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General Information about Borrow Wood

At Borrow Wood we work hard 'to bring out the best in everyone'! We aim to make all 'Borrow Wooders' confident, happy and motivated children with a love of learning by providing a safe and welcoming environment both indoors and outdoors where our children can be challenged to do their best. We have high expectations of behaviour and achievement recognising that all of our children bring something unique to the 'Borrow Wood' pot. Independence and collaboration are encouraged in equal parts and the whole school community is important in making this happen.  


Our ethos is all about CHOICE - Challenge, Honesty, Ownership, Inclusion, Care and Excellence.  This underpins all that we aspire to do in school.  


Borrow Wood Primary School is part of ODYSSEY COLLABORATIVE TRUST, seven local Derby City schools, that have come together to provide an excellent education to Derby City children through strong collaborative links.


The school is situated on an attractive site, with extensive outdoor spaces that can be used to engage the children in a range of creative learning opportunities. We have raised beds for growing food, a nature area with a pond, two trim trails, a tyre park and two large playing fields and playgrounds.  There is also a soft surface outdoor area for our Foundation Stage children to use as part of their free flow outdoor and indoor learning environment.


The school is based in two buildings dating from the late 1960's. The classrooms are large and bright and have access to shared areas to enable a variety of learning arrangements to be made. All of our classes are equipped with Interactive Whiteboards.  The two large halls are well – equipped with PE equipment and are also used as the dining halls at lunch time. The school has its own kitchen and school meals are prepared daily on site by our catering team with ingredients sourced from local companies.


From September 2022 there will be two small Year 1 classes and two small Year 2 classes in Key Stage 1, three Year 3/4 classes in Lower Key Stage and two small Year 5 and two Year 6 classes in upper Key Stage 2. The Early Years Foundation Stage has 60 places for Reception aged children and part-time nursery classes running two sessions a day, each lasting 3 hours. We have limited places for children to attend two and a half days at the beginning or end of the week and we also offer 30 hour provision. We currently have places available in Reception and Nursery.  Please contact the office for details.


We are an inclusive school and welcome children into our school community with a range of additional needs. Teaching Assistants are deployed across the school to support the learning needs of our children.


Kind regards

Zoe Fletcher


Head teacher


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