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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 - 1 Jul
Great presentation from on the importance of Oracy and ‘purpose to practice’. Powerful messages from G Barlow . Really useful
@washwoodheath - 1 Jul
By all accounts, Ms Barlow was a marvellous session leader! Thank you so much! https://t.co/A9iUUPMtK3
@washwoodheath - 1 Jul
Our very own Ms Barlow leading a professional development session for teachers at https://t.co/NIMGO4uHzl
@washwoodheath - 29 Jun
Y7 at the Black Country Museum being shown the potentially devastating effects of methane accumulating in the mines. https://t.co/Jn52VurK0R
@washwoodheath - 25 Jun
Washwood Heath Primary has been awarded the School Games Award for 21/22. It has been fantastic to see students develop both in P.E lessons and at school games competitions https://t.co/yFmXM7pfVP
@washwoodheath - 23 Jun
Today year 5 competed in volleyball as part of our competition, was fantastic to see each country work as a team and show fantastic communication! https://t.co/3hK2QjXHd0
@washwoodheath - 23 Jun
Yesterday we continued with our competition. Year 4 played Kwik cricket, Year 1 competed in gymnastics and Year 2 had a go at tails, linking their movements to tag rugby! https://t.co/OG1QHlWNap
@washwoodheath - 23 Jun
In Year 4, we have created stamps using string and carboard to create texture. https://t.co/xjrYVuuy77
@washwoodheath - 21 Jun
As part of sport week, we are competing in a league. Each year group has been split into countries and is working hard in their P.E lessons to score points for their team! Today was reception and Year 3's turn! https://t.co/71ENrqsTQC
@washwoodheath - 21 Jun
This week is national sport week and to kick the week off a group of year 5 girls took part in a football tournament against the other WHMAT primary schools. It was fantastic to see the girls get stuck in & display excellent teamwork! https://t.co/BPEiCvEdOv
@washwoodheath - 17 Jun
Year 3 have been reading more of their text Wolves in the Walls. Lucy was right. There are wolves in the walls! AHHHHHH! https://t.co/wOhQSaAUfP
@washwoodheath - 17 Jun
Year 2 have been learning to tell the time, using our inference skills in reading and researching what Birmingham looked like in the past. https://t.co/a2ZsxV292Q
@washwoodheath - 16 Jun
WHA Sixth Form on their first Duke of Edinburgh expedition for 2 years. All very excited about the adventure ahead… https://t.co/0svbADTonf
@washwoodheath - 14 Jun
Last night our Year 6 team went to Gossey Lane as part of our WHMAT league. The team showed fantastic sportsmanship, teamwork and resilience while competing in a benchball tournament. https://t.co/Xz9Ekv8apo
@washwoodheath - 14 Jun
Year 5 have been investigating the properties of different materials. We tested for magnetism, solubility, thermal and electric conduction and transparency. https://t.co/AHBVQwDSTK
@washwoodheath - 10 Jun
Busy 1st week back. In maths we began to learn the time. In English we used our oracy skills used to be reporters. https://t.co/1civjeAlMK
@washwoodheath - 9 Jun
Year 3 have started reading our brand new English text - The Wolves in the Walls. Lucy finds comfort talking to her favourite stuffed toy. We brought in our own cuddly toys and blankets and acted in role as and talked about all of the thoughts and worries that Lucy might have." https://t.co/6jMqjylZKX
@washwoodheath - 9 Jun
In Year 4, we have explored, described different metals, and appreciated the enormity of the central character in The Iron Man. https://t.co/xnadJZVj8N
@washwoodheath - 8 Jun
A gauntlet of Macbeth quotations written on our entrance path welcomed Year 10 to their final Literature exam this morning! https://t.co/7dYtr0EkzJ
@washwoodheath - 8 Jun
Year 5 have been creating Tudor style portraits in art using sketching, painting and collage skills. https://t.co/XHbTqA3qbi