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Wordsworth Primary School


Primary School



I am delighted to welcome you to our school. Wordsworth is a large primary school,  re-built in 2013, in the Shirley area of West Southampton. There is something very special about Wordsworth that people notice as soon as they step through the door. We are incredibly proud of our children and supportive staff team who work together in a friendly and caring way to provide a safe and happy learning environment and we aim to work closely with families to give every child the best possible education.

We hope this website will give you a hint of what our school is about, but this can never replace first-hand experience. We would encourage you to come and see us in action and speak to our staff and children yourself.

During my first year as Headteacher I focussed on fully re-opening this school as safely as possible and on ensuring we have the right staffing structure in place to ensure teaching and learning is strong across the school. Over the coming year we will be having a focus on reviewing our school vision; this work will be led by the Senior Leadership Team with some external support and we look forward to sharing this with you

We are continuing to focus on our provision for SEN pupils which Mrs Gordon will be leading. There will be a programme of training for our teachers who lead subjects to ensure the teaching of all subjects is good or better. As you know we pride ourselves on providing a wide ranging curriculum; making the most of our own nature zone, music room and playing field right in the heart of Shirley.

This year began with two INSET days beginning our programme of professional development and training for all staff. This will continue throughout the year, with support from Hamwic Trust, to ensure your children benefit from the most highly skilled staff.

Good attendance is really important for your children to ensure they feeling safe and settled in school. We will work with you as parents to ensure children come to school every day. Please get in touch if this is something you are finding difficult. Children achieve extraordinary things at Wordsworth School.

Each year they explore new frontiers within our broad curriculum, put on spectacular plays, perform in concerts and complete against local teams. Other quieter successes make us equally proud and happen every day – maybe a fear is overcome or something new attempted.

I am confident that your child will be happy in our school and I look forward to working with you and your family to achieve the very best for your child.

I would be very glad to show you around our school. Please ring the school office to make an appointment.

Best wishes,

Julie-Anne Palfrey

(B.Ed hons) Headteacher



Contact Us

Victor Street, Shirley,


SO15 5LH

023 8077 6397