The development of our students academically, personally and professionally is at the heart of everything we do at Westfield Academy. We have a vision for the school to reflect this: ‘To develop and inspire young people to thrive in a changing world through seeing the qualities in every child ’.
Our core values of Strive (Scholarship, Teamwork, Resilience, Integrity, Versatility and Empathy) underpin this vision and will form an integral part of student’s daily school life. Students should leave us not only having fulfilled their personal best in terms of academic results, but also equipped with these core values to enable them to thrive in all stages of their lives.
We are proud of our school and consider ourselves to be at the heart of the community of the town of Yeovil and surrounding villages. Westfield Academy is a friendly and welcoming school occupying a green and attractive site where parents know their children will be well looked after and encouraged to STRIVE to be the best they can be.
Our Values and Ethos
Our motto is “Seeing the qualities in every child”, with our aim being to ensure all of our students become successful lifelong learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens. Our teachers and support staff are highly skilled and fully committed to challenging and supporting the children in their care. Children tell us that they enjoy school, are happy, and that they feel safe. Our regular rewards assemblies are where we recognise and celebrate the very wide range of student achievements. Children are also encouraged to take on the roles of responsibility such as Prefects, House Captains and Form Captains, and to help further improve their own school through our School Council. All students are members of a tutor group and one of four houses (Aqua, Ignis, Terra and Ventus), which form the basis of inter-house activities and fundraising events. Our dedicated pastoral team ensure children are well supported and cared for. Each year group have their own Head of Year supporting them throughout their time at Westfield. Children are encouraged to understand, respect and celebrate diversity, not least through our annual diversity week programme.
Students are encouraged to make the most of a very wide range of extracurricular opportunities, including The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. We run fixtures in all major sports and have a wide range of clubs and leisure sports activities. Students benefit from working with specialist coaches and enjoy good access to community clubs on and beyond the school site. And for elite performers there are a variety of further opportunities including sports psychology, training and nutrition.
Performing Arts are a real strength of Westfield. Many students take advantage of a wide range of specialist music tuition together with our choir, orchestra, string group and contemporary music groups. Students have the opportunity to perform in three concerts each year. Drama and Dance opportunities include an annual school play and further Performing Arts shows all hosted in our theatre.
Westfield Academy is a diverse community of unique and gifted individuals. The abilities, talents and interests of our students vary widely and so our provisions and facilities are extensive in order to provide students with the best educational match to suit their needs and abilities. We recognise that one size definitely does not fit all. We will see your child as an individual.