Year 6-7 Transition
Welcome to The Westgate school, a diverse and multi-cultural school in the heart of Cippenham. We pride ourselves on our values which we believe will enable all students to be #Equippedforlife. We are a positive and student focused school who not only wants the best academic education for your children but also the best social development for them to be prepared for life after school. Opportunities will be given to all students to thrive in many different aspects in school from academia to charity work. We all so have an outstanding pastoral team who are there to support the students needs.
Please see below some documentation to assist you with your child's transition to our school.
We teach a unique bespoke curriculum called Westgate 6 which is not taught in any other school. The focus is on 6 key skills (Adaptable Leader, Resilient Learner, Creative Initiator, Effective Communicator, Analytical Thinker, Independent Organiser). These skills are essential for being #Equippedforlife as you need more than just grades to be successful at work, with friends and with family. We will develop these skills in lessons and projects in years 7 and 8, some projects this year have included fundraising for Cancer Research UK, presentations of the student’s own research projects, and Year 7's fundraising money to make their own allotment this summer term, they will be taking ownership of the project from start to finish and we cannot wait to see what they produce, creating lasting memories for our students and developing lifelong skills.
We are looking forward to meeting you all and joining you on your journey through The Westgate School over the next 5 years.
Please note your child will be provided with a school tie in their community colour on their first day, where £4 will be charged to your Parent Pay account in September.
To order your child's PE Kit and uniform please visit:
- Parent Guide (swischoolwear.co.uk) PE Kit
- https://www.schoolcoloursdirect.co.uk/ School Blazer
We are looking forward to joining us in September as well as making new friends!