Dorridge Primary School

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Work in partnership SCHOOL AIMS

Independent life-long learners SCHOOL AIMS

Make a positive contribution SCHOOL AIMS

Respectful, tolerant and responsible citizen SCHOOL AIMS

Valued and celebrated SCHOOL AIMS

Happy, healthy and safe SCHOOL AIMS

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We are a large, three-form entry, community Primary set in the heart of Dorridge village. In addition, we have a 90 place Nursery offering both morning and afternoon sessions. We pride ourselves on providing a nurturing environment, where children can develop into confident young people with a real thirst for learning.

We are extremely proud of our talented team that are hard-working and committed to achieving high standards; whilst providing a caring and nurturing environment.

We believe it is vital to provide a learning environment in which Parents, Staff, Governors, and the PTA work together in partnership for the benefit of our pupils. Together we ensure that our pupils achieve their full potential, developing skills to become independent, life-long learners, who leave us as responsible citizens that are respectful and tolerant.

Above all, we strive to encourage initiative within a happy, healthy and safe environment where all achievement is valued and celebrated. Our rewards systems enable all pupils to achieve their own personal best; whilst recognising good behaviour and manners. Further to this, we deliver a broad, balanced, and enriching curriculum that promotes challenge and creativity, enabling all pupils to make a positive contribution towards their own and others’ learning experience.

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We are a two form entry school, in North Solihull, which offers an outstanding education for all our pupils. We have a school nursery, which offers provision for pupils from the age of 3. Our school building is vibrant and exciting, offering pupils learning areas which are themed and unique. At Smith’s Wood Primary, we have a dedicated and committed staff, all of whom work extremely hard to make a difference to the lives of the pupils within our school. We have high academic expectations and ensure that pupils leave us, having had a successful primary school education and are prepared for the next steps in their lives. Smith’s Wood Primary regularly exceeds National average levels in key areas across all phases of the school and we pride ourselves on the top quality teaching and learning, which contribute to these high standards.

The curriculum is inspirational and varied; it is tailored to the needs of our pupils and the extra-curricular opportunities on offer for our pupils, along with the high quality teaching and learning, contribute in making this ‘More than a School’. We pride ourselves on the outstanding trips and visits which we offer pupils at Smith’s Wood and aim to ensure that every pupil has had the opportunity to take part in experiences beyond the norm. Alongside the academic standards, we have high standards in terms of behaviour and attendance- our belief is that as long as children are in our school, attending regularly, then they will make rapid progress! Uniform standards and behaviour expectations are high for all our pupils and the consistency we believe in ensures that all pupils are treated fairly and with respect.

Smith’s Wood Primary is a school of character and the 6 values of: Honesty, Respect, Determination, Resilience, Friendship & Perseverance are embedded in the daily lives of all at Smith’s Wood Primary. These values, alongside outstanding provision in the classrooms, ensure that our pupils achieve outstanding provision on a daily basis.



Damson Wood are a two-form entry Nursery and Infant School serving the local community. Damson Wood Infant School is part of a multi-academy trust called the Central Schools Trust, with Balsall Common Primary School as the Lead Sponsor Academy. We are a happy and caring school with high standards of learning and behaviour where children are encouraged to be independent. High expectations of the children are vital and we encourage the children to work hard. It is important to us that the children recognise their individual talents and we put a heavy emphasis on making sure that children are valued by us and each other.



Lady K is a single-form entry Church of England primary school in the heart of the historic Forest of Arden. We value all of our children for who they are and the talents and interests they bring with them. We aim to nurture and challenge them as individuals whilst also delivering a broad, balanced and exciting curriculum to everyone. We are very fortunate to be located within beautiful countryside and aim to make the most of this through learning outdoors when we can. We also have strong links with our church and the values and ‘feeling’ which permeate everything that we do are frequently commented upon by visitors and is something that we are very proud about. Our aim is to prepare our children for their future through challenging them academically; developing their emotional intelligence; stimulating their curiosity and wonder of the world through the curriculum and real-life experiences and most importantly, developing the confidence and integrity to make good choices.



We are a larger than average, 3 form entry, semi-rural primary school, that has a wide geographic catchment
Graded outstanding in 2014, Balsall Common Primary School became the lead school in the Central Schools Trust, which includes Damson Wood Nursery and Infants School in 2016.

Children who attend this school are supported in becoming well-balanced and independent youngsters, who thrive on challenge, and are thoroughly engaged with their learning. The end result is socially well adjusted, high attaining young people, who go on to make the very best of their potential.

The staff of the school work hard and enthusiastically, in close partnership with very supportive parents, and are seen very much as a core strength of the school, with the governing body being well informed, with a consistent and supportive approach to all school matters.

We are a school that performs extremely well, that has a long and proven track record of providing the very best opportunities for the children and the families that attend.



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