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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



@washwoodheath - 12 Jan
@washwoodheath - 2 Dec
Today, we’re delivering Anti-Bullying assemblies to students to ensure we sustain our safe and supportive environment for all students. https://t.co/CJQs5diJ73
@washwoodheath - 26 Nov
The final night at Aberdovey was a chance for reflection, while toasting marshmallows over a bonfire on the beach. Time to pack up and come home :) https://t.co/fInBCNNTYC
@washwoodheath - 25 Nov
Our Sixth form students have created this huge piece of art work in support of day. Mr Antell and Ms Khan proudly installing it into our main reception area to raise awareness of the cause. https://t.co/JVTOy6Mu9W
@washwoodheath - 25 Nov
Our new banner looks great on this clean and crisp November morning. https://t.co/Jgk4wCBS5J
@washwoodheath - 24 Nov
Today’s adventures at Aberdovey included canoeing!! Get paddling!! https://t.co/LGEUv23j3i
@washwoodheath - 24 Nov
The adventures continue at Aberdovey…. https://t.co/IOQ3PMfKsR
@washwoodheath - 24 Nov
All week, our students have been enjoying remote concerts from . It’s a good substitute but nothing like the real thing - looking forward to seeing you in Symphony Hall soon! https://t.co/z25Hr2sScY
@washwoodheath - 24 Nov
Sixth Form students designing their White Ribbon campaign board with the support of the Art department. https://t.co/UoOAa15rOV
@washwoodheath - 23 Nov
The Sixth Form have set off on their 10KM walk around Sutton Park today to raise money and awareness of the White Ribbon Charity. https://t.co/ZyW0T9fTZs
@washwoodheath - 22 Nov
Well, that is a very good point Isa. What you should know is that we do things a little differently here at Washwood. I mean, Super Mario was also supposed to be part of the Washwood Avengers pic but he was sadly out on gate duty …
@washwoodheath - 22 Nov
Our students have arrived safely in Aberdovey and been treated to this glorious view at sunset. Wales is such a special place! https://t.co/EzdbbAvZ1f
@washwoodheath - 19 Nov
The Washwood Avengers 🧸 https://t.co/o4sQEuj0O3
@washwoodheath - 19 Nov
Staff getting into the swing of things for Children in Need…🧸 https://t.co/bCFxyWNh5D
@washwoodheath - 16 Nov
Year 7-10 girls having a pre-match talk before playing Tile Cross Away tonight!Results were: Year 9/10 team Won 7-1 Year 7/8 team Won 4-3 All 19 girls did us very proud and the best turn out of girls for a football games in years !!!! Thanks to Miss Edwards and Miss Robbins :) https://t.co/XISPePspaM
@washwoodheath - 12 Nov
Great to see so much recognition for our students’ behaviour and achievements. Good work Plaza house! https://t.co/8AiJelQ918
@washwoodheath - 4 Nov
Exciting times as The Drama Department take our Yr. 10 GCSE group to the Hippodrome this afternoon to watch a production of ‘ Blood Brothers’. https://t.co/7AuUsmedIq
@washwoodheath - 22 Oct
A gorgeous autumnal morning greets us on the last day of this half term. All of our students and staff have worked so hard to make the transition back into ‘normal’ as smooth and as positive as possible. https://t.co/sLvNlS7ntg
@washwoodheath - 11 Oct
Everyone back safe and sound. Great trips rely on great teachers. Please show your appreciation to these four colleagues who have given up their weekend to run the trip from last Friday to today. And back in school first thing tomorrow… What a team! https://t.co/GZNlpeB4bZ
@washwoodheath - 11 Oct
The Year 8 trip is on its way home! The students and staff have had an amazing weekend! https://t.co/g93W0uz3CV