Menu
  • Home
  • Welcome from the Headteacher

Welcome from the Headteacher

Our school is situated in the town of Hinckley, Leicestershire. We are a community junior school with 335 pupils and 60 staff. We have our own gymnasium, a fantastic studio space, a large hall with stage, lighting and speaker system, three playgrounds and a spacious field with a trim trail. 

Westfield is a Junior School with strong community links. We provide a high standard of education for pupils in the 7 – 11 age range.

As we share our campus with Westfield Infant School and Westfield Community Centre, we liaise closely. Together we provide care and education for children from the age of 6 weeks to adults in retirement and beyond, through our nursery, playgroup, schools, After School and Pre-school care, school holiday play-schemes and community activity clubs.

We also have a special unit for children with moderate learning difficulties and we liaise with all educational and recreational support groups in the area. 

As one of the 12 schools in the Hinckley Learning Partnership we take an active part in all the Sporting events organised in the area including; football, netball, athletics, and swimming competitions.

We value the individual child and encourage them to take part in our wide curriculum which we share with Westfield Infant School, which is supplemented by many additional after school activities. Many of our staff provide an after school activity at some point during the school year. Over 150 pupils a week attend after school sport clubs. Our extensive site enables community groups to provide additional activities at a small charge and parents are informed of these through the school weekly newsletter.

The aim of Westfield Junior School is to provide the best education possible for all of our children. We are an ECO school and have been awarded the green flag at the highest level a total of five times for our environmental initiatives. We also have a Sports Mark Award for the excellence of our sport provision and the Art Mark for our creative curriculum as well as The International Schools Award. This year we are aiming for the Science Mark and Anti-Bullying Mark.

We believe our school is warm and welcoming where children enjoy a happy, caring, exciting experience in a safe and secure environment.

We value all people in our school and have received the prestigious Investor in People Award every year whilst it was awarded. However the only way to find out if we live up to these accolades is to pay us a visit.

Jane Holt, our Office Manager is always happy to organise a conducted tour of the school if you telephone to arrange a suitable time. The school phone number is 01455 637437.

Mrs M. Greig
Headteacher

Latest News

Posted on: 28/09/2018

Headteachers Blog 28/09/2018

Dear Parents/Carers, We are well into the Autumn Term now and the children are settling in well to their new classes - we are still in the ‘honeymoon’ period where the children are still trying to impress their new teacher - long may it last! I saw the evidence of this during this week’s Celebration Assembly where I am able to smile a lot and give Head Teacher stickers to children for a range of reasons, not only good work. The class teacher chooses one pupil, the Learning Support Assistant chooses another and thirdly, and I feel, the most important sticker is voted for by the other children in the class or a pupil is nominated by another pupil in their class for being kind, supportive or a good friend. If your child brings home a sticker from me, he/she should feel very proud of themselves as there are only three per class each week. Children are also sent to my office with brilliant work! In those cases, they have House Points and a sticker from me plus a certificate to take home. Their photograph is taken for my Westfield Wonder Wall. I really enjoy seeing children (and their teachers) looking very proud of their amazing work. Occasionally, pupils are sent to my office for different reasons where there have been issues in the playground (not often) but also on the field (more often). Last week I had to close the field as there were a few too many incidents where children had been ‘play fighting’ on the field or climbing trees/throwing berries. Some children have had detention this term which is such a shame - this means that they will miss out on the Goodies’ Treat at the end of term. Play fighting and ‘accidently’ hitting, punching, pushing or kicking someone else is not tolerated at our school. I know that parents and carers agree with this - children need to feel safe in school and parents/carers do not send their children to school to have another child hurt them. This week we had Mrs Western’s class assembly - what a brave soul - going first! I had a feeling there would be some History in this assembly! All assemblies this year will also include our Resilience Project work looking at such things as resilience, perseverance, co-operation, risk-taking, questioning, optimism and others. Most assemblies will be on the same day as Coffee Stop and today is the first occasion. This a reminder that the Coffee Stop this week will give half the proceeds to MacMillan Cancer so come along, eat cake and give to a very worthwhile cause! Best wishes, Margaret Greig
Back to Top