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Wordsworth Primary School


Primary School



I am delighted to welcome you to our school. 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.

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.


As your new Headteacher my first priority is on fully re-opening the school as safely as possible, in order for everyone to enjoy learning together again. I will be explaining more about the long term vision for the school over the coming months.

Wordsworth is a large primary school, re-built in 2013, in the Shirley area of West Southampton. We aim to work closely with families to give every child the best possible education. The school prides itself on providing a wide ranging curriculum; making the most of our own nature zone, dance studio, music room and playing fields right in the heart of Shirley.


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)





Dear parents,


I hope you have had an enjoyable break despite the difficult circumstances.


Thank you for your patience over the last couple of days. I can now confirm that Wordsworth School will be closed for the majority of pupils on Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th January. I have had to make this decision as I do  not have enough staff to re-open safely for all children. I will reconsider the staffing situation on Monday and advise you regarding the rest of the week.


All teachers are working hard to provide online learning for your children on Tapestry. A handful of families have not yet accessed this - please contact the school on Monday and speak to Mrs Fay in order to set this up.


We will of course still be open for our vulnerable children and for families who are critical key workers. If you require one of these places please let us know via email and for key workers bring your ID on drop off on Monday morning. If you do have an alternative way of looking after your child on Monday and Tuesday then please use this as the safest option.


I wish you all a safe New Year.


Best wishes


Julie-Anne Palfrey (Headteacher


In an emergency please email Angie King




Contact Us

Victor Street, Shirley,


SO15 5LH

023 8077 6397