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School profile

The Westgate School

The Westgate School is Hampshire's first all-through school, with 1,625 pupils aged from 4-16 in Early Years (Reception) up to Year 11 (GCSE).

Rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in November 2023, the Westgate is a thriving and highly successful learning community. At the heart of our success is the strength of partnership that exists between pupils, adults in school and, their families.

We believe that every young person should feel a sense of belonging in our school community and enjoy their learning. As a result of this, individuals will leave with the skills and resources to take the next step in their lives, confident in their strengths and prepared to meet the challenges of the future.

Staff are "highly skilled" (Ofsted, 2023) and we pride ourselves on our collegiate culture in which ideas are shared unselfishly, problems are acknowledged without fear, and everything that we do is in the spirit of professional generosity. The wellbeing and success of pupils is intrinsically linked to that of adults in our school: everybody matters.

About our school experience

We can offer lesson observation within the department/year group of interest. We can offer discussions with current teachers about their career choice. We can offer information about the teacher training process, particularly through the Winchester Schools Training Alliance of which Westgate is the lead school, along with 21 other local schools and in partnership with the Outstanding rated University of Winchester PGCE/QTS training provider.
Start and finish times
9am to 3pm - Flexible

We can be flexible but would need to discuss in advance in order to make arrangements.

Dress code

Cover up tattoos, Smart casual

Teacher training

We are the lead school for the Winchester Schools Training Alliance, which includes 22 primary and secondary schools in Winchester, a special school, Peter Symonds Sixth Form College, The University of Winchester and Hampshire Local Authority. Currently, we offer school- based training places in 19 of our alliance schools.

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must have a degree
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement dates

There are no upcoming dates


Cheriton Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 5AZ
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Yes - on site parking provided

There is a car park, however, this does get full. We can provide parking permits so that visitors can park on the road for the whole day if necessary. On arrival, visitors must ask for a permit from our receptionist. All permits must be returned at the end of the day.

Disability and access details

We offer facilities and provide an inclusive environment for students, staff and school experience candidates with disability and access needs. We're happy to discuss your disability or access needs before or as part of your school experience request.

Access needs policy

Cheriton Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 5AZ
School phases
Primary (4 to 11), Secondary (11 to 16)
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

  • Art and design
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  • Drama
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  • Maths
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  • Physics
  • Religious education
  • Spanish