Head Of School, Marcus Wells
Marcus Wells

Welcome to the Westbury Academy website.

So the years go on and the excitement grows with the added excitement of becoming an Academy and the new build. This year we had, yet again, some good results from all of the pupils who regularly attended. As always we have a few pupils who wish that they had applied themselves more and just failed to get the grade that they wanted. Overall the school has achieved its highest yearly total of 88% attendance. With an increasing number of pupils achieving 100% for the whole year. This is fantastic and the progress made by these pupils demonstrates the importance of attendance and the quality of teaching at Westbury.

The school is almost completely at capacity with the highest pupil total we have ever had. This is itself has presented some logistical challenges. But it has been reassuring to see the staff and pupils rise to the challenge and accept the inconveniences that it sometimes brings.

This brings me on nicely to the new build for the school and the fact that we have now become an Academy. 

Changing to an Academy will not affect the pupils, we will still be Westbury School and operate as we have previously done. What will happen over time is that my staff and that of others in our Academy will be able to share good practice and resources. So that in the future our pupils will benefit from a greater bank of staff knowledge and experience with more potential resources to use when possible.

The new build is now starting in May 2017 the main entrance will undergo an extension and significant improvements. At this point work will start on the completely new building that will be positioned to the West of our school on the field. This work will be completed by May 2018 when we can then start to gradually increase our numbers from 80 to 120. This will enable us to have a two form entry in virtually every year.

So as I originally stated the ‘excitement grows’ as we stride into a new era for our school that has been brought about by our consistent successes with our pupils over the years. Long may this continue – with staff, pupils and parents all trying collectively to make a difference to our pupils so that they can be the successful, qualified, positive individuals that exists within them.

Please don’t hesitate to contact the school if you have any questions about Westbury or the Westbury Woodlands Federation.


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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