Welcome to Balaam Wood School
We hope that this website will give you an insight into our school – the way we work and what we offer, but we also hope it reveals something of the vision which drives us to continually improve as a school. At Balaam Wood School we have a very clear aim where we want every pupil to leave us prepared for life and work in the 21st century.
“INSPIRE, SUCCEED, ACHIEVE”
We have high aspirations for, and high expectations of every single one of our pupils. We strive for success for all. We challenge and support every pupil to achieve the best results they possibly can and also to gain the skills they need to become the best possible citizens they can be.
We are committed to providing a safe, caring, happy, challenging and structured learning community where each pupil is nurtured and feels valued and is motivated to reach their full potential. Every member of our school has a key role to play in creating a highly motivated learning community, enjoying the challenge of raising standards and promoting pride in academic achievement.
We want all of our pupils to develop a ‘can do’ attitude, be confident, adaptable, resilient and independent and develop all important employability skills. Each pupil should be able to reach their learning potential in a healthy, safe environment through an enjoyable, stimulating and challenging curriculum.
Our talented and dedicated team of teachers and support staff work in close partnership with parents / carers, governors and the wider community to offer the best educational opportunities for all pupils. High quality teaching is a key priority at Balaam Wood School and the relationship between staff and pupils underpins inspirational, supportive and effective teaching and learning.
Acting Head Teacher
We have been alerted that there are reports of a pupil being asked to get in to a car by two men. Police are involved. Please remind your child to ensure that they keep themselves safe. Please contact Balaam Wood School if you require any support on 0121 464 9901.
On Thursday 30th March, an exciting opportunity took place at Balaam Wood School: a live screening of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s new production of The Tempest, the last play Shakespeare wrote (first performed in 1611). This live screening was offered to all...
During our Year 8 Literacy and Language lessons last week, we were exploring themes and making links between texts. The group looked at the story of Frankenstein. They were then asked to imagine that they were the creator of a new life (similar to that of Dr...
Introducing the English Department's first Star of the Week! This week our Star is Maisie, who wrote an imaginative narrative from the perspective of Poppy Picked during the First World War. Maisie took inspiration from our current work on War Horse and used writing...
Pupils from Balaam Wood School participated in the BBC's nationwide project in which tens of thousands of schools become news reporters and producers for the day. Our pupils were especially successful as their story was the only one in the region to get their story...
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