Senior Extra Curricular Activities
Each girl in Senior House is a member of one of the three Houses which meet regularly under the leadership of a Lower Sixth House Captain and Deputy.
There is a healthy and enthusiastic air of competition between the Houses which organise assemblies, raise money for charity and arrange performing arts festivals as well as competing in a wide range of sporting activities.
Outdoor Pursuits are thriving at Westfield, with several opportunities offered to the girls at each stage of their school career. Induction Days are held for the Year 7 girls on their first day at Westfield with an emphasis on teamwork which allows the girls to really get to know each other. There are opportunities for residential visits to various outdoor centres as well as enjoying overnight camps at school. Navigation and leaderships skills are developed as the girls move up the school with opportunities to enjoy walking and camping in the Northumberland countryside.
Upper Four spend a week in Cumbria staying at an Outdoor Centre in the Lake District. The week has a cross-curricular theme which includes English and Drama as well as personal development through outdoor and adventurous activities and teamwork. New entrants to Westfield at this age quickly settle in and make new friends. Girls may choose to do their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's Award. Girls also take part in outdoor pursuits and adventurous activities through Round Square conferences and visits.
Everyone is expected to play a full and active part in a busy programme of extra-curricular activities ranging from trampolining, running, athletics and design club to the UNESCO club, Passport for Life and Environmental groups. We aim to develop in the girls environmental awareness, not only in their thinking but also in a practical sense.
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CHRISTMAS BOX APPEAL
16 November 2016
This year we are supporting the Rotary Club with their Christmas Box Appeal. The deadline for sending in boxes has been extended as there has been a delay in our getting the supply of boxes. More information will follow when we have a deadline date!
Feature in The Journal 'Women In Business'
04 October 2016
Westfield girls - aspire to become the leading minds in business, construction, engineering and education
11+ Entrance and Scholarship Examination Day - Friday 28 January 2017
08 September 2016
Our 11+ Entrance and Scholarship Examination Day is Friday 28 January. To find out more please contact the school office on: 0191 255 3980
PROPOSED GYMNASIUM DEVELOPMENT
07 September 2016
Westfield School has temporarily withdrawn the planning application to create improved sports facilities in its Gosforth grounds.
A Level Exam Success at Westfield!
05 September 2016
Westfield School has been named fifth in this year's league tables for independent schools.
Outstanding A Level Success for Girls at Westfield!
18 August 2016
It's celebration time in Gosforth where Westfield girls have achieved even better examination results than in the past three years, with some superb personal results.