About Woodhead

Woodhead Primary is situated on the outskirts of Hamilton to the south.  The school serves a catchment area comprising private and council housing and covers Woodhead, Meikle Earnock, Torhead Farm, Avon Grove and part of Fairhill.

Our three storey building was officially opened in October 2013 and Phase 2 was completed in June 2019.  The school has a MUGA Pitch, enclosed garden area and extensive school grounds to facilitate outdoor learning.

The school has 22 classrooms, a nursery playroom, a tutorial room, multi-purpose conference room, visiting services room, ICT suite, library, a large dining hall, gym hall and a number of break-out areas to enhance teaching and learning.  The dining hall is situated on the top floor and the staffroom is on the first floor; both with magnificent views over Hamilton and beyond.

Our current pupil roll is 345 children across 13 classes. The nursery class has capacity for 48 children and we offer 1140 hours of funded early learning and childcare across the year to our nursery pupils.  The school team consists of

  • Head Teacher
  • 2 Depute Head Teachers,
  • 1 Principal Teacher/Nursery Teacher
  • 1 Acting Principal Teacher of Equity.
  • 15 FTE Teachers, including 4 part-time Teachers
  • 9 School Support Assistants,
  • 1 School Support Team Leader
  • 1 Early Years Team Leader
  • 8 Early Years Workers, including 4 part-time Early Years Workers
  • 1 Janitor
  • 1 Cleaning Supervisor
  • 1 Cook-in-Charge
  • A team of cleaners and catering assistants.

The school has a Parent Council and a separate, equally supportive, PTA.  We welcome parent and community helpers in school and enjoy a very good level of support from parents and the community.

The school has well established links with other local schools and organisations.  Our pre-school pupils enjoy a comprehensive induction programme to familiarise them and their families with the school.  Our P7 pupils also engage in a range of Primary/Secondary transition arrangements for local secondary schools.

The school provides a wide variety of activities and opportunities to develop the life and ethos of the school and promote wider achievement for all.  Each year P7 pupils undertake a residential experience and visit Lockerbie Manor where they experience a wide range of exciting outdoor activities.

There is a range of extra-curricular clubs provided for different stages, including football, netball, film club, science, guitar, athletics, scripture union, cross-country running and choir.

We aim to provide a safe and motivating environment where our pupils are encouraged to work in partnership with staff to achieve their full potential.