The Westwood Academy

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The Westwood School
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Motto Design for Success
Type Academy
Headteacher Roger Whittall
Location Mitchell Avenue
West Midlands
Coordinates: 52°23′25″N 1°34′13″W / 52.3902°N 1.5704°W / 52.3902; -1.5704
DfE number 331/4043
DfE URN 137225 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 590 (approx.)
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18

The Westwood Academy (formerly The Westwood School) is an academy school for children aged 11 – 18 in Canley, Coventry, England. Although a small school (with just under 600 pupils) The Westwood School is gaining a reputation in the UK for leading learning - already leading and advising on many National, as well as local, initiatives. With its new sports centre completed in July 2008. Students from the Westwood school can benefit from the centres facilities, such as the astro turf pitches as the centre is open to Westwood school students until 5 p.m., when it is then handed over to the public. In 2008, The Westwood School gained a 'Trust' school status with the Local Authority, Warwick University, Coventry Sports Foundation and a local ICT company. The school recently gained The BECTA ICT Mark in recognition of its use of ICT in teaching and learning (the only school in Coventry to have gained this award).

The school was previously known as Alderman Callow School and Community College, built to serve the nearby Canley housing estate; however the estate was never completed to its original anticipated size, meaning the school has always had a significantly smaller intake than other schools in Coventry.

The Westwood Academy girls and boys basketball teams have won many local and regional accolades.

Notable former pupils[edit]