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 2016
There are a number of forthcoming opportunities to attend Round Square Conferences during 2016.
Please contact Mr Steve Ratcliffe for more information.
In this Section
Open Day - Saturday 5 March 2016
04 February 2016
Our next whole school Open Day is Saturday 5 March from 10am to 1pm.
Green Flag Inspection success
02 February 2016
Westfield recently passed a Green Flag inspection with flying colours and was awarded a fourth Green Flag. We received some wonderful comments from the Assessor.
Sixth Form Taster Day - 5.2.16
28 January 2016
Our Sixth Form Taster Day is on Friday 5 February. Please contact the school office to find out more and reserve your place.
Westfield Association Quiz Night - 5.2.16
27 January 2016
The Westfield Association Quiz Night takes place on Friday 5 February at 7:00pm.
Top performing school in Newcastle and Northumberland for GCSE
21 January 2016
For the second year in a row we are the top performing school in Newcastle and Northumberland at GCSE according to the latest league tables!
Sunderland High School
19 January 2016
We are so sorry to hear about the closure of Sunderland High School today. Westfield welcomes any girls who are looking for a new school to attend our Entrance and Scholarship examination day on Friday 22 January or our Open Day on Saturday 5 March.
Open Day - Saturday 5 March 2016
18 January 2016
Our next whole school Open Day will be held on Saturday 5 March 2016 at 10am. For more information please contact the school office on: 0191 255 3980
11+ Entrance and Scholarship Examination Day - 22.01.16
12 January 2016
Our 11+ Entrance and Scholarship Examination Day is Friday 22nd January. To find out more please contact the school office on: 0191 255 3980
Second consultation for Westfield School development proposals - 13.01.16
08 January 2016
Plans to bring improved sports facilities, including a county-standard gymnasium at Westfield School, are to go on display again.