About our school
Waddington Redwood Academy was opened in 1967 and has grown steadily since. It mainly serves the local areas of Waddington, Brant Road and Bracebridge, but we have some pupils from further afield. We cater for all children from the ages of 4 to 11 years, and currently have approximately 280 children on roll, in 10 classes. We have excellent provision for pupils requiring additional support and also have a number of pupils on the Gifted and Talented register.
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage and National Curricula, and provide our learners with an even broader range of experiences through our 'Broadening Horizons' ethos. We follow the Cornerstones scheme, adapting this to meet the needs and interests of all our children. Our cross-curricular approach is ‘designed to inspire children, improve their understanding and help them express themselves’ (Cornerstones 2014). Children are given opportunities, and are encouraged, to think up their own creative approaches when applying their learning to different contexts.
The school has always been, and remains to be, at the heart of our community, and offers excellent facilities, including an open-air swimming pool. Children at the school can attend a Breakfast Club in the mornings and ‘Kids’ Club’ after school. There is also a holiday club which welcomes children from all primary schools.
Waddington Redwood is a fully inclusive primary school with dedicated team of staff, who constantly strive to ensure our children are safe, happy and ready to learn. We hope you enjoy browsing our website and discovering what our children have been up to. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Current and prospective pupils and parents are always more than welcome to visit us.