Welcome to The Westgate School
Welcome to our Virtual Open Evening, Open Evening is one of our favourite experiences where we look forward to meeting yourselves and show casing our wonderful school, having the opportunity to talk to our staff and our children. However due to the current situation we are unable to do this.
We hope you enjoy your virtual visit, gain an insight, a feel of our strong beliefs, values and a sense of our community spirit.
Mrs. Cooper, Headteacher is delighted to welcome you to our school.
Westgate behind the scenes...
Why choose The Westgate School?
You learn new things that you did not do at primary school and I’ve made lots of new friends, Teya Year 8.
None of my friends came to Westgate from my previous primary school. When I was put into a pod for Westgate6 my confidence grew, and I made lots of new friends and still continue to do so, Wikitoria Year 8
The teachers here are really nice and supportive, and this makes learning more enjoyable, Abdi Year 10.
My name is Chloe and I am currently in Year 13 studying Art, Psychology and Health and Social Care. In the future I am aspiring to become a nurse, helping those who need support in their lives. Westgate provides a diverse environment for young children to socialise and learn. Teachers are supportive with students, helping them to achieve their very best, Chloe, Year 12.
It has such a vibrant environment, I have built positive relationships with all teachers, I feel I can walk into any classroom and talk about the support I may need. The friends I have made through my time here have become the best support network and we have been there for each other at every opportunity over the last 6 years at Westgate, Mahum Year 13.
After visiting Secondary schools we chose Westgate as our choice of Secondary school for our children because we were impressed with the diverse range of facilities available to support their learning. All staff were friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable in their specified subjects and that is the environment that we wish for our children to be educated in. We also investigated the Ofsted ratings for all schools and were pleased to see that The Westgate School is rated as an Outstanding School, Mrs C Thomas.
Both my children attend The Westgate School and I am glad that they do. They have both had smooth transitions from primary school and are well looked after in a nurturing environment. The teachers are passionate about the subjects they teach encouraging and supporting my children along their learning journey, Mrs Cooper.
I have had 11 amazing years working at The Westgate School, which is largely due to the ethos that centres around the positive wellbeing of staff and students. The sense of community spirit at The Westgate School has allowed me to build excellent relationships with all stakeholders. The school has gone from strength to strength through the recent expansion and I look forward to seeing this continue in the future, Mr Ward, Science Curriculum Leader.
Westgate school has been a fantastic work place for me. The staff always put the students needs and learning first which is what drives the outstanding practices, the child really is at the centre of everything we do. Being the SENDCo here at Westgate makes me proud to be part of an all-inclusive environment that celebrates every member of the school’s individuality and identity, Mrs Chopra, SENDCO.