West Coventry Academy
Creation of West Coventry Academy
West Coventry Academy was created through the amalgamation of Tile Hill Wood School & Language College and Woodlands Academy in 2016. Both schools were founded in the 1950s, have enjoyed a successful and rich history in the West of Coventry and can look back on many years of successful collaboration in the Sixth Form and annual school production among others.
In January 2022 West Coventry Academy joined The Arthur Terry Learning Partnership (ATLP), a multi-academy Trust based in the Midlands.
It was announced on the 9th February, 2021 that West Coventry Academy would be part of a School Rebuilding Programme from the government. This would see a new building built on site, transferring the main entrance to Tile Hill Lane.
Initial letter to Parents | 8th February 2021 – Download (509kb)
WCA Press Release | 6th May 2021 – Download (122kb)
Headteacher ‘delighted’ as West Coventry Academy set to be entirely rebuilt
West Coventry Academy is one of 50 schools to be included in the first phase of the rebuilding projectCoventry Live – https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/headteacher-delighted-west-coventry-academy-19794637
The plans for the re-building of WCA were approved following the Planning Committee Meeting on the 5th August, 2021. The build officially broke ground on the 24th September, 2021, with a visit from the education secretary Nadhim Zahawi.
Rebuild of Coventry secondary school ‘well past its sell by date’ begins
New education secretary Nadhim Zahawi was in Coventry to launch the £38.4million projectCoventry Live – https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/rebuild-coventry-secondary-school-well-21653570
Education Secretary breaks ground at West Coventry Academy to signal start of £38.4million rebuild
GROUND was broken at West Coventry Academy today to signal the start of work which will see it transformed as part of the Government’s School Rebuilding Programme.Coventry Observer – https://coventryobserver.co.uk/news/education-secretary-breaks-ground-at-west-coventry-academy-to-signal-start-of-38-4million-rebuild/
Major rebuilds worth £2bn begin at schools across England
Education Secretary, Nadhim Zahawi, has ‘broke ground’ on one of the first 100 schools to be rebuilt under the Prime Minister’s ten-year School Rebuilding Programme due to £2bn of government funding.PSE – https://www.publicsectorexecutive.com/articles/major-rebuilds-worth-ps2bn-begin-schools-across-england
The new site officially opened in September 2023. Development continues as the old site is set to be demolished and developed into new outdoor areas for the school.