Woolston C E (Aided) Primary School

All children in England between the ages of 5 and 16 years are entitled to a free place at a state school. Legally your child reaches compulsory school age at the beginning of the term following his/her fifth birthday. In Warrington, however, it is current policy to provide education from the beginning of the school year in which your child is 5 years old. This means that a school place will be available in the September following your child’s fourth birthday.  Mainstream state schools are funded by the Local Authority (LA), follow the National Curriculum and are regularly inspected by the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted).

For information about Woolston C E (Aided) Primary School visit the school website.

Extended Services through schools

Extended services are additional services and activities offered by schools to pupils, their families and the community. These services often take place outside of normal school hours and can include access to childcare, sports activities and support for learning. Find out what might be on offer and get information about possible costs and financial help.

Childcare provision related to this school

  • Woolston Wasps Link Club
  • Puddleducks Link Club
    Please see separate entry under 'childcare' for more details.
  • Childminders also provide out of school care and some may have specified they pick up/drop off from this school.
    Please contact the Families Information Service for more details.

For more detailed information of childcare linked to this school please contact the Families Information Service, who can offer comprehensive up to date information on registered childcare in Warrington, including childminders, day nurseries, pre-schools, playgroups, out of school and holiday clubs, carer & toddler groups, leisure activities and much more.....

Other Useful contacts

WBC school admission, transport & pupil services team 01925 446226

Who to contact

Contact Name
Mrs Sarah Dillon
Contact Position
Head Teacher
01925 815729
Fax: 01925 850252

Where to go

Woolston C of E Primary School
Epping Drive

Other details


Local/National Service?

Local Offer


Woolston CE Primary School is a one form entry school in a suburb of Warrington.  We are a mainstream primary school accommodating seven classes with children aged four to eleven.

Not all toilets are accessible.

Contact Name
Mrs. Sarah Dillon
Contact Telephone
Contact Email
Local Offer Age Bands
5-11 - Primary

Schools Extended Local Offer Response

How does the setting/school/college know if children/young people need extra help and what should I do if I think my child/young person may have special educational needs?

Identification strategies used include:

  • Quality first teaching approaches
  • Discussions with parents/carers
  • Pupil voice
  • Teacher assessment
  • Discussions with Head Teacher, other staff or external agencies
  • Results of standardized or diagnostic tests, for example reading tests.
How will early years setting/school/college staff support my child/young person?

Parents/carers are welcome to:

  • Discuss with class teacher, SENCo and Head Teacher any concerns they may have about their child’s needs.
  • Have access to the school’s SEND policy and their child’s entitlement within the SEND framework.
  • Parents/carers will be fully involved in decision making and setting appropriate targets
  • Parents/carers will be invited to review the progress of their child.
  • Parents/carers will be informed if their child’s needs are first identified at school.
  • Raise awareness of their concerns regarding the child with the class teacher or SENCo.
How will the curriculum be matched to my child's/young person's needs?

SEND provision for the school will be planned and developed together with the Head Teacher, SENCo  and Governing Body.

School ensures the Governing Body is kept informed of SEND in the school.

There are regular meetings with link Governor and SENCo.

The class teacher will be the main person responsible for ensuring that any actions to support a child were taken and that progress was closely monitored.

Childrens’ needs will be analysed with SENCo, class teacher and Head Teacher through Pupil Progress Meetings.

The quality of teaching and standards of pupil achievement  will be monitored.

Provision mapping managed and reviewed at regular intervals throughout school year.

SIMS to be updated accordingly and at regular intervals.

Constructive and positive relationships with parents/carers developed, enhanced  and maintained

Needs for training/INSET related to special educational needs and disability identified.

Ensure all staff have appropriate information to support children with SEND.

SENCo planning meeting with educational psychologist once a term.

Act as link between parents/carers and any other outside agency.

How will both you and I know how my child/young person is doing and how will you help me to support my child's/young person's learning?

The teachers at Woolston CE ensure that lessons are differentiated to meet the needs of the children through quality first teaching. A range of teaching and learning strategies will be used to support the needs of all learners. Children working towards individual targets through an Individual Education Plan (IEP) will be closely monitored and supported to ensure progress is made. Children work in intervention groups as and when needed and these are also closely monitored and reviewed.

What support will there be for my child's/young person's overall well being?

All staff at Woolston CE review the progress of pupils with SEND through:

  • Individual and personalised learning reviews to discuss targets and progress when an Individual Education Plan is in place.
  • Progress and targets in English and maths discussed and  reported regularly.
  • Parents evenings
  • Assessment for learning strategies implemented to review learning
  • Informal meetings held with parents/carers as and when necessary
  • End of term assessments to record and track progress.
What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the setting/school/college?

School offers support for childrens' overall emotional health and wellbeing through:

  • School mission statement
  • School policies including medicine, attendance, behaviour
  • Positive relationships with parents/carers and children from start
  • Positive attitudes and behaviour expected and reinforced at all times for all children throughout their time at school
  • PSHE and Citizenship curriculum.
What training have the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had? Are any being trained currently?

When required, school can request help of services identified on page 3. External agencies can be accessed providing the child’s needs meet the agency’s criteria.  However, there is a very long waiting list for some of these services.

How will my child/young person be included in activities outside this classroom including school trips?

Staff are informed about recent SEND changes and information through:

  • Staff meetings
  • INSET by SENCo, colleagues and from inclusion service when necessary.
  • Training delivered by external agencies as and when required.
How accessible is the setting/school/college environment?

Lessons are as inclusive as possible with adjustments made depending on need.  Children with SEND are included on all school visits and residentials.

How will the setting/school/college prepare and support my child/young person to join the setting/school/college or the next stage of education and life?

School environment is as inclusive as possible with wheelchair access and children’s accessible toilet facilities.

How are the setting's/school's/college's resources allocated and matched to children's/young people's special educational needs?

School endeavours to provide a smooth transition for all children to and from settings. Any transition will include working closely with SENCo and other professionals involved in the child’s care.

How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child/young person will receive?

School’s resources are deployed to meet the needs of the learners.

How are parents involved in the setting/school/college? How can I be involved?

The decision about what type and how much support your child may receive is reached through following the school’s assessment procedures, ultilising formal and informal assessments, conducting assessments for learning, and by having discussions with school staff, parents/carers and external agencies.