The Westwood Academy staff and governors are delighted to announce an excellent suite of results under the new 9-1 grading system and would like to congratulate our wonderful students on their achievements today. Headteacher Jane Benton said “Our hardworking students have absolutely risen to the challenge of the new qualification system and have shone in all areas of the curriculum but in particular maths, science and languages. We would like to congratulate Bjork Elezi in achieving an amazing set of results in getting 10 GCSE grade 9s. Grade 9’s are the highest achievable grade and represent the top 3-5% of all students nationally. All of this success is as a direct result of the superb teaching and dedication of our staff and pupils and support from parents, this is a real team effort. Our students and staff can now look forward to the opportunities that will be presented by our new 6th form arrangements with Kenilworth School. I am so pleased that Westwood continues to go from strength to strength, we are all so proud of what has been achieved.”

Bjork Elezi who achieved 10 grade 9’s under the new qualification system


In July 2018 Mr Welch celebrated 40 years teaching at Westwood, this is an amazing achievement. Approximately 80 staff past and present joined us for a celebration event which included a huge cake decorated with Mr Welch’s favourite thing in the whole world…..the logo of Manchester United Football club. Mr Welch is now in his 41st year of teaching at Westwood and shows no signs of stopping. Over the last 40 years we estimate that he must have taught in excess of 5,000 pupils and as you can see from the photograph he is still smiling!


Mr Welch with our three Heads of English (from 1978 – 2018): Mrs Bagley, Mr Hodgson, Mr Welch & Mrs Hornsby


Member of the Public

“I just wanted to share with you a very positive experience I had today whilst travelling on the no.  18 bus with a large number of Westwood Academy students.   

Every student on the bus conducted themselves so maturely and were so courteous to the driver as they left the bus.  What’s more, as we were walking towards the Academy one student actually approached another student to ask if he was okay because he had seemed a bit down yesterday.”