Westley Middle School

Open Events

Come along to Westley Middle School and see the amazing opportunities and specialisms our middle school has to offer!


Open Evening 11th October 6pm-8pm

Open Morning 13th October 9.30am-12.30pm


Westley Middle School, Oliver Road, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3JB

The school recognises that there remain considerable challenges from the Covid-19 pandemic. Our Risk Assessment has been updated in the light of feedback, experience and guidance.

Please take time to read the attached document.

Friday 3 September

Year 5 students start (Year 7 and 8 student Covid testing and then going home).
Please check your parentmail messages for the time-table.

We look forward to welcoming your child into Year 5 on Friday 3rd September at 08:30 via the large, black gates situated to the right of the school building and will meet their form teachers. They will then be dismissed from the black gates at 15:30.

All Year 5 students are to wear smart school uniform and bring a water bottle and their own stationery. School lunches will be available to purchase. Alternatively, they are welcome to bring a packed lunch from home. Please email lwakerell@westleymiddle.org if you have any further questions.

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Monday 6 September

Year 5 and 6 students in school (Year 7 and 8 Covid 2nd test and then going home).

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Tuesday 7 September

All students in school.

We hosted a very successful virtual Year 4 new intake evening. This was a fantastic opportunity for parents / carers and pupils to meet some of the year 5 team and ask lots of questions. If you missed the evening, you can now watch it back by clicking on the following link and typing in the password.

Link: Click here for Zoom recording…
Passcode: Ys0a.61.
(Please note the full stop is part of the password)

Open Every Tuesday & Thursday

Westley Middle School would love you to come and have a look around our school. To organise a tour Contact Us. You will be given a 35 min slot and will be met on arrival by a member of staff. You are welcome to come and look around even if your child does not have a place for September. We still have some places available.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Procedure in the event of a positive Covid test

Please contact:

Here are some of 5MJ wishing you a happy Red Nose Day!
Well done to all our pupils for donating £1 to a fantastic charity!


Please read the attached document – Version 10 of the Westley Risk Assessment for school opening during the Covid pandemic.

This version includes pupils returning from Monday 8 March.

On Tuesday, 9 February 2021, we will celebrate the 18th edition of Safer Internet Day with actions taking place right across the globe. With a theme once again of “Together for a better internet”, the day calls upon all stakeholders to join together to make the internet a safer and better place for all, and especially for children and young people.With this in mind we wanted to share online safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online. There are multiple links on our Online Safety Page and in this article. To read more about Safer Internet Day follow the link below:

Exploring the online world

The internet is amazing. Children can play, learn, create and connect – opening up a whole world of exciting possibilities. But with the digital world changing all the time, how can you make sure your child’s staying safe? The following website has lots of useful information to help you support your children whilst exploring the online world..

Gaming

Gaming is a big part of many peoples lives, particularly children. Follow the link below to find help and advice for young people who are playing online games where they have the opportunity to chat to other players.

Need help?

We all make mistakes but it is important not to bury your head in the sand and ignore it. Advice on who to talk to and where to get help is available in school but also by following the link below.

Managing screen based activities

There is lots of advice to support children and families around managing screen time, particularly with the move to Remote Learning. The sites below have useful guides and tips to help find the best balance

Help and support

You will find more support and advice on the following websites: