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Our ethos and vision

Connect, achieve, succeed

Welcome to the Woolpit Primary Academy website. Woolpit is a thriving village school in the heart of Suffolk. We aim to create a caring and safe community in which everyone is valued and respected. 

We are passionate and determined that every child succeed to the best of their ability. We aim to foster pupils' strengths and support their progress with a broad and holistic curriculum that inspires and equips children for a lifetime of learning. We value originality and creativity and strive to develop confident, reflective learners who show respect to each other and learn to connect with the world.

We currently have approximately 170 pupils in our school organised into seven single year group classes from Reception to Year 6. 

Our website contains much information about our school - you can download our brochure and read our November 2014 Ofsted Report and our monitoring visit feedback from Ofsted (March 2015). The statutory information that we are required to publish, including information on our curriculum and how we spend the pupil premium, can be found here.

We welcome visits to our school - do contact me if there is anything further I can help you with.

Shaun Holland MEd NPQH


News Updates

September 15th 2016

Dear Parents/ Carers


I am writing to let you know that we have successfully appointed Iain Peden as our interim Head Teacher. Iain has 14 years’ experience as a head teacher and has previously worked in Suffolk. He took early retirement at Christmas having successfully led his last school to ‘Good’ OFSTED rating. 

Mr Peden will meet all the children in assembly on Monday (19th September) and will be available to say hello to parents before and after school that day and through the week.  He will also be joining governors for our parent engagement event on Tuesday 27th September at 3.30pm (details to follow) 

Whilst we wish Mr Holland a speedy recovery, we wanted to make sure that the children’s learning remains the school priority in his absence. Iain will therefore be working full time in school for the first two weeks, and then slightly more part time thereafter.

 We welcome Iain to the school and we are sure that he will be made to feel welcome by children and parents.


Yours sincerely


Julia Dinley

Chair Of Governors.



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The Future

'Woolpit Primary Academy is at an exciting point in its development. Over the past 18 months the school has undergone rapid improvement, evidenced in the successes of last summer’s national test results.The school is part of the Thedwastre Education Trust, a multi academy trust with three local primaries; Great Barton, Rattlesden and Thurston – together we have a collective ambition to ensure teaching and learning are at the forefront of all we do and that our schools develop into outstanding centres of learning.' 

Julia Dinley

Chair of Governors 

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