Return to School 2020

Wearing of Masks

Masks in School

Wearing masks in school

The latest guidance and legislation which came into effect on 28/8/2020 makes masks obligatory in all covered public places, with certain specific exceptions.

 In primary schools, children and staff will not be required to wear masks. However, any child or staff member who would like to wear a mask can do so.

 In secondary schools, there is some internal movement around the school as students are required to access a number of specialist teaching areas over the course of the learning day. The use of masks is strongly recommended for staff and students in secondary schools at times when individuals are moving through the common areas such as corridors and stairwells. Once students and staff arrive at the classroom for a lesson, and settle at their desk or work station, masks can be removed for the duration of the lesson.

 The wearing of masks is not compulsory in any school sectors. Should Public Health’s advice in regard to this matter change, we will update our plans accordingly and amend this guidance document as appropriate. In such a case, we will ensure all staff, pupils and parents are informed of the amended stance and of the measures individuals will be expected to comply with

The ‘Wearing masks in school section’ was updated on 29/08/2020.'

Department of Education Press Release

Welcome New Year 7 Students

Westside would like to welcome our new Year 7 Pupils. 

Please have a look at our transition presentation and our school handbook found here.


Tuesday 1st September


Arrangements for Bayside and Westside Schools are as follows:



Year 7

Friday 4th September 09:00 - 12:45

Year 8

Thursday 3rd September 11:00 - 12:45

Year 9

Wednesday 2nd September 11:00 - 12:45

Year 10

Thursday 3rd September 09:00 - 10:45

Year 11

Wednesday 2nd September 10:30 - 12:15

Year 12

Monday 14th September 09:00 and then as per T/T

Year 13

Wednesday 2nd September 10:30 - 12:15


Years 7,8,9,10,11,&13

Monday 7th September 

Year 12

Monday 14th September 

Arrangements for the Gibraltar College are as follows:



Year 12

Monday 14th September 09:00 and then as per T/T

Year 13

Wednesday 2nd September 10:30 - 12:15

All other students will be advised of their start of term arrangements directly by the College.

Transition Presentation To Parents 2020-2021

Year 12 Options

Please follow this link to read through our options programme and make your option choices. 

COVID Protocol for IT Suites