About Our School
Westfield Primary School is a friendly, dynamic school in Woking and we celebrate our very diverse community. We take pupils from 4 to 11 (Reception to Year 6). For 2017/2018 our number on roll is 510 children, with seventeen classes. Westfield Primary School has been an expanding school since 2010. Prior to this, in 2009, its PAN was 30 pupils and after several bulge year groups its PAN was increased to 60. In Sept 2014, Westfield was chosen to expand further to meet the need in the local area, taking an additional bulge class in Year R for 3 years. The result is we currently have 3 forms of entry in Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3.
The school is positioned at the end of Bonsey Lane, between the woods of Westfield Common and the Hoe Stream. The large site has extensive grounds to enable us to have football pitches and athletics tracks. There is also a large hard surface playground with a range of newly installed play equipment, which provides challenge and enjoyment for all.
The two Reception Classes enjoy the benefits of an outside classroom area as do our Year 1's. Designed originally as a secondary school the main building is spacious and well equipped. We have an assembly hall with full stage and an additional separate dining room area. We have access to an additional gym hall for 3 days a week. We have a colourful library, an up to date computer suite and a cookery room.
The timings of the day are :
The playground gates and playground doors to classes are opened from 8.40am and children accompanied by adults must be supervised to their class entrance at this time so that their children enter the school, this enables a relaxed entry into class to enable a prompt 8.50am start.
For Health and Safety reasons children are not allowed to play on the apparatus outside before and after school, as class teachers are supervising the individual classes and not the playground. Lessons begin promptly at 8.50am. At home time teachers bring their classes to the playground; infant class teachers handover children in their class to the adult who collects them. The infants finish at 3.05pm and Juniors at 3.10pm.
Break for Years R, 2, 5 & 6 is 10.15-10.30am. Break for Years 1, 3 & 4 is 10.40- 10.55am.
Lunchtimes for Infants is 12.00pm to 1.00pm and for Juniors is 12.30pm to 1.15pm.
The Aims of Our School
Westfield is built on underlying core values (PRIDE) that inspire our vision to become an outstanding school in which every child embraces a true Love of Learning and a Love of Life, to enable them to be the best they can and achieve the necessary basic skills for life in the 21st Century.
The school builds on the qualities and skills which parents have fostered in the child at home. From the beginning staff and Governors create a caring and well-organized environment in which each child is valued as an individual and can grow in confidence, motivation and self-belief.
We aim to provide the highest quality of education for all our children, in an environment that is challenging, motivating, disciplined, caring and moral, where children can acquire the skills and knowledge appropriate to their individual needs through the delivery of a creative curriculum. Through our PLEDGE we promise a range of exciting learning and life experiences.
We emphasise positive attitudes to learning which will encourage children to achieve their best in all that they do. We help all children to grow emotionally and to learn that courtesy, good manners and consideration for others are very important qualities. We hope all our children will become happy, responsible, and independent young people.