Short Wood Primary School is located in the centre of Wellington, Telford. It has 511 pupils on roll and 25 teachers. Attainment on entry is low and the school’s biggest challenge is to get close to the national average for KS1 and KS2. The percentage of EAL pupils is around 40%, with 25% of children receiving pupil premium funding.
Short Wood’s mission statement is ‘Building the belief that you can!’ – not only does this resonate for the pupils but it also rings true for the school’s passionate Deputy Headteacher, Gail Kirby.
Short Wood Primary School converted to SIMS in January 2014 and the school has come a long way in such a short time period. Previously using an MIS as a whole authority, the school made the decision to purchase SIMS through Capita directly.