At Woodlands we value the Partnerships that we hold within the community and with our local church. As a school we hold links with St Andrews Church located in Oakenshaw, working with Reverend Ian to educate children about the Christian faith. Teachers also host regular Religious Education lessons within St Andrews church to immerse children in the respect and value of church life. We also host our annual Harvest Festival at St Andrews and Carol Concerts. 

Within the local community we also hold links with Playgroup at St Andrews church, with many of our children attending playgroup before starting Woodlands in their reception year. For more information about playgroup please see the link below: 


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Physical Education is important to any child's life and so is healthy competition! Over the past few year we have built strong links with other PE leader in the local community to create PE festivals focusing on different skills every half term. Festivals are hosted by different schools and every year group has a different festival. Below are some examples of festivals from the past:

  • Hockey
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Football
  • Multi Skills


Very recently we became part of BDAT Academy Trust on August 1st 2018. BDAT is a multi academy trust that was set up by a range of volunteers from primary and secondary schools in 2012, and has been experiencing steady growth since, with 18 schools being part of the trust in September 2018.

As a school we are working very closely with BDAT to bring the best education to children and to reform structures and collaborative processes. With this close link, BDAT and Woodlands hope raise standards within the education provided for children and give children exciting opportunities to learn wherever possible.

If you would like to find out more about BDAT please see the link below: 

Bradford Diocesan Academies Trust
2nd Floor, Jade Building
Albion Mills
Albion Road
BD10 9TQ


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BASF’s Kids’ Lab programme aims to promote science to primary school children in over 30 countries globally.

We work closely with Kids Lab to improve and provide a quality Science education for children at Woodlands. Kids Lab specialises in chemistry experiences for children, and we make regular school visits to BASF factory to learn about different how to conduct different experiments. 


If you would like to know more about Kids Lab please see the link below: