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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.


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 […]

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 […]

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh – One Day Walk

On the 1st May, our Bronze Duke of Edinburgh group undertook a one day walk, so that they could experience what it is like to take part in a hike. We set off from Burrington Combe, which gave them a chance to see the work they had done during their volunteering, and walked a circular […]

Mini Marathon 2018

Westhaven Mini-Marathon Update 11/05/2018: Current total: £1,310 and counting… Update 01/05/2018:  As of this morning we have raised £857.20!  For the 3rd consecutive year we held a mini-marathon at Westhaven School. It was a wonderful event, as you can see from the photos, with almost every pupil and member of staff involved in some capacity. Starting at […]

Bristol City vs Hull City - 2018
Saturday 21 April – Bristol City v Hull City

What a match! What a match! A record TEN goals were scored – no Championship match has ever had ten goals before, we were really lucky – boring it was not! Not only that but it didn’t rain either! In fact some of our pupils found it too hot. The game didn’t start well with […]

Dance festival at the playhouse 2018
11.4.2018 – The Dance Festival at The Playhouse

Willy Wonka and his umpa-lumpas backstage at The Playhouse What a magnificent effort by everyone involved in this event! The next day the school got emails from teachers from other schools saying how brilliant they thought the Westhaven dance team had been. The massive cheer from the audience on the night said it all – […]

Westhaven School CPI MAPA course

Westhaven School CPI MAPA course dates: CPI MAPA foundation course 26 June 2018   8.45 –  16.00 12 places on the course 2 Instructor lead course £95.00 including Lunch Please contact Westhaven School to book on to course or contact

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Healthy Communities Competition

Breaking news: Westhaven “only” won £5000 in the Persimmons Healthy Communities Competition. Whilst clearly we were hoping to win one of the three big prizes, we were clearly one of the smallest fishes in the pond! The winning project had the support of World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Anthony Joshua so clearly there was no disgrace in […]

Table tennis day

Yesterday all Westhaven students enjoyed the Table tennis day. Stephen Jenkins, the coach from the Welsh National Table Tennis Association and Jac gave pupils a demonstration and afterwards students had the opportunity to try their skill against them. Please find below two short videos, showcasing a rally – the second video is slow-motion – check out those wrist movements… […]

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