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.
In this Section
Outstanding, Innovative, Unique..see Westfield in action
23 April 2015
Visit Westfield in action on our website. Watch our films on the OUR SCHOOL section, click on Videos.
Nursery and Early Years places for September 2015
21 April 2015
Places are available in our Nursery and Early Years classes for September 2015. Come and visit our unique, inspirational and creative environment. Boys are very welcome in our Nursery too!
The Westfield Association 2015 dates for your diary
21 April 2015
Dates for your diary - Westfield Association meetings and this term and during the Summer Term
Westfield launch a STEM programme
20 April 2015
As part of our commitment to encouraging our pupils to pursue interesting and exciting careers, we have introduced a STEM programme at Westfield.
Westfield create their own Science GCSE Revision Guide
24 March 2015
The Science Department at Westfield School have created a website to help pupils with their GCSE revision.
Artisan Food and Local Produce coming to Westfield soon...25 April
24 March 2015
The Westfield Association will be hosting a 'Spring Celebration Food Fayre' on Saturday 25 April, 2015 from 11.00am - 2.00pm in the grounds of the school. Let's hope for lovely sunshine!
Teenage Cancer Trust donation
23 March 2015
We were delighted to present the Teenage Cancer Trust with a cheque last week to support their work.
National Careers Week
09 March 2015
We were delighted to run a full programme of Careers Education and Guidance from key note speakers who attended our Careers Week event.
Travels in Nicaragua with RSIS Projects
06 March 2015
Alex Henderson, Lower Sixth, spent two weeks in Nicaragua taking part in a Round Square Service Project on the San Juan River in southern Nicaragua.