged to suit you, these will take about 40 mintues to see our school at work. There are some pre-arranged sessions have been/which will be held on:
- September 2021 - January 2022 sessions for September 2022 entry - completed.
- To be arranged: sessions for September 2023 entry - Autumn Term 2022.
If these sessions are not convenient, then please contact school for alternatives. To book your place on a visit, please email school.
It is advisable that you come see us before the National Submission date for 2023 Reception places, Monday 16th January 2023. Further details of the process of application can be found on the Birmingham City Council website here. You can also read their 2022 letter to give an indication of the process with further information here. The online process for Reception 2023 Admissions goes live from 1st October 2022. Children with dates of birth between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019, that reside in Birmingham and do not have an Education, Health and Care Plan should apply. If you live outside of Birmingham they must apply to their home Local Authority (wherever you pay your Council Tax e.g. Sandwell or Dudley). Please remember that children with siblings or a Nursery place at Woodhouse still need to apply as above.
You can also tell a great deal about our school and what it is like to be a part of our Woodhouse community online. If you look around this website you will hopefully get a flavour of our school – what sort of things we get up to and the sort of school that we are. There is everything here: details of our curriculum, lots of information about what makes Woodhouse special and also our digital prospectus here. You can even look back through our past letters and newsletters to see the vibrant life of our school over time!
There is also lots of information about Reception which was prepared for our September 2020 and 2021 intakes here. This will help you to understand more about our Early Years Foundation Stage and hopefully go some way to filling in some gaps for you.
Thank you again for your interest - we hope you choose to apply for Woodhouse! We look forward to welcoming you into our school community!
To read what our parents and families think about our school, please click here.