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Welcome to West Lodge Primary School. After the amalgamation of West Lodge First School and West Lodge Middle School, West Lodge Primary opened on 1st January 2009. It is a great privilege to be appointed the Headteacher of West Lodge – I follow in the inspirational footsteps of Mrs Kim James and I hope to consolidate and build on the strong foundations of excellence that have been laid.


I am supported by a highly skilled and dedicated team of teachers and support staff, who are our greatest resource. The staff at West Lodge work tirelessly to provide the best teaching and learning experience for each child. We want our pupils to enjoy coming to school and to be enthusiastic about learning. We nurture and encourage pupils and hopefully, inspire them to be active participants in their own personal development and education.


At West Lodge we have developed a strong learning culture and all members of the community are continually striving to become the very best we can be. Our school is an exciting place to work and learn. We provide a lively, creative curriculum which challenges, inspires and motivates our pupils and enables them to participate in a range of high quality learning opportunities.


“There’s a brilliant child locked inside every student,” Marva Collins.


This quote embodies our commitment to an ethos of inclusion and high expectations for all.  It is a place where children become happy and positive young citizens. Learning to develop a strong sense of self and feel proud of who they are, where they come from and who they want to be. 


Recently, the school has been undergoing a small expansion. A new wing has been built – Kaleidoscope – which will eventually provide 18 places for pupils on the autistic spectrum, allowing children with autism to experience specialist teaching and facilities within a mainstream setting. We are now at full capacity in Kaleidoscope with 18 places filled.


I hope that you enjoy exploring this website and finding out more about our school. You are always welcome to arrange a visit and the pupils would be delighted to show you what makes West Lodge such an exceptional and rewarding school experience.


We are passionately committed to individual achievement, personal growth and the pursuit of excellence for every child. I hope you enjoy perusing our website - if you would like paper copies of any documents which are on the website please contact the school


Jim Dees