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 Macmillan Coffee Morning to your calendar30 Sep 22 - Macmillan Coffee Morning
  • Add Parent Coffee Morning to your calendar4 Oct 22 - Parent Coffee Morning
  • Add Uniform swap event to your calendar4 Oct 22 - Uniform swap event
  • Add Half term break to your calendar17 Oct 22 to 21 Oct 22 - Half term break
  • Add Parents' Evening to your calendar1 Nov 22 - Parents' Evening
  • Add Odd Socks Day for Anti Bullying Week to your calendar14 Nov 22 - Odd Socks Day for Anti Bullying Week
  • Add Children in Need to your calendar18 Nov 22 - Children in Need
  • Add Christmas Enterprise Morning to your calendar2 Dec 22 - Christmas Enterprise Morning
  • Add Explorers Nativity to your calendar7 Dec 22 - Explorers Nativity
  • Add Futures and Preparations Christmas Show to your calendar13 Dec 22 - Futures and Preparations Christmas Show

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