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
Open Day - Saturday 5 March 2016
04 February 2016
Our next whole school Open Day is Saturday 5 March from 10am to 1pm.
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.
Westfield Association Quiz Night - 5.2.16
27 January 2016
The Westfield Association Quiz Night takes place on Friday 5 February at 7:00pm.
Top performing school in Newcastle and Northumberland for GCSE
21 January 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!
Sunderland High School
19 January 2016
We are so sorry to hear about the closure of Sunderland High School today. Westfield welcomes any girls who are looking for a new school to attend our Entrance and Scholarship examination day on Friday 22 January or our Open Day on Saturday 5 March.
Open Day - Saturday 5 March 2016
18 January 2016
Our next whole school Open Day will be held on Saturday 5 March 2016 at 10am. For more information please contact the school office on: 0191 255 3980
11+ Entrance and Scholarship Examination Day - 22.01.16
12 January 2016
Our 11+ Entrance and Scholarship Examination Day is Friday 22nd January. To find out more please contact the school office on: 0191 255 3980
Second consultation for Westfield School development proposals - 13.01.16
08 January 2016
Plans to bring improved sports facilities, including a county-standard gymnasium at Westfield School, are to go on display again.