Westwood with Iford School News

Hello again from Westwood school and it's hard to believe that we're at the end of another academic year already. So much has taken place since I last wrote, including a fabulous Sports Day, two nights of first class entertainment from our older children performing Shakespeare Rocks and our Summer Fair. Thank you all so very much for supporting our school once again. We are lucky to live and work within such a wonderful community.

Academically, our Year 2 and Year 6 children have again made us proud with their commitment, hard work and attitude to learning that resulted in their deservedly strong outcomes in their SATs and everyone throughout the school has had so many diverse and exciting learning opportunities this year, it has been a joy to see.

Sadly, we are saying goodbye at the end of term to our wonderful Year 6 children and we wish them all every success in their new schools.

Finally, if you would like to be a governor at our successful school, please contact us via the school website www.westwoodwithiford.org. We would very much welcome additional members to our governing body.

Have a great summer everyone!     Ian Rockey  Head teacher
Article published: 02 Aug 2017

Westwood with Iford School News

Hello again from Westwood school! We have had another busy few weeks with lots to celebrate and report.

In March, our fantastic gymnasts took part in a West Wilts competition in Melksham and represented our school magnificently.

With the Scarecrow Trail less than two weeks away, please take a look at our new play equipment, gardening area and new pond as you pass through the school grounds. Also, with a Tesco grant for a polytunnel on the way and parents working really hard to assist our gardening club, it really is looking amazing.

I must say a huge well done to our brilliant Year 6 children who took their SATs last week and were a credit to the school. As always they worked incredibly hard and we could not be more proud.

Thank you if you have taken the time to listen in to our radio station, Westwood Radio. Our listener figures are booming and just last Friday Ben Prater from BBC Wiltshire’s Breakfast Show joined our show live! Find out more on radio.westwoodwithiford.org, including all of our shows to listen again.

See you at the Summer Fair on Saturday 8th July!    Ian Rockey    Head Teacher


Article published: 24 May 2017

Friends of Westwood School (FoWS) Summer Fair - Saturday 8th July 2017

We are delighted to announce that our annual Summer Fair is taking place on Saturday 8th July 2017 between 2 and 5pm.

  We have some great activities planned, including our famous BBQ, a silent auction as well as a wide range of stalls for all ages.

  The Fair has been very well supported by our local community in recent years.   All of our fundraising activities create valuable funds to provide additional equipment and activities that enhance the children's learning.

 Please do come along and soak up the atmosphere.

 FoWS Team


Article published: 24 May 2017

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WESTWOOD CHURCH FETE SATURDAY 15TH JULY, 2-4.30pm 2017

Come and join us in the Manor grounds by kind permission of Emily and Jonathan Azis

 Cream teas, Jazz band on the lawn  all the traditional Sideshows, Stalls

and raffle (to be drawn at 4.15pm)

Entrance; £1 adults Accommpanied children free

We welcome items for-

White elephant stall (no electrical goods) Dave & Jean Warner 862910

Tombola Dave & Ginny Gilchrist - 865241

Plants Mary Drewitt - 866496

Home-made Cakes Heidi Leeder

Donations for raffles prizes gratefully accepted

Books, DVDs, offers of help and other enquiries contact Lesley Chalmers 866734

 Take the opportunity to have a look around the newly modernised Parish Rooms during your visit

Keep the Date and Come Along


Article published: 24 May 2017

River Avon Footpath

 Residents will remember that back in August last year B&NES resurfaced this path through the particularly muddy section where Avoncliff Wood comes down to the river. This work has been greatly appreciated by the many people who walk along this attractive stretch (at least as far as the Wiltshire border, where deep mud is again a difficulty in wet weather).

 Now, though, there is a further problem with the river bank alongside the newly resurfaced section, which is being eroded by dogs scrambling in and out of the water. The B&NES Public Right of Way Team - which is doing great work for us - is on the case and has applied to the Environment Agency to install gabion baskets to stabilise the bank.

 Until approval comes through, the vulnerable sections have been taped off and dog owners are asked please to stop your dog going in to the water at these points. If someone else walks your dog, we would be grateful if you would pass this message on.


Article published: 27 Jan 2017

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Westwood Nursery School September 2016

 The garden has had a make-over in the summer thanks to Andrew Bennett  a builder in the village who laid a new paved area  by the garage replacing the loose stones (making the clearing up of leaves easier) and our maintenance man; Terry who has painted all the fencing and the playhouse and also gave the wooded area a good prune! The vegetable garden produced tomatoes, leeks and carrots and the pumpkins are growing nicely.

 The term has started well with 5 new children starting with us taking us to a healthy starting point of 23 children on role. We are learning about time this term and autumn 


Article published: 27 Sep 2016

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