General information

The School Aims

Westfield School aims to provide high quality learning opportunities which enable each child to achieve their true potential.

We specifically aim to:  

  • To create a caring, friendly and safe environment where all children are encouraged to be courteous and respectful.
  • To develop and maintain a good relationship between home and school.
  • To ensure that all children are treated as individuals and have full access to the curriculum, whatever their needs.
  • To encourage curiosity and a thirst for knowledge by creating a stimulating and supportive environment and delivering a varied and full curriculum.
  • To develop a moral and spiritual awareness with a tolerance and an understanding of all religions and all people.
  • To provide opportunities for pupils to experience and enjoy all areas of the curriculum and to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding for the future.

School Uniform

Summer and Winter Uniform

School uniform at Westfield consists of:

  • Dark green sweatshirt/fleece
  • Dark grey/black trousers/shorts/skirt
  • White polo shirt/blouse
  • Black shoes or black trainers
  • In summer children may wear green/yellow and white checked/striped dresses.

Sweatshirts, fleeces and white polo tops, all with the school badge are available from the school office. School book bags, PE bags and water bottles are also available to purchase.

Uniform for PE/Games

For reasons of safety and hygiene children need to change for PE and Games lessons.

Kit of plimsolls/trainers, white T-shirt and black shorts should be kept in school in the Westfield School shoe/swim bags.

For Run a Mile, children in years 5 and 6 will be asked to wear their PE kit.  To save time in changing for the younger year groups, they will only be asked to change into their plimsolls/trainers.

Uniform Accessories

  • Watches are permitted in school but must be removed for PE/Games lessons. We cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage.
  • Children should not wear jewellery for safety reasons. The only exceptions are small plain stud earrings.
  • Coloured nail varnish is unsuitable for school.
  • Long hair should always be tied back in a pony tail or plait for reasons of hygiene. Long hair should always be away from the child’s eyes enabling them to fully access all parts of the curriculum.
  • Dyed and/or bleached hair is unsuitable for school.

We do reserve the right to forbid items of clothing and/or accessories which are deemed to be unacceptably dangerous in school or that may interfere with learning in class.

Ofsted and External Consultants’ Report

  • “Teaching is good and some is outstanding…Pupils make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics.” (Ofsted 2014)
  • “The headteacher and deputy head teacher work extremely well together. They provide excellent role models and strong leadership.” (Ofsted 2014)
  • “The governing body provides excellent levels of support and challenge for the school.” (Ofsted 2014)
  • “Pupils behave well and feel extremely safe in school…Pupils eligible to benefit from additional government funding make the same progress as their classmates” (Ofsted 2014)
  • “One of the most striking areas for visitors, apart from the immaculate and inspiring displays throughout the school, is the exemplary behaviour and courtesy of the children” (E-Safety Report May 2013)
  • “The school’s strategic plan 2014-15 is fit for purpose, which identifies the right priorities” (SIP Report Oct 14)