I am proud to welcome you to Woolpit Primary Academy. Our school is a warm and friendly community where we work together to create children that have ambition, display resilience and value the world around them. It is a special place to work and attend.


We are proud of our engaging and immersive curriculum. We combine exciting trips and experiences with a core of taught knowledge and skills to create an irresistible curriculum. Recent trips have included a KS2 visit to the Natural History Museum and a whole school trip to the beach. Year 6 have a residential experience booked each year.


We work hard to celebrate and develop the arts with music lessons, choirs and singing groups and recorders offered to children throughout the school. Each year we take our children to the O2 to take part in a huge singing event, 'Young Voices'. Last year we sang with 8000 other primary school children. Every member of the school has the opportunity to take part in drama productions with separate EYFS and KS1, lower KS2 and upper KS2 performances. The school has an annual Arts week where all aspects of the arts are developed.


We are lucky enough to have a beautiful playing field which is used for weekly outdoor learning session. We also have a thriving gardening club with access to an allotment paid for by the community.


We place high value on the emotional well being of our children with an Emotional and Learning Support Assistant who runs regular support sessions. We also have a full program of Nurture groups, enabling our children to feel supported within school.

We are very lucky to have a strong, supportive group of governors who take an active interest in the school. Their governance ensures that the school runs efficiently with the interests of the children put firmly at the heart of everything we do.

The school are also fortunate to have and active 'FoWS Group (Friends of Woolpit School). They work in partnership with the staff and School Council to help to improve the school in various ways, including subsidising trips and visits and buying equipment.


In 2016 the school became an academy in a small multi academy trust. The school is joined with Rattlesden Primary Academy, Great Barton Primary Academy and Thurston Primary Academy to form the Thedwastre Education Trust. This has enabled us to work closely together to ensure that our pupils can make the most of opportunities offered to them. For more information, please visit www.thedwastreeducationtrust.co.uk.


We are also part of the Thurston Partnership, sixteen primary schools and Thurston Community College working together for all our children. 


Informal visits to the school are warmly welcomed, by appointment. We look forward to seeing you.

Mrs Jen Carlyle


Contact Details

Jen Carlyle, Headteacher

Jane Mayo or Sarah Brown, Administrators

Woolpit Primary Academy

Heath Road



IP30 9RU

Telephone: 01359 240625 

Email: admin@woolpitprimary.net

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