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Academy Principal, Marcus Wells
Marcus Wells

Welcome to the Westbury Academy website.

I am glad to say that after all of the waiting and the turmoil that it has caused, the new building for the school is complete and the school and its grounds look really nice with the whole site finished. The school is now one that the staff and pupils can be proud of and far better reflects their efforts and attempts to improve themselves both academically and socially.

Pupils continue to make good progress whilst at Westbury as a whole. This year the commitment in the exams from the Year 11 was fantastic with all of them working for as long as they possibly could for each and every paper. A sterling effort despite the new changes to the exam system. The pressures of actual exams continue to be a significant issue for our pupils and is an issue that we intend to focus on with even greater intensity this year in the hope that our pupils are fully prepared.

Slowly but surely we are increasing our numbers from 80 to 120 over the coming years. This year will be the first time that we have had a two-form entry for all of Key stage 3 and 4, with the exception at the moment of Year 8. This has enabled us to stream the pupils, for the first time, in individual subjects so that each pupil’s learning can be maximised to an even greater extent than previously. It will be interesting to see the impact from this over the next few years.

Nothing reminds me more of how important we are as a school for our pupils than when an ex pupil ‘drops in’ and thanks us for what we have done in supporting them both academically and emotionally so that they can now function as a positive member of society who actively contributes to it. Sometimes it takes a while for our pupils to mature and ‘sort’ themselves out – but until that point in time the education we have given them, both in its widest sense and the qualifications that they have earned, gives them the basic foundations that they need in life to succeed.

Please don’t hesitate to contact the school if you have any questions about Westbury or the Raleigh Learning Trust.


Executive Headteacher and CEO of the Raleigh Learning Trust, John Dyson

The summer term 2017 marks the start of a new chapter for Westbury.

Following an extensive period of preparation and development I am delighted to announce the launch of the Raleigh Learning Trust, a multi academy trust led by Westbury. The multi academy trust (MAT) will include Westbury Academy, Woodlands Academy, Denewood Academy and Unity Academy.  The trust is set to expand further in the future and planning is already in place to secure that ambition.

At the heart of our future development will be a determination to secure and maintain a high quality education for all our pupils across the Raleigh Learning Trust. I will be working across all the academies alongside the Heads of Academy to ensure that excellence is at the heart of our offer to our pupils and their families and carers. We have been clear in all of our preparation to become The Raleigh Learning Trust that we are determined to provide the best possible service to our learners from across our communities in Nottingham City and to provide if called upon the same service to learners beyond the city boundary

All of our schools within the trust are full and this reflects the urgent demand that our Academies facilitate within the city. The need for even more placements across the Trust is evident and the work to expand the provision at the Westbury Academy is now underway and we hope to see the new build completed in summer 2018 and ready to occupy in September 2018

The academies within the Trust will continue to ensure the effective delivery of Education, Health and care Plans (EHCP) for our pupils. We will be working with a range of other professional partners to secure the best possible outcomes for our pupils in this task and each Academy will report on the support available to all learners who experience some aspects of special educational needs. The Trust will continue to focus upon the delivery of the Education, Health and Care Plans

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