Woodlands Primary Academy

Frequently Asked Questions

What time does school open?

The school bell rings at 9:00am when class teachers will come onto the playground to collect their classes. Lessons begin at 9:10am after registration. 

School finishes at 3:30pm.

Where can I park?

Parents are kindly requested not to use the staff car park when visiting school. There is a drop off car park, just before the main school gates,  on the left of Broadbent Road for use by  anyone dropping off or collecting child, or visiting is during the school day. There is also parking available in the layby on Broadbent Road. Please use the gate buzzer to request access to the main entrance  arrival. Visitors with a valid blue badge may request access to the school car park, via the intercom on the main gate. You will be asked to produce a valid disabled parking badge by the school office.

Where can I buy the school uniform from?

School uniform can be purchased from Debonair, Market Hall, Oldham, OL1 3BG

KS1 and KS2 book bags, jumpers and cardigans are all available for purchase.  If you are entitled to means tested free school meals, please speak to Elaine Sale (Office Manager) or Diane Ellis (Office Administrator) for a uniform voucher.

How do I register my child for after school clubs?

After school clubs are routinely updated every term when a new registration letter is sent out to parents, detailing the clubs on offer for that term.  As clubs are often widely oversubscribed, it is recommended that you complete the letter and return it to the school office by the deadline given.  This enables school to allocate places quickly and efficiently.  If your child receives a place at a club, you will be notified by text message. 

Parent Handbook

If you have any other questions, please see our Parent Handbook. If this still leaves you with unanswered questions please do not hesitate to contact the school office and someone will get back to you.

Parent Handbook 2022-23

School Ping

Our main platform for communication is School Ping. Please see the attached FAQs to help you to manage your emails/texts. 

School Ping - FAQs