Welcome to Alderwood

Alderwood Primary School is a values–based education community dedicated to the care and development of the whole child. Our values underpin everything we do from our broad and balanced curriculum to how we treat each other and our environment every moment of every day.

Our school prides itself on its calm and purposeful environment where the children feel supported, challenged and extended. The School Council plays a fundamental role in whole-school decisions, ensuring our children have a deep understanding of their role in society as thinkers and leaders of change.

To prepare our children for life in the 21st Century, we strive to build intellectual minds capable of flexibility, capable of problem solving and tackling challenges with a growth mindset. We nurture the whole child ensuring the children receive a range of challenging, high quality experiences at our school and we provide an annual programme of educational visits using our local environment and the advantage of being situated in Greenwich and London.   We believe in indoor and outdoor learning: our Year 6 children go for a week’s residential school journey and we have trained Forest School leaders who support our children in the outdoor learning we can provide here.

Our links with our community are very important to us.   We maintain a close connection with our adjoining Children’s Centre, our local churches and the University of Greenwich.   The views of our children and parents are always listened to and we use them to enhance our school environment and learning.   Parents at our school show a keen interest in being involved and supporting the school in any way they can.   We talk to the children about their learning, friendships and lives.  It is crucial that our children see them selves as pivotal members of our school and the world they live in.

We are part of The Compass Partnership of Schools, an innovative and forward-thinking group of schools comprising of Alderwood, Deansfield, Halstow, Horn Park, South Rise, Willow Dene and Wingfield.  In July 2017, we converted to multi-academy trust status, further strengthening and securing our unique partnership. The Partnership offers immense opportunities to develop the quality of provision, sharing of good practice and professional growth.