West Row Academy

Headteacher’s Welcome

Welcome to West Row Academy!

Hello and a very warm welcome to you and your family from all of the West Row Team.

Our website has been designed to give you a flavour of our school, and we hope you find the information useful.

Our school is located in the village of West Row just outside Mildenhall, where community lies at the heart. The school has a special standing within the village’s history which is promoted through our curriculum, ethos and values.

Our school caters for children between the ages of 4 and 11 years old and has much on offer for all who attend. Our grounds are beautiful. As well as a large playground and exceptional playing field, we have a thoughtfully designed learning environment that engages children in their learning. 

Team West Row work hard to support every child to develop a love of learning through achievement no matter their starting point. We engage and motivate children to learn through a variety of approaches and opportunities. We also value the importance of ‘free play’ to ensure children have the time and space to consolidate their learning and social skills. A range of after school activities provide opportunities to try new things and follow interests. We want them to develop a love of learning, to feel passionate about discovering new things and to have real ownership of the outcomes of their learning.

In our Spring 2023 survey, 94% of our responses showed that children are happy in our school and 91% said their child does well in our school. 

We have high ambitions for all of our pupils and aim to provide an inspirational, challenging and supportive environment where children can excel, no matter what their age, need or background. We implement the PiXL Primary Edge to support this. This is a programme of attributes and skills to develop key life skills we all need in order to be successful at home, primary school and secondary school. We call this programme LORIC (Leadership, Organisation, Resilience, Initiative, Communication). 

Our pastoral support team is first-rate and work in tandem with class teachers and support staff who take time to get to know the children inside and out. 

We are proud to be a member of Unity Schools Partnership since 1st September 2023.

We are an inclusive, family friendly school and welcome everyone, doing all we can to support and empower families, actively encouraging them to be involved in all aspects of Academy life.

I hope that this website will give you an insight of what life is like for children at West Row Academy but if you would like to visit us or just find out more please contact the school office to arrange a visit. We would all look forward to meeting you.

Kind regards,

Mrs E Close