The Westgate School
As a thriving and very successful learning community, The Westgate continues to build on its history of academic excellence and outstanding individual pupil progress. Along side this we develop confident, resourceful individuals high in self esteem. Exemplary pastoral care is something we pride ourselves on.
We are proud that The Westgate is a happy school where pupils and teachers enjoy learning together. A talented team of colleagues year on year provide all pupils with the best possible opportunities in a range of subject areas - both inside and outside of the classroom. Working in partnership with parents and the local community is important to us. Supporting our curriculum provision is a comprehensive extra curricular and enrichment programme; pupils are encouraged to attend a wide range of field trips, educational visits and after school clubs. We have a proud tradition in musical, sporting and performing arts enrichment which we celebrate in our school.
Our Ethos and Values
Being a high achieving, successful learning community only happens as a result of genuine collaboration. Every young person is unique and so we seek to provide a range of different learning opportunities in which every individual can excel. The Early Years Foundation Stage is framed around the characteristics of effective learning: playing, exploring, active learning, creating and thinking critically. These provide a foundation for learning upon which our curriculum in the Lower and Upper Schools are built. Our central purpose is for children to develop into young people who are happy and effective learners. We achieve this by being a community of learning where adults and pupils alike are committed to this central aim and work in strong partnership with parents to inspire success for all.
Adults working with children and young people in our school community use a process of observation, assessment and planning to identify the learning and developmental needs of each child. Alongside knowledge of children’s interests, we plan opportunities for learning that are stimulating and engaging, leading to strong progress right from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to examination age. In addition to the planned curriculum, pupils in The Westgate will have the opportunity to experience a wide range of activities that enhance and enrich the curriculum. The all-through setting provides a unique opportunity for young people to learn from their peers and through the teaching of younger pupils. This powerful model for learning is one that permeates our culture and further enriches the community of learning.