We are fundraising for a new Sports Hall. Please support us making the dream reality.

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Healthy Communities finals

We are in the finals!!! Please vote for us: click here or scan the QR code.

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Upcoming events

Friday the 9th February is our trip to Newport Velodrome and Wednesday 7th March is the date for Round 1 of the three football tournaments at Buckler’s Mead School in Yeovil.


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.


Healthy Communities

We have done it! We have got through to the national finals of the Persimmons Healthy Communities Competition! This means we have won AT LEAST £5000. However – we do have a chance of winning £50,000 or even the top prize of £200,000!!! Please help Westhaven to win by voting for us every day from […]

Cricket for pupils with SEND

A message from Steve Gass from Somerset Cricket Board: Dear Parent/Carer I appreciate you are very busy, but I am really keen to develop disability cricket and would like to try and establish a programme of cricket provision that is available during school holidays and aimed at young people with SEND and their family.  I […]

DofE New Years update

All six of our DofE students have now completed the Skill Section of their award and will be receiving their sectional certificates in the next few weeks. The students all worked very hard to learn expedition skills such as; first aid and CPR, erecting tents, cooking on trangias, navigating and emergency procedures. For the next […]

More fundraising January 2018

A great start to fundraising in 2018 came when we had a call from Kevin Driver, Treasurer of Locking Gardening Club.  The club is closing and they voted at the AGM to donate their remaining funds to the sports hall fund (just over £300). Thank you so much for thinking of us to all at […]

Personal letter from Sir David Frederick Attenborough

In Year 10 English lessons we were doing letter writing. Liam Y. wrote to David Attenborough who promptly responded by hand!!! Amazing! Liam should put the original in a frame and hang it on his wall – a personal letter from one of the most well known and loved people on the planet!


Seven pupils from Lower school were identified as able to try for their L1 Bikeability qualifications. The weather forecast for Wednesday 13th, the original date for the course, looked really bad so the date was changed to the 15th. Bruno, Ronnie, Zack H, Jamie, Gracjan, Luke S and Oscar will brave the wintry conditions with […]

Aviva Community fund appeal

Dear parents / carers / friends of Westhaven School, please support our fundraising efforts by voting for our school. We could get up to £1.000 towards our Sports Hall project – all you need to do is vote for us.   Please follow the link below to register and vote (you can use your Facebook […]

Remembrance day
Remembrance day

Tomorrow is Remembrance Day so today we had a short ceremony to remember the people who have died in wars. Pupils and staff lined up on the playground and a two-minute silence was held at 11am. After that we paid our respects by placing a poppy in the heart drawn on the pavement. Thank you to all the pupils […]

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Year 11 Work Experience

Our Year 11’s have spent a wonderful week participating in work experience in a vast range of placements. Throughout the week members of staff have had the pleasure of visiting students. The overall feedback has been positive. The placements have spanned from the fields of Noah’s Ark to the flowers of Grove Park.  The students […]

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