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
Art and Design Show - 26.05.16
20 May 2016
On Thursday 26 May there will be an Art and Design Show showcasing work from Westfield's GCSE and A-Level students.
May Open Mornings
10 May 2016
We are holding whole school Open Mornings on Friday 20th May and Monday 23rd May from 9:30am to 12:30pm. Come along to find out more about the Top Performing School for GCSE in Newcastle and Northumberland.
Camellia Masquerade Ball 2016
25 April 2016
Tickets are available now for this year's Camellia Ball which will take place on Saturday 2nd July at the Marriott Hotel, Gosforth Park.
Junior and Senior places available for September 2016
15 April 2016
We still have Junior and Senior places available for September 2016.
Top performing school in Newcastle and Northumberland for GCSE
15 April 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!
24 March 2016
We hope you all have a lovely Easter break! The summer term commences on Tuesday 12 April.
Alice in Wonderland
21 March 2016
Thank you to everyone who came along to our open-air Alice in Wonderland production. Well done to all of the cast and Mrs McGowan for putting on a wonderful show!
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.