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Welcome to Woodmansterne

On behalf of the pupils, staff, parents and governors of Woodmansterne School, I am delighted to welcome you to our website where you are able to find more information about our school and get a glimpse into the life of the school community.

It was an absolute privilege having double Olympic gold medallist Max Whitlock officially open our new primary building on Monday, 26th June. Max entered the school hall on his hands to the absolute delight of the children and staff! He talked to the children about his training schedule and healthy eating and our School Council quizzed him on his training routine, healthy eating and top tips for success. The children were in absolute awe of Max’s dedication and commitment to achieving his dream.  It was a fantastic opportunity for our budding gymnasts to take part in a gymnastics workshop and see an Olympian demonstration. We are sure that Max’s visit will be a source of inspiration for some future Woodmansterne champions.

We are extremely proud of our school, our high expectations, shared values and family ethos. Woodmansterne is an outstanding school that provides a secure and happy environment for children to reach their full potential. We closely monitor academic, physical and social progress, providing support and challenge as appropriate to every child’s needs. Our children make outstanding progress consistently above national averages. 

The Woodmansterne way of behaving, communicating, learning and leading is underpinned by our six core values of Cooperation, Aspiration, Respect, Integrity, Responsibility and Unity. These values embody our ethos and are at the heart of everything we do at Woodmansterne. 

 Woodmansterne is a vibrant, successful and happy school where we celebrate our cultural and ethnic diversity. This is reflected in our rich, creative and engaging curriculum. Pupils learn from each other in a spirit of co-operation and respect. We take pride in developing academic achievement, a sense of responsibility, confidence and aspiration. Our dedicated and supportive PTFA actively fundraise throughout the year to further enhance the children’s school experience.

We believe children learn best when support and encouragement comes from a genuine partnership between school and home. We ask that our families work with us to improve the prospects for all our pupils.

It is a very exciting time in Woodmansterne’s history. We are a growing school, expanding year on year since 2015 to 4 forms of entry, moving into our new Primary building in February 2017 and beginning our Secondary Phase in September 2017.

We look forward to working with you over the coming years.

 Samantha Palin

Executive Headteacher

The value for this term is Cooperation

We are an Ofsted Outstanding provider We have also been awarded the 'Inclusion Quality Mark: Centre of Excellence' for the second year in a row (Oct 16) recognising our work to ensure that every single child makes excellent progress with their learning. 

Our website and blogs has been designed to give you more information and provide a glimpse into the life of our school community.  We work exceptionally hard to ensure that we are providing an outstanding education to ALL the children attending our school.  

The core values underpinning the school and Children's Centre include high quality education, equality, discrimination-free and safe learning environment. We work in close partnership with local schools, organisations and groups to maximise the outcomes for the children and prepare them for life in the 21st century global community.

If you have any further questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact our school office.

Woodmansterne Families:

We hope you all have a wonderful summer. Below is some information that you may find useful.


Black Lives Matter

To see our holding statement on Black Lives Matter – please click here

Please click here for primary information on Black Lives Matter and here for secondary.


For Safeguarding – please click here

For the latest Woody News click here

Information for SEND pupils here 

Information from Lambeth, Merton and Croydon here 

For information about what to do if your child is injured or unwell during the pandemic click here 

Click here for resources to help your child return to school.


FGM is illegal. To find out how to protect

our girls, visit nspcc.org.uk/fgm or call the

free, anonymous helpline on 0800 028 3550.


Are you experiencing domestic abuse? You are not alone.

  • If you’re in Lambeth the Gaia Centrecan help. Confidential advice & support by phone, text or email – whatever’s safest. Tel: 020 7733 8724 / Email: lambethvawg@refuge.org.uk
  • For 24/7 advice for yourself or someone else, no matter where you live, please contact the freephone National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247
  • If you or someone else is in immediate danger always call police on 999. If you cannot speak, press 55 and the operator will know you need silent support
  • For more information, news and resources see Lambeth Council’s Violence Against Women and Girls webpage