The Westgate School
- The Westgate School
- Head: Mrs Fae Dean
- T 01962 854757
- F 01962 840080
- E [email protected]
- W www.westgate.hants.sch.uk
- A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 16.
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Hampshire
- Pupils: 1431
- Religion: Does not apply
- Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
- Early years provision Outstanding 1
- Outcomes for children and learners Good 1
- Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
- Personal development, behaviour and welfare Outstanding 1
- Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
- 1 Full inspection 14th December 2016
- Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 13th July 2012
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
This is not currently a GSG-reviewed school.
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Overall school performance (for comparison or review only)
Results by exam and subject
Special Education Needs
The Westgate School recognises that all pupils may have special educational needs at some stage in their school career and that it is the responsibility of all staff to ensure that these pupils have access to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum, irrespective of ability, disability, cognitive development, cultural/ethnic or other perceived differences. The Learning Support Department is responsible for ensuring that these pupils’ needs are identified and met so that they are able to meet their potential and develop their self-esteem. The special provision for gifted, talented and able children is made in the classroom because the best learning happens in the classroom. There are further opportunities for students to be engaged in a wide range of school exchanges to France, Germany, Spain and America, There is also a joint history trip to Bayeux in France. The School has forged strong links with Portsmouth University in a variety of different subjects to enable students to extend their learning. These subjects include history, geography, RE, science and languages. We also provide opportunities in school for pupils to take responsibility for their learning and to lead activities. Able mathematicians have the opportunity to study statistics and are also involved in the maths challenge. The able scientist has the opportunity to study triple science. Identified students work closely with employers such as IBM and Ford.
Interpreting catchment maps
The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.
Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.
For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained
If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.
Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.
Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.
*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.
The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.
Children get into the school from here:
sometimes, but not in this year