Headteacher's Message


Welcome to Woodham Academy. I’m proud to be the headteacher of a school you can trust. Woodham’s journey over the last few years has seen us evolve into a very different place. The entire school community has worked very hard to create a calm, well-behaved, hard-working and nurturing environment, where all students can be successful. We thorougly believe in ‘Achievement for all’.

As a parent myself, I know that choosing a school for your child is very important. Will they be happy? Will they be safe? Will they make good progress? Will they have the chance to take part in exciting activities? I’m clear that this school can confidently answer ‘yes’ to all of these.




The curriculum at Woodham Academy has been designed to maximise the learning potential of all students and promote ‘Achievement for All’. All students have equal access to a challenging and stimulating curriculum that provides opportunities, for the most able as well as supporting those from a lower starting point, to be successful. The curriculum balances the requirements of the need for the school to demonstrate its effectiveness through a progress 8 curriculum as well as providing a genuine element of choice for students during the options process as students enter KS4.



Facilities and resources at Woodham Academy are extensive, catering well for the academic and social needs of students. These include 9 science laboratories, two music suites, technology complex, digital technology centres along with a sports hall, gymnasium, drama studio and fitness suite.


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We expect all Woodham students to aspire to the highest standards of work and behaviour possible, showing self discipline and consideration for others. We aim to provide a safe, secure and pleasant environment for everyone, where students are supported to fulfil their potential. At Woodham Academy, we believe that all students have the right to learn in an environment free from disruption, poor behaviour, bullying and discrimination.




Woodham Academy is a warm, friendly and welcoming school with a unique character and identity. Everyone works together as a team to deliver the best we can for our students. Staff surveys show very high levels of job satisfaction. The personal qualities of the successful candidate and the ability to enhance and promote our values and ethos will be important criteria for appointment.


Woodham Academy is an exempt charity. It is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 8167333.
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Woodham Academy, Washington Crescent, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, DL5 4AX
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