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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 - 24 Mar
Year 10 Geographers and the Sixth form Eco group really enjoyed their workshop with the this week! https://t.co/vCz0sHbunS
@washwoodheath - 24 Mar
Our recent 'Culture Day' was a great success. Pupils immersed themselves in the cultures of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Ireland and many more. We are also delighted to have received our School of Sanctuary Award on the same day too! https://t.co/S3h3B2jMUl
@washwoodheath - 23 Mar
Wishing a blessed Ramadan to all of the Washood family who are observing the holy month.
@washwoodheath - 21 Mar
Some of our Primary Phase students went to see the King… https://t.co/jcytZrEhu9
@washwoodheath - 17 Mar
Year 3 have enjoyed taking part in some Science activities this week. They used chalk and sticky tape to identify the patterns in their fingerprints. Children also used binoculars to look at objects from a distance. https://t.co/KTnPdX9g8v
@washwoodheath - 17 Mar
Macbeth being tempted by the witches in Act I Scene iii https://t.co/H4AVUbNkLH
@washwoodheath - 17 Mar
Year 10 are enjoying a theatre experience in the Main Hall this afternoon. A performance of Macbeth in preparation for their GCSE English Literature exam in May. https://t.co/3MC0muwhBO
@washwoodheath - 17 Mar
This week Year 2 have had Science week, Culture day and Red Nose Day. We investigated our own finger prints, had an African drumming workshop and lots of activities for Red Nose day. https://t.co/P7NMqDHbh7
@washwoodheath - 16 Mar
Year 11 working hard learning exam and revision skills with https://t.co/elx43Wjdpi
@washwoodheath - 16 Mar
Year 4 have been making Mothers Day cards using a weaving technic they learned throught their art lessons https://t.co/H4C4CZamMv
@washwoodheath - 16 Mar
Year 4 Sciene Week. Year 4 children took part in a science experiment to create an Avalanche mountain https://t.co/nWqwxejtcF
@washwoodheath - 15 Mar
Exciting trip to Westminster Abbey for some primary children and staff to take part in Commonwealth Celebrations https://t.co/l7OjfpzVBC
@washwoodheath - 13 Mar
Primary Pupil Leaders on the London Eye before they attend Commonwealth Ceremony at Westminster Abbey this afternoon https://t.co/61KvtwJK4I
@washwoodheath - 8 Mar
Today we attended the biggest girls football event at King Edwards School. We got to compete in 5-a-side matches, play on inflatables and meet some VIPs, Faye White and Laura Basset. It was an inspirational day and lots and lots of fun! https://t.co/IEq53r8BDi
@washwoodheath - 8 Mar
Year 4 have been looking at the usefulness of internet search engines this week in PSHE. We recognised that not all information we find online is accurate - sometimes it can be wrong entirely! https://t.co/cQJ932diKs
@washwoodheath - 3 Mar
On Tuesday 14th March, we are hosting our next annual culture day. We are looking forward to broadening our cultural horizons with a fete, musical performances and fashion from around the world!
@washwoodheath - 3 Mar
We are delighted to share we raised £2,246 for the appeal. Thank you to the Washwood family for your kind generosity! https://t.co/LAc2NkApO0
@washwoodheath - 3 Mar
Using our science investigation skills to see what happens when we add bicarbonate of soda to vinegar. The children really enjoyed this experiment. We have linked it to the whole school book of Alice in Wonderland and potion making. https://t.co/CqKiWsxVsX
@washwoodheath - 23 Feb
Episode 8 of The Washwood Way podcast is now available. Mr Robinson talks to Junior about his Czech heritage and his role as part of the Student Leadership team. https://t.co/XjoaA3Hont
@washwoodheath - 17 Feb
Today some of our KS2 children attended a School Games Multi-sports event. The children got to play some sports that they had never tried before including curling, goalball and sitting down volleyball. They had a great time and worked really hard. https://t.co/2smMzhCJk2