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 Assistant Headteacher 

We are currently recruiting for a Assistant Headteacher at Woodlands School. If you are interested, please go to our vacancies page where you can see the full details and download an application pack.


Woodlands School Pupils And Staff Raise £2003.77 On Red Nose Day

A huge thank-you to all the pupils, staff and parents who dressed-up, baked (and sold) cakes, did magic tricks, threw (and got hit by) wet sponges, stood in baked beans, painted nails, guessed the name of the bear, guessed the number of sweets in a jar, played netball (staff vs Y11 girls) and thought up all kinds of funny activities to raise money for Red Nose Day. So far we have raised £2003.77 and counting… Visit the Red Nose day website to see how the money is used to change lives. Now Red Nose Day is over it’s time to start training for Sport Relief next year…

Mr Bate


Red Nose Day 2011 at Woodlands School - 18.03.2011


Red Nose Day is on Friday 18th March. It's a day like no other when the whole country gets together to do something funny for money and change countless lives in the process.

Woodlands School is supporting Red Nose Day 2011 with a host of activities including non-uniform-day, cake sales, magic show and many more. For more details on activities visit the Red Nose Day 2011 page or the Official Red Nose Day 2011 website.

‘We’re fundraising for Red Nose Day’



Woodlands School Music Concert

The spring Music Concert will be taking place on 5th April 2011 at 6.30pm in the Main Hall.

Tickets are £4/£3.50 concessions

Please contact D.Smith for details on 01332 551921 /