Mrs Lynn Petrie – Headteacher
I am delighted to welcome you to Washwood Heath All-through Academy. Washwood Heath offers a rich, stimulating and rewarding learning environment.
Washwood Heath Academy is an oversubscribed All-through school educating children from EYFS to Post 16. Our new purpose built primary school facility was opened in March 2019 and provides a fantastic teaching and learning environment for our younger pupils. Visitors to the school are always impressed by the high standards in lessons and around the Academy and how welcoming and polite our young people are.
We expect students to achieve the very best they can within a friendly and welcoming setting, underpinned by our HEARTS ethos and family atmosphere. Washwood Heath inspires its students to strive for and reach their full potential, no matter what their abilities or talents.
Washwood Heath offers a broad and balanced curriculum for EYFS and key stages 1, 2 and 3, which aims to enrich and challenge all learners, enabling academic, moral, spiritual, social and cultural needs to be met. At key stage 4 (Years 9 to 11), the school offers an academic GCSE English Baccalaureate core for an increasing number of students and a broad choice of option subjects. We encourage our learners to continue their education beyond Year 11 and we offer a high quality and personalised curriculum in our sixth form.
Students will often hear me and other staff talk about what makes us who we are at Washwood Heath. We believe that all students should be kind, tolerant, respectful and aim for excellence in all that they do. This, for me, characterises The Washwood Way.
The education we provide will be in line with these values and will develop your child’s knowledge, understanding and skills such that they can become highly qualified, responsible citizens able to participate fully in all parts of community life.
We have excellent teachers who stop at nothing to ensure their students achieve the success that they deserve, through hard work, self-belief and fun. Our extra-curricular opportunities provide something for everyone including a wide range of in-school workshops, theatre productions and sporting opportunities. Through our Washwood Heath Passport, our young people are offered a wide range of trips and visits including castles, parks, farms, cities and places of cultural and historical interest. In addition, we are increasing the number of weekend and weekday residentials for our students.
Your child’s education is of total importance to me. Everything that we do is geared towards providing the very best for the students that we serve. We will give you lots of information to help you appreciate more about your child’s progress and their courses of study. A partnership between us based on excellent communication and collaboration is the foundation of a child’s future success.
In short, Washwood Heath Academy is a place where all children, from all backgrounds and abilities can be safe, happy and inspired to achieve.
I hope you enjoy having a look around the website to find out more about the school. If you would prefer to come and see our superb learning environment in person, please contact us and we can arrange for you to have a tour.
Mrs Lynn Petrie
Our ultimate aim is to develop happiness in our students by giving them the knowledge, skills and experiences they need to be successful in whatever they choose to do.
We strive to recognise excellence in our students in its many forms. We are looking to achieve academic excellence by developing well rounded and confident students.
The achievements of ours students are wide and varied. We recognise academic achievement alongside a wider range of achievements across all aspects of our students’ school lives.
Respect is at the heart of everything we do at Washwood.
Our focus on character development and curriculum confidence seeks to enhance the development of resilience in all of our students.
As part of a varied society, the value of tolerance goes a long way to building a cohesive community in which everyone can feel safe and thrive.
On their journey through school with us, Washwood students will develop a sense of self-belief, rooted in knowledge and confidence, that will set them on a strong path into young adulthood.