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School trip

Bath class visit to Slimbridge Wetland Center on 15th of May.

Upcoming events

GCSE / Functional Skills EXAMS

Please check the school calendar for exam dates and times.


We now have a meeting room available for hire during the school day.

Please contact Trudy Hudson on 01934 632171 for further details.

A welcome from the Headteacher!

Tracy Towler, Headteacher
Tracy Towler, Headteacher

Welcome to our website.  I am sure it will inform you fully about our wonderful school.

We are a small school.

We are a quiet school.

We are a school of high expectations.

Westhaven School is a unique learning environment for children and young people who experience complex barriers to learning for a range of reasons.

In order that we maintain our respected status in the community, the whole school community works together in the ‘Westhaven Way’.  This is the golden thread that runs through every school day.  The Westhaven Way is based on our core values:

  • We respect each other.
  • We uphold the school rules.
  • We are polite.
  • We show learning behaviour in every lesson.
  • We have high expectations of ourselves and we are ‘the best that we can be’.

I am extremely proud of the whole school community.  Our parents and carers work with us to support their children on their own personal learning journey.

Our staff are all leaders and maintain high standards and expectations.  They are a powerful team of people with success for our pupils at the core of all their work.

And, of course, our pupils, who represent the school and maintain fantastic outcomes.

A pupil at the end of their education in our school has expectations of success in the future and is a resilient person who is ready to take their place in society.


Bikeability L3 – 21 June 2016

Three more pupils from Westhaven got their Level 3 certificates this week, well done to Liana, Ethan and Dillon. Thanks to Miss Tripp who helped the external moderator too.  

Westhaven make the front page!!!

Reaching a landmark £100,000+ got us on to the front page of The Mercury on the 13th June. Let’s hope lots of people read it and help us to reach our final target!!!  

Year 11 driving lessons – June 2018

It is a tradition at Westhaven that towards the end of their time at the school, year 11s are given the opportunity to learn about driving and even get a go at driving a car on the school playground. This year was no exception and the pupils learned a lot and had a great time. […]

Beach Football mini tournament v Elmfield School – 13th June

The tide was out and it didn’t rain – that was good for starters. We came first and second – that was also good – but the best bit was something else: The best bit was how well these students represented the school. They started off by transporting all the gear including two goals from […]

Sports Hall
Sports Hall fundraising – June update

Once more unto the breach dear friends!!!! Great news – this month we broke the £100, 000 mark!!! This is an amazing achievement BUT…in some ways it makes a “big push” now even more important. If you know anyone who works for a company that donates to charity – point them in our direction. If […]

Cricket match 1
Somerset Cricket Trip – Tuesday 22nd May 2018

A group of students from across the school age range ventured to Taunton to watch a cricket match, Somerset versus Sussex. Everyone was very excited as it was the first time that anyone had been to a proper cricket ground or match. The atmosphere at the ground was amazing, there were about 1000 other pupils […]

Summer School Fair
Summer Fair

Dear parents / carers the Westhaven School PTA would like to invite you to our annual Summer Fair. This year the event is scheduled between 11:00 – 14:00 on the 7th of July. Come and enjoy a fun day with raffle prizes, stalls, fun games, ice creams, bouncy castle, a chance to have a driving lesson […]

Football Match
Wednesday 9 May – Football Finals at Buckler’s Mead School – Yeovil.

  We are the champions! The Senior boys team have done it! Despite losing a key player they managed to win the tournament. A fantastic result and one that the boys were really really chuffed with. In the junior tournament, the team was also down one key player but managed to come third. In fact […]

Football Event
Trip to UWE Bristol – Friday 4th May

On Friday 4th May, a small group of year 6 and 7 pupils travelled to UWE in Bristol to participate in an organised sports activity program with other special schools. Great fun was had by everyone as we got the opportunity to show off our skills in some sports that we do here at Westhaven […]

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