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    Headteacher Welcome

    It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to Woodberry Down Community Primary School. 

    Set close to Finsbury Park in Hackney, our school is a three form entry primary school with approximately 680 children on roll.  There are three classes in each year group of approximately 90 pupils.  With a preschool provision, children between the ages of two and eleven attend our school.  

    We believe kindness and understanding to be at the very heart of our ethos, bringing together a proudly diverse and inclusive community.  We believe that there is no place quite like Woodberry Down.  With our minds set on creating innovative and passionate learners, we believe that all of our children should experience enriching and rewarding experiences to support their understanding of the world around them. Our wide and informative curriculum supports our pupils to develop curiosity and imagination. 

    We are fully committed to a shared responsibility to the wider school community, through the provision of high-quality education and the improvement of life chances for pupils in the community beyond that of our own school.  We believe strongly in collaboration and work in close partnership with the community and families at the school.  We know and value each of our children as individuals and are eager to prepare them for the next steps in their education and the challenges and joy they will face in life.  Every child who attends our school experiences great achievement with staff encouraging them to always aim high.

    Alongside Grazebrook, Shacklewell and Thomas Fairchild primary schools, we are well supported by a strong and experienced governing board who challenge leaders and staff to do all that they can for the pupils and the community.

    Our website contains a wealth of information about the school and our partnership with our three sister schools.  We update the website content regularly, and I ask that you check frequently to find out about our achievements, our plans and developments.  If you cannot find the information that you need, we are always available to support.

    You can contact the school office on 0208800 5758 during working hours or can email us at

    Mr. Derek Hewie


    Ms. Nicole Reid

    Executive Headteacher