School Ethos and Values.

Welcome to Westwood Academy, where we cherish each child as a unique individual and tailor their learning experiences to engage, excite, and inspire. We believe in personalised education, understanding that there’s no “one size fits all” approach to learning. Our ultimate goal is to ignite a passion for knowledge, leading to rapid and engaging learning journeys.

The happiness and well-being of our students are of utmost importance to us. We foster an environment where children are encouraged to:

  • Develop emotional, spiritual, and cultural awareness.
  • Reject bullying, racism, or any form of harassment.
  • Thrive regardless of their abilities, home background, gender, or ethnicity.
  • Respect and appreciate the feelings, values, and beliefs of others.
  • Cultivate an enterprising spirit and take responsibility for their actions.

To achieve these values, we have designed a curriculum with our core trust values at the heart:

  • Challenge: We inspire students to embrace challenges, pushing their boundaries to achieve greatness.
  • Collaboration: We encourage teamwork and cooperation, fostering a supportive and inclusive learning community.
  • Innovation: We empower students to think creatively, daring to explore new ideas and approaches.
  • Perseverance: We instil the value of resilience, teaching students to never give up on their aspirations.

In addition to our trust values, we are committed to providing a knowledge-rich curriculum. Our approach ensures that students are equipped with a solid foundation of essential knowledge across various subjects. We believe that a broad and deep knowledge base empowers students to think critically, make connections, and approach complex problem-solving with confidence.

At Westwood Academy, learning is brought to life through hands-on experiences. We believe in providing opportunities that enable children to take ownership of their education, becoming active critical thinkers, fully prepared for their future journeys.

Together, we cultivate a culture of growth, curiosity, and excellence, fostering a love for learning that lasts a lifetime.

For more information about our curriculum, click here.

Westwood Academy is part of the South Essex Academy Trust, working in collaboration to improve both itself and other schools.  For more information about the trust, visit