Welcome to Westwood Academy

Westwood Academy is a primary school for children that welcomes pupils aged from 2 to 11.  We aim to provide an education where the individual child defines everything we do. We hope that our website provides a sense of our school values, and the aspirations we have for the pupils in our care.  Please explore to learn more about our school or contact us to arrange a visit – we love to welcome visitors.

September 2020 admissions and appeals.

Parents are informed on 16th April 2020 via the local authority about which school their children have been allocated for September 2020.  To those that secured a place at Westwood, you are all very welcome.  To those who did not get a place here, we are genuinely sorry and hope you will stay on the waiting list in case places are not taken, which has happened on occasion in the past.  There is an opportunity to appeal if you did not get a place at Westwood, which the local authority will have given you details of.  Please be aware that every appeal costs the school several hundred pounds that would otherwise be spent on resources for the pupils.

Due to the current COVID-19 response and the role of schools in providing care for key workers and vulnerable children, our plans have had to change regarding preparing the new intake for school (which normally begins with “prep group” after Easter).  Until there is clarity regarding future lockdown and other arrangements, we cannot realistically plan a transition.  We will contact parents when we are able to make firm plans and will, as ever, try to create an alternative transition process that best suits the needs of the pupils.

Our latest newsletter.

We send out a weekly newsletter via Parentmail to all parents and carers.  To find the latest and previous newsletters, you can click here.

Home learning resources.

We have put together some initial home learning resources and will update them weekly whilst school is closed in response to COVID-19.

Resources are available here.

Covid-19 Guidance & Information here

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During the COVID-19 closure of schools, we’ll be adding information primarily through our Facebook page.  Find us by searching @westwoodessex on Facebook, or click the Facebook logo above to go straight there.

Spaces at Westwood.

We are currently full or oversubscribed in most year groups.  There is currently, however, a single space in year 3.  Please contact the office if you would like to discuss spaces or to be added to our waiting list.

Please note that the cost of admissions appeals are paid for by the school, which means that less resources for pupils can be bought.

Our OFSTED inspection report.

Our latest OFSTED report can be found here.


Information about our latest results can now be found here.

Parent View.

We always welcome feedback about what we have done well, or how we can improve the school.  If you could take 5 minutes to register and answer this survey, it would be greatly appreciated.



POLICIES – Paper copies of all policies are available on request, for free, from the school office.


Westwood Academy are now part of the South Essex Academy Trust please click on the link below: