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.


Consultation with stakeholders

Westhaven School has long been popular and has been oversubscribed for many years. We educate children within the ages 7 years to 16 years. We aspire to offer this standard of education to children from 4 years from September 2019. We would like to add a ‘demountable’ unit to our school for September 2020. This […]

1, 2, 3….BUNGEE!

On Saturday 18th May, Mrs Vincent completed her bungee jump over Bristol Harbour in order to raise money for playground equipment for the school. “Westhaven is such an incredible school to work in and the staff team go out of their way to ensure the pupils are happy and safe. However, so many of our children […]

AIDE sport

What is AIDE Sport? AIDE Sport is a fully inclusive multi games & sports initiative for individuals with special educational needs and disability in North Somerset. (and surrounding areas)  Why AIDE Sport Kids? AIDE Sport Kids is a new session that will be specifically for children with SEND ages 7-15.  Providing an environment that is […]

Speed stacking

If you want to see the world record  holder go here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX9VBxtOOWg Most pupils (and some adults) at the school got to try this new activity. They really enjoyed it, the only common complaint was that the sessions were too short! Our most sincere thanks to Shane German from the North Somerset Schools PE Association […]

National Mental Health Awareness Week

Dear parents/carers, This week is National Mental Health Awareness Week. If you would like some information and advice about how to talk about mental health with your children and young people please click on the link below to access a leaflet, produced by the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. https://www.annafreud.org/media/7228/tmh-parent-leaflet-final-all-approved-laid-out-for-web.pdf

Driving Day

Year 11 had been really excited about this for a while before the actual event. As it happened our two friendly and experienced instructors, Janty and Ian, said that all the Year 11s who took part in the course were a credit to the school. The day was not just about basically driving a car […]

School opening information – Early May bank holiday

Dear parents/carers, we would like to remind you that the school is closed on the 6th of May (Early May bank holiday).

Parent Coffee Morning – Online Safety focus

Parent Coffee Morning Friday 3rd May 9:30-11:00 Guest speaker – Cyber Protection Officer at Avon and Somerset Police. Dear Parents and Carers, As you are aware social media has a massive influence on our children and young people across society. At Westhaven School, our cohorts of pupils are “the highest group of young people at […]

Conference at Westhaven School

Westhaven School would like to warmly invite you to an open day showcasing the work and support we do in meeting the needs of the Children and Young People with the most complex SEND in N-Somerset.  

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