The Willows Primary School

At our school we strive to ensure that pupils not only become great learners but also responsible and active citizens.

Headteacher's Welcome

Thank you for taking the time to visit The Willows Primary School – we hope that we offered you a warm welcome.

Here at The Willows, it is our aim to ensure that all children feel happy, safe in school and able to learn. We want them to thrive and develop confidence in themselves and their abilities. Our curriculum gives all children the opportunities, experiences and support to enable them to develop the key knowledge and skills needed in order to be successful at secondary school and later life.

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Our Vision and Ethos

We want all our children to be happy, feel safe and able to learn during their time at The Willows. Our staff strive to create a safe, happy and secure environment in which all children and adults can engage in a meaningful learning journey to reach their full potential. The school and learning environment is a tool for learning which values contributions from all children and adults. Staff and children work together to develop a positive “learning culture” across the whole community.

Personal development, self-esteem and wellbeing are a focus alongside opportunities to enhance key skills such as thinking skills, emotional skills and social skills such as co-operation and collaboration

“If we can give children the skills to communicate, to work together, to present, to talk, to be confident, to be successful – they will be confident and successful learners in whatever career they choose.”

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  • Please could you pass on my thanks to the year 3 team. 'H' has been so engaged with the topic this term, Egypt. She has learnt so many interesting facts and has even researched some herself.
  • May we take this opportunity to thank you and the staff at The Willows for all of the work that you do with the children around taking responsibility for respecting and caring for the environment, which is something that my child certainly takes very seriously - I'm delighted that as a result of her learning at The Willows, at age 6 she is coming home and initiating discussions about caring for the world around her with her family and friends and talking about what we can do to help.
  • We were both very impressed with the way the 'system' worked today in sending them all (Y3) home with all that information and work. Thank you.
  • I wanted to say how much I appreciated the learning information pack which was sent out at the start of the year, particularly the year 4 one which included lots of examples of the calculations used and definitions of grammar phrases we might not know. Thank you.
  • 'Thank you' for the wonderful amount of Harvest gifts your school donated to the Foodbank. We are very grateful for the support and generosity of the students, staff and parents. Please pass on our thanks to everyone. The collection weighed 175.2kg which is an amazing amount.
    Sue Stevenson - West Berks Foodbank
  • We would like to express our thanks for the resources that were sent home last week whilst our children were isolating as per the Covid policy. In what must be a difficult time for all schools we were grateful to receive them and to continue learning at home. Thank you once again.
  • I just wanted to send you THANK YOU to the whole team who have done a fantastic job at keeping going during the last few months and ensuring that as far as possible the children's education does not suffer. Working across a number of organisations and sharing experiences with others it is evident that The Willows team have done significantly more than many other schools and the focus on the needs of the children has been at the heart of the approach.
  • I just wanted to write to praise you and your staff for the fantastic efforts in supporting the Willows children in this very difficult and unusual period.
  • We would like to thank you and all of our child's class teachers at The Willows Primary School. He was pleased about his praise and mentioned that it will give him a boost to do better for the rest of the term.
    We really appreciate the approach at The Willows to push children to achieve without stressing or even letting them realise.
  • I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all the hard work and great effort you have made to make this school safe for our children. I really appreciate it.
  • We would like to thank every single one of you for being there for our children during this tough time, and for doing everything you can to keep them safe at school. They have both absolutely loved being at school, and J's first experience of school has been such a positive one.
  • On Friday morning last week I was riding my bike down Pyle hill on the cycle pavement , a boy from your school was pushing his bike up the hill. When he saw me cycling towards him, he stopped moved over to the side of the path and waited , as I passed him I said thank you . In a bright cheerful voice he said you're welcome . I was so impressed I felt I had to write to you - he is a credit to his school and his parents. Thank you again .