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Woodrush High School

Woodrush High School

An Academy for Students Aged 11-18

Excellence Through Endeavour


At Woodrush we place a great emphasis on the value of our community within school and with links outside of our physical boundaries. This is a two way process where we promote student engagement within the local, national and global community, whilst also creating exciting opportunities for external sources of expertise to come into school to enrich our community. Additionally, many of our programmes will ultimately link to academic and vocational progress and employability opportunities and career pathways.

Student engagement
Student adoption of Wythall Train station – exciting projects include, planting, artwork, Horticulture qualifications, establishment of a community Hub (transforming the old ticket office).











West Midlands Trains Stakeholder Conference at the ICC in Birmingham
Alternative Curriculum students organising Coffee Mornings at the Christian Life Centre
Eco Schools – Students run an Eco Team and in 2022 we were awarded ‘Eco Schools’ status










Student Council – half termly meetings to discuss student opinions/requests









Equality and Diversity forum – half termly meetings to share experiences and to recommend whole school improvements.

British Council – partner school with schools in Sierra Leone.

Attendance at annual service of Remembrance in November and Holocaust Memorial service in January.

Creation of WWI memorial garden for local fallen soldiers.
Creation of Elizabeth II memorial garden.
‘Scoff’ project linked with St. Mary’s church and – food charity
Youth club and Student Youth Committee – up to 300 students attend youth club across each week








Sustainability City and Guilds Award – Year 9 students learn about local and regional Sustainability projects in an extra curricular qualification.

Parent Volunteers

Coding Club – engaged students learn a range of coding skills and programmes, facilitated by an expert in the field








Numeracy and Literacy support – focus on 30 minute support sessions for Year 7 students to gain confidence and develop foundation skills in both Numeracy and Literacy.

Cartoon Club – An ex student delivers these weekly sessions to a range of students after school. Each week we focus on a different style or genre.










Train station Gardening – Parents often help out with general gardening and watering of plants at our adopted local train station.

Careers and Woodrush 6th – Several parents regularly support Careers days in school and support with mock interviews and personalised career guidance from their own experience.

External Partners
West Midlands Trains
Network Rail
City and Guilds
Earlswood Garden Centre
St Mary’s Church
Hollywood Christian Life Centre
‘Warm Hubs’ – local parish council
‘Grow Wild Wythall’ – local parish council
Wythall Reminiscence Group – Seniors social group
Eco Schools
British Council
Forest School
‘Scoff’ project – food charity
St Basil’s Youth Homelessness