Our next whole school Open Morning is on Saturday 2nd October 2021.
Due to Covid 19, we have been unable to have our traditional open day where we invite prospective parents and pupils for a formal tour of the school. Our last Junior House Open Morning was conducted virtually (see tour videos and feedback from parents below)
We are now delighted to announce that we will be booking tours and taster days from May 17th. Please book via email@example.com or call 0191 255 3980
Feedback and information from our most recent Open Day(s)
Thursday 4th March 10am
We were delighted to welcome so many parents and pupils to our virtual open morning. If you missed it, click here to watch the tour video.
This tour video will give you a genuine insight of our Junior House. it was filmed during lockdown with children that have been in school (children of key workers).
Whatever stage you might be, in your application process, whether it be for a reception or Year 5, we will be happy to arrange or discuss a video call. (until we reach the next stage of the national lockdown roadmap)
This is a great opportunity to reserve a place, as a small school we are able to adapt our teaching that is bespoke to your daughter's needs. Places are limited.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0191 255 3980
As lockdown continues, our remote learning strategy has gone from strength to strength, our girls have made tremendous progress. if you are worried about your daughter's education and want to get her back on track, find out more. Join us for our virtual open morning!
Recap on our Open Day that we had last October. See the video library and watch in your own time.
Whole School Open Day
On Saturday 3rd October, we hosted our live face to face Open Day as well as a virtual one. It was lovely to welcome so many families on site, there is no better way to get a true feel for the school and absorb what the school can offer.
If you are interested in getting your daughter's education back on track or interested in getting your daughter the best start in her education, please contact the school on 0191 255 3980
The following is a video menu of areas of the school that will give you a flavour of the school.
Please get in touch with the school if you would like any specific information on future opportunities to visit the school.
Video Menu of our October Open Day 2020
This is a celebratory video that captures life at Westfield from EY’s through to Sixth Form
Deputy Head, Mrs Kate Quinn talks about the educational offering and what you can expect for your daughter’s academic journey through Westfield
Mrs Norma Alexanders talks Early Years and the Westfield ethos that helps prepare girls for KS1 and beyond.
Mr John Drake talks about Junior House including curriculum, outdoor learning and extra-curricular offerings.
Anna and Zara (Lower 3/Year 6) pupils give a brief insight into their experiences at Westfield and what the school means to them.
Miss B talks about how we introduce pupils into Year 7 to give them the best start to senior school life.
Introduction to Sixth Form
Miss B talks about the Sport and PE offering to all pupils from KS1 up to Sixth Form.
Mr Steve Ratcliffe talks about our membership to this international group of schools and the benefits that it has brought to our pupils.
This is a full recording (half an hour) of the open morning which includes the Q and A at the end
Feedback from parents on how we delivered 'Lockdown Learning'
Feedback on Lockdown Learning
In line with UK Government Guidelines, some parts of the school buildings are currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time we have continued to provide a rich and varied programme of timetabled lessons and enrichment activities as well as pastoral support to all of our girls since lockdown started on the 23rd March.
Our remote learning strategy, we believe is giving the girls the best, most exciting, challenging and varied alternative educational experience possible in these unprecedented times. We have had great feedback from our parents and we are committed to making sure that the learning experience we give the girls is of the highest quality.
'I just wanted to write to let you know how happy we are that Anna is so engaged by her lessons. She's finding the material really interesting, is very motivated and talks regularly in the evening about what she's doing the next day. A physics experiment which involved measuring an ice cube was done twice and she even got up early to come downstairs and record her results ( and was genuinely excited!).
Thankyou all so much for everything - we're so impressed and grateful for all the time and effort being put in by all the teachers and staff to support the girls with their learning at this time.
Please pass on our sincere thanks!'
Parent of Anna in Lower 4/Year 8
'Thanks for everything, it is excellent that the girls are keeping up with their work and doing well from home.' Parent of Libby, Lower 3/Year 7 parent
'Jess has in fact enjoyed some of the benefits of working from home. It has certainly boosted her confidence academically and allowed her to take control, thank you for all your hard work.'
Parent of Jess Lower 5/Year 10
'I just wanted to drop a quick note to say a huge thank you for Westfield's response to teaching during this time.
Initially we struggled with home learning but you all listened to our concerns and we have been delighted with your response.
Having Mrs Slack teach and interact with Libby each day has been great, not only for her learning but also her mental health and wellbeing ( and mine too!!)
Likewise, Emma Thompson has been amazing taking Libby under her wing and going above and beyond with support.
Whilst it hasn't been the start we envisaged to our Westfield journey, we are nonetheless delighted that we made the move when we did and know Libby is really benefitting from being with you during this time.
Please pass on our thanks to Mr Walker and everyone else involved and we look forward to seeing you all again soon.'
Parents of Libby in Lower 3/Year 6
'Thank you so much to everyone in Westfield for making these challenging times less stressful for the girls and their surroundings. Siel had amazing support from all her teachers and we cannot thank them enough.'
Parent of Siel in Lower 5/Year 10
'Can I just say how impressed I have been with the level of care and standard of education the school has provided throughout this pandemic.
… I can honestly say without the help and support of Westfield I don’t think she would have coped. I can’t praise the school enough for their support in keeping Phoebe engaged and happy whilst still receiving an exceptional standard of home schooling.
On Sunday morning she packed her school bag as she was convinced Boris was announcing her return to school with immediate effect. Whilst initially upset she has settled back into her routine until such a time comes when she can be reunited with her Westfield family.
Thank you so much for everything.'
Parent of Phoebe in Upper 4/Year 9
'Entry points' and 'In Year' entry
Whether you are in the process of applying for your daughter's first school or perhaps looking for a senior school and had never thought of applying to an independent school before, you will learn a lot about how much more we can provide and the potential outcomes for your daughter.
Many of our new entrants come from first, primary or middle schools when parents do not wish them to go forwards into a much larger school where they may run the risk of just being a face in a crowd. At Westfield every girl is an individual and is well known to all her teachers.
We are always happy to discuss your requirements if you are after 'In Year' entry as well. This is a great opportunity to view the school, meet the staff and pupils. Your daughter may be in the middle of Y9 options, GCSE or going into her A Levels. We have experienced staff and expertise to guide you through the whole process and ensure that your daughter achieves her full potential.
In order to tailor your visit precisely to your needs, it would be useful for us to know a little about your daughter prior to your visit. This helps to ensure that you get the maximum out of your visit and you can feel assured that you have all the information at your fingertips when it comes to decide.