Chess has become an important part of school life at Westgarth Primary School. We enjoy weekly sessions throughout the school year on Friday afternoons.

The impact of chess on concentration, problem solving and many other transferable skills is self-evident but there are many wider aspects that should not be underestimated. Chess is all-inclusive and every child in our classes is able to participate to the best of their ability. Children who wouldn’t necessarily be chosen to represent the school in sporting activities can find their place in our school chess team with just a little commitment and endeavour.