Westfield School

Westfield is a small, independent day school situated in the heart of Gosforth, a beautiful and leafy residential suburb of Newcastle upon Tyne, with good access to public transport.

Girls are admitted to Westfield from age 3 and are guaranteed continuity of education up to 18. Our Junior House is adjacent to the Senior House and provides excellent, self-contained accommodation for girls until the age of 11; the girls benefit from sharing some of the facilities of Senior House, purpose built science laboratories and ICT suite, dining room, tennis and netball courts to name but a few. The transfer to Senior House is a smooth one in familiar surroundings.

Choosing a single-sex education for your daughter is a very important consideration when selecting a school. In a single-sex environment, pupils have enormous freedom to discover what they enjoy and what they excel at, both academically and in extra-curricular activities, without the pressure to conform to stereotypes. At Westfield, our small class sizes (c. 14) are deliberate and we believe that our teaching styles deliver better outcomes for all girls; growing and developing in an environment where they do not feel self-conscious allows them to take greater risks and grow in confidence.

At Westfield, we like to ensure that girls have experience of working with others. They are encouraged to participate in Round Square activities with other schools across the country or around the world, join the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and become involved in community projects.

At Sixth Form level we work with Newcastle School for Boys to share some teaching classes where pupils from Westfield Sixth Form are taught alongside boys from NSB. There are also some joint trips and activities that are offered to pupils from both schools.

Westfield recently underwent a significant building and redevelopment project where an impressive new STEM and Arts facility was built and unveiled in 2019. The school is extremely proud of its heritage and is fully committed to investing for the future and aims to be at the forefront of innovative teaching; the school recently received great praise for the way remote teaching was delivered during the Covid 19 Lockdown.

Essentials

  • Head Mr Neil Walker
  • Mr Neil Walker
  • Age range 3 - 18
  • Day / Boarding Day
  • Religious affiliation None
  • Exams
  • 14+ GCSE
  • 16+ A Level

Bursaries & Scholarships

The Governors of Westfield School are committed to broadening access to the school by offering to eligible parents/guardians means-tested financial support with the payment of school fees.

Bursaries may be awarded in the form of a discount on tuition fees payable, depending on the financial, compassionate or other pertinent circumstances of applicants. Further details are available from the School Bursar.

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Scholarships & Bursaries offered
  • Academic scholarships
  • Art scholarships
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Drama scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Sport scholarships

Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, the GSA is not responsible for inaccuracies.

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