About Us

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The Vision

At Westhaven School our purpose is to ensure that all our students receive a personalised education in order for them to increase self-esteem, reach full potential and emerge to become valued and valuable members of the community.

As a specialist Business and Enterprise College we understand that the driving forces of the modern economy are innovation, competition, skills and enterprise.  We provide our pupils therefore with rich, creative and enjoyable learning experience, which enhance and support independence and raise aspirations for life long learning, thus creating healthy, safe, happy, confident individuals, resilient and able to flourish in a competitive and challenging world.

We have high expectations of our pupils and strive to keep our excellent reputation.  We work in collaboration with parents/carers and other wider community partners to ensure that together we can prepare our pupils appropriately with the knowledge, skills, aptitudes and understanding required for a successful life as a responsible citizen in the wider community.

Built in the late 1960s the school has two general classrooms in the main building plus a new build (2007) of three classrooms, one of which is a Science laboratory, plus two mobile classrooms – one a KS4 block and one for Environmental Science, complete with glass house.

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Excellent Range of Facilities

There are also two Computer rooms, Art room, Resistant Materials Workshop, Food Technology room, Common room, indoor games area, Hall and Library, plus additional rooms used for life and social skills, speech therapy and individual counselling, as well as the administrative offices.

Pastoral Care and Support

We provide high levels of pupil support in small groups and offer flexible placements in partnership with mainstream schools. All pupils are members of a House and meet together once a week – Barrington (Green), Montacute (Red) and Tyntesfield (Yellow). Within these houses they are in smaller mixed age groups called House Personal Adviser groups, which also meet once a week to focus on the development of life, social and interpersonal skills. We aim to ensure that all pupils additionally enjoy a wide variety of interesting and challenging experiences, including residential visits. We provide a high quality of education, which will enable our pupils to achieve success in learning beyond their original expectations and is valued by the pupil, their parents and the local community.

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British Values Statement

  • Uphold the laws of the country.
  • Respect everyone’s right to have and opinion, provided it is within the law of the land.
  • Respect everyone’s right to their beliefs, whether via a religious group or otherwise.

 

Click here to read Promoting and Embedding British Values at Westhaven School