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Welcome to Westfield School
Independent Day School for Girls in Newcastle upon Tyne

Our School
Westfield is a small, independent day school for 350 girls situated in the heart of Gosforth, a pleasant residential suburb of Newcastle upon Tyne with good access to public transport.

Junior House
Welcome to Westfield School Junior House. I hope that this will give you the opportunity to gain an impression of our school in its lovely building and grounds.

Senior House
A wide range of subjects is taught by specialists.

Sixth Form

Activities
Extra Curricular Activities and The Wider Community

News and Information

Contact Us
Fill out the form below to contact us directly or visit our <a href="/contact_details.asp">Contact Details</a> page for other methods of communication.

Our History
Westfield School was founded in 1960 by a group of enthusiastic parents who saw the need for a new type of girls' independent school with a broader curriculum than those offered at the time by other Newcastle schools.

Our Facilities
The school is currently undergoing an exciting programme of refurbishment and development.

Who We Are
Westfield is a small, independent day school situated in the heart of Gosforth, a pleasant residential suburb of Newcastle upon Tyne with good access to public transport.

Vision and Mission
Westfield aims to provide a high standard of academic education while at the same time giving each girl a sense of worth, whatever her individual strengths and qualities.

Pastoral Care
Our pastoral care is second to none. In both Junior and Senior Houses every girl is well known and valued. Progress is carefully monitored. There are regular reports to parents and parents' evenings. This, combined with our open door philosophy, ensures that the needs of each girl are met.

After School Care
In a fast moving world and where children travel some distance to school it may be difficult to get the school timetable and that of the family to coincide precisely.

Academic
A wide range of subjects is taught by specialists.

The Arts
Art, Music and Drama play a very important part at Westfield. Every girl is encouraged to take advantage of all the wonderful opportunities that are available to them.

Meet the Staff
We are privileged to have a team of highly experienced, well qualified and committed specialist staff.

Meet the Governors
The Board of Governors are:

Meet the Pupils

The Archbishop of York Young Leaders' Award
'Be the Change You Want to See', 'Empowering Young People to Change their Community.'

Comenius Visits

Comenius Projects

Welcome from the Headmistress
I consider it my great privilege to be Headmistress at Westfield School, an independent girls' school that continues to lead the way in providing a stimulating education relevant to today's world with an international outlook. Providing a high academic education especially tailored for girls is expected from any fee paying school but we really do believe Westfield is special. It gives each girl a sense of worth, whatever her individual strengths and qualities. We are proud to say... Small enough to care, large enough to excel!

The Environment and Green Flag
As a member of Round Square and with our status as an Eco School, the environment is at the heart of life at Westfield. Eco-Schools is an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey, providing a framework to help embed these principles into the heart of school life.

School Meals
At Westfield, we pride ourselves in the variety of lunch choices the girls can make.

International Outlook
Westfield is an elected member of Round Square, a world-wide association of schools which share a commitment, beyond academic excellence, to personal development, responsibility and international understanding through service, challenge and adventure.

Our Awards

Our Successes and Results
Examination results are consistently superb. We are the Top Performing School in Newcastle and Northumberland for GCSE.

Photo Gallery
A glimpse of a very busy year at Westfield.

Junior Curriculum Details

Junior Extra-Curricular Activities
Every evening and every lunch time, extra-curricular activities are held at Junior House to allow the children at all levels to broaden their participation in school beyond the regular academic curriculum.

Junior House Events and Visits
Learning is best when children can experience it using all their senses and when the learning is set in the context of real situations; children need to see, hear, touch and feel if their learning is to be complete.

Junior International Outlook
Westfield is an elected member of Round Square, a world-wide association of schools which share a commitment beyond academic excellence, to personal development, responsibility and international understanding through service, challenge and adventure.

Junior House Term Calendar
Please contact the Junior House Office if you need clarification on any events shown on the Calendar.

Junior House Uniform
Junior House School Uniform, Accessories and Equipment

Senior Curriculum Details
A wide range of subjects is taught by specialists.

Senior Extra Curricular Activities

Senior Events and Visits
These are an integral part of school life. It is very much part of our philosophy that as much learning should take place outside the classroom as within it.

Duke of Edinburgh's Award
Climb every mountain and ford every stream to get your Duke of Edinburgh's Award!

Community Service
Westfield has a huge programme of community service.

Young Enterprise
This is offered as an extra-curricular activity in the Lower Sixth. Students create a company by selling shares, formally registering the company and opening a bank account.

Senior House Term Calendar

Senior House Uniform
School Uniform is available through the John Lewis online ordering service. School uniform is NOT available to buy in-store. Sports kit is available from Ciel Uniform on Elmfield Road, Gosforth.

Sixth Form Curriculum Details
A wide range of subjects is taught by specialists.

Extra Curricular Activities and The Wider Community
There is a wealth of opportunities in the Sixth Form to enable girls to broaden their horizons. All students are actively encouraged to take part in the programme of extra curricular activities.

Sixth Form Events and Visits
These are an integral part of school life. It is very much part of our philosophy that as much learning should take place outside the classroom as within it.

Sixth Form Community Service
Westfield has a huge programme of community service.

Sixth Form Term Calendar

Sixth Form Uniform
School Uniform is available through the John Lewis online ordering service. School uniform is NOT available to buy in-store.

Outdoor Pursuits
Outdoor Pursuits are thriving at Westfield, with several opportunities offered to the girls at each stage of their school career.

Sport at Westfield
Sport at Westfield plays an important part in the daily lives of the girls to promote all round physical development and health.

Round Square
Westfield is an elected member of Round Square, a world-wide association of over 100 schools which share a commitment, beyond academic excellence, to personal development, responsibility and international understanding through service, challenge and adventure.

CISV
Children's International Summer Villages is an independent, non-political, volunteer organisation promoting peace education and cross-cultural friendship by bringing groups and individuals together to live as friends.

UNESCO
Westfield has become one of only three schools in the North-East to become a part of the UNESCO associated schools network.

Admissions
Westfield aims to provide a high standard of education to each girl, giving her a sense of worth, whatever her individual strengths and qualities.

Open Days
Westfield are delighted to open its doors to the public twice a year. October Open Day is our key event but we invite all those interested in first class education. Open Mornings This is a unique opportunity for anyone wanting to pop in and view the 'normal school day' as it happens. This is where you can get a real feel for how the school feels. If you want to bring your daughter along, she is more than welcome to get involved with lessons, meet current pupils and staff. We look forward to welcoming you to our school.

Arrange a Visit

Order a Prospectus
To order a prospectus please complete the form below or telephone us on 0191 255 3980.

School Fees

Bursaries
The Governors of Westfield School are committed to broadening access to the school by offering to eligible parents/guardians means-tested financial support with the payment of school fees.

School News

Forthcoming Events
Information about events during the Autumn Term 2015 can be found on the Term Calendar section of the website.

School Policies
All Westfield School's policies apply to Early Years. Please contact the school office if you require further information. Revised Policies will be uploaded as soon as they are available.

Inspection Report

Job Vacancies

Westfield Association
The Westfield Association is the fundraising arm of Westfield School. With great help and support from parents and members of staff the Association organises a great many social events throughout the year.

Newsletters
Every term is a busy, exciting one at Westfield. Our end of term newsletters give a glimpse of what has been happening throughout the year.

How to Find Us
Westfield School is situated in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Contact Details
If you would like more information, please don't hesitate to contact us using the contact details below:

Pupils and Parents
This section is for the exclusive use of Westfield School parents and pupils. Please contact the school office if you would like any additional information. Information for former pupils, 'Old Girls' is also available under this section of the website.

Pupils
Welcome to the student area of the website.

Parents
Welcome to the Parents' Area of the website.

Old Girls
Westfield School's Old Girls section is exclusively for former pupils of the school.

Terms and Conditions
Please read these terms and conditions carefully:

Privacy Policy

Links
Links to recommended sites relating to education and the Internet.

Archived News

Thank You
Thank you for contacting Westfield School, we will post a prospectus to you shortly.

English

Mathematics

Geography

History

Science

Modern Languages

Music

Art Gallery

Drama

Food and Nutrition

PE

ICT

Business Studies

Religious Studies

Psychology AS/A2

Key Stage 3 Science

Key Stage 4 Science

Key Stage 5 Science

Physics

Chemistry

Biology

Term Dates

Why Choose Us
In our friendly, caring atmosphere where everyone knows each other there is respect and mutual trust. Each pupil at Westfield is a name not a number.

Apply to Join
Find out about the <a href="/old_benefits.asp">benefits of becoming an old girl</a> and then fill in the form below to apply to join.

Benefits of joining online community
Join other Westfield School ex pupils in the Old Girls section and you can:

Events Archive

House System
Each girl in Senior House is a member of one of the three Houses which meet regularly under the leadership of a Lower Sixth House Captain and Deputy.

Societies and Clubs
Everyone is expected to play a full and active part in a busy programme of extra-curricular activities ranging from trampolining, 'Zumba', Hip Hop and fencing to Amnesty International, Passport for Life and Environmental groups.

Pastoral Care
Each Sixth Form student has her own Tutor who she will meet on a regular basis. Sixth Form tutors are available to counsel students and meet with parents.

Old Girls: Thanks
Thank you for applying to join the Westfield School Old Girls.

Scholarships
Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit in a competitive process.

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Newsletter Signup
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Thank You
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Westfield Cloud
You can access your individual folder through the Westfield Cloud. Simply follow these steps:

Art Gallery