School, Pre-school & Children’s Services

schoolWoodford CE Primary Academy

Woodford Primary Academy School provides education for Woodford’s youngsters up to Year 6 (Key Stage 2). Currently there are 300 pupils on roll in the main school, and the Nursery Unit has 39 places. The school has a proud sporting tradition and hosts an annual cross country event which upwards of thirty schools attend each year.

tel: 01327 265900

email: you can find email addresses for various contact points here.


facebook: Woodford School FSA Page

The Nest

The Woodford Halse C.E. Primary Academy before and after school care is run by our school and exists to provide high-quality before and after school childcare for our parents/carers. The children have the opportunity to extend their day within the mobile facility, and to join in activities on offer.

The care operates before school from 7:30 am – 8:45am and after school from 3:15pm – 6:00pm, daily term time only, (excluding INSET days). Sessions can be booked online using ParentPay up to midnight the evening before.

Admissions : Only children attending Woodford Halse C.E. Primary Academy are eligible to attend the sessions. Children can be in nursery to Year 6. We will offer a maximum of 30 places. Further places may be made available if sufficient demand arises. If you are interested in using our amazing facility please contact our school office for further information: 01327 265 900.

Orchard Day Nursery and Pre-School

Caring for children from 0 to 5 years old. Their web site is here: Orchard Day Nursery

Contact: Mrs Sophie Termeer: tel. 01327 260098

Baby & Toddler Groups

WHPG logoWoodford Halse Play Group runs each week on Friday mornings during term time, 9:00 to 11:30 in the Dryden Hall (next to the Library) in Woodford Halse. Children 0 to 5 years old.

You can reach them via their Facebook page or contact Alison O’Brien (also on Facebook) or by email:

Humpty Dumpty’s runs in the Methodist Church on Hinton Road.

humpty's playgroupMonday mornings, 9:30 to 11:30. Details here.

Contact : Suzi Hazleton on mobile 07463 832 953, on their Facebook  Group : Humpty Dumpty’s on Facebook.