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  • Key Information | Lunch Menu | Uniform | westgate-home

    Top of Page Lunch Menu Uniform Primary Phase: Key Information | Lunch Menu | Uniform Authorised Absences For authorised absences please follow the following link for more information: Authorised Absence Request Admissions Follow the link to our admissions page School Performance Data: Primary Phase Please click to view the statutory results 2019 here Sports Premium ​ Please click to view the PE and Sports Premium statement. here ​ Lunch Menu Primary Phase: Lunch menu ​ To view menu 1 please click here . ​ To view menu 2 please click . here ​ To view menu 3 please click here. ​ ​ Primary Phase: Uniform Information Uniform - Lower School ​ We are proud of our supportive culture that enables us to work in partnership with pupils and parents/carers in order to consider individual needs. If you would like to discuss this, please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher. Please ensure that all items marked * are to be purchased - no variations are permitted. ​ In order to support parents in meeting the requirements, specified items must be purchased from Skoolkit or John Lewis, both of whom offer on line shopping services. If you purchase from John Lewis, it can be delivered to Waitrose, Winchester. ​ Please click to view Skoolkit's price list 2020/21 here ​ ​ JUMPER School's grey v-neck jumper with stripe around collar or cardigan with stripe around collar* TROUSERS Charcoal grey trousers or tailored knee length shorts* POLO SHIRT Burgundy polo shirt with school badge* SKIRT Charcoal grey, pleated knee length skirt or charcoal trousers or pinafore (purchased from Skoolkit)* DRESS Red gingham summer dress (summer term to October half term only) RED GINGHAM DRESS Summer term to October half term SOCKS Plain grey/white socks or grey tights Please reload

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    Celebrations & Congratulations For more news and celebrations please see our social feeds: ​ ​ ​ Message from Hampshire County Council 'A thank you to Hampshire pupils and students'. Please click to view the special Thank you message from Hampshire County Council. here Returning to School Please click to see the PowerPoint for 'Returning to School'. here Great Gymnastics! The whole Westgate team had an amazing day with everyone bringing a medal home. The year 4 did so well performing their routine holding all their pair and the group balances. Their section had eight other groups so they did really well to come third in the U11 age group. The Yr 5 team were in the National section and unfortunately a few schools withdrew from this section, despite this they performed the routine with neatness, control and held their balances which earned them an amazing first. This means that they will qualify for the National finals in May. Everyone had an enjoyable day performing and watching other schools. Their was a real Westgate spirit with upper and lower school pupils supporting one another as one big team. ​ Upper school results: Tumbling: Ronnie 3rd U14 girls Nina 3rd O14 girls Ben 1st O14 boys Regional six U14 winners : Rosie, Alice, Agnes, Phoebe, Evie, Issy U14 Nationals: 2nd : Neave, Millie, Ella, Amy ,Amelie, Jemima 3rd - Mark, Charlie, Lucy, Olivia, Issy, Ava , Bella U14 Boys pairs winners: Mark, Charlie ​ ​ ​ The Westgate School Winchester launches programme for talented athletes The Westgate School Winchester rolled out its Talented Athlete Programme (WTAP) this week, supported by local crowdfunding initiative, Steve’s Team. The programme, involving Year 11 students from Henry Beaufort and The Westgate School, launched with presentations from Saracens and England rugby players Poppy and Bryony Cleall and British and Commonwealth record-holding swimmer, Imogen Clark. The young athletes also visited the sport science department at Winchester University where they were able to watch and participate in a VO2 Max testing session as well as some bio-mechanics experiments. Claire Fyvie-Rae, of The Westgate School said, “For many years, our school has had a number of talented athletes who commit a substantial amount of time to their sport, training and travelling to competitions in the UK and beyond. The pupils have to juggle their time carefully in order to maintain their academic progress but also continue to excel in their sport.” “Around GCSE time this can become particularly difficult and this led me to think about what the school can do to support these pupils. We are delighted to be able to launch this programme in collaboration with “Steve’s Team”, a charity very close to our hearts, created to support local athletes.” Marie Prince, from Steve’s Team commented, “Imogen, Poppy and Bryony are professional athletes who remember exactly how challenging it can be to pursue your sporting dreams whilst managing school and college life. We hope that their insight and encouragement will help our amazing young athletes find a way to continue to enjoy their sports and the proven benefits of physical activity through exam times and the transition to their next step.” More information about Steve’s Team is available via The Westgate is Hampshire’s first All Though School, uniquely placed to understand the learning journey from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to GCSE. ​ Please click this link to see Poppy Cleall score her hat-trick! / ​ ​ ​ Winning Westgate Pupil! Westgate pupil Sam J spent his half term at the U17 French Open winning bronze in mixed doubles and just missing out on a semi final place in boys doubles against tough opposition. He then came back and straight to a domestic U17 tournament, winning gold in the boys doubles. He and his partner are unbeaten domestically since July 2019! Next stop Poland! We wish you all the best Sam! Westgate's Talented Athlete Programme Westgate launches its Talented Athlete Programme. On the 26th February there will be the initial event for some talent Year 11 athletes from Westgate and Henry Beaufort.. The day comprises of a visit from Bryony and Poppy Cleall ( Saracens and England Rugby players) and Chris Gregory ( GB Beach Volleyball Player) alongside a visit to The University of Winchester Sports Science department. ​ Chris progressed through the UK Sport Talent ID program 'Sporting Giants' in 2009 and has competed internationally for England & Team GB after securing a place in the Great Britain squad. He's since gone on to compete around the World on the international tour, reached multiple European Championships and in 2018 he competed in the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast with Team England.” ​ ​ ​ Badminton Success for Westgate Pupil pupil Sam J did well at the Badminton Junior Competitions, winning Bronze with Russian partner, Anna and QF in men’s doubles in a tough tournament. Please see link below for report. Well done Sam! Westgate @BadmintonEnglnd … #badminton The Gate - November 2019 To view the latest version of the fabulous Gate, please click here. Year 8 DigiGirlz Winners! A big congratulations to our two teams of Year 8 girls who attended the Microsoft DigiGirlz 2019 event on Monday hosted at their Reading offices. During the day the girls were able to learn about the variety of careers and roles available in the technology sector and to ask questions directly to a panel of their employees. They then competed in a sustainability challenge involving creativity, technical prototyping and pitching their idea to a panel of judges, up against 30 other teams. Both teams made a considerable impact on the judges, with one going on to claim the major creativity prize, the other receiving specific commendations from 2 different judges. A really great event, well organised and hosted by Microsoft inspiring our girls with the possibilities of what roles in technology could look like and how they could really make a difference. Well done! Creative Careers Week Westgate Year 7 to Year 10 pupils celebrated Creative Careers Week with a variety of interesting and motivating talks from professional guest speakers working in the industry from Marketing, Arts, Film to Fashion Retail and Photography. A big thank you to all the professional speakers that visited The Westgate School and gave up their time to inspire our pupils. Westgate Alumni, Class of 2019 Westgate Alumni, Class of 2019 ​ ​ Our Annual GCSE Certificate Year 12 Presentation Evening was held on Thursday 20 November at the impressive Bapsy Hall, Winchester Guildhall. Penny Catchpole, Mrs Sambrook, Mrs Woodall, and Mr Damant were joined by our Alumni guest speaker, Rev. Thea Smith, who gave an inspirational speech. The Westgate Alumni received their certificates and some extra awards were given by Mrs Sambrook and the House Leaders for exceptional, outstanding work and contribution to The Westgate School. Our ex-Headboy and Headgirl, Benedict R and Elise H, brought the special evening to a close with a humbling thank you speech. We wish all of the Westgate Leavers of 2019 every success in their future endeavours. Primary Phase Update Congratulations to Mrs. Woodall and our Primary Phase team: The Fischer Family Trust (organisation that analyses school progress) has placed us in the top 4% in the Country for the number of pupils who have achieved Age Related Expectations (and above) in Reading, Writing and Maths at the end of Key Stage 1! Very well done to our pupils and, thank you to our families for their strong partnership that is enabling such excellent progress! School League Tables in Hampshire - Top Again! Once again, The Westgate School is at the top of the school league tables in Hampshire for Progress and Attainment. Coming second only to Thornden and the highest of the Winchester secondary schools, Westgate School pupils achieved a progress 8 score of 0.49 last year meaning that pupils at the school on average, achieved half a grade higher in their GCSE exams than pupils of equivalent prior attainment in other schools. Additionally, the School's attainment results - the grades that pupils achieved regardless of starting point - are also second only to Thornden School, with an attainment score of 59.6. We continue to be very proud of the success that pupils achieve in our school and most importantly, whilst we celebrate this, we know that our community for learning is not defined by these outcomes, but by the strength of partnership we have with our pupils and families that enables them to thrive in their learning. The link to the official tables is:®ion=850&la-name=hampshire&geographic=la&for=secondary Jack Kicks for Gold Medal! Jack R won gold at the British International Open Competition in July. He has also successfully completed the second grading on his black belt. Well done Jack - this is a great result for all your hard work and training. Westgate Pupil Gynastic Success! Westgate pupil Christian L competed at The Southern Regional Men’s Artistic Setwork Qualifiers in Milton Keynes on Sunday 8 September 2019 and once again he won all round gold in his age group ( this time Level 5). Christian also secured the Jim Newell Shield, which is awarded to the gymnast scoring the highest score of the entire competition (across all age groups). By winning the Shield for the second time, Christian made history by being the only gymnast to achieve such a distinction. As a result of this achievement, Christian will once again be representing the South Region of England at the National Finals, which is scheduled to take place from the 01st to 03rd November 2019 in Birmingham. Well done Christian! Swimming Success! Westgate pupil Rory Q achieved amazing results this summer at the English Summer Nationals at Sheffield. In a very exciting race Rory came 3rd in the 200M Freestyle Final event. He finished the season in the ASA rankings as 13th in Britain for 200M freestyle! Rory also did team relays at Glasgow at the British Summer Nationals competing in the 4x200 Freestyle, coming 8th in Britain out of hundreds of swimming clubs nationally and the 4x100 Freestyle. Congratulations Rory and well done! The Gate Please click to view the latest version of The Gate. here Schools Sailing Championships At the Schools Sailing Championships 2019 at Itchenor sailing Club, The Westgate School was represented with three RS Feva's in a fleet of just under 100 boats. The two day event, with six races, although for two races, on the second day, proved challenging with little wind until the sea breeze came in. Great and impressive results; Freddie F and Katy F - 5th (very impressive) Charlotte R and Lucy M - 31st Holly F and Matilda P - 44th ​ For more information please see; ​ 67th Itchenor Schools Sailing Championships ​ ​ Schools Week 2019 2019 Feva Class Main Series Results ​ Well done to all those who took part. Wish wish them well when they all compete in the RS Feva 2019 World Championship set in Follonica in Italy at the start of the Summer Holidays. Eco Group Today, Westgate pupils from Eco Group participated in a ‘Fridays for Future’ protest in the centre of Winchester to voice their concerns over climate change. The Eco group are planning to increase their impact on their school environment as well by improving recycling, increasing awareness in school and ensuring our community minimises the use of single use plastics. Watch this space for updates. Air Your Views Competition The Westgate school is proud to say that a group of pupils came 3rd in the Hampshire wide "Air Your Views" video competition on Friday 14.06.19. Congratulations to them, they won a pollution meter, clapper board and film making guide for the school as well as £50 of high street vouchers for themselves. Mrs Edwards, Associate Senior Leader commented "Well done once again; its a lovely achievement. Thanks for your relentless work on environmental issues." Eco Group Head to Award Ceremony! Recently, two groups of pupils from The Westgate School entered the ‘Air Your Views’ video competition. The competition was aimed at increasing awareness and knowledge around air pollution, as well as simple ways to reduce it, especially around schools. The groups are looking forward to going to the award ceremony on Friday 14 June 2019. Captain Lou Rudd We warmly welcomed Captain Lou Rudd MBE today who kindly gave Year 8 and Year 9 pupils an inspirational talk. He was the 1st Briton to complete a solo, unassisted and unsupported crossing of Antarctica (2nd in the world). ​ Captain Rudd grew up in Lincolnshire and joined the Royal Marines in 1985 at the age of 16. After completing basic training he served with 40 Commando where he conducted a 6-month operational tour in South Armagh, Northern Ireland. He later transferred to the Army and over the following years saw service in the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan, and did further work in Northern Ireland. He qualified as a sniper and parachutist. He completed a Master’s Degree (MSc) in Security and Risk Management with the Army’s support. During his later years of service he became a Regimental Sergeant Major, one of the most senior positions a soldier can hold, and it was during this time that he planned and led the SPEAR 17 Adventurous Training expedition which saw him lead a team of 5 Reservist soldiers as they completed a 1,100 mile traverse of Antarctica, for which he was subsequently awarded an MBE for leadership. In April 2017 he was commissioned as an officer and now serves with the Parachute Regiment at the Infantry Battle School in Brecon. From October 2018 to January 2019 he completed Expedition SPIRIT OF ENDURANCE which saw him ski solo and unsupported 1,000 miles across Antarctica in just 56 days, becoming the first ever Briton and only the second person in history to complete this journey. He holds the world record as the first person to have traversed Antarctica twice on foot, and is holder of the Antarctic Distance Record, having a total mileage of approximately 2,800 miles behind him. He is married to Lucy and has 3 children. Amy is serving in the Royal Air Force, Luke is in the Royal Marines and Sophie is training to be a criminal barrister in London. In his spare time Louis enjoys racing motocross and enduro, riding his mountain bike, polar ski expeditions and reading polar history. Westgate Netball The Year 8 and Year 10 netball teams are all ready for the World Netball Games at the end of June 2019. The new kit is supplied by their sponsor Gentian. Thank you Gentian! We wish them all the best! The Latest Gate! Please click to read the latest version of The Gate. here Deep Learning Day ​ ​ pupils enjoyed Deep Learning Day Year R - 7 explored mindfulness through the arts, with Yoga, Dance and circles in art and nature. Year 8 pupils researched Mandalas, Year 9 created their own circular themed written booklets, Year 10 explored cultural diversity and Year 11 worked towards their GCSE studies. Please see The Lower School's wonderful display of their fantastic art work. Westgate Winchester Street Pastors Winchester Street Pastors visited Year 11 RE class as part of their RE GCSE course, to explain what they do in the community. It was an interesting and engaging lesson. Thank you to Winchester Street Pastors for taking the time to come in and visit The Westgate School. Westgate Pupil to Represent Hampshire We are delighted to say Lily N has been selected to represent Hampshire in the Year 10 & 11 girls’ team (just 8 girls across Hampshire) at the English Schools cross-country championships in Leeds on Saturday March 15th. Even more of an achievement as she’s bottom of the age group being Year 10. We wish her all the best! Terrific Taekwondo! Jack R 9W1 competed at the weekend in Belgium at the Keumgang Open 2019. He won silver in Cadets -41 representing his club BTS. Well done Jack! Hampshire Netball Trials Three Westgate pupils were successful at the recent Hampshire Netball Trials. Immie N (yr8) got into U13 Satellite Squad and Eva R (Yr9) and Izzy H (yr10) were both successful in trialling for the U15 Satellite Squad. Applicants needed to be nominated by their club coach (Swan Netball for Immie, Weston Park Blades for Izzy and Eva) and then all three had more than four hours coaching in a series of trials with over 80 other applicants in each age group! There were 20 players chosen for each age group in total. Izzy and Immie will be representing U13 and U15 Westgate teams going to Loughborough later in the year to compete in the inaugural World Schools Netball Tournament. All three athletes are also going to Barcelona on the Westgate netball trip Oct half term organised by Mrs Fyvie-Rae. We will them all the best! Top Table Tennis! U13 boys - Danny K, Jamie K, Arthur O and Ben A - played last Saturday in the London Zone Finals and came 2nd out of 8 teams which secured a place in the Regional Finals in Bristol on Feb 9th. Two of the players had never played in TT competitions! U16 boys - Will A, Ed R, Fin P and Harry B played last Sunday in the London Zone Finals and came 3rd out of 8 teams which was an amazing result (they were playing mostly Year 11 players and Harry is still only Year 9! Amazing achievements and well done! Success for Pupils at Aintree Westgate pupils, Georgia and Toby achieved a second place in the Newcomers (1.10m) and confidently came a fantastic 11th out of 65 in the Winter JC which started at 1.15m and went up to 1.25m. Amazing result, well done! The Gate Please click to view the latest exciting edition of The Gate. here Westgate Pupil Creates Cookery Master Piece Westgate pupil Eden H took part in the Junior Chef programme graduation at Eastleigh College last night. He created some fantastic food for his graduation dinner where he cooked three courses and sampled by our very own Food and Nutrition teacher, Mrs Shellens and Mrs Fyvie-Rae. The course is open in Year 9, 10 and 11. The next course begins 9 January with spaces available.Congratulations Eden for a fantastic meal! Four Westgate Year 8 Pupils become County Champions! Congratulations to the Year 8 Table Tennis team, Danny K, Jamie K, Arthur O and Ben A , on becoming County Champions at Table Tennis over the weekend. Considering 2 of them have never played in championships before (Arthur and Ben), it's an amazing achievement. And they go on to the Zone Finals in London in January. We wish them good luck for the Zone Finals. ​ Westgate Alumni, Class of 2018 Westgate Alumni, Class of 2018 ​ Our Annual GCSE Certificate Year 12 Presentation Evening was held on Thursday 22 November at the impressive Bapsy Hall, Winchester Guildhall. Mrs Dean, Penny Catchpole, Mrs Sambrook, Mrs Woodall, Mrs Judd and Mr Searle were joined by our Alumni guest speaker, Mr Paul Findlay, who gave an inspirational speech. The Westgate Alumni received their certificates and some extra awards were given by Mrs Dean and the House Leaders for exceptional, outstanding work and contribution to The Westgate School. Our ex-Headboy and Headgirl, Alex Wilson and Nina Smith, brought the special evening to a close with a humbling thank you speech. We wish all of the Westgate Leavers of 2018 every success in their future endeavours. Westgate School Top of GCSE School League Tables...Again!! The Westgate School, Winchester, has come top of the official GCSE school league tables for Hampshire for the second year running. The school was ranked number one in the county for both attainment and pupil progress in the Government’s newly-published provisional performance tables. To view our press release, please click here. NSEA Champions! Year 10 Westgate pupil, Georgia M was beaten by .34 of a second in to second place at the G&T. So focussed, pulling off turns that no one else attempted in the first heat to get a super qualifying time where the top 10 went through. They galloped into the arena, and circled ready to start, the bell went and they galloped through the first time gates and over the first jump. Jumping, landing, turning on a sixpence, taking 2 strides and over the next they came out clear and the NSEA champions!!!! A credit to The Westgate School thanking the organisers before leaving and being a super example of a Westgate Member. Well done! The Gate Please click to read the latest exciting edition of The Gate. here Connor to Train With London Irish Academy Congratulations to Connor who will be returning to play Rugby with London Irish for a second season, following trials this week. Connor also plays weekly on the wing for Andover U15’s and for the Westgate School teams whenever he can. Connor discovered Rugby around 18 months ago. This sport has changed his world; his self-esteem has risen ten fold and he should be immensely proud of his achievements. Westgate School Heads to The World School Games The inaugural World Schools Netball Cup will be staged at Loughborough University in June 2019, and The Westgate School has been selected as one of the top performing sports schools invited to represent the UK on the world stage. The event will see the best school teams from across the globe compete in U13 & U15 categories in a bid to be crowned World Champions. In addition to competing in Loughborough’s state-of-the-art facilities and staying on campus in the world’s number one sporting university, competitors will have the opportunity to meet and learn from the stars of Vitality Superleague giants, Loughborough Lightning. Please click to view The World School Games event series and click here to view more information regarding this event. here We look forward to this exciting event! Sam's Success at Badminton Zagreb Youth International Sam Jones played at the U15 Zagreb Youth International and came away with Gold in boys doubles, silver in both singles and mixed doubles as well as being awarded the fair play award at the tournament. Well done Sam. Swedish Youth International Sam Jones played in both the team event representing England, as well as the individual event. This was against tough European opponents, many of whom he has played before, including at the European Championships in Russia earlier in the year. No medals this time but a good quarter final performance in the boys doubles against strong Russian opponents. Hampshire Talented Athlete Scheme (HTAS) Sam Jones, as a representative of HTAS, was invited to help with the second session of the launch of the adult No Strings badminton at Meadowside Leisure Centre, Whiteley. He joined in playing with the group and gave some advice, tips and hints. The adults in the group really appreciated his help. A great session and very much enjoyed. Westgate Work of Excellence The Westgate School are proud to celebrate Westgate Work of Excellence of the amazing talent, quality and commitment of our pupils. Class teachers nominate any Works of Excellence and these are given to the Head of Department. Pupils with selected work will receive 5 House points and a certificate of congratulations from the Head of Department. The House Leaders will then pass on pieces of work to SLT who will decide 1st 2nd and 3rd, with these pupils receiving a certificate of congratulations from the Headteacher and allocated House points. These pieces of work are displayed on the WWE board. The Gate To view the latest exciting version of The Gate please click here. Westgate Pupils Sail to Success! On 25 and 26 June, two RS Fevas, sailed by Freddie & Holly Fisher and Charlotte Rankine & Lucy Mitchell, competed in the Schools Sailing Championships 2018 at Itchenor Sailing Club, representing the Westgate School (Years 7 and 9). The RS Feva XL event, reached a maximum capacity of 110 boats, from 45 different schools across the country. After 6 races over the two days, Freddie and Holly came an impressive 17th and Charlotte and Lucy mid fleet amongst a high standard of sailing. To view the overall results from this event please click this link Feva Schools Week 2018 Results Westgate Pupils Help Launch Southampton Football Club's New Kit Year 9 pupils from Westgate (5 x U14 Littleton Football Club players and 1 x Flyers player) - Harry Nichols, Josh Woodward, Eden Draper, Sammy Alsop, Ted Whitton and Maya Gibbons were involved in a ‘Secret Saints Mission’ on Saturday 16th June. They were filmed and photographed for the new kit launch for Southampton Football Club and the first promo is on the link below… Silver Medal for Jack Rowley! Jack Rowley in Year 8 took part in the Tae Kwondo 2018 Dome Open in Doncaster on 17/06/18. Having achieved his black belt earlier this year, he was entered into the Cadet - 41kg category where he achieved a silver medal, missing the gold by one point! He trains in Southampton with a GB Talent Club. The smile says it all! Congratulations and well done Jack! Move Over Mary Berry! Harry Roberts and Sophie Adams in Year 9 entered the Harbour Young Chef competition. Where Harry prepared a dish according to a recipe, Harry jointed a chicken and made a selection of dishes using the different chicken portions. Sophie made a French style gateaux. Well done to them both! Royal Wedding PSA Event The Westgate PSA organised a fabulous Royal Wedding event on Friday 18 May. Families joined Lower School pupils for fun, games and picnics. What an amazing event and good times had by all! Race For Life 2018 Before half term years 7-9 girls took part in the schools Race for Life event. This was a 2K course set up on Chilbolton field, with all girls dressed in pink. This was a brilliant event which raised awareness and support for an amazing cause. In total we raise £979.00 as a school, which is a fantastic achievement. The Gate Click to view the latest version of The Gate. here Mock Trial 2018 Whilst the majority were watching the Royal wedding, enjoying the sunshine or preparing for the FA cup final. Andy Hider and Mrs Mellor were in court! Supporting our 13 potential lawyers. The pupils as always were impeccable in their behaviour and a privilege to be with. They argued their case, defended their client and challenged the prosecution. Despite missing the royal wedding and the build up to the FA cup final the pupils were in good spirits and only just missed out on a place in the National Finals. Westgate hosts The Winchester Primary Schools Cross Country Event It was a perfect afternoon for this yearly event which has become increasingly popular with the Winchester Primary Schools. There was an amazing attendance with nearly 500 year 3 and 4’s from seven Winchester Primary Schools: Allsaints, St Bede’s, Westgate, Sparsholt, Western, Twyford and Weeke. There were 40 Year 10 Sports Leaders from The Westgate School who helped run the event. They led warm up activities to a group of 30 children and prepared the runners for their races. Following this they marshalled the course and supported the competitors around the 1.5km course. They all did a fantastic job and were a credit to The Westgate School. Each race had on average 120 runners, so those in the first twenty did exceptionally well. ​ The Westgate Year 3’s all competed and we had amazing results: with 6 girls in the top 20 and Ellie Jepson winning the year 3 girls race. The boys had 3 in the top 20 with Ollie Foden coming second in his race. ​ Every runner completed the course, there were some mixed emotions at the finish line but in the whole many finished with a smile. It was a fantastic afternoon with a great atmosphere and it was encouraging to see everyone participating with such determination and sportsmanship. MasterChef Are You Ready? Congratulations to Westgate's Finn Ainsworth who graduated from his Young Chefs course at Eastleigh College on Wednesday 9 May 2018. Finn's final task was to prepare and serve a three course meal for his parents and teachers. It was a fantastic evening with very fine tasting food. Congratulations Finn! Horse Riding Success Georgia and Toby took part in the ShowJumping at the Blue Chip Winter Showjumping Championships over Easter. Having qualified for 4 out of 5 championship classes and with 3 warm up classes. The top height was 1.25m. Out of the total of 7 classes they were placed in 4. There were on average 120 competitors in each class. Georgia and Toby withdrew from the last 2 classes as both the pony and rider were shattered. They were placed in all but 1. This was against the best under 16 riders and ponies in the UK and beyond with the majority of competitors taking one or more ponies per class. What a great achievement! Well done Georgia! ​ English Schools Cross Country Championships Lily Neate ran in the Hampshire junior girl’s team last Saturday at the English Schools Cross Country Championships at Temple Newsham in Leeds. The weather was harsh – proper cross country weather- with gale force winds, thick mud underfoot and even snow showers at the end! This was a team event with over 340 athletes competing and Hampshire did really well by coming 5th out of 44 English county teams. UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge Success The Intermediate Challenge was held in February with close to 250 pupils participating from years 9, 10 and 11. The Westgate School had 67 pupils who received either a gold, silver or bronze certificate and 13 pupils gained a space into the Kangaroo round (the next round), which is 5 more than last year. Alex Adams made it to the Maclaurin round (you skip the Kangroo round and move straight into that one), making The Westgate School 6 better than last year in total. He was also invited to UKMTs National Mathematics Summer School; both a first for The Westgate School. The Junior UKMT Challenge will be held in April, which includes years 7 and 8. Well done to all pupils who took part. Mock Trial Competition Winners! The Westgate School has won the Mock Trial competition, held in Southampton on Saturday 17 March 2018. Westgate will be heading to the regional competition in Worthing on 19 May 2018. We wish them good luck! ​ The Gate - February Edition Please click to view the fantastic February edition of The Gate. here World Book Day 2018 The English Department went all out for World Book Day! All the teachers made a special effort and looked fantastic. Westgate Pupil in Russia Westgate pupil Sam Jones took part in the U15 European Championship in Kazan, Russia during February half term, 2018. Sam went with the England team, played in xd and doubles and although no medals this time he played well against the best in Europe. Lots of lessons learnt and an experience being in Russia! Year 11 Food Preparation & Nutrition Mrs Schellens and Mrs Mellor have been overwhelmed by the quality of food that has been produced in GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition exams this week. The exam board challenged them to three dishes to be prepared, cooked and served in three hours. We have had tasty soups, focaccia, pitta bread, lasagne, moussaka, boeuf bourginon, steak, fish, chocolate eclairs, baklava, tiramisu, apricot frangipane, to name but a few of the most delicious dishes. ​ Year 11, well done we are very proud of you. Twelfth Night - Shakespeare School's Festvial Please click to read the great review from Lucy Brenchley. here The Gate Please click to view the latest edition of The Gate. here Immie's Fantastic Fly Fishing! Have you ever dreamed of featuring in a film premiere? Well that became a reality for Imogen Nichols of 7W1; although it wasn’t ‘Pitch Perfect’! The keen nature lover was fortunate to be selected to be filmed at Broadlands for a documentary about fly fishing: ‘Chalk - The Bedrock of Fly Fishing’. Immie was absolutely delighted to meet her fly fishing idol Marina Gibson at the recent black tie premiere in London’s West End, she described the event as “A once in a lifetime experience”. Immie has always enjoyed fishing, whether sea fishing in Scotland, coarse river fishing in Ireland or fly fishing on the River Itchen. Immie was introduced to fly fishing at her Primary School in 2014 and has never looked back. As well as enjoying being in a natural environment, Immie loves designing and tying her own flies. Immie hopes to investigate whether there might be interest in a Fly Fishing club at The Westgate: watch this space! Please see Thursday 7 December's edition of Hampshire Chronicle for a special article about the Fly Fishing documentary. Westgate Alumni, Class of 2017 Our Annual GCSE Certificate Year 12 Presentation Evening was held on Thursday 23 November at the impressive Bapsy Hall, Winchester Guildhall. Mrs Dean, Ann Stanhope, Mr Jeckles, Mrs Judd and Mr Sambrook were joined by our guest speaker, Mr Nicholson, HeadTeacher of Gillingham School, who gave an inspirational speech. The Westgate Alumni received their certificates and some extra awards were given by Mrs Dean and Mr Nicholson for exceptional and outstanding work. Our ex-Headboy and Headgirl, Jack Rue and Gabbie Spelman, brought the special evening to a close with a humbling thank you speech. We wish all of the Westgate Leavers of 2017 every success in their future endeavours The Gate ​ Please click to view the latest edition of The Gate. here Diving Success Evelyna Johnson spent weeks training for the Junior Elite British National competition during the Easter holidays and was chosen to represent her club at a lead up event in Leeds in March. She competed in Luton in October, making two finals and gaining a silver medal on the platform event for 14 - 16 year olds and also competed in Barcelona at the Olympic Dive Pool last summer, gaining a top 10 finish amongst some of the top young divers from around Europe. Evie added a competition in Croatia in the summer term which was an outdoor pool and has been used in the World Championship Series. In July 2016, Evelyna competed at the Barcelona International Diving Trophy event as part of the Southampton Diving Academy Junior Elite diving team. This event is held bi-annually at the spectacular outdoor pool used for the 1992 Olympic Games, with the iconic backdrop of Barcelona city. Over 200 Junior Elite divers from across Europe competed and in a fierce competition, Evelyna acheived 7th and 8th positions in the 1m and 3m springboard events, competing against 35 divers in her age category. Following a successful competition in Croatia, where Evie earned a bronze medal with her syncro partner, Lucy, on the 10m platform, she has just competed at the Southampton Invitation event, which invited top junior divers from the UK, Ireland and also a guest club from Kuwait. Evie had a brilliant weekend, making all three finals and achieving two silver medals on platform and 1m springboard and a gold on the 3m springboard. Each year, Southampton Diving Academy invites a small squad of Junior Elite divers to a training camp followed by a competition hosted by the Berlin Dive Club. This forms part of the training and preparation for the GB National Junior Elite Diving Championships in April 2018, where all divers have to achieve a strict qualifying standard in order to compete. We wish Evie all the best for the future and well done! Charlie's Charity Cycle. ​ A huge congratulations goes to Charlie Griffiths in Year 10 who has successfully completed her charity bike ride to Paris, to raise money for Blind Sailing. Charlie cycled 155 miles in just four days, which after running 10KM with her eyes shut last year, is the second of her challenges so far. Charlie's fundraising is inspiring and she therefore deserves a massive well done! Please click to read Charlie's article. here Westgate Swims to Success! . Great news! Westgate pupils Fay Francis, Charlotte Prince-Rayner, Rory Quirk and Martyn Humphrys qualify for the 2017 National Championships! Please click to view the article about their amazing achievements here The Westgate School's Art Project Praised by City Council On Wednesday 13 September, seven pupils representing The Westgate School in Winchester met Council Leader Councillor Caroline Horrill and Councillor Dominic Hiscock, Councillor for St Bartholomew Ward at the Council’s new housing development, currently under construction at Victoria Road, Winchester. The students visited the site to inspect their artwork, currently displayed on the external hoarding of the site. The Year 10 Art students, who attended the HH Drew site earlier this year, to learn about the construction industry, were tasked to produce artwork for the hoardings under the theme: “Jobs in Construction”. The images they produced were put together to form two brightly coloured montages - one focussing on the tools and trades involved in the building industry and the other depicting the outcome of the building work – the homes created. By way of thanks, each student received a voucher for art equipment, courtesy of the Council’s Economy and Arts team. Councillor Caroline Horrill said: “What the students have created, perfectly sums up the image we were trying to convey; from construction phase to new houses, and ultimately new homes for the people of Winchester. We are grateful to them for the time, care and commitment they have shown to this project. We are delighted with the results of their hard work and hope that they enjoyed the process too” Katie Cull of HH Drew, added “We are committed to engaging with the local community and were keen to invite the students to our site to help them understand the various roles involved in the construction industry. We were all very impressed with the results of the ‘Jobs in Construction’ challenge” Mrs Katie Moore, Head of Arts at The Westgate School summed up the pupil’s views: “The students enjoyed visiting the site and took the project to heart. We are proud of the artwork they produced, which is a fantastic showcase of the pupil’s talent. It was great for all of us to see them displayed on the front of the emerging building” On completion of the building work, the student’s artwork will be displayed inside the completed housing development, for all the residents to enjoy. Please reload

  • Our Pupils | School Houses | westgate-home

    Our Pupils | School Houses Our Pupils ​ 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. ​ ​ ​ School Houses HOUSES ​ 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! AIR - "The Sky is our limit!" As House Leader we encouraging EVERY pupil within our house to take leadership in their learning and cultivating a desire to achieve. We recognise that a sense of achievement is personal to each individual pupil and will strive to offer opportunities for success, that cater for each and every member of my house. We will be looking for house captains to take the lead and use The Westgate ethos in order to motivate their tutor groups to be the best they can be. ​ Finally we want every pupil within the house to know that we will be there to help in whatever way we can. We look forward to working with all of you and making Air the best house there is! "The strength of a team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team!" Collect those merits, earn those house points and enjoy your year! If you have any questions or ideas please email me or find me in the PE office. The achievements of Air house last year were fantastic and I believe that pride in our house, teamwork and a passion to succeed will lead us to continued success in the coming year. The key to success in any organisation are the people within it. I'm Miss Atkinson and it's a pleasure to be the new leader for Earth House. I've been teaching PE and Geography here for three years now, so I am very excited to have a new challenge, and to have the opportunity to lead Earth House to their upcoming victory! My vision as houseleader is to not only win the House Cup, but for every single pupil in Earth to enjoy being part of our team, and to love being involved in as many different events as possible. My promise, is that I will be relentless. I will be relentless in supporting Team Earth in each of the different events, whether they are sport, art, music, maths, baking or any other of the amazing events we have coming up. I will also be relentless in supporting pupils, and doing my very best to ensure they enjoy school life here at The Westgate School. We have a fantastic group of tutors, prefects and house captains, and I can't wait to see all of the successes Earth House will have throughout the year. Please also know that if any of you ever have any questions, worries or concerns, you are more than welcome to come and find me, where I will do my very best to help. EARTH - "To The Ends Of The Earth!" FIRE - "Burning Desire To Succeed!" It is my job to ensure that every pupil has enthusiasm and craves the opportunity to contribute to Fire House! Within Fire I will ensure that there is a culture where we work together in order to achieve, where pupils can take on leadership opportunities, and each tutor can create their own learning environment. Furthermore I look forward to seeing the support that Fire give to each other during the multiple house events throughout the year. The key to success in any team is that there are multiple leaders; I will be looking for my tutor House Captains and pupil House leader to inspire those around them. It is really important that all pupils are aware that if they have any questions, or wish to talk to me at any time, then please come and find me, I will be happy to help you in any way that I can! I look forward to working with you all and I hope that we all embody the Fire House motto "Burning Desire To Succeed!" My name is Mr Kinnaird and it is a pleasure to be the leader of Fire House. This will be my fifth year at The Westgate School where I teach both PE and Maths, as well as running many extra-curricular teams. I am thrilled to have such a hardworking and passionate group of pupils and tutors in Fire House; I look forward to working together with every member of Fire. Last year Fire narrowly missed out on the House Cup, reflecting all the hard work and determination shown by the pupils and staff over the school year; this year's challenge is to win back the trophy! I am always impressed by the support and encouragement our pupils give each other to enable everyone to contribute and utilise their strengths. This ethos of team work and working together is something we value enormously at the Westgate School and is key to a successful House team. ​ I look forward to working with my team of Water House captains, pupil House Leaders and every single one of the pupils just like our Water House motto of 'Together, our drops make an ocean.' WATER - “Together, our drops make an ocean” My name is Mrs Teague and I am thrilled to be the leader of Water House. I have been at the Westgate School for 12 years and teach Art and Photography. I am lucky enough to have a brilliant group of hardworking tutors and pupils within Water House and I look forward to welcoming the new Year 7's into our house too. It is vital that every pupil feels they can challenging events that will be happening.

  • Learning Resource Centre | westgate-home

    Learning Resources Centre Open 8.00 am - 4.00 pm, Monday to Friday ​ At the heart of the school, our Learning Resources Centre (LRC) provides a vital research facility, quiet study and reading area for our pupils. With a computer suite and well-stocked book shelves of over 9,000 fiction and non - fiction books. It is an important teaching and learning resource during lesson times as well as a lending library for pupils and staff. The LRC is also open during break and lunchtimes to welcome pupils seeking a quiet haven for reading, research or doing home learning. The LRC is also home to our careers services and Home Learning Club.

  • Vacancies | westgate-home

    Vacancies Teacher's Standards' Job Description ​ Learning Together ​ Please click here to register with TES to apply online for teaching roles at The Westgate School. ​ Secondary Phase Vacancies ​ No current vacancies ​ ​ ​ ​ Winchester Teaching Alliance ​ ​ Primary Phase Vacancies ​ No current vacancies ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ All - Through Vacancies ​ No current vacancies ​ ​ Nursery Vacancies ​ No current vacancies ​ Application Forms ​ TEACHING APPLICATION FORM (Word) ​ SUPPORT STAFF APPLICATION FORM (PDF) ​ SUPPORT STAFF APPLICATION FORM ( Word) ​ VOLUNTEER STAFF APPLICATION FORM (Word) ​ If you require any further assistance, please email The Westgate School is situated in an easily accessible area of Winchester, close to the railway station. It is a high-achieving, over-subscribed "Good" (Ofsted 2016) school. We are committed to safeguarding children. ​ ​

  • Parent and PSA Area

    Parent and PSA Area Parent Information Read More PSA Read More Pupil Support Read More Admissions Read More Absence Request Read More Digital Safety Read More Home Learning Read More Medicines & Treatments Read More Parent Surveys Read More SENCO / SEN Report Read More School Comms Read More School Trips Abroad Read More Travel Information Read More

  • Learning Beyond the Classroom | westgate-home

    Learning Beyond the Classroom We are delighted to be able to offer a broad range of extra-curricular activities that pupils are able to participate in. Our regular trips provide pupils the opportunity to learn together in new environments and also, with pupils of different age groups. All trips are designed to enrich pupils’ understanding of the subjects they are learning as well as supporting their development in skills such as team work. We include just a few examples of our programme but many others will take place during the school year. As an inclusive school, we ensure that pupils don’t have barriers to participation and therefore, are happy to discuss with any parent how we might support in joining a trip. The Ardeche ​ Our annual water sports trip takes place around the end June/beginning of July each year. It is a twin centre setting – the Mimosa Centre in the Mediterranean and the Domaine de Segries activity centre in the Ardeche. As well as a three day exhilarating canoe descent of the Ardeche gorge, pupils will also experience windsurfing, kayaking and sailing to name but a few. Fully qualified instructions lead all activities, supervised by colleagues from The Westgate. This trip is a fantastic opportunity for pupils in Key Stage 3 to learn in a different setting and in partnership with adults and each other. Ski-Trip ​ The School regularly runs a ski-trip that is open to pupils in the Upper School. Pupils of all abilities and experience with skiing are welcome to participate on this trip which is led by qualified ski instructors in partnership with colleagues from our school. Whether a beginner or experienced skier, this trip supports pupils in learning valuable skills of determination and learning together. ​ ​ Discovery Days ​ These are an annual events in our school calendar, taking place in the summer and involving all pupils in our Upper School. A menu of activities is open to pupils across the age groups and working within a flexible timescale. ​ ​ For more information regarding the wide variety of clubs, trips and activities The Westgate school offers please click . here ​ Parent & PSA Menu

  • Secondary Phase Year Groups | westgate-home

    Top of Page Year Group Leaders Year 6 welcome Year Groups (7 -11) Year Group Leaders | Year 7 Introduction Year Group Leaders YEAR 7 Key Stage 3 Leader of Y7 Mrs Fyvie-Rae Read More YEAR 8 Key Stage 3 Leader of Y8 Mr Damant Read More YEAR 9 Key Stage 4 Leader of Y9 Mr Searle Read More YEAR 10 Key Stage 4 Leader of Y10 Mr Sambrook Read More YEAR 11 Key Stage 4 Leader of Y11 Mr Howes Read More Please note year leaders may change for the next academic year Year 6 welcome This video includes a virtual tour of the school and a presentation by Mrs Fyvie-Rae Head of Year 7. Also during the video you will get to meet some key colleagues from our support team, house leaders and house captains. Year Groups (7 -11) The curriculum at Westgate's Upper School is uniquely shaped by the breadth of expertise available in its all-through setting. There are several 'threads' that run through the curriculum and inform Westgate's teaching and learning. In particular, colleagues adopt a Growth Mindset where pupils understand that their talents and abilities can be developed through effort, good teaching and learning and persistence. Pupils are encouraged to have high expectations of themselves and to develop resilience in their learning. At The Westgate, we believe that the curriculum should enable all pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and competencies needed for a successful future. The curriculum is designed to provide learners with a rich experience of different subjects and learning opportunities. In Yrs 7 and 8 pupils follow balanced curriculum including the core subjects of English, Maths and Science alongside, a range of Foundation subjects including the Humanities, Modern Foreign Languages, the Arts, Technology, Digital Studies and Physical Education. In addition, pupils are actively encouraged to participate in learning beyond the classroom including field trips and wide range of extra-curricular opportunities. We aspire to all pupils becoming skilful and accomplished in their learning through focused practice and production of high quality work. In Key Stage 4 (Yrs 9 to 11), pupils have the option to select from a range of subjects that they wish to pursue through to GCSE/examination level. The core subjects of English, Maths and Science continue to form the backbone of the curriculum because we believe that all pupils should leave our school with a strong foundation in these subjects. Owing to the structure of our extended Key Stage 4, we are able to afford pupils the time to deepen and extend their learning in their chosen subjects. Pupils are encouraged to take a Modern Foreign Language and at least one Humanities subject alongside their choice of a range of practical and artistic courses. Our school has a successful tradition of balancing high achievement in the academic disciplines within a rich ethos that also promotes practical subjects, such as Technology and Physical Education, as well as the expressive arts. We believe the curriculum should ensure that pupils’ physical and emotional wellbeing is nurtured through their learning. Pupils’ learning is enhanced by five Deep Learning Days which are calendared throughout the year, allowing pupils to immerse themselves in the learning of a particular subject. The creative and performing arts hold a special place in Westgate's curriculum and provide opportunities for all pupils to create, perform and explore their emotions, imaginations and understanding of the world around them. To enhance our arts curriculum, there are regular opportunities for pupils to experience school productions and musical events. The School’s carol concert in Winchester Cathedral and annual drama production are some of the highlights of the school year. Pupils' confident and assured use of new technology is developed through its application across the curriculum. Discrete skills in coding and programming are taught with the aim of enabling all pupils to be confident in the use of technology. If following Media Studies or Photography, pupils will also develop their creative skills using technology through the production of short films or through the use of digital media. Pupils’ Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural awareness is explicitly taught through our programme of Citizenship, PSHE and RE (CPR). The tutor and house programmes afford opportunities for pupils to put into practise their learning in these areas by participating in a range of activities including supporting charity events and discussing current affairs. The School actively promotes values and behaviours of tolerance and respect – preparing young people positively for life in modern Britain. Through the School’s reporting system, surveys and Curriculum Group, pupils are encouraged to reflect and comment on their learning experiences in our school. We believe this partnership is central to our success: learning together, achieving excellence.​​​​​ ​

  • Exam Information & Timetable | westgate-home

    Back to the GCSE Menu Exam Information & Timetable ​ ​ ​ Examinations at The Westgate School ​ ​ The School uses a wide range of assessment techniques to monitor pupil progress and help ensure all children continue to move forwards with their learning. In addition to classroom-based assessment and tests, at key times throughout their secondary school journey pupils will take more formal mock examinations - these are a vital way of preparing pupils for what they will experience in their real GCSEs. They help children develop their revision skills; their time management; their emotional resilience within exam conditions; as well as their exam technique - and they provide teachers will invaluable information which we use to inform our curriculum planning in the months leading up to the GCSE exams. ​ ​ Pupils will sit formal mock examinations in: ​ The summer term of Year 10 (after the Year 11 GCSEs are finished) The autumn term of Year 11 (a few weeks before the Christmas holidays) February of Year 11 for English, Maths and Science only ​ ​ ​ Exact timetables will be published to pupils in the build up to each exam series and can be found below. Tutors and colleagues within school will work with pupils to reassure, support and prepare them for these mock examinations, and parents will be provided with information in our Partners in Learning events throughout the year. Additional information about the exams can also be found below. ​ ​ ​ Mock Exam Timetable 2020 ​ Please click here to view the Year 11 Mock timetable. ​ ​ Partners in Learning ​ Please click here to view the Partners in Learning PPT Curriculum and Revision for Examinations. ​ ​ ​ ​ Exam Information ​ Please click here to view GCSE 8 Top Tips for Exams ​ Please click here to view the Grading is Changing 2017 document regarding new GCSE grading criteria in English and Mathematics. Please click here to view Exam Information for Candidates - Controlled Assessment Please click here to view Non Examination Information Please click here to view Privacy Notice Information Please click here to view Social Media Information Please click here to view Written Exams Information Please click here to view Mobile Phones Information Please click here to view Warning to Candidates Information ​ ​

  • Policy Documents | westgate-home

    Policy Documents ​ Admissions Accessibility Plan Allegations of abuse against staff Procedures for dealing with allegations of abuse against staff can be found in Annex 5 of the Child Protection Policy Anti - Bullying Assisted Instrumental Purchase Scheme Attendance Babysitting Behaviour Best Value Statement Careers and Employability Capability CCTV Systems Code of Practice CIEP Critical Incident Child Protection Charging & Remission Code of Conduct Code of Safe Practice Code of Conduct for School Governing Boards Complaints Procedure Continuous Professional Development Curriculum GDPR / Data Protection Early Years Foundation Stage Educational Visits Equality Objectives and Diversity Exams Contingency Plan Feedback , Assessment and Reporting Fitness and Suitability for Work Fire Safety Management First Aid and Administration of Medicines Freedom of Information Governors' Allowances Governor Training Governor Induction Health and Safety Home Learning Individual Performance Planning (Support Staff) ITT and NQT Learning Beyond The Classroom - Lower School Managing Allegations Against Pupils Management of Drugs Related Incidents Non Examination Assessment Nursery Admissions Online Learning Pupils & Parents Pay Performance Management Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) Protective Disclosure Pupil Groupings Recruitment Restrictive Physical Intervention Safe Use of ICT for School Staff Safeguarding Covid - 19 SEN Sex and Relationships Education Smoking and Vaping Social Media Communication Spritual, Moral, Social & Cultural Development Staff Absence and Cover Teaching and Learning Wraparound ​ ​

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