Willowdown Primary


Happy Children, Successful Learners, Confident Individuals
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At Willowdown Primary we live and work together as a community to create Happy Children, Successful Learners and Confident Individuals. All members of the school community are valued as individuals, supported and challenged to perform as well as they possibly can in all areas.

Our values are important to us and guide the decisions we make to improve standards at Willowdown further:

Love, Enthusiasm, Achievement, Respect and Nurture (LEARN):

Love:  We will learn to love learning, ourselves and each other 

Enthusiasm: We will learn to show enthusiasm for learning: we will work and play hard, fair and safe 

Achievement: We will learn to celebrate our academic and personal achievements, and those of our friends 

Respect: We will learn to respect ourselves, our Academy, friends, families and communities 

Nurture: We will learn that our Academy and families are working to nurture us to enable us to be accepted and valuable members of our communities.

Our visions and values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens.

We have a strong focus on mental health and emotional wellbeing as we recognise that these are the foundations for growth, both academically and socially.

We are a dedicated team who work tirelessly to support every child to be the best that they can be. We work closely with families to overcome any barriers for a child.

We hope that our website gives you a little more information about our school. If you have any questions or queries then please do not hesitate to get in touch. See 'Contact Us' for more details.

Matt Cave, Headteacher

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Willowdown Nursery

Willowdown Nursery opened at the beginning of September 2014. Our aim is to help to develop happy children, successful learners and confident individuals within Bridgwater.

We have places for 48 children and our structure offers a variety of sessional and full day care options to suit most parental childcare needs (with a max of 10 hours per day). The Nursery opens between 8am and 5pm, catering for children from two years of age until school age.

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Our school plays an active role in the Bridgwater community, by supporting families and working with other local organisations to provide a truly outstanding learning experience. The school's aim is to develop resilient children and successful learners so that they can move along their learning pathway as happy and confident individuals.

We have a fantastic staff and leadership team who work together to ensure that pupils are equipped for a successful future. Our pupils gain competence in basic skills, understand the wider world through a curriculum which ignites curiosity and builds upon life experience. Pupils are supported to develop aspiration, interests, knowledge and understanding across all curriculum subjects. We put a great emphasis on experiential learning, layered from Nursery to Year 6. Our curriculum, based around opportunities to build upon an understanding of emotions, relationships and social skills, helps pupils develop a robust character; allowing them to enjoy a successful future.

Willowdown Primary works in partnership with parents and carers to provide the best education for our pupils. Each family has the support of all staff, plus extra support available from our Parent and Family Support Advisor and Inclusion Team if needed. Whenever we can, we will offer information and support with home learning, parenting and online safety, plus much, much more!

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Futura Learning Partnership

Willowdown Primary School is a Futura Learning Partnership school.  Futura is a family of schools working together to serve communities in and around Bath, Bridgwater, Bristol and Clevedon.

Our aim is to deliver a seamless approach to education from the age of 2 to 19,  so that each phase of learning builds progressively on the last.

We strive to provide a safe, nurturing and enriching environment for all the children and young people in our care and our core values of Respect, Opportunity, Collaboration and Aspiration, underpin everything we do.

Please click here for more information about Futura Learning Partnership.

Clevedon Learning Trust

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