The academy is designated as a mixed academy but currently only has boys on roll. Pupils are aged between 7 and 16. Following a consultation process, the size and capacity of Westbury Academy is set to increase to 120 places. £4.75 million pounds of building work was undertaken in 2017 to create new buildings and expand provision on the Westbury Academy site. As part of the expansion, we will have established Key Stage 1 provision at Westbury Academy. In total, Westbury has opened another 5 classes, in addition to the current 10 classes.
Pupils experience the full range of the National Curriculum. The academy has developed a strong ethos around the achievement agenda, and over the last three years, has demonstrated year on year improvements at the end of Key Stage 2 and 3 assessments and considerable success at GCSE.
There has been significant investment in the school financially over the last few years. Curriculum resources are of a high quality and support the extensive curriculum development that has taken place during this period. The buildings are of a high standard, well maintained and provide an outstanding learning environment. The school provides each pupil with an individual laptop to use in lessons, and has recently completed the development of a CAD suite within the school, which we believe will further enhance the curriculum and learning opportunities for all our young people.
There are well-equipped Food Technology, Science and Design Technology rooms and Vocational Education workshops supporting both vehicle technology and construction. Provision for vocational learning is judged to be outstanding. The academy has a full-sized Sport Hall on site and a small, newly refurbished, well-equipped fitness suite. This level of investment clearly demonstrates the school’s commitment to its ongoing development.
The Department for Education summary of information about the school, including information on diversity and education outcomes can be found here.