Welcome to John Wood School & Nursery

Learning in a safe, creative environment

Achieving goals together

“Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandela
“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together” – Vincent Van Gogh
A great school in beautiful surroundings
Creating bright futures!
“A great school at the heart of Croydon”

Welcome to John Wood School & Nursery, a great multi-culturally diverse school. This is a school where every child counts, here we increase the life chances of every single child regardless of their background or starting point. 

Our friendly and approachable staff create a nurturing and safe environment for the children to develop and grow. We focus on the whole child, making sure that every single one of our children is taught to be caring, friendly, independent, resilient, respectful and to achieve.

Through instilling the core values to build a good character, we create a platform for the children to excel and achieve in all areas of their learning. The children at John Wood School & Nursery are encouraged to strive for success in everything that they put their heart and mind to, there is no limit put on how much they can achieve.

Our approach to learning is inclusive, we provide our children with a broad, rich, interactive, thought provoking curriculum.  It is a curriculum which allows young minds to question, enquire, evaluate and analyse. Our children develop a thirst for knowledge, we foster the children’s curiosity to create a life long love for learning.

At John Wood School & Nursery we have high expectations of behavior and learning. We focus on ensuring every child has a positive mind set and shines out for all their great achievements. We reward our children and teach them no achievement is too small.  We encourage our children to be reflective, we make mistakes and we learn from them.

Positive Parent Partnership is key to our success.  We believe and strive to work closely with parents and carers, it is an integral part of improving our responsibility in building community cohesion.  Our parents are included in all areas of school life.

John Wood School & Nursery is also part of the Chancery Education Trust. This is a multi-academy, educational trust with high aspirations and a collaborative approach to ensuring all children receive the best possible education. The Trust is committed to providing the very best opportunities for all the children to ensure that they achieve their full potential in all areas of their development.

About us

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Forest School


The aim of Forest School is to provide children with opportunities to learn through exploring the environment in a way that is both fun and meaningful.


Open Days – Reception 2022 and  Nursery 

4th November 09.30am

11th November 09.30am

18th November 09.30am

25th November 09.30am

2nd December 09.30am

9th December 09.30am

Limited spaces! 

By appointment only.

To book call 020 8654 1460 Option 4 or email office@johnwoodschool.com 

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