Welcome to West Lea

Welcome to West Lea School

Welcome to West Lea School, a place where students, parents, staff and the wider community feel truly valued. We are a school that prides ourselves on creating an inclusive environment where everyone is welcome, no matter who they are or where they come from. Catering for students aged 4-19 with special educational needs, our three campuses – Meridian, Haselbury and Learning for Life – equip children with a ‘suitcase’ of skills to help them progress on to further education and into the world of work. While the world provides many obstacles, we believe in tearing down walls and encourage each individual to reach beyond their realities, take risks and above all, believe in themselves. 

As a part of a strong community, we are a group of people who work together to help each other, both socially and professionally. What makes a community strong is its agreement towards a common goal. ‘Learning for Life’ is at the heart of everything we do, and our values are directly linked to all the work and support that goes on throughout the school community. We are a place of opportunity for growth and experience. Promoting innovation, independence, kindness and inclusion, we want our students to leave West Lea in a position where they feel confident, not only in their academic abilities, but in themselves too. West Lea School is always looking out for the best interests of the people it serves. Working together, there is never a shortage of opportunities for our children to strive for greatness.

As part of this, West Lea is proud to be a member of The Enterprise Cooperative Trust – a partnership of likeminded schools, charities, community groups and businesses, with a shared common purpose to extend the life chances of young people by providing a holistic education which goes beyond academic achievement. The Enterprise Cooperative Trust has a collective vision to improve education and life opportunities for all children and young people in Enfield, and will challenge the ‘status quo’ by drawing on the expertise of the local community and neighbouring organisations to help our children flourish in the working world, both now and into the future. With caring teachers and support staff, we offer a safe, secure learning environment and meet the daily pastoral and academic needs of all our pupils. 

At West Lea School, we see ourselves as one big family, and as part of that, we use our knowledge and expertise within special educational needs to help mainstream schools in the area to offer interim respite to those who need it and a school place for the few who cannot cope within a mainstream setting. West Lea School is all about innovation, and as such, we are constantly evolving! The only true way to see what we can offer is by coming to see us and discovering why we believe you should make ‘our’ school, ‘your’ school. We have an open-door policy and would love to meet you.

Sue Tripp

CEO