Exam dates

Dear parents/carers,

please check the School Calendar for exam dates and times.


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.


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Christmas lunch

Dear parents/carers, Christmas lunches are now bookable on ParentPay. Please pay for, and complete the notes section with whether they would like Roast Turkey or Quorn Roast.Alternatively, please complete the reply slip sent home last week and pay for your child’s meal online. If your child is in receipt of Free School Meals, please change the […]

30 November 2019 – Trip to Bristol City v Huddersfield Town

It was finally a dry day but pretty cold at Ashton Gate but the match was enough to warm up any football fan’s heart. What a game! Seven goals! Five of them for City. We had great seats too, right up near the pitch and fairly central. I think everyone really enjoyed the game especially […]

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“Aspire” programme

Exciting news! We are very proud to introduce our new initiative, the “Aspire” programme. This programme recognises our pupils who have the aptitude to continue their studies to university level and will be run in collaboration with the University of the West of England. Letters inviting pupils to take part in the programme will be […]

Amazon Prime – supporting the school the easy way

Dear parents / carers, We have just received our first donation from AmazonSmile! Over the last month or so, we have raised £20.56. With Christmas coming up, we’re hoping we can make even more on the next disbursement! Please can we remind you that this is a really easy way of making money for our […]

Remembrance Day

This year marks 100 years since the two-minute silence was first observed on Armistice Day on November 11, 1919. Westhaven School had a short ceremony to remember the people who have fought and died in wars to make the UK a safer place for everyone. Pupils and staff lined up in the hall and a two-minute silence […]

Somerset Cricket Board Super 1 sessions

Dear Parent or Carer Somerset Cricket Board is delighted to announce the launch of a new Super 1’s Cricket Club at The Priory Community School.Super 1 sessions are weekly (term time only) aimed at young people aged 12-25 years of age with a mild/moderate learning difficulties, or with a physical disability.The sessions are fun, played […]

Lifeskills Open Event

Thursday 28th November 2019 – 3pm to 6pm Visit Lifeskills and learn how to keep your families and yourselves safe from electrical fires at Christmas!Suitable for all ages – with Fun and Refreshments Click here to download the poster.


Dear parents/carers, As you may be aware, we went live with ParentPay at the end of last term. We hope you are finding this considerably easier to make payments albeit a few teething problems.We are taking payments via ParentPay for school meals, trips, after school clubs and more. We are trying to move away from […]

More great fundraising news!

Westhaven School gained a grant of  £4,156.97 thanks to Co-op members from the Co-Op Local Community Fund. The money will arrive at some point this month (November 2019). We would like to thank everyone involved from the members to the administrators at Co-Op for their fantastic efforts and support. We hope to have more news about our […]

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