Round SquareWestfield is an elected member of Round Square, a world-wide association of over 80 schools which share a commitment, beyond academic excellence, to personal development, responsibility and international understanding through service, challenge and adventure.
'Inspiring students to become the leaders and guardians of tomorrow's world'
Girls are involved in service in both the local and wider, international community. Lower Four girls have the opportunity to participate in a variety of service projects which are forerunners to the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme.
A large amount of money is regularly raised for charities, including North of England Children's Cancer Run, St.Oswald's Hospice, National Blind Children's Society, Action Medical Research and The Children's Foundation, to name but a few.
Many girls take part in overseas service projects. Girls have recently taken part in projects in South Africa, Canada, Costa Rica, Thailand and Kenya.
Through Round Square, Westfield prepares pupils for physical and mental challenges as well as academic success. The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme is very popular and the school has an impressive record of Gold and Bronze Award Winners.
Exchanges with other Round Square schools
Girls from most year groups have the opportunity to visit other Round Square schools. There are also opportunities for younger students to participate in Junior and Young Round Square conferences aimed specifically at their own age groups and usually held in the UK or Europe.
Round Square schools are built on six pillars that are encapsulated in the word IDEALS.
Democracy in Education
Westfield students regularly go on exchange and visit other Round Square schools as far afield as Botswana, British Columbia, Toronto, South Africa and Australia as well as regular European exchanges.
Westfield sponsors 2 girls at Starehe School, Kenya. The school educates around 1000 girls from severely disadvantaged backgrounds, including extreme poverty. Each Autumn term the school devotes an afternoon to fundraising activities to raise as much money as possible to fund the tuition fees of two of these girls.
The Environmental Club encourages girls to participate in recycling programmes and many of the excellent ideas thought up by the girls have been implemented as school policy. The whole school participates in projects in the school grounds at Westfield and at Hadrian School, Percy Hedley School and Gibside School.
In 2009, Westfield School gained its Green Flag status - one of the very few schools in the North of England to be accredited for its environmental work. The school has recently been awarded its second Green Flag for its continuing commitment to sustainability and the environment.
Round Square Opportunities in 2015
We are pleased to announce the forthcoming opportunities to attend Round Square Conferences during 2015.
Round Square Regional Conference at the Kurt Hahn Outward Bound Sea School, Aberdovey, Wales from 12 to 14 June 2015 for years U3/L4
International Round Square Conference at UWCSEA Singapore from 2-9 October 2015 with pre-conference tour in South East Asia.
Slice of Africa 2015 visit for L5/U5/L6 July 5-15 2015
Round Square International Service Projects December 2015 (L6/U6) – Thailand, Cambodia, Kenya, India
Please contact Mr Steve Ratcliffe for information about any of these opportunities.
In this Section
Thunderous Thursday at Junior House - 2 April 2015
26 March 2015
It's Thunderous Thursday at Junior House on Thursday 2 April from 2.30pm - 3.30pm.
Upper Three Parents' Conference - Thursday 26 March
24 March 2015
Parents of girls in Upper Three are invited to a Parents' Conference at Thursday 26 March from 4.00pm - 6.00pm.
Westfield create their own Science GCSE Revision Guide
24 March 2015
The Science Department at Westfield School have created a website to help pupils with their GCSE revision.
Artisan Food and Local Produce coming to Westfield soon...25 April
24 March 2015
The Westfield Association will be hosting a 'Spring Celebration Foodie Fayre' on Saturday 25 April, 2015 from 11.00am - 2.00pm in the grounds of the school. Let's hope for lovely sunshine!
Teenage Cancer Trust donation
23 March 2015
We were delighted to present the Teenage Cancer Trust with a cheque last week to support their work.
Outstanding, Innovative, Unique..see Westfield in action
23 March 2015
Visit Westfield in action on our website. Watch our films on the OUR SCHOOL section, click on Videos.
19 March 2015
Time to get creative. Dust off your overall and get your paints out to enter our Easter Egg Decorating competition.
The Westfield Association 2015 dates for your diary
16 March 2015
Dates for your diary - Westfield Association meetings and this term and during the Summer Term
Senior House Sporting Fixtures - March 2015
12 March 2015
Below is the last of the March Sporting Fixtures for Senior House girls. Good luck girls.