Welcome to Westdale Junior School, a medium-sized junior school for pupils in Years 3–6 located on Westdale Lane in Mapperley.

Westdale is vibrant and friendly school where children love to learn. Visitors often comment on the warmth of the school and the friendliness of both staff and pupils alike.

We encourage you to visit us during the working day to see the school in action. Contact us to arrange a visit.


“On behalf of all the children, staff and governors of Westdale Junior School, may I offer a very warm welcome to Westdale Junior School’s website. We are a two-form entry junior school accommodating 240 children from Mapperley, Carlton and the surrounding areas of Nottingham.

I am very proud of our school. The dedicated staff team are incredibly hard working and are committed to creating a happy, secure and stimulating environment in which every child can achieve their potential and develop a life-long love of learning. I hope our website will give you a flavour of this and a sense of both the work and achievements of the pupils.

Thank you for taking the time to visit us online. If, however, you would like to see the school in action, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Visits to school are always warmly welcomed; I look forward to meeting you.”

Rob Slater BA (Hons), PGCE, NPQHHead Teacher

Mission statement

At Westdale Junior School, it is our philosophy to provide:

  • A caring school where all children are happy, well-motivated and challenged to achieve high standards through a fun and enriched curriculum.
  • A school where all members of the school community have equal access to learning opportunities and enjoy growing and learning together.

“Westdale Junior School is fully committed to providing aspirational learning and exciting opportunities that enables all of its children to flourish and reach their full potential. The staff and the children embody the school motto ‘work hard, be kind’. The learning atmosphere in school is one of determination and resilience. Expectations across the school are high, providing daily challenge for all. Pupils at Westdale Junior School describe the school as amazing, a fun place to learn. They see learning as exciting and full of awe and wonder.”

Celia Smith BEd (Hons)Executive Head Teacher

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