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A West Barnet Primary Learning Connection

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Connecting 8 excellent schools in the west region of Barnet

Woodcroft is part of the connectED group of schools. This was partnership of 8 schools that agreed to help each other develop further to the benefit every pupil and the local community. Edgware Primary School then joined the partnership this year. The 9 connectED schools are:

  • Barnfield Primary School

  • Broadfields Primary School

  • The Orion Primary School

  • Goldbeaters Primary School

  • Colindale Primary School

  • Woodcroft Primary School

  • Menorah Foundation School

  • Rosh Pinah Jewish Primary

  • Edgware Junior School

The connectED Goal

  1. To serve the areas of Burnt Oak, Colindale, Grahame Park and Edgware with outstanding educational primary opportunity and provision.
  2. To improve each individual school by participating in a “learn with each other” strategy.
  3. To be a shining example of a community learning together in harmony

connectED Harmony Events

A number of exciting pupil events and collaborations have taken place during the academic year to achieve our aim of improving opportunities for learners. We are calling these our Harmony Events.

Drama at Woodcroft  for Y3, Y4 or Y5

Dodgeball Festival at Woodcroft 

Maths Investigations at Barnfield for Y2

Dance at Barnfield  for Y2

Science Day at Colindale for Year 1

Sing Up at Colindale for Y1 

Blockbuster Quiz at Broadfields for Y5

Multi-Sports at Broadfields for Y2

Big Debate at The Orion for KS2 

Basketball ot The Orion for KS2

Dance at Rosh Pinah

Chess Tournament at Woodcroft for Y4 or Y5 teams 

More events to follow…

Reports of events at Woodcroft


 Chess Tournament at Woodcroft  – 4th February 2016

Woodcroft hosted a fantastic tournament for the connectED schools’ respective chess clubs. We were joined by Jonathan Bryant, Regional Director of the organisation CSC, Chess in Schools and Communities. CSC provide coaches to schools and organise national chess events. The tournament was a close affair with only a few points separating the teams. It was eventually won by Rosh Pinah, with Menorah Primary and Broadfield taking the silver and bronze medals. All teams played in a great spirit – well done to all.

Dodgeball Festival – 10th December 2015

Woodcroft, Goldbeaters and The Orion have benefited from sponsorship from the Tutor Hunt Foundation to run a free weekly dodgeball club in each of the schools. A tournament to bring the schools together at the end of the first term was hosted at Woodcroft, and in partnership with CSE Sport.
Woodcroft came out eventual winners in what a closely competed tournament played in a positive spirit. Congratulations to all of the teams for representing their schools so well.


connectED Partnership Launch at The Burnt Oak and Colindale
Multicultural Parade and Festival

Saturday 19th September 2015

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The Parade: Barnfield, Broadfields, Colindale, Goldbeaters, Orion and Woodcroft schools took part in the Burnt Oak Parade. We left Edgware Hospital and and processed down the Edgware Road, through Burnt Oak Broadway and into Silkstream Park.

The Festival Stage: connectED Schools then lead the performances on the main stage. Each school showcased their pupils’ talents through music and dance.

Click here for the school performance schedule.

View the Woodcroft Festival Report and Gallery here…

For more information read the Altogether Better Burnt Oak Newsletter by clicking this link.