Welcome to Woodside Primary School

We are a happy, vibrant primary school community set in the wonderful Forest of Dean. Our Newsletters and Celebration Newsletters will give you a taste of current events and the ‘Parents’ Information’ tab contains lots of useful information. We are very proud of our school and if you have any queries or would like to arrange a visit, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. To receive instant messages from school, download an app called ‘OurSchoolsApp’ and log in with the school’s postcode, GL17 9XP.

 Latest News

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Red Squirrels

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Wild Boars

Busy in maths! Click on 'Read More' to see some photos.

Fallow Deer

Look how grown up we are! Click on Read More to see some photos.

Fallow Deer Class


Dormice children have settled in so well and it is lovely to see them taking part fully in school life. Well done everybody!

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Dear Parents and Carers,

Due to the main building being thick-walled, we are more fortunate than some schools. However, adaptations are being made such as Fallow Deer class using the hall instead of the upstairs classroom when needed and, other than the water play sessions, children will be:

  • Avoiding lots of movement (at lunchtimes/playtimes and no PE in the afternoon)
  • Inside or in deep shade outside
  • Encouraged to drink more frequently
  • Regularly checked for signs of overheating

The pre-school building is in full sun and is thin-skinned. Therefore, pre-school parents are encouraged to keep children at home on Monday and Tuesday. If this is not possible for you due to work commitments, a small group can join reception children in the main building if needed.

If you have any queries, please contact the school.

See summary of 2021-22 assessment outcomes in Parents' Info-Results section. Well done everyone!

See the latest Newsletters and Celebration Newsletters in our Parents Info- Newsletter section.