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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.


#Wake Up Wednesday

We are sharing two online safety guides this week: What Parents Need to Know About Persuasive Design and What Parents Need to Know About Tellonym  Published 7th October 2020 – A free online safety guide on persuasive design. Social Media can be really addictive, and sites want to keep users on their platforms for as […]

#Wake Up Wednesday

This weeks National Online Safety #Wake Up Wednesday is focused on Amazon Alexa. I’m sure many households have one (or more). Amazon Alexa, an artificial intelligence (AI) software assistant created by Amazon in 2014 through which smartphone, tablet and smart device users can issue voice commands and ask questions.

New legal duty to self-isolate

Dear parents / carers, A new law came into force yesterday, according to which people in England will be required by law to self-isolate if they test positive or are contacted by NHS Test and Trace. This law has been introduced to ensure compliance with self-isolation rules and to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Fines […]

Letter to parents and guardians: when you should book a coronavirus test for your child

Dear parents/carers, please click on the link below to read the Department of Health & Social Care’s advice on booking a coronavirus test for your child: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-parents-and-guardians-when-you-should-book-a-coronavirus-test-for-your-child/letter-to-parents-and-guardians-when-you-should-book-a-coronavirus-test-for-your-child

Visitor notice

Westhaven School is continuing to review its position to minimise the risk of COVID-19 to its community and we therefore ask for the support and understanding of our visitors.  We ask visitors not to come to the school site if:  in the past 14 days they have travelled from, or transited through, any of the countries or areas that are currently on […]

#Wake Up Wednesday

This weeks National Online Safety #Wake Up Wednesday is focused on the game Overwatch. Overwatch is a team-based multiplayer first-person shooter developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment, the same company behind the likes of World of Warcraft and StarCraft.

Great Scarecrow Festival

All is set for the Great Uphill Scarecrow Festival organised by the Uphill Village Society and taking place over the weekend of 19th and 20th September 2020 and now in its 13th year. The event will remain a highlight of the village calendar despite the current health crisis and restrictions.  To add cheer and colour […]


This week, the National Online Safety Centre are reminding parents how important it is to monitor, support and talk to children about their online and social media use. This week’s guide is about music and video streaming sites (or view below). As a reminder, all guides can be located here.

Westhaven School proudly announces that we are now an ‘all-through’ specialist school!!

We are delighted to announce that our school now has an EYFS and KS1 department and a Post 16 unit. This now gives our pupils and young people the opportunity to have the ‘rite of passage’ through different age groups and key stages in different buildings.Our Post 16 unit is now refurbished and we are […]

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