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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 - 13 Jul
The lone and level sands stretch far away… Y9 trip to Weston Super Mare pic.twitter.com/LvWUJOCbO2— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () July 13, 2023
@washwoodheath - 12 Jul
What an opportunity … great to see our music students getting to play at the incredible Birmingham Symphony Hall. pic.twitter.com/xgnuWIX3QB— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () July 12, 2023
@washwoodheath - 12 Jul
The history team have an interesting perspective on things … pic.twitter.com/2nvyVelqh4— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () July 12, 2023
@washwoodheath - 12 Jul
Whole school staff training building clusters for our T&L focus for the next academic year. Inspired by … let’s see what happens… pic.twitter.com/BSA28LS4RR— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () July 12, 2023
@washwoodheath - 10 Jul
It’s sports day! A classic British summer weather affair … being teased with rain potential! Fingers crossed pic.twitter.com/tx65ix7DMa— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () July 10, 2023
@washwoodheath - 6 Jul
Not a bad spot for lunch. pic.twitter.com/L5r6HbBNnw— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () July 6, 2023
@washwoodheath - 6 Jul
Year 8 trip to the Natural History Museum. This place remains as spectacular, impressive, and popular as ever!! pic.twitter.com/54meMF7VFu— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () July 6, 2023
@washwoodheath - 3 Jul
Incredible setting for the National Literacy Conference today at the Nottingham Contemporary Arts Gallery talking all things literacy. Improving outcomes for pupils in Secondary education. pic.twitter.com/ji9R7VqlAp— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () July 3, 2023
@washwoodheath - 29 Jun
Wishing a blessed Eid-al-Adha to all of the Washwood family celebrating — Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () June 29, 2023
@washwoodheath - 23 Jun
All children in primary had a visit Mimi-Isabella Cesar from the GB gymnastics team, to deliver a workshop. Children in Year 3 thoroughly enjoyed learning some gymnastics skills pic.twitter.com/89xwHKgOgZ— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () June 23, 2023
@washwoodheath - 22 Jun
Children had the privilege of attending the Earthshot Generation final.The children worked over 6month period, to provide suggestions on how to protect environment. climate change and sustainability. Then came the day to present to judges .We were very proud of them. pic.twitter.com/QGqStRroXC— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () June 22, 2023
@washwoodheath - 20 Jun
Yesterday to kick off national sports week, we held our KS1 Sports Day. It was a brilliant day and all children worked really hard and did themselves proud. It was also fantastic to see so many family members there to support the children. Well done to all involved. pic.twitter.com/UChXTRiaVx— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () June 20, 2023
@washwoodheath - 12 Jun
Last wk Yr 5 attended the Titan Games.A fantastic day and the children participated in range of activities: water polo,dodgeball,football&basketball.Yr5 behaved brilliantly and represented the school fantastically. Here are some posters the class designed pic.twitter.com/oYahTZq7du— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () June 12, 2023
@washwoodheath - 6 Jun
For Parents of Primary Children remember to ask children to send in piece of art to take part in our Sporting Art Competition. pic.twitter.com/70kPHG0IdQ— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () June 6, 2023
@washwoodheath - 26 May
Some of our Silver Behaviour winning children in Primary enjoying our film and treat afternoon. pic.twitter.com/HVbNA6NErx— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () May 26, 2023
@washwoodheath - 25 May
are bowled out for 59, win by 23 runs.Game 2 result beat Hodge Hill by 5 wickets. Game 3 are batting first vs — Warwickshire Cricket Board () May 25, 2023
@washwoodheath - 24 May
Primary phase are delighted to announce that they have been awarded the Gold award. Congratulations and well done to all pupils and staff involved. pic.twitter.com/f22SllqrCR— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () May 24, 2023
@washwoodheath - 23 May
Today children who have been committed to extracurricular activities and play leaders,were rewarded for hard work through the year and were taken to the cricket Stadium.The children loved the day,got a signed shirt from Issy Wong and plenty of signatures pic.twitter.com/OgIQCnQpxI— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () May 23, 2023
@washwoodheath - 17 May
Miss Sterling is very pleased with the artwork that Reception class have been producing this week pic.twitter.com/EchRnPbDZI— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () May 17, 2023
@washwoodheath - 17 May
— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () May 17, 2023