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Westlands Academy

Westlands Academy at Thornaby is situated on the site of a World War Two airfield and is part of an aerodrome memorial walk. There has been a school on this site since 1977.
Westlands Academy is an 11-16 SEMHD school and is part of Horizons Specialist Academy Trust. Every young person who is referred to our Academy has experienced difficulties at their previous school, or within the community or indeed both. We give everyone who joins our school a fresh start by helping the young person to break negative cycles of behaviour and give them the opportunity to change. Fundamental to this process is having a supportive, multi skilled staff group that foster positive caring relationships with our young people. Our Motto is Forward Together and that’s exactly what we do.


For any further information or details of our services and opportunities for young people please contact us.

Age Ranges Served

  • Secondary (12-16)