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Headteacher's Welcome

I am delighted to welcome you to Washwood Heath Academy - a thriving All-through school in the heart of the local community. Washwood Heath Academy offers a rich, stimulating and rewarding learning environment for students aged 4 - 18.

Lynn PetrieWashwood Heath Academy is an oversubscribed All-through school educating children from EYFS to Sixth Form. 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. 

Academy ethos

Washwood Heath inspires its students to strive for and reach their full potential, no matter what their abilities or talents.

Slt 9688 1I believe that every one of our students has potential to go on and become outstanding members of society and our caring and supportive school environment is the perfect place for them to grow in confidence.  We strive to provide the best for every child by understanding, respecting and providing for each and every young person in our care. Our excellent relationships with parents and carers promote a shared understanding and belief in the school’s values and aims, working in partnership for their child’s education.
 

Washwood Heath offers an ambitious, 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.

Eimg 0046Students 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.

SLT 2061Your child’s education is of utmost 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

Headteacher

Twitter

@washwoodheath - 26 Feb
Year 2 have been using Manipulatives in maths to support their learning of division.  We have also used our oracy skills to talk about how different animals adapt to habitats. pic.twitter.com/sLTQy2DIHe— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () February 26, 2024
@washwoodheath - 5 Feb
National Story telling week from Y5.Last week, we read lots of Aesop Fables and stories from other cultures. We looked at stories that had themes linked to honesty for our RE topic. pic.twitter.com/BFgfZxR5l9— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () February 5, 2024
@washwoodheath - 5 Feb
As part of storytelling week, Year 2 joined author Swapna Haddow to hear a chapter of her new book. Year 2 really enjoyed this and cannot wait to read the whole book soon. pic.twitter.com/Beyco3v0mi— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () February 5, 2024
@washwoodheath - 1 Feb
Mrs Powis Jones launched Story Telling Week to Primary pupils by retelling her favourite childhood story "The Three Billy Goats Gruff". The children joined in with all the different actions. pic.twitter.com/zi5rFNt90U— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () February 1, 2024
@washwoodheath - 31 Jan
Reception Class have been learning all about Winter Wonderland - this week we've been learning all about penguins, where they live and how they look.🐧🐧🐧❄️🌨️❄️🐧❄️🐧❄️🐧 pic.twitter.com/RpOify8fZN— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () January 31, 2024
@washwoodheath - 26 Jan
Year Three Children have been taking part some new gymnastic lessons in PE. They have been demonstrating new skills in climbing , balancing and jumping. pic.twitter.com/9897QQC7bg— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () January 26, 2024
@washwoodheath - 25 Jan
Scrooge is shown his fate by the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come… pic.twitter.com/5mRaZJ0AbK— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () January 25, 2024
@washwoodheath - 25 Jan
The Ghost of Christmas present makes his presence felt! pic.twitter.com/LMpfAmKVDD— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () January 25, 2024
@washwoodheath - 25 Jan
Scrooge watching and waiting for the Ghost of Christmas Past… pic.twitter.com/UxZqM2xnK8— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () January 25, 2024
@washwoodheath - 25 Jan
Great to have the theatre back at Washwood! Year 10 enjoying a stage performance of Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ as part of their preparation for GCSE English Literature. pic.twitter.com/rgvvjf6Gul— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () January 25, 2024
@washwoodheath - 24 Jan
Y6 have been looking at ratio and proportion in maths lessons. As part of this unit they have used geoboards to support them in exploring scale drawings and scale factor. pic.twitter.com/Hv91cR9Eib— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () January 24, 2024
@washwoodheath - 23 Jan
Reception class have been exploring and learning all about artic animals with some very ineresting conversations taking place. pic.twitter.com/wRujED3XvN— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () January 23, 2024
@washwoodheath - 23 Jan
Today Class 2 walked into class to find it in a mess. The crayons were angry with how we treated them and quit! We are going to learn how to write a persuasive letter to get our crayons back pic.twitter.com/QBBpYQhwk8— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () January 23, 2024
@washwoodheath - 18 Jan
Year 2 have been looking at different textures and form in art this week. Today we made a rose out of clay. We used different techniques and learnt new vocabulary. pic.twitter.com/ON8Q5WRsok— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () January 18, 2024
@washwoodheath - 17 Jan
Children from Year 3 were asked to take part in a Volcano project over the Christmas period. Here are some of their creations. pic.twitter.com/vv9xW5mdHc— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () January 17, 2024
@washwoodheath - 17 Jan
Some Year 5 and 6 Pupils had a great time training grounds, taking part in the youth EFL Football Tournament. The children got to meet Nico Gordon and got his autograph. pic.twitter.com/AdZAgqy3l6— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () January 17, 2024
@washwoodheath - 12 Jan
This week is all about money in Year 2. We have recognised coins, notes and the value of these. We have also been using our knowledge to buy items from the shop. pic.twitter.com/NTF1zIuh9e— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () January 12, 2024
@washwoodheath - 21 Dec
Christmas Activities in primary - Year One made biscuits. Year 2 had their Christmas play. They were fantastic, Year 2 sang their songs and said their lines so well and all could hear them.  They did everyone proud. pic.twitter.com/nl3EyabdCF— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () December 21, 2023
@washwoodheath - 21 Dec
Santa and his elf paid a visit, with presents, to all of the children in Primary this morning. Children were very excited. Happy Christmas ! 🎅🎄🎅🎄🎅🎄 pic.twitter.com/jOUm4DKd8d— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () December 21, 2023
@washwoodheath - 21 Dec
It’s Christmas concert day! Performances throughout the day for all pupils in the school. Well done to all of the performers, and the drama, art and music teams who have brought it all together. pic.twitter.com/K1VeyqqNqw— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () December 21, 2023