Double celebration for Westfield

September 4, 2019

Westfield School celebrates the opening of its outstanding new Junior School and impressive A-level results

Westfield, the independent day school for girls in Gosforth, has completed the second phase of its substantial investment project with the opening of a newly configured junior school and arts facility.

The first phase of work was completed in June and saw the opening of a new state-of-the-art STEM facility.

Phase 2 has also brought the school’s Junior Age pupils onto the same site as the senior girls to make the whole’ school life’ journey a more seamless experience.

Meldrum Construction Services was appointed to deliver the project at the school, which began in December 2018.

Liz Keightley, Governor of Westfield School, says: “We appointed Meldrum Construction Services after a stringent tendering process and have worked with them in order to deliver this multi-phase project on time and budget.

“The refurbished buildings provide us with a wonderful, modern Junior School and the third phase of the refurbishment will house Art, Graphics and the other STEM subjects – all on the one six- acre site in the centre of Gosforth.”

A-level results 2019

This summer Westfield School said goodbye to its Upper Sixth pupils, who comprised a wide diversity of talent.

The school has always been known for its fantastic creative arts and this year’s cohort is no exception. Sarah Hall took Art, Graphics and Textiles at A-level and achieved an impressive two A* and an A. She is now planning to follow a career in the arts.

Speaking on results day, Sarah said: “I didn’t expect to achieve these grades at all! I am so
happy; I can’t wait to celebrate with my friends this afternoon, but yes they are way beyond expectation. My mum is just staggered and stunned!’

Meanwhile, Charly Curry-Brown loves traditional clog dancing and music and is going to Newcastle University to read Folk and Traditional Music after she scored highly in her German A-level and achieved an A* in Philosophy and Ethics.

On results day, she said: “I am so happy with my results, I wasn’t expecting an A* in Philosophy and Ethics and I can’t wait to start at Newcastle University.”

Talented cyclist Miriam Jessett had to spread taking her A-levels over two years due to her sporting commitments. This year she took an AS in Physics and achieved A* in art to add to her A* and B from last year. Miriam is going to study Product Design in Leicester while continuing to pursue her dream of becoming a professional cyclist.

Overall, more than a quarter of the school’s A level results were at A or A* level with just over one- fifth of the girls achieving ABB or better in their subjects. An incredible 56 per cent of the school’s Upper Sixth also held unconditional offers for university places ahead of results day.

Headmaster, Neil Walker, reflects: “We are proud of all the girls and their achievements, many have come through against the odds and their achievements and destinations reflect this. I’m so proud of all the girls and pleased to see them following their interests in a wide range of further studies from Graphic Design to Civil Engineering and Film Production to Computer Science. It is wonderful to see the diversity in the skills and talents that the girls have and I look forward to hearing of their successes in the future as they take on their new challenges outside Westfield.”

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