The Westgate School

Slough, United Kingdom

Location: Slough, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About The Westgate School

The Westgate School is a co-educational academy school based in Slough for students aged 11-18. It is a non-denominational school. 

Head Teacher

Michelle Cooper

Values and vision

The Westgate School at its core believes that by treating students with dignity it will be able to develop better relationships with its students and thus enable better learning. At the school, it is also believed that every student can succeed if they are provided opportunities through which they are able achieve a sense of positive self-worth. The school also believes it has a moral obligation to stand by and promote what society sees as acceptable behaviour and worthwhile activity.

Through its curriculum, The Westgate School aims to offer a broad and balanced curriculum, to focus upon the acquisition of skills students will require in later life, and to gain a balance between what best serves student and school needs.  

What Ofsted say about us......

“Students behave very well in lessons and around the school and show high levels of respect and courtesy to each other and to adults" 

"The outstanding curriculum is supported by a wide range of exciting and varied additional activities which promote the excellent social, moral, spiritual and cultural development of the students" 

"The highly effective partnerships with a wide range of businesses and other organisations provide exceptional opportunities for students to gain experience of work beyond school”

View The Westgate School’s latest Ofsted report


  • A friendly and supportive staff who are always happy to help each other and share good practice
  • Strong support from Line Managers and SLT
  • Support for NQT’s with our in-house ITT/NQT consultant 
  • Excellent modern facilities and resources
  • A strong CPD programme and the opportunity to deliver as well as receive training
  • Non-teaching Pastoral Team support 
  • First Class ICT facilities 
  • New expansion  
  • Health Cash Plan included in your contract – you can claim for a wide range of treatments and prescriptions 
  • Complimentary tea and coffee 
  • Complimentary refreshments provided for Twilight sessions and evening events 
  • Complimentary influenza vaccinations 
  • Free secure parking on site

What our staff say........

'The school has always been supportive in my development as a teacher and have a genuine interest in my progress'

'The school environment is outstanding and the facilities and equipment available make teaching and learning within the school so much more engaging'

'There is a real sense of belonging'

'I feel valued and trusted to do my job'

Why Slough?

Slough has recently been named the 'best place to work and live'

  • Easy access to M4/M25/M40
  • Multi million pound investment taking place in the area - Slough is Changing
  • Crossrail links to open in 2019
  • 20 minutes to Heathrow
  • Close to Windsor and Eton
  • Country Parks
  • Home to one of the largest trading estates in Europe
  • Central London easily accessible (25 minutes to Paddington) or 20 minutes to Ealing Broadway for the Underground 

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Address: Cippenham Lane, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 5AH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1753 521320