Westwood with Iford School News

Hello again from a very busy Westwood School! Thank you so much to those of you who attended our recent quiz night. It was a delight to see the hall full of members of our community!

Hopefully you will now be aware that out Oral History Project is up and running and has its own website - westwoodheritage.uk There you will find a fascinating interview with David and Kate Windo about growing up in Westwood. There is also the opportunity to view some old photographs of Kate’s from school days gone by - are you in there anywhere? Plus you can tell us your story or get in touch if you would like to contribute to the project. We will be coming out into the community and even broadcasting live as well, so do keep an eye on our website, our blog heritage.westwoodblogs.org and our Twitter feed @wwiheritage as there will be so much to share over the coming months.  With signs of Spring in the air, we are all looking forward to another wonderful term with lots of community involvement. 

Ian Rockey  Head teacher


Article published: 26 Mar 2018

Westwood with Iford School News

A very Happy New Year from us all at Westwood School. We were delighted to see so many of you at our Christmas Fair and now we are back for another exciting term.

Thank you to those of you who attended our Westwood Oral History Project launch meeting. We are looking forward to getting this underway and are now in a position to start compiling our group of community members who would like to share their memories. If you, or someone you know, would be happy to chat to some of our wonderful children about living and growing up in the village, do please get in touch. Our email address is heritage@westwoodwithiford.org or you can call the school on 862408. We would love to hear from you.

Although this is a short term we have so much to look forward to - our dancers are taking part in another Bath Forum extravaganza, and we have a whole school Ocarina day coming up. You can keep up to date with all that is happening at your local school on our website: westwoodwithiford.org or via our class blogs at westwoodblogs.org.


Article published: 24 Jan 2018

Westwood with Iford School News

Westwood Heritage Oral History Project

At Westwood with Iford School we will soon be starting an exciting project and we are looking for people that would like to share their memories of living, working, growing up and going to school in the Westwood area.

We have been lucky enough to receive a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project, Westwood Heritage Oral History Project, taking place in and around the Westwood Community. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project focuses on using the children’s interviewing and broadcasting skills to capture precious memories from members of the community that we can share with future generations. We will also be holding larger groups sessions where we will broadcast Westwood Radio live from the venue, so anyone with historic photos or artefacts will be most welcome.

We will be holding a ‘Mince Pies and Memories’ launch meeting on Thursday 7th December at 7pm in the Westwood Parish Rooms, so please come along for a chat and to find out more.

Alternatively, please contact school on 01225 862408 or email heritage@westwoodwithiford.org if you would like to get involved.


Article published: 20 Nov 2017

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Safari Supper - for the uninitiated!


This is a charity event, started many years ago, to raise money for the church.

The basic idea is that people meet at tables of 8 for starters, move to another house for the main course, and again for sweet .Each time, travelling in pairs, you will meet a different set of people, until we all come together at the end for coffee. Most people will need to cook a course for it to work (25% starters, 25% mains,25% sweet), and then about 25% can come purely as guests. Drinks are provided by your host. The event is open to residents of Westwood, Avoncliff and Iford.   The cost is £10 per couple, if you cook, and £50 as guests.

It is a great opportunity to eat good food, drink too much, stagger around the village and meet new people.  If  you come without a partner, I will pair you up as appropriately as possible for the evening.                

Clearly this takes a good bit of organization, so you do have to sign up well in advance. Watch Update for details.

 This year it will be on Saturday 2nd June.    Jane Mitchell    jemitchell@talktalk.net       867322


Article published: 24 Jan 2018

Westwood Craft Fair


Thank you to all those who came along to the craft fair, which hosted a wide range of stalls selling very high quality products. We had another very successful outcome raising £95 for both Cats in Distress and Medical Detection Dogs. Both charities hosted stalls there in order to promote themselves and raise money in their own right.

Jo Meggs and Annette Dineley


Article published: 20 Nov 2017

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Westwood Update January 2017

In November we made firework pictures and celebrated the festival of Diwali; making lanterns and rangoli patterns. We dressed in spots for Children in Need and made poppy wreaths on Remembrance Day; the children participated in 2 minutes silence too. December saw the nursery adorned by beautiful Christmas decorations made by the children; they all also made and decorated a hand print with magic modelling clay to decorate the tree for the Tree Festival held in Holy Trinity Church in Bradford-on-Avon.  We visited Westwood with Iford School to watch their nativity performance. The children practiced their nativity songs with enthusiasm and on December the 14th the children dressed up and performed their songs at the village church watched by their families and hosted by the Mothers Union. The term finished with our Christmas party and a visit from Father Christmas.

Dates for your diaries

Annual Easter Egg Hunt : Wednesday 5th April 3.30pm Westwood Park

Jumble Sale: Saturday 13th May; so save your jumble.


Article published: 27 Jan 2017

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