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
UJUK Young Enterprise girls visited London
11 March 2013
Commonwealth Day Observance Service in Westminster Abbey on 11 March 2013
We will remember them. Visit to World War One Battlefields, Northern France and Belgium
16 February 2013
During half term, a group of girls visited the Battlefields of World War One.
A triumph for Zoe with the National Youth Music Theatre
15 January 2013
Zoe Buckthorp is through to the next round of auditions for a role in the West End musical Whistle Down The Wind.
The Old Girls' Association
08 January 2013
Calling all former pupils - have you joined the Westfield School Old Girls' Association? Sign up today!
Westfield on You Tube!
08 January 2013
We have produced two films which can be seen on You Tube. See them at www.youtube.com/westfieldschool
Welcome back to our Round Square adventurers from Cambodia and India....
07 January 2013
Our Lower Sixth girls have returned safely from their Round Square travels to foreign parts over their Christmas holidays.
'Frontiers in Transition' Archaeological Research
15 October 2012
We are delighted to announce a new collaborative project with the Vindolanda Trust on Hadrian's Wall in September 2013.
Senior House appointments
25 September 2012
We are delighted to announce the following Lower Sixth appointments for the new academic year.
Round Square Fund Raising Day - Wednesday 28 November
21 September 2012
Raising funds for two girls at Starehe Girls' Centre in Nairobi.
Junior Painter of the Year Competition winners
20 September 2012
Three Junior House girls have scooped awards at the Junior House Painter of the Year Competition organised by The Royal Academy of Art and Specsavers.
Round Square activities for 2013
17 September 2012
Costa Rica and South Africa are just two of the Round Square destinations that Senior House girls may visit next year.
Senior House Sporting Fixtures for Academic Year 2012
12 September 2012
Information on Senior House Sports' fixtures can also be found in the Parents' Portal. Please contact the school office for the password. The list is displayed below but please keep scrolling down until you find it!
Outstanding GCSE Results
23 August 2012
This year's GCSE Results have been outstanding.
Fantastic A2 Results for Westfield Sixth Formers
16 August 2012
Congratulations to all our A2 Level Students on achieving such fantastic results.
The Camellia Ball Photographs
06 July 2012
Photographs taken at The Camellia Ball held on 30 June are available to view in the school office. Please telephone Mrs Jokelson on 0191 255 3980 to arrange an appointment to view them.
Gosforth Fun Run for Teenage Cancer Trust
05 July 2012
Watch out for our Senior House girls dressed in red, white and blue today!
Congratulations to The Westfield Association on a fantastic Camellia Ball
03 July 2012
Another triumph for The Westfield Association.
Buying flowers in July?
01 July 2012
StareheFuture has been chosen to be the beneficiary of Next Flowers' bouquets during the month of July.
A triumph for UJUK!
20 June 2012
UJUK had a fantastic evening at the Young Enterprise North East Regional Finals held at the Marriott Hotel, Gosforth, on Tuesday 19 June.
Georgia and Samantha perform live on Saturday 16 June
16 June 2012
Georgia Lapping and Sam Maxted help raise funds for Cancer Research UK
An explosive time at the Salters' Chemistry Festival!
13 June 2012
Lower Four girls had a great visit to the Salters' Festival of Chemistry at Newcastle University which enabled them to gain an appreciation of chemistry and related sciences for young people.
Ellie Bindman is over the moon!
11 June 2012
Ellie wins her dream place at the Italia Conti School.
Welcome to Poppy and Isobel Wilkes
11 June 2012
Two new additions for the Maths Department!
A wonderful Diamond Jubilee Party
29 May 2012
Well done to all our Junior House girls who celebrated the Queen's Diamond Jubilee with a wonderful party in the garden.
The Westfield School Art and Graphics Exhibition
28 May 2012
Thank you to all our parents, family and friends who came to view this year's A Level and GCSE artworks on Monday 28 May.
The Westfield School Old Girls' Association Lottery Winners
23 May 2012
Congratulations to our May Lottery winners.
To infinity and beyond!
16 May 2012
Six delegates from Upper Three and Lower Four have recently been to Paris to join the Round Square Regional Conference.
Appointment of the new Head Girl and Deputy Head Girl for 2012/13 academic year
08 May 2012
We are delighted to annouce the appointment of our Head Girl and Deputy Head Girl for the new academic year.
Our little ones came back from the Workhouse!
02 May 2012
Girls from Upper Two had an eye-opening experience at The National Trust property, The Workhouse in Southwell, Nottinghamshire.
UJUK win two Young Enterprise Awards
23 April 2012
Congratulations to our UJUK Company who won the Best Overall Company Award and the Best Company Report at the recent Young Enterprise regional heats in Durham.
Delegates attend the Round Square Conference in Kenya
16 April 2012
Four girls from Senior House flew off to Nairobi in the school holidays to attend the annual International Round Square Conference which was based on the theme of 'No existence without co-existence'.
A visit to meet a Polish Holocaust survivor
20 March 2012
Girls from Lower Four recently visited Benfield School to meet Polish Holocaust survivor, Zigi Shipper.
Inspired young authors
20 March 2012
The Westfield School Short Story Competition winners were announced recently.
Westfield's production of the musical Annie
19 March 2012
Last night's performance of the Broadway music 'Annie' was a sell out. It was a truly fantastic performance.
Budding young actress
15 March 2012
Ellie Bindman, Upper Three, has been very busy lately developing her acting career.
UJUK Young Enterprise Success
02 March 2012
The Westfield School Young Enterprise company UJUK picked up the award for the Best Trade Stand at the recent Metro Centre Trade Fair.
Viking Gold. The hunt is on!
27 February 2012
Follow Redknee's journey on a Viking longship from the coast of Norway to Sheep Island, Iceland and beyond. An exciting voyage of discovery.
February Lottery Winners
27 February 2012
Congratulations to our February Old Girls' Association Lottery winners.