End of year Coffee Meet with North Somerset Parents and Carers

WEX 2021-22

Our year 11 and year 13 learners had a brilliant time exploring the world of work…



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We now have a meeting room available for hire during the school day.

Please contact Trudy Hudson on 01934 632171 for further details.

A welcome from the Headteacher!

Tracy Towler, Headteacher
Tracy Towler, Headteacher

Welcome to our website.  I am sure it will inform you fully about our wonderful school.

We are a small school.

We are a quiet school.

We are a school of high expectations.

Westhaven School is a unique learning environment for children and young people who experience complex barriers to learning for a range of reasons.

In order that we maintain our respected status in the community, the whole school community works together in the ‘Westhaven Way’.  This is the golden thread that runs through every school day.  The Westhaven Way is based on our core values:

  • We respect each other.
  • We uphold the school rules.
  • We are polite.
  • We show learning behaviour in every lesson.
  • We have high expectations of ourselves and we are ‘the best that we can be’.

I am extremely proud of the whole school community.  Our parents and carers work with us to support their children on their own personal learning journey.

Our staff are all leaders and maintain high standards and expectations.  They are a powerful team of people with success for our learners at the core of all their work.

And, of course, our learners, who represent the school and maintain fantastic outcomes.

A learner at the end of their education in our school has expectations of success in the future and is a resilient person who is ready to take their place in society.


Diwali at Westhaven School

This morning in assembly we learnt about Diwali and had a special guest join us in her sari to tell us about her family’s celebrations. The learners had some great questions for her and were very interested in her special dress. We have also shared with the learners some information about “Show Racism the Red […]

W6 Coffee Morning

Our first coffee morning! Last week W6 class held our first coffee morning for Macmillian cancer support. We baked cakes, made teas, chatted to parents and took donations. It was a fun charity event and was a great success.  A very big thank you to everyone who donated cakes and came in to spend money. […]

Work Experience 2023

Last week, year 11 students had their work experience week. Students went to multiple placements ranging from a construction site to a computer website design company. W6 students also took part in a session ran by Uncle Paul’s Chilli Charity and learnt about working on a farm and in kitchens, as well as tasting raw […]

Cannington Campus Visit

Students from years 9, 10 and 11 with an interest in animal care, agriculture and horticulture visited Bridgwater and Taunton College’s Cannington Campus. It was a wet but brilliant day where students learned about different animals, as well as the different post-16 courses available at the college. 

French Cuisine Experience at Westhaven

As part of the French FCSE Curriculum, students study a topic on French food and drink.  To give them an authentic experience of French cuisine, we arranged for a local French patisserie chef, Clovis Rondet from Chouxfayre Patisserie, to visit the school on Friday 24th March. Students had the opportunity to ask questions about French patisserie […]

Alice in Wonderland in Westhaven

The learners in Lower School and Middle School had an amazing time watching the M&M Production Company perform Alice in Wonderland.  Everyone had fun and made a special effort with their World Book Day costumes too.  Photo gallery


Today, we felt very lucky to receive some free tasters from our long-standing supporters, Pappadoms. The tasters were provided to us to share the celebration of Ramadan. You can find out more about Ramadan here: All pupils and staff were invited up to get some vegetable samosas and some yummy chicken tikka. It was absolutely delicious and […]

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