West Gate School

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Aspiring to Achieve

Welcome to West Gate School

I am delighted to be the headteacher of West Gate School. 

Our pupils are inspiring, articulate, funny, intelligent, caring, sincere, warm, energetic and teachers of incredible life lessons.  They also have moderate to severe learning difficulties, autism spectrum conditions, profound and multiple learning difficulties and highly complex needs. 

West Gate is a popular, over-subscribed setting for 4 – 19 year olds with a range of learning difficulties and disabilities.  We pride ourselves on being a highly-skilled staff with expertise in managing a broad spectrum of special educational needs.  We also believe that ‘Aspiring to Achieve’ should apply to everyone, so we are a professional learning community who never stops learning how to improve.  Our vision is for every pupil (and staff member) to achieve their potential.    

The efforts of West Gate’s dedicated and enthusiastic staff have enabled us to become: 

  • an accredited autistic provision by the National Autistic Society
  • a Best Practice School for Person Centred Reviews
  • a national lead for the Parent Leadership Programme

Whilst we have amazing facilities at West Gate, what is even more impressive is our vibrant, welcoming, friendly ethos.  Please make an appointment to experience it first-hand.  We would be thrilled to show you around!

Denise Williams.