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 educational experience in which 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 are looking forward to being able to welcome visitors, COVID-19 permitting, in the future.

Entry to Reception in September 2022: open mornings or a virtual visit?

We are now taking appointments for parents of prospective September 2022 Reception pupils to tour the school and meet staff.  During the week commencing 15th November 2021, appointments will be available to take small groups around the school and answer any questions that parents may have.  We have chosen this alternative approach (usually we have just two sessions, attended by large numbers) to keep numbers down and disrupt the pupils less, and also to reduce the potential risk of transmission of COVID.  If attending, we politely ask that you carry out a lateral flow test in advance, again to reduce the risk of transmission.

Open Morning Visits are by appointment only, which can be booked through the office by calling 01702 559467 during school hours.  Thank you.

If you would prefer, there is a virtual visit that last year’s Year 6 School Councillors made.  The video and some useful Frequently Asked Questions can be found here.

Our latest newsletter.

Can be found here.

Home learning resources.

Can be found here.

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If there are any closures of school, we’ll add information through our Facebook page or use Parentmail to contact parents.  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 all year groups, except in year 4 where there is one space.  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 entirely by the school, meaning less resources for pupils can be bought.

Our OFSTED inspection report.

Can be found here.


Can be found here.

Parent View.

We always welcome feedback because we relentlessly try to 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: