West Gate School

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Learning for Life

OFSTED GOOD          

Please read our latest Ofsted report

Welcome to West Gate School

‘This a school where everyone makes sure that pupils’ well-being and safety come first.’ (Ofsted 2021). If you visit us, you will meet our inspiring, articulate and friendly pupils who make such a positive contribution to school life. They are encouraged to succeed by a committed staff team, who put the children at the centre of all they do. Our vision for every pupil (and staff member) is for them to achieve their potential, so they can be their best. We aim to create a safe, fun, and supportive environment that inspires everyone to learn and develop. 

West Gate is a popular, over-subscribed setting for 180 4 – 19-year-olds, with a range of learning needs. Our pupils have moderate to severe learning difficulties, autism spectrum conditions, profound and multiple learning difficulties, SEMH and highly complex needs. We moved into our new building in 2014 and have a range of excellent facilities to support a rich and diverse curriculum offer. We work with a range of specialist practitioners to make sure we deliver inspiring learning opportunities. 

Whilst, we do have amazing resources at West Gate, what is more impressive is our welcoming and friendly ethos. We pride ourselves on being a dedicated staff team with expertise in managing a broad spectrum of special educational needs. We have improved significantly as a school and are determined to keep improving what we do for our pupils as they continue their ‘learning for life’.  

We welcome the active involvement of families and provide a range of opportunities to get involved with school life throughout the year. Similarly, we ensure pupils have the chance to access a range of learning opportunities within the local community to prepare them for their next steps. 

We are all very proud of our school and our amazing pupils. 

Rhian Richardson 

 Head Teacher



Current diary dates

  • Add Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebration to your calendar27 May 22 - Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebration
  • Add Spring Half-Term to your calendar30 May 22 to 3 Jun 22 - Spring Half-Term
  • Add Parents Evening to your calendar7 Jun 22 - Parents Evening
  • Add Leavers Prom to your calendar29 Jun 22 - Leavers Prom
  • Add Sports Day to your calendar5 Jul 22 - Sports Day
  • Add End of Term to your calendar8 Jul 22 - End of Term

Adding dates to your calendar

Individual dates
Add dates to your calendarClick the relevant icon to add individual diary dates to your calendar.
In Outlook you will need to click the 'Save' button.

Subscribe to the whole calendar
Please find below instructions on how to configure some of the most popular calendar programmes to automatically display dates from the public address of the school calendar feed, which is:
Feed address: webcal://www.westgateschool.org.uk/ical.ics