Welcome to Westborough High School

Dear future Westborough students and parents/carers,

Firstly, I’d like to extend a warm welcome to you from all of the staff at Westborough High School. The transition from primary to secondary school can be both an exciting and anxious process for any young person – we feel that preparation is the key to a smooth transition.

We are delighted to announce that we will be inviting all prospective pupils to Westborough High School transition day on Tuesday 5th July 2022. Students will experience a ‘snapshot’ of the Westborough way of learning and be given the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the school, staff and classmates.

Members of the Westborough team will also be visiting primary schools throughout this half term to ensure your child is empowered with all the information necessary to get off to the best possible start in September.

In the meantime, please take a few moments to explore the transition website and find out more about Westborough. If you have any queries or concerns regarding transition day or joining us in September, please feel free to get in touch via the following email address:  transition@w-h-s.org.uk.

The staff at Westborough High School look forward to meeting you very soon!

Mr Rushworth
Progress Leader – Year 7&8

Virtual Tour

Transition Day

Information

Breakfast Club: Our breakfast club is open to all students, from 7:30am Monday-Friday. We offer food and drink (all free of charge) in addition to a range of exciting activities.

Free School Meals: If your child is entitled to free school meals, please click here.

My Checklist for September

Uniform

Westborough High School uniforms and PE kit can now be purchased online at the Smart Schoolwear Centre

For further details regarding uniforms and PE kit, please read the School Uniform Guide

SEN

At Westborough High School we understand that any change can be difficult. Our SEN team are here to help make the journey from primary to secondary school go as smoothly as possible. If your child has SEND (special education needs or disability) and you have any concerns; please email our SENCO at jhenson@w-h-s.org.uk

FAQs

Transition day will take place on this website, Tuesday 7th July. Here you will be able to access a range of exciting activities, which will help you feel prepared for life at Westborough High School.

At Westborough, your safety is our number 1 priority. Unfortunately due to the current circumstances, we cannot confirm when school will be reopening to pupils. However, you will have the opportunity to find out more about key members of staff (including your form tutor) on transition day.

All Westborough pupils are expected to wear full uniform (see ‘uniform’ section for further details), a school bag large enough for an A4 folder, PE kit, pencil case, x2 black pens, pencil, ruler, rubber and sharpener. Student planners and timetables will be provided shortly after the start of the academic year.

Details of the school day are outlined in the ‘information’ section. Pupils are expected to arrive to school no later than 8:20am, ready for a registration at 8:30am. However, further details for your child’s first week at Westborough will be provided in due course. Breakfast Club is open to any students who arrive from 7:30am onwards.

All pupils must enter school via the main entrance on Stockhill Street during the morning. At 2:50pm, we also open the rear gates to allow pupils access to Park Croft.

We use a cashless payment system at Westborough (see school guide for further information), which will be set up for your child in the first week of school. If your child is entitled to free school meals, please see the ‘information’ section for further details on how to apply.

Rawcliffe’s uniform shop are doing everything possible to ensure that they are well stocked and easily accessible to parents/carers (see ‘uniform’ section for further information). However, we understand that things may be a little tricky this year.

Mobile phones are banned at Westborough High School for several reasons (e.g. safeguarding, distraction from learning). Mobile phones will be confiscated by a member of staff and returned at the end of term. If your child needs to make an important phone call (e.g. travel arrangements), they will be able to do so in student services.

All Kirklees schools require pupils to attend school every day during term time. We strongly discourage parents/carers from making any arrangements that will impact on their child’s attendance, as this will have a detrimental impact on their academic progress. Kirklees also maintain the right to sanction fixed penalty notices for any unauthorised leaves of absence.

Outstanding attendance is important for your child to achieve their full potential. If your child is unable to attend due to illness, please contact school no later than 8:45am, stating your child’s name and reason for absence. If your child is absent for 3 or more consecutive days, a member of staff may visit the family home for a brief welfare check. Tel: 01924 469549.

You can get in touch by sending an email to transition@w-h-s.org.uk. A member of staff will respond as soon as possible.

Contact Westborough High School

Thank you for viewing our transition information, we hope to see you at Westborough in the future. If you have any questions please contact Mr O Rushworth Year 7 Transition & Progress Leader.