Penn Wood Primary and Nursery School
Slough, United Kingdom
About Penn Wood Primary and Nursery School
Penn Wood Primary and Nursery School is a mixed, mainstream school in Slough, Berkshire, that caters for three- to eleven-year-old pupils. It has approximately 670 pupils and has received the UNICEF Rights Respecting School Award, the ICT Quality Mark and Think Schools accreditation. In addition, it is a Centre of Excellence for Talk for Writing.
Penn Wood Primary and Nursery School was founded in 1996 as William Penn Nursery School. It now has a Governing Body, Inclusion Team and Specials Needs Team to provide a caring and secure environment for every child.
Vision and values
The Tree of Life represents the values of Penn Wood. The school celebrates diversity and minimises any barriers to learning. The vision is "Better never stops". This means respecting every children’s individual abilities, helping to building existing skills so progress can be made across all areas of learning.
English and maths are prioritised within each subject area, alongside language and literacy. Teachers strive to establish good thinking and ICT skills for every pupil. The school has adopted a subject-specific approach rather than a cross-curricular one.
“Teachers work hard to stimulate and motivate pupils, making good use of information and communication technology, where suitable. For example, in a religious education lesson pupils made good progress understanding Sikhism because a video provoked good-quality discussion about what Sikhs believe and how this links to other religions.”