At Allestree Woodlands, we pride ourselves on the warm and friendly atmosphere of the school. Relationships are important and we endeavour to ensure that every student feels safe and happy. We strive for the best achievements for our students and believe that every young person deserves the chance to feel successful at school.

Our school motto, ‘Aspire and Achieve’, sums up our hopes and expectations for every student who is part of our school community. But, we know that aspiration is a risky business; after all, if you dream big, there is always that chance that you might not reach your ambitious goal. This means that staff at Allestree Woodlands must build bravery and courage in the ways they teach and the relationships they form with students. We must both support and challenge all young people to aspire, to dream of what might lie ahead and to work hard to make those ambitious goals possible. Why settle for less than our very best? When aspiration and hard work are combined, people achieve amazing things. That is our aim at Allestree Woodlands: to see every young person aspire to reach or exceed their potential and work hard towards that goal, in turn receiving excellent teaching and support to achieve it and to feel a sense of self-worth and pride in doing so.

We are lucky to be a thriving school with a growing intake, a wide level 3 subject offer at post-16, superb extra-curricular opportunities in sports, technology and the creative and performing arts as well as possessing tremendous facilities. If you would like to know more, take a look at our website or arrange a visit. We have open evenings planned for this half-term for prospective students and their parents and you are most welcome to come along and get a feel for what Allestree Woodlands is all about.

Gemma Penny - Headteacher


New Vacancy for Design and Technology Technician

We are currently recruiting for a Design and Technology Technician from September 2011. If you are interested, please go to our vacancies page where you can see the full details and download an application pack.


New Vacancy for Temporary Teaching Assistant (Maternity Cover)

We are currently recruiting for a Temporary Teaching Assistant for one term from September 2011 to the end of December (to cover maternity leave). If you are interested, please go to our vacancies page where you can see the full details and download an application pack.



Woodlands Music Department cordially invite you to their summer performance. A Night at the Movies'. The evening will feature songs from different movies including Moon River from Breakfast at Tiffany's and many more.

Due to refurbishment being completed on the school hall the evening will take place at ST NICHOLAS CHURCH on Friday 1st July at 7.30pm.

Tickets are on sale priced at £4/£3.50 concessions available on Wisepay and from the Music Department.

We very much look forward to seeing you at the performance and thank you for your continued support.

Event Organiser: Mrs D Smith


Higher Education Information Evening, Tuesday 14th June at 6:30pm in the Sixth Form Hall

Parents/ guardians of Year 12 students are invited to hear from a representative of the University of Nottingham, and some current undergraduate students, who will explain how students should go about making competitive applications to competitive universities.  Students are welcome to attend.    

Mrs Crooks, Head of Sixth Form