West Hill Words – Keeping in touch
At West Hill School we have a wealth of ways to help you keep in touch with everyday school life. In addition to the website which includes dedicated sections for parents, students, curriculum, transition and exams. There are many other options for hearing about your son’s progress, our school community, our successes and our links to the community these are listed below.
Your son’s planner
At West Hill School the pupil planner is an important communication tool. Please check and sign your son’s planner weekly. Your son will record his home learning tasks and teachers may use the planner to communicate with parents and carers. You can also do the same. Form teachers will check and sign your son’s planner weekly, allowing them to see any messages that your son has not already shown alerted them to. There are also pages in his planner where assessment results are recorded in each subject.
The School Gateway enables us to share information with parents and carers quickly via email, text, online and a smartphone app (for Android and iPhones).
Parents and carers are able to view and, in some instances amend, the following for their son:
- Assessment data
- Lesson timetable
- Student details
- Medical conditions
- Your contact details
- School details
Parents and carers are automatically enrolled onto the School Gateway. All that is required to enable access is your current mobile number and email address. A PIN number will then be sent to your phone. Contact details must match the information that we hold for you in our school system so please keep us updated with any changes.
Downloading the app is the best way to access the School Gateway. If you have a smartphone, you can download the School Gateway from your app store (Android and iPhone). Notifications from the app will let you know when you have new information available to view about your son. You can also contact school via the app.
You can also access the School Gateway online at:
Text messages are sent via the app. Emails will be sent direct to your chosen email address and will be received in your email inbox. They are not received through the app. Those that do not have the app will receive text messages to their phone as they would any other text message.
Our website homepage follows our busy Twitter feed @westhillschool without the need to download the Twitter App.
Following our other dedicated Twitter accounts will give you up-to-date and curriculum and extra-curricular information. (For this you will need a Twitter account).
|@westhillartdept||Sharing examples of excellent work, homework reminders, links to art galleries and activities, links to art competitions|
|@WH_Business||Promoting Business stories and key information e.g. exam and revision session information|
|@WH_DofE||Expedition dates, training schedule, ideas for sectional activities|
|@WH_Geog||Messages, keeping in touch during residentials, good work examples and interesting links|
|@WH_History||Interesting articles and assessment dates|
|@WH_Maths||Weekly puzzle, assessment information, revision resources, VLE information|
|@WestHill_MFL||Keeping in touch during trips, announcements to parents, pupil achievements, interesting links|
|@WestHillMuse||Sharing examples of excellent work, notification of rehearsals and concerts. Interesting links|
|@westhillPE||Fixtures, results, general sports news, achievements of current and ex-pupils|
|@westhillscience||Interesting articles and examples of excellent work|
|@WH_2025||This page is designed to communicate with all parents of pupils from the class of 2025.|
Our Headteacher's Log Book
To keep up-to-date with everyday life at West Hill School our Headteacher’s blog is a valuable source of information and insight into our community.
Established in 1927 West Hill has a long and at times fascinating history. Previous Headteachers recorded incidents that occurred during their tenures in school in a log book. So, inspired by that historical document our blog offers a 21st century platform to share with you reflections of life at West Hill School.
To read the latest entries in The Log Book click on the picture above, the link in the blue bar at the top of the page, or by going directly to https://www.westhillschool.co.uk/blog/category/headteacher-s-log-book.