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Parking Concerns due to Village Road Closure

As the majority of you will know the A519, the main road through Woodseaves is closed due to extensive work by Severn Trent. This is having a huge impact on the village and surrounding areas and will continue to do so for several weeks.

We have liaised with Amey/ Severn Trent today and the following arrangements have been discussed with them and will be in place tomorrow.

Parents are kindly requested NOT TO PARK on the stretch of road which runs from the school car park entrance to the junction of Dicky’s Lane/ B5405 ie the narrowest section. This is to minimise the potential risk to safety and damage to your vehicle

There will be a representative of Amey further along the B5405, out of Woodseaves, turning any HGVs around as they approach the village as they are the main cause of concern turning into Dicky’s Lane.

Parents are still able to park on the rough ground, alongside the B5405, opposite the junction and in Dicky’s Lane, away from the car park entrance towards the A519.

We would ask you to exercise caution at this busy time and allow yourself more time to make the journey to school and park.

We have arranged for alternative parking for the morning drop-off and afternoon collection at the Woodseaves Village Hall. The barrier will be up and parents are welcome to park there in order to avoid Dicky’s Lane completely.

School staff will also be outside the gates before school starts to ensure the pupils arrive safely and assist parents who may wish to drop their children swiftly.



Young Photographer Awards 2018

CONGRATULATIONS and extremely WELL DONE to our award winners who entered their photographs in to the Rotary Club of Stafford Knot Young Photographer 2018 competition.

They received their awards at the presentation evening which was held at The Weston Road Academy on Thursday 3rd May.

Two more of our pupils also were chosen to have their photographs exhibited during the evening.

Well done to you all. We are very proud of you.


Sports Relief 2018

What great fun Sports Relief week was!

Five extra sessions of physical exercise; one every morning which the children (and staff!) participated in wholeheartedly. The sessions included Keep Fit, Yoga and Dancing.

Not only was it great fun we also raised £89.60 for the worthy cause, well done everyone.


Class Displays

A few examples of our colourful classroom displays.

Easter in Classes 1 and 3.

The Rainforest display in Class 2.

Ofsted Report

Dear Parents,

I am delighted to be able to publish a copy of the report from our recent Ofsted inspection, showing that we remain a ‘good’ school. The report will be published by Ofsted on 24th February.

As governors we were pleased that the inspector recognised the many positive aspects of our village school including the pupils’ behaviour and relationships with families. There are, as always, points to improve on and the school is already working to address them.

We would like to thank all the staff for their hard work, parents for their support and of course the pupils who are a delight and we are all so proud of.

Yours sincerely

Adie Harris

Chair of Governors

Our new active area!

Woodseaves Academy has an exciting new project that will be getting underway in the next few weeks. Mrs Quigley has successfully applied for a grant for the school from the National Lottery and this has enabled the school to develop some of the outside space. This new space will help us to continue our development of a healthy and active school life. We are all working hard to ensure the pupils at this school know how important it is for them to be as active as they can and to lead a healthy lifestyle. We will keep you up to date with this exciting project!

Reception Class Trip To Brampton Museum


On Thursday 31st January 2018, the Reception children went to the Brampton Museum in Newcastle-Under-Lyme to explore toys from the past. They had a super day looking at and playing with the toys and got the chance to also make their own out of recycled materials.


Toys I Played With When I Was Young – Nanna Ferry

The children in Reception spent a wonderful afternoon with Nanna Ferry, looking at all the toys she used to play with when she was a child.





Woodseaves C of E Academy
Dicky’s Lane
ST20 0LB


Phone: 01785 284212

Fax: 01785 284407

Headteacher: Paula Gallant

Email: headteacher@woodseaves.staffs.sch.uk

Office: office@woodseaves.staffs.sch.uk