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Update to the appeals process


Appeals – Update

The Department of Education has issued guidance for providers about how appeals will be managed during the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.  In the interest of  public health and safety, admission appeals will not be carried out in the usual way.  

Information about how the admission appeals will be conducted during the outbreak is provided in a letter to parents.


Exceptional distance learning


We would like to say a huge well done to all of our pupils working hard to complete their work despite the challenging times. We are very proud of all of your achievements and your resilience to the changes we are all facing.

Please take a look at our celebratory slide show exhibiting some fantastic examples of your work.


Current information on Covid-19



Letters Home

Head of School letter regarding school closure  19/03/20

DofE letter to parents  18/03/20

Parents' Evening letter  16/03/20

Google Classroom letter  13/03/20

School hygiene letter  10/03/20

Coronavirus update  10/03/20


Distance Learning - Using Google Classroom

Google Classroom booklet

Google Classroom pupil guide 2019-2020

Parental guidance - what to do when the school is closed

Pupil guidance - what to do when the school is closed


Support for Parents/Carers and Pupils

Kindness Diary - 30 days of kindness

Kindness Diary - answer booklet

Pamphlet for Parents - coping with change

Pamphlet for Students - coping with change


Useful Links

Coronavirus information from Travelmaster

Government Coronavirus action plan

Government information for the public

Government responses to common questions regarding examinations

Handwashing - How to wash your hands properly - NHS

Keeping children active during the Coronavirus - The Telegraph

Public Health England website


Year 7 Parents' Evening has been postponed.


Year 7 Parents' Evening has been postponed.


Changes to the Behaviour Support System


I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support of our school and inform you of some changes we are making to the behaviour support system.

If a pupil receives a behaviour support call for disrupting learning or being late to lesson, they will now be expected to complete an after school detention of 30 minutes by the following afternoon. This will affect very few pupils as only 1% are removed for these reasons.

We have held assemblies today to inform pupils of this new procedure.  Year 11 pupils will be expected to attend full a OSL session instead of a detention.

Mr C Hallam
Deputy Headteacher


Leadership Team Changes


Please click here to find out more.


School Closed


Westlands School’s Open Evening will be taking place on Thursday 3 October 2019 from 6.00pm to 8.30pm, therefore the school will close to pupils on this day at 12pm to enable staff and pupils to prepare. Please note that the school will be closed to all pupils on Friday 4 October as a staff development day.


Open Evening: 2020 - 2021 Intake



Start of Term 1 Information


Below are the starting dates for our pupils and students for Term 1.


Term 1:  Tuesday 27 August 2019 to Friday 11 October 2019

Staff Development Day:
Tuesday 27 August 2019 - Pupils are not expected to be in school

Years 7 and 11 ONLY
School term begins on Wednesday 28 August 2019

Year 12 Enrolment and Induction Day: 
Takes place on Wednesday 28 August 2019 (for new Year 12 students only)

Years 8,9,10 and 13:
School term begins on Thursday 29 August 2019

Year 12:
Lessons begin on Monday 2 September 2019


Important Information - Canterbury/Sheppey College Applications


We have been made aware of an issue with applications to Canterbury and Sheppey college and have been working to support students who were expecting to recieve interview dates.

We have had a message from the College explaining that they are currently having some technical difficulties with the application link between UCAS and their online application system. They understand that some applicants are having difficulty with their Enterprise system and so have created a paper application as an alternative. You can view and access relevant documents by clicking here.

If you have applied to Canterbury or Sheppey College and have not had an interview date through yet, please speak to Ms Jonas-Hill ASAP.

For further information, help and support, please contact Ms Jonas-Hill.


Appeals for Year 7 Admission Autumn 2019


If your child is due to start secondary school in September 2019 you can appeal between 1st March - 29 March 2019 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard by 17 June 2019.   For applications made in the normal admission round, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals.  For late applications, appeals should be heard within 40 schools days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 schools days of the appeals being lodged.


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