A very warm welcome to Westfield Primary Community School's website.
I have been the Headteacher at Westfield since January 2009 and it is my privilege to lead such a caring school where children really do come first. We are a three-form entry school situated on a beautiful site with substantial grounds.
We have extremely high expectations of our children's academic performance, and high aspirations for their future career success. Quality of teaching is consistently good or better in all year groups, and we were most recently judged "good" by Ofsted in January 2018 following an earlier "good" rating in January 2013. We are an inclusive school with higher than average percentages of children on the Special Needs register, and higher than average numbers of children qualifying for Free School Meals.
Although some of our children with Special Educational Needs will not meet the government's "expected standard" in statutory tests, we aim to ensure that they will all make good or outstanding progress from their individual starting points. Our Year 6 pupil progress scores remain consistently "above" or "well above" national average and we have closed the gap in outcomes for disadvantaged learners.
In 2018 Ofsted said "Your professional commitment to the community and its children has made a positive contribution to the life chances of many".
We are very proud to be a maintained community school, and governors have no plans to convert to academy status. Our teacher recruitment and retention rates are high and teaching vacancies arise rarely.
We won the York Community Pride "School of the Year Award" in 2016.
For daily updates, please follow our main school twitter account @WfieldPrimary
If you are a prospective parent, and you are successful in gaining a place here for your child, we will welcome your child into our school family in Reception, and send them off on a high following the annual Year 6 summer show :)
Good luck with your application.
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