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Gipsy Hill

Elm Wood Primary School is a 2 form entry school based in West Norwood, South London.  In 2008 we hard federated with Kingswood Primary School to form Gipsy Hill Federation, and our school is rated as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted.  Please explore our stories below and view our section links for more information about us.

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Elm Wood Primary school and our school website. Elm Wood is a happy place where children thrive, and are inquisitive and confident learners. We have very high expectations of our students, and of our staff. We treat every child as an individual and value the unique personality they bring to our school.

I am delighted to share with you our whole school vision and to provide an additional platform to communicate the successes and opportunities available to your children.

Elm Wood Primary School has been part of Gipsy Hill Federation since 2008, contributing to and benefitting from the wealth of support available.  We believe that an inclusive and engaging curriculum, high expectations and dedicated staff are key to providing children with a safe learning environment, where they are confident to undertake challenges and become independent learners.

"The school provides a friendly, supportive environment where pupils gain confidence and independence quickly." January 2011 Ofsted Report

Elm Wood is part of a thriving, vibrant community where staff and families work together to provide the very best education for children.  We pride ourselves in our ability to uphold high standards and our commitment to the development of every child who is welcomed into our school.

Mrs C Balyney
Headteacher

latest stories
  • Welcome to Redwing Class - Elm Wood Primary

    February 2018: In Redwing Class we had an amazing day exploring different mythical creatures. We discussed which mythical creature we would be and why. To inspire us we watched videos, drew pictures, made our own mythical creature fact books and finally modelled our own mythical creature using play dough.   January 2018: In Redwing class we have been learning all about the Great Fire of London. We painted fire using oil pastels, researched facts about the Great Fire of London and made houses from 1666 out of cards.   December 2017: In Redwing class we have been learning all about Arctic and Antarctica. We made igloos using marshmallows, cotton wool and plastic cups. We also made wonderful paintings using chalk to create Northern lights! Have a look at our amazing artistic work!  Redwing class have made a productive start to the year and have taken no time in settling down into life in Year 2. In Maths, we have learnt about the value of number, including 10 more and 10 less as well as greater than and less than. In our first topic, ‘Journeys’ we have been learning all about noun phrases and time phrases. We will be learning all about London in the following week.. We also painted self-portraits. Come and see our work on display in the classroom! We can’t wait to share our learning with you at our first workshare assembly on Wednesday 8th November at 10.30am.​

    23/02/18
    Welcome to Redwing Class - Elm Wood Primary
  • Elm Wood Autumn Term Update - 17 November 2017

    17/11/17
    Elm Wood Autumn Term Update - 17 November 2017
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