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.
Along with a generous benefactor, Westfield sponsors 2 boys at Starehe School, Kenya. The school educates around 1000 boys 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 boys.
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.
In this Section
The Comenius Project at Junior House
21 October 2013
Visit Junior House and Round Square and Activities sections of the website.
Delegates return home from The International Round Square Conference in the USA
14 October 2013
'Waves of Change'
Sporting Success at Senior House
01 October 2013
Congratulations to all the girls who have been selected to represent the City and County teams at the recent trials.
Macmillan Coffee Morning
30 September 2013
Scrumptious cakes in aid of Macmillan Nurses raises £368.54.
British Council International School Award for Westfield
16 September 2013
We are delighted to announce that Westfield School has received the Intermediate level of the British Council International school Award.
05 September 2013
Welcome back to all our girls who have enjoyed the Adventure Holiday and Round Square International Projects in South Africa and Costa Rica. What an amazing time they have all had!
Dip It Young Enterprise Company
05 September 2013
Dip It our Sixth Form Young Enterprise Company went through to the National Finals of the Young Enterprise Competition.
Superb A Level Results!
21 August 2013
Once again, Westfield girls have achieved superb A level results, with a 100% pass rate and 94% of passes at A* to C. Many congratulations to all our Upper Sixth leavers and good luck at university!
Announcement of the new Head Girl and Deputy Head Girl
13 May 2013
We are delighted to announce the following appointments for the new academic year: