Headteacher's Welcome

My name is Helen Carpenter and I’m Headteacher at Westgate. I’d like to welcome you to our website; I hope that you enjoy browsing and that you can find any information you need. All the staff and children at Westgate are very proud of their school and I’m certainly very proud to be the headteacher.

• We have very special children who work hard and who genuinely care about each other and other people.
• There is a real sense of parents, staff and pupils working happily and successfully together.
• We are very much involved with the local community.
• We have high standards of achievement and behaviour.
• The staff are highly skilled and committed to ensuring the best for every single pupil.

Our ethos can be summed up in the words of our mission statement:

Striving For Excellence, Caring For Children

It means that every child matters at Westgate and every decision we take is based on making sure that what we do is in the best interests of the children. We have consistently high standards as measured both by results in the National Tests (SATs) and the progress children make from different starting points, with very pleasing numbers of children achieving at or above age-related expectations at the end of key stages one and two, but it is every bit as important to us that the children at Westgate feel happy and secure, that they respect each other and that they have the self-confidence and self-esteem to achieve their full potential. We don’t just want them to be highly numerate and literate, we want them to have the opportunity to develop their talent in art, music and sport as well.

In this website we have tried to give you a broad overview of the school and to give you the option of downloading further useful information if you need it. Have a look through it all then email us with your comments. We welcome visitors and want you to come and see the children, meet the staff and feel the happy atmosphere for yourself. We would also be pleased to learn more about the school from former pupils. Don’t hesitate to get in touch and thank you for taking the time to look at this website.

Helen Carpenter

Our School Aims

Westgate Primary School is a happy, nurturing place to be, where everyone is committed to providing a high quality, rounded and inclusive education that enables all children to thrive and achieve.

We aim for everyone in our school:

  • To show kindness, tolerance and respect to everyone around them, celebrating our differences and the things we have in common, and standing up against injustice;
  • To develop the skills and qualities they need to become lifelong learners: enthusiasm, perseverance, resilience, independence and teamwork;
  • To challenge themselves, learning with and from others;
  • To ask questions and think for themselves;
  • To be creative and find positive ways to fully express themselves;
  • To behave responsibly and to make healthy choices;
  • To look after the world around us, for ourselves and future generations;
  • To develop a sense of belonging to Westgate and the wider community, so that they can make a difference to the world in which they live.

All of Westgate’s policies and actions are designed to support these aims.

Striving For Excellence, Caring For Children