Headteacher's Welcome

It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to Westfield Academy. We are an amazing school and a fabulous alternative to the local Grammar Schools. We are a non-selective school that converted to Academy status in September 2012. This was on the back of an Ofsted inspection in November 2012, where we were judged “Good” in all areas. This reflected the huge improvements we have made over the last 7 years.

During that time the Academy has gone from strength to strength, once again being judged by OFSTED as “Good” in 2016. The exams results for the students are consistently the highest for a non-selective school in the Watford and Hemel Hempstead area. Students at Westfield make at least good progress. In both English and Maths year on year students make above expected progress. This is so gratifying as we are a true community school.

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 and Latin to Hair and Beauty, Horticulture and Construction, depending on the requirement of the students.

Our Sixth form also mirrors this ethos. In the Sixth form students can follow a very academic A-level program, or follow more vocational courses such as BTECs, or join either of our “Academies.” In the sixth for we have Academies in both Hair and Beauty and Football. Our Football course is a joint venture with Watford FC and has proven to be both popular and successful

In Dec 2016, I was lucky enough to move the school 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.

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
Headteacher