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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 - 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
@washwoodheath - 10 Oct
Another great day on the water in the Isle of Wight. The UKSA trip really has been a special experience for our year 8 students who were lucky enough to go. https://t.co/wVx1tgGdRw
@washwoodheath - 9 Oct
What a beautiful day to be out sailing….! Not the usual weekend activity for our Year 8s, that’s for sure! An amazing opportunity! https://t.co/i0Z5UPUJJp
@washwoodheath - 9 Oct
Absolutely! Especially as it’s an almost entirely fully funded trip. So pleased to be offered this opportunity and hope to be able to do many more in the future :)
@washwoodheath - 9 Oct
Good morning from the Isle of Wight!! https://t.co/nAdd7cHlIP
@washwoodheath - 9 Oct
Exciting weekend for 35 Year 8 students who have travelled to the Isle of Wight for a 4-day residential at the UKSA water sports centre. The children enjoyed the ferry across the Solent yesterday and wasted no time getting stuck in to their water confidence session…! https://t.co/W5hIeTmMws
@washwoodheath - 1 Oct
Thanks Dan - so sad, but hopefully a fitting tribute. Hope all is well with you.
@washwoodheath - 1 Oct
You know when you let the English department loose for an Open Evening, they won’t disappoint! Ten points for anyone who can name the play, and a gold hearts badge if you can give us an appropriate quotation 💛 https://t.co/iaDNjFaEdj
@washwoodheath - 28 Sep
Proud to present our Year 7 introduction video - please share!! And remember, our Open Evening is TOMORROW (29th Sept) 3:30-6pm. https://t.co/62bTVuQQ2a
@washwoodheath - 21 Sep
Check out "Team - Locations across West Midlands , starting August & September" https://t.co/G2isWGWLi4
@washwoodheath - 21 Sep
Check out "Aston University Open Day 2nd October 2021" Whatever your ambition, make it happen. https://t.co/RtYy3dfAUm https://t.co/AamB8MpBLw
@washwoodheath - 20 Sep
Taking care of our young people Back to school and looking for support for YOUR child? Find out about the latest SEND (special educational needs and disabilities) opportunities, events and support on offer. https://t.co/NLwbERJXOD
@washwoodheath - 20 Sep
What have you got YOUR sights on? Birmingham Careers Service is ready to see YOU in person again! Aged 16-19? Book YOUR slot to see a qualified careers adviser at the Library of Birmingham, any Tue, Wed or Thu afternoon. https://t.co/RKhQztG97y
@washwoodheath - 10 Sep
We have a few available in some Year 12 courses and are enrolling now. It’s not too late !! Visit the webpage for more info: https://t.co/oKyd3dpqDm Please RT
@washwoodheath - 7 Sep
Introducing Washwood Heath Academy’s new Houses: Farah, Plaza and Seacole house, the students have responded very enthusiastically to their new Houses! Students will be awarded HEART points for good and positive behaviour for the termly House Competition. https://t.co/b6YYIMsZrt
@washwoodheath - 12 Aug
Great to see so many students coming in to pick up their results today. Perhaps the toughest two years possible, and rewarded in many many cases with great outcomes. Well done Year 11! https://t.co/W16c0xnMMr
@washwoodheath - 10 Aug
The Richard Cowley cup was played again in memory of our colleague Richard. Please feel free to donate to the fundraising page here: https://t.co/kF84Iy2j0r
@washwoodheath - 22 Jul
A good send off for a great colleague! :)
@washwoodheath - 20 Jul
Wishing our Washwood family a blessed Eid with lots of joy and happiness