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Welcome to Whipman Woods Flying High Academy! Your local primary school in Gateford Park, Worskop, Nottinghamshire.

We want to make everyday count for your children. To do this, we will value the contributions made by each child and family, provide nurturing and progressive learning in an inspiring school environment, and empower every child to become the best person they can be.

We will aim to grow and develop children that exemplify the following characteristics:

  • Aspiration
  • Confidence
  • Responsibility
  • Resilience
  • Pride
  • Kindness
  • Curiosity
  • Problem solving
  • Effective communication

This will be achieved through an exciting and purposeful curriculum that puts children at the heart. Our aim is for your child to develop their whole self, having achieved their best and feeling confident and fully prepared for their secondary education. To achieve this vision our curriculum is underpinned by the following curriculum principles.

  • Belonging
  • Excellence
  • Empowerment


We are proud to be part of the Flying High Partnership, who support our striving for excellence in all aspects of your child's primary school journey. Working in partnership we aim to deliver a school that we can all be proud of and have put in place the following aims. 

  • Excellence: A school for all children where every child reaches their potential
  • Working together: A community school, where partnership and support for families is central to all that we do.​
  • ​Innovation: A school to innovate and become a beacon of best practice.​