Preparation Phase (Primary, Year 7 and Year 8)

Primary, Year 7 and Year 8 form the Preparation Phase. Combining these year groups/key stages allows a greater pupil-focused approach in preparing them for next phase of their education. On arrival to Westbury Academy, pupils have often experienced a disjointed and interrupted educational experience to date, therefore it is important these pupils are provided with the time and appropriate level of education, in line with their development age (academic and/or social & emotional), in order to support and prepare them for the next phase of education. The curriculum is broad and balanced with core Literacy and Numeracy skills underpinning the learning in all subject areas. There is a significant focus on PSHE through Jigsaw (a programme that runs throughout the academy).