Welcome



On behalf of all the staff I would like to welcome you to our website and to our school. I hope you enjoy finding out more about our school by browsing our website.

We aim for the children at WLS to:


Be treated as unique individuals by all the staff in our small village school

Be happy, confident and proud of themselves

Develop positive attitudes to learning and to demonstrate resilience when facing challenge

Enjoy an exciting, broad and balanced curriculum in a positive environment

Show respect, tolerance and empathy towards others enabling them to make positive relationships with a wide range of people

Feel safe and secure within a caring and nurturing environment

Be able to express their own ideas and appreciate those of others and to take an active part in their own learning

Understand the high expectations both academically and socially in order for all to realise their potential

Develop knowledge and skills that will prepare them for the next stage of life

Value the wider school family as a resource for learning, seeing home, school and the wider society as a partnership

Understand the next steps in their learning and how they can achieve their best

Have strong focused leadership and staff who are passionate, enthusiastic and knowledgeable in all aspects of teaching and learning
Woburn is a small village school. It was built in 1582 by a Free School Charity founded by Francis,
Earl of Bedford. Whilst many things have changed, the commitment to providing the best education
for our children has remained. We very much value your part in the education of your own child and
recognise the work you have already done in teaching your child as their first educators. We want to
continue to strengthen this partnership between home and school. At Woburn Lower School, we value
standards and achievement. We believe that each child is an individual and we seek to provide a rich
curriculum which develops the whole child. We want our children to be spirited individuals who
embrace challenge, think creatively, value achievement and strive to be the best they can be. We
provide a broad and balanced, stimulating curriculum, full of opportunities to excite and motivate our
learners. This is complemented by a rich variety of extra-curricular activities which encourage children
to carry on enjoying learning outside of the school day. We foster relationships built on mutual respect. 
We are extremely proud of all that goes on here. As our website demonstrates, the children of
Woburn Lower School are supported in their learning by dedicated staff, governors and parents.

You are most welcome to visit and see what a special place Woburn Lower School is.

A letter from Nick Gibb, the Minister of State for School Standards 2018,

‘I would like to congratulate you, your staff and pupils on your school’s outstanding achievement in
the 2018 phonics screening check…With 100 per cent of pupils at Woburn Lower School reaching
or exceeding the pass mark in the check, your school is in the top 3 per cent of all primary schools
in the country.’

Ofsted noted,

‘Woburn Lower is an outstanding school. Pupils of all abilities achieve extremely well. Parents and
pupils greatly appreciate the high quality care and exciting learning opportunities. Support from
parents is unanimous. Parents said, ''Woburn Lower School is a fabulous, fabulous school.'

Our Early Years and KS1 results for all groups, continue to remain well above the national average. In
Year 4 this is true for local authority data.

More importantly, our children told us in their questionnaire that 100% felt that their teachers look after
them and that they are doing well at school!

Nicole Ivett, Headteacher