Woodhead Primary is a newly built school, situated on the outskirts of Hamilton to the south.
The school serves a catchment area comprising private and council housing and covers Woodhead, Meikle Earnock, Torhead Farm, Avon Grove and part of Fairhill.
The original 35 year old building was replaced by a new three storey building which was officially opened in October 2013. The school has a Muga Pitch and extensive school grounds to facilitate outdoor learning.
The school has 14 classrooms, tutorial room, MP conference room, visiting services room, computer suite, library, large dining hall, gym hall and a number of break out areas to enhance teaching and learning. The dining hall is situated on the top floor and the staffroom is on the first floor; both have magnificent views over Hamilton and beyond. A second phase development with a further 8 classes and 40/40 nursery is planned for the future to accommodate extensive new housing in the catchment area and the school’s increasing roll.
Our current pupil roll is 340 with 13 classes. The school management team consists of the Head Teacher, a Depute Head Teacher and a PT class teacher. There are 14 FTE teachers, including 2 job share and 1 NCCT cover teacher.
The school has a Parent Council and a separate, equally supportive, PTA. We welcome parent and community helpers in school and enjoy a very good level of support from parents and the community.
The school has well established links with other local schools and organisations. Our pre-school pupils enjoy a comprehensive induction programme to familiarise them and their families with the school. Our P7 pupils also engage in a range of Primary/Secondary transition arrangements for local secondary schools.
The school provides a wide variety of activities and opportunities to develop the life and ethos of the school and promote wider achievement for all. We have Health Promoting School Gold Status and are now working towards our first Eco Green Flag. We have achieved our FairAware and FairActive Awards and are now working towards our FairAchiever Award. One of the school’s priorities this session is to implement ‘Making Rights Real’ – an approach to rights based learning and we put great emphasis on promoting our school values. In May of each year the P7 pupils undertake a residential experience and will be visiting Lockerbie Manor this session.