School history and 25th anniversary
Woodland Grange opened in August 1991 and is situated on the Grange Farm housing development just off the A6 in Oadby. The school, which was built for 240 children in the 4 - 10 age-range now accommodates over 380 and this figure may rise further due to further building on the estate and the popularity of the school.
The school is set in pleasant and spacious grounds. Following a new building programme, we now have the structures and facilities to meet the needs of the number of children on roll.
The main building, comprises seven class areas, a computer suite, reprographics/ancillaries room, food technology facilities and the administration wing. The ‘new’ building which opened in 2001 comprises three classrooms of semi-open plan design, a library and a music studio.
Our new hall, which opened in 2003 is in a free standing complex at the back of the school which also accommodates the new kitchen, P.E. store and cloakroom facilities.
Additionally we have three mobile classroom buildings which includes a room for French language tuition and pre/after school care (from 8:00am to the start of school and from after school until 6.00pm).
1991 - 2016
We are delighted to be celebrating our 25th Anniversary. We have lots of exciting things planned to celebrate this special birthday. Please send any photographs or memories using the firstname.lastname@example.org email address.
There is even a Facebook page! Many thanks to the past staff members and pupils who have set it up and contributed to it so far, it really is fantastic to hear about your memories of our school.
We enjoyed working with Sinfonia Viva on a special music project. The children wrote, performed and recorded their own school song '25 years ago'. It was brilliant! We have also updated our large mural in the hall. The children worked with a local artist to create a torn paper masterpiece using the theme of local wildlife.
Click on the link below to read about the beginnings of our school (thanks to Miss Butcher):
|Our school was built in 1991. It opened it's doors for the first time on 28th August 1991 and had 39 pupils on roll. Miss Butcher was our head teacher.|
Pupils enjoying their residential trip to Red Ridge - 2004/5 (photo courtesy of Sharon Bessey Suldhana)
In 2006 the school unveiled two new sculptures using recycled materials.
In 2010 Woodland Grange said goodbye to Miss Butcher. She had been the headteacher since the school first opened in 1991 and had led the school through its many triumphs.
Photos from our annual Friends of Woodland Grange summer fun day. Old and new pupils, parents and staff all gathered together to open our time capsule which had been buried in 2000. Miss Butcher came back to enjoy the day and catch up with many familiar faces. Mr Hayles helped two of our very first pupils open and share the memories from the time capsule - 2016