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West Area Partnership (WAP)

The West Area Partnership

Aiming to achieve excellence through partnership


The West Area Partnership schools educate children from 0-18 yrs.  It is a group of 14 school working together due to their geographical proximity.  Joint work focuses on improving outcomes, sharing good practice and resources in order to benefit all.  We have developed strong links between our schools and work together to organise events for our students, which help promote friendships and shared values and training opportunities for our staff teams.  Teachers are supported through induction programmes for NQTs, training for all teaching staff and networking groups for subject leaders and senior staff. 

The following local schools make up the partnership.

  • Beechwood Primary School
  • Chalk Hills Academy
  • Challney High School for Boys
  • Challney High School for Girls
  • Chantry Primary Academy
  • Downside Primary School
  • The Ferrars Academy
  • Ferrars Junior School
  • Gill Blowers Nursery School
  • Leagrave Primary School
  • Pastures Way Nursery School
  • Pirton Hill Primary School
  • St Martin de Porres Primary School
  • Southfield Primary School



Spelling Bee

Congratulations to Abigail and Yusaf who represented our school at the West Area Partnership's Spelling Bee. After some tense rounds with tricky words they both came away with a medal. Yusaf came second in Year 1 and was awarded with a silver medal. Abigail won the Year 2 round and was awarded with a gold medal. We are all very proud of their hard work!

Books Donated to Children in Belize

Leagrave Primary school support a school in Belize who have very few resources to support their curriculum.  Last Easter (2018)  Leagrave Primary school council requested that if any of the WAP schools had any donations of unused or old school resources they wished to donate to a good cause, Leagrave would come and collect them and ensure they made it to Belize.

At The Ferrars Academy we donated many of our old story books.  They had become a bit scruffy and unloved in school and we had bought some new ones with our fundraised money but fundamentally there was nothing wrong with them and we felt they could still be useful to other children

At the end of the summer term, Leagrave came and collected our donations. The books from us and other donations from schools such as tables, cushions and an old maths scheme were delivered and we have now received some photos of the resources being gratefully received and put to good use.

It is a lovely feeling to know that we have helped children in a country less fortunate than ours who are keen to learn but struggle for equipment.  Everyone has the right to an education and we will be aiming to help again this year with some more donations.