West Heath School - Our School

Our School

A Message from the Principal


West Heath School is worth being part of! This is a special and unique place, with a rich and successful history of rebuilding lives through education.

Our mission is to

‘Support and empower our community to discover their strengths by taking responsibility for their lives, through respect for themselves and others’.

West Heath School is a unique educational environment set in 32 glorious acres of Kent countryside, on the outskirts of the town of Sevenoaks. Our staff passionately believe in the transformative power of education to change the lives of the young people in our care.

Our philosophy is to create a nurturing environment, centred around a holistic approach, whereby young people are welcomed, accepted for who they are, and their educational needs are balanced with an understanding of their therapeutic requirements. Our intuitive staff are reflective practitioners who work collaboratively with the students’ families and external professionals, to ensure that our students make sustained progress and develop a resilience that will be their mainstay in their future lives.

I look forward to welcoming you to our extraordinary community that I am privileged to lead. I am so proud of our remarkable young people, whose individual journeys have been a triumph of hope, patience, perseverance and courage.   

Mrs Photini Bohacek