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Widnes Academy

Pupils and staff are proud of our school which is at the very heart of the West Bank community.

Our recent Ofsted report once again judged the school to be good in all areas, with a ‘strong culture of safeguarding’.

The inspection also highlighted that:

* Parents and carers have very positive views and speak highly of the school and its work

* All staff and governors are committed to improvement

* Provision for pupils who have SEND is very effective

* The curriculum has been developed and it ‘inspires pupils in the school who say they enjoy learning’

* The quality of teaching is good and improving

* Pupils are well cared for and nurtured
* Pupils take pride in their work and have very positive attitudes to learning

* Respect is evident in the relationships of all in the school

I am extremely proud to be the Principal of Widnes Academy West Bank. I believe passionately that our children deserve the very best education and that they are at the heart of everything that we do. They make us proud every day and together we can achieve anything!

About our school experience


We are delighted to offer a HALF DAY experience.

You will have a full tour of our school, where we will explain the context of our setting and our current focus/ drives. After the tour, you will be given the opportunity to ask questions and learn about the different options for Training to Teach. The remainder of your day (approximately 2 hours) will be spent observing lessons.

Please note, visitors will be required to have their own DBS check, which will need to be sent to the school prior to the visit taking place.


Start and finish times
9.15am to 12.30pm
Dress code

Business dress, Cover up tattoos, Remove piercings

Teacher training

We offer the School Direct route (PGCE with QTS) via the University of Chester.

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must not have been accepted onto another teacher training course
    • Must have a degree
DBS check required

Yes. You will need to provide a copy of your DBS Certificate approx. 14 days prior to your visit.

Placement dates

There are no upcoming dates


Cholmondeley Street, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 0EL
Map showing Widnes Academy

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On street parking is available.

Cholmondeley Street, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 0EL
School phases
Primary (4 to 11)
DBS check required

Yes. You will need to provide a copy of your DBS Certificate approx. 14 days prior to your visit.