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More than a school

Welcome from the Principal

As the Principal of Smith’s Wood Primary Academy, I would like to offer a warm welcome to our outstanding school. Smith’s Wood was graded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in 2017 and again in 2023.

We are a two form entry school, in North Solihull, which offers an outstanding education for all our pupils. We have a school nursery, which offers provision for pupils from the age of 3. Our school building is vibrant and exciting, offering pupils learning areas which are themed and unique.

At Smith’s Wood Primary, we have a dedicated and committed staff, all of whom work extremely hard to make a difference to the lives of the pupils within our school.

We have high academic expectations and ensure that pupils leave us, having had a successful primary school education and are prepared for the next steps in their lives. Smith’s Wood Primary regularly exceeds National average levels in key areas across all phases of the school and we pride ourselves on the top quality teaching and learning, which contribute to these high standards.

The curriculum is inspirational and varied; it is tailored to the needs of our pupils and the extra-curricular opportunities on offer for our pupils, along with the high quality teaching and learning, contribute in making this ‘More than a School’. We pride ourselves on the outstanding trips and visits which we offer pupils at Smith’s Wood and aim to ensure that every pupil has had the opportunity to take part in experiences beyond the norm.

Alongside the academic standards, we have high standards in terms of behaviour and attendance- our belief is that as long as children are in our school, attending regularly, then they will make rapid progress! Uniform standards and behaviour expectations are high for all our pupils and the consistency we believe in ensures that all pupils are treated fairly and with respect.

Smith’s Wood Primary is a school of character and the 6 values of: Honesty, Respect, Determination, Responsibility, Friendship & Perseverance are embedded in the daily lives of all at Smith’s Wood Primary. These values, alongside outstanding provision in the classrooms, ensure that our pupils achieve outstanding provision on a daily basis.

The motto ‘More than a School’ encompasses everything that the school believes in and we guarantee that your child will have a fantastic primary school education if they join us here at Smith’s Wood Primary.  If you wish to visit the school and experience the life of Smith’s Wood Primary Academy, then please make an appointment with the school office and I would be more than happy to show you around our outstanding school.


Danielle Givens