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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 - 25 Nov
This week in Year 2 we learnt about Road safety. We discussed the safe ways to cross the road, parking at school and use of mobile phones. https://t.co/Atn36rdPqZ
@washwoodheath - 18 Nov
Today some of year 3 and 4 students attended a school games event. The children played lots of basketball mini games. They represented the school brilliantly and showed the Washwood way throughout. https://t.co/VTjBBR1zWU
@washwoodheath - 18 Nov
Year 5 children have been creating activity books to sell for Children in Need. This pupil has created an incredible one with plenty to do to keep busy. https://t.co/Yaf0NUarWz
@washwoodheath - 15 Nov
Year 7 Anti-bullying assembly as part of our Anti-bullying week activities. https://t.co/WhKyIRgAJD
@washwoodheath - 11 Nov
Primary students have been creating giant Poppies for a display outside their classrooms, to commemorate Armistice Day.♥️ Here is the Yr. 4 display. https://t.co/q1gX88EKVo
@washwoodheath - 11 Nov
Year 4 have started their voyage into looking at the life of Vikings. This week we have looked at how the Vikings travelled, we decided to make some of our own Viking ships. https://t.co/1hEs0DjGVY
@washwoodheath - 11 Nov
We're so very pleased with our Key stage 2 children that took part in the Birmingham Panathlon 2022 earlier . We competed in a wide range of sporting activities against other schools and had an absolutely amazing day. https://t.co/xWITGr8FRy
@washwoodheath - 11 Nov
Pupils from across the Academy mark Armistice Day by laying a wreath outside the front of the school building. https://t.co/3VXS5X3Zej
@washwoodheath - 20 Oct
On Tuesday, some of our KS2 students attended dodgeball comp ran by the school games. It saw the children focus on values such as honesty, determination and teamwork. With 2 of our students being picked to receive an honesty badge for demonstrating characteristics https://t.co/bOG5aROhUD
@washwoodheath - 13 Oct
@washwoodheath - 13 Oct
What a fantastic trip! https://t.co/eoacvLVf8M
@washwoodheath - 13 Oct
What a week!! Life changing stuff https://t.co/YRyld41R2I
@washwoodheath - 13 Oct
Last day of wet activities already - time flies!! A bit grey this morning but the students and staff are ready to get under sail power once again! https://t.co/XZhqswWL4I
@washwoodheath - 12 Oct
Keel boat sailing on the Solent this afternoon - amazing! https://t.co/Kjs8PR5PxZ
@washwoodheath - 12 Oct
Yesterday a few children from year 3 & 4 attended a Panathlon event at Acocks Green Bowling Alley. The children represented the school fantastically and thoroughly enjoyed themselves! https://t.co/wBYCgqN7Up
@washwoodheath - 12 Oct
A little bit of paddling instruction prior to launching the kayaks! https://t.co/GvUhVNyYi1 https://t.co/UzJrpUNg5f
@washwoodheath - 12 Oct
Thanks Matt - the children have been excellent so far, with many who have hardly ever been in the water having a great time overcoming their fears!
@washwoodheath - 12 Oct
This sunrise …. honestly!!!! https://t.co/h4Ap3iZdwy
@washwoodheath - 12 Oct
Red sky in the morning … day 3 at https://t.co/AuU04y6TGB
@washwoodheath - 11 Oct
Sun goes down and the activities keep on going for these guys….! https://t.co/qbPefZ4eTF