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Pupils have the opportunity to take part a full and varied extra-curricular calendar including Deep Learning Days, curriculum visits and field work. All pupils are invited to be part of activities and field work that enriches our curriculum. Where an activity requires pupils to go off-site or stay beyond the school day, we will ask that you complete a consent form before your son/daughter can participate.
Some activities are optional and require payment which is organised through the school’s office. In advance of any event, you will receive a letter requesting permission as well as payment if required. It is vital that your son/daughter’s medical form is kept up-to-date and that you do inform the school office if any of your contact details change.
In September 2013, The Westgate proudly launched its new House System. Pupils will have the opportunity to take part in a range of events, working with older and younger pupils, competing for House Points and celebrating team spirit. Events include sports days, music competitions and drama events. Special days of working together with different year groups. At the end of each term we celebrate pupils’ involvement and contribution to our school community through their participation as a member of a House in a whole school assembly full of music, celebration and fun. In addition to the extra-curricular opportunities, your son/daughter will also be linked to a House Leader who works closely with the Year Leader and Tutors to support him/her during their journey at our school.
This system allows The Westgate School's sense of community to blossom by creating more opportunities for pupils to work together and help each other. That might be in competitions but also in peer support groups, fostering relationships between all our pupils and enabling them to work with a wide range of people across all the year groups. There will be scope for activities, clubs and competitions in all subjects - hopefully there will be something to excite and engage every single pupil!