Headteacher's Welcome

 

" Pupils behave well in lessons and around the school. You have raised the school’s expectations of pupils’ behaviour and the overwhelming majority have responded positively."

OFSTED 2016

 
 

WELCOME

It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to Westfield Academy.  We are a high-performing, non-selective school that converted to Academy status in September 2012. Our last two OFSTED Inspections have both judged us as "Good." (2012 & 2016.)

Our exams results are consistently the highest for a non-selective school in the South West Hertfordshire area. Students at Westfield make at least good progress. In both English and Maths  (58 % 4+) year on year students make above expected progress. This is so gratifying as we are a true community school. Our progress 8 score is the best of all the non-selective schools in the area and better than a number of the selective schools and has gone up year on year.

Progress 8 : +0.33 - Above Average.    https://www.gov.uk/school-performance-tables

At Westfield “One size doesn’t fit all.” We are not and never will be a selective school. We believe that it is our duty to cater to the wide variety of needs of all our students. This is reflected in our curriculum where our subjects range from Further Maths to Hair and Beauty and our Watford FC football Academy.

In Dec 2016, we were lucky enough to move into our new purpose built building. For me that meant that the students and the community finally got the school that they needed and deserved.

I urge you all to visit us; you will find interesting, courteous, engaged students who want to succeed, alongside teachers prepared to go the extra mile (and more) for all their students. Like all visitors you will be amazed by how quiet and calm it is. Westfield Academy is a purposeful focused environment where every child gets the opportunity to succeed. Our motto of “believe, strive, achieve” is so important as it highlights the qualities that we believe all young people need to thrive in the modern world.

OUR ETHOS & VALUES ; BELIEVE / STRIVE / ACHIEVE

Westfield Academy welcomes every student, setting no barriers to entry and making no presumptions about academic and social background.  All Westfield asks of each student is good citizenship, a commitment to learning and a focus on self-improvement.

Westfield Academy believes every student joining the school has the ability to be successful in secondary education. We aim to empower students with the ability to study and learn independently, to develop their social skills and to enjoy new experiences.   Westfield aims to instill in all our students a love of learning, to develop the skills, knowledge, resilience and qualifications to enable them to contribute to society through their abilities, conduct and self-reliance.

Westfield acknowledges that students are highly likely to engage in a variety of roles in their working lives. Students should leave the academy feeling that they are able to determine their own life journey, are entitled to pursue their own ambitions and are confident of their ability to embrace change.

The Westfield student’s learning journey is encapsulated in the Academy motto: Believe, Strive, Achieve

If you would like to visit or just get in touch, please do not hesitate to do so. You will get a warm welcome.

Mr Tim Body                       Mr A Farrer
Headteacher                       Chair of Governors