World Book Day

7th of March 2019

Please donate £1 so we can buy more non-fiction books for the school library.

Thank you.


Government Initiatives IQ identified Westhaven as a top performing and improving school.

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Leading House


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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.


Fundraiser project for new Sports Hall – CHANGE OF PLANS

Thank you so much to everyone who supported our fundraising programme over the last two years. We have all worked really hard and have raised an amazing and huge amount of money…£120,000!!! Unfortunately this is not enough. We need nearly £300,000. In July we got the news that our bid to the Sport England Community […]

A visit to St Nicholas Church, Uphill – Bath Class
On Monday, Bath Class had a dedicated RE day. Our topic this term is ‘Special Places’ so we spent the morning at St Nicholas Church in Uphill.  We had an opportunity to look at some of the architecture around the church, and to talk about some of the gravestones before meeting the vicar to have [...]

Youtube Dear Parents/ CarersThis weeks #WakeUpWednesday the National Online Safety Centre have teamed up with the talented Dan and Sam from Musicalternative and the pupils from Our Lady & St Joseph Primary School to bring you “The Online Reputation Song”. Listen, enjoy and sing-a-long! Youtube

Speed Stacking breakout day

Dear Parent/Carer, The school have a fantastic “Speed Stacking breakout day” on Wednesday 15 May during which each class will have the opportunity to try this exciting and challenging activity. The sessions will last about 15 minutes and will take place in the main hall. Pupils should wear school uniform as normal. Pupils from Plymouth […]


This #wakeupWednesday the National Online Safety Centre are talking about Virtual Private Networks (VPN). Although a great privacy tool, they can allow children to bypass restrictions on web browsing, opening them up to potential dangers. VPN Guide All guides

Parent Facebook Group

Dear Parents/ CarersWe have been asked by Sarah Holmes, a parent of pupils at the school, to share a Facebook group that she has set up for parents/ carers. This group is not affiliated to the school as we have our own Facebook group, we are only passing on this information. The link to the group, […]

Parent Coffee Morning – Online Safety

On Friday 3rd May (9.30am – 11.00am) we will be holding an online safety coffee morning. This will include a guest speaker from the Police force. More details to follow. Please add the date to your diaries.

Westhaven School Receive 360 Online Safety Award

An Assessor from the South West Grid for Learning visited Westhaven School on 26th November 2018 to review the school’s online safety provision. The Assessor met school staff, parents and carers, Governors and pupils and were pleased to find that the school provides a high level of protection for users of digital technologies. To apply […]

Chester Class learn about Braille
On 14th March Ms Beirne-Shalice from the Sensory Support Service came in to Chester Class to show us how people with Visual Impairment read and write using Braille. Chester class have been studying the biography of Louis Braille and were very interested to find out more. We tried on some glasses that showed us what [...]
Visit to the LifeSkills centre in Bristol
Part of Year 10 had a visit to the LifeSkills centre in Bristol.  The Lifeskills centre offers an exciting and memorable environment in which to learn. By taking part in activities on the realistic scenarios, which include houses, a road, shop, dark alleyway,  and a railway line, students can actually experience difficult or dangerous situations [...]

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