Westonbirt believes every pupil has particular talents and both schools seek to draw these talents out and develop them in each individual student. Our nurturing approach sees all pupils excel as individuals in a 'green-house not a hot-house' environment.
The prep school allows younger children to explore a wide curriculum and be exposed to drama and performance, a multitude of sports, a broad and stimulating academic programme tailored to the individuals needs, computing skills & coding, outdoor learning and specialist subject teachers all within small classes.
Westonbirt differs from other senior schools not only in its historical setting but also in its philosophy. Students applying to Westonbirt sit our own entrance examinations to ensure all pupils can access the curriculum and to identify particular strengths. The school does not rigorously select purely on the basis of academic ability preferring instead to identify and nurture potential and talent within each individual.
This inclusive philosophy enables students of all abilities to reach their own potential in their areas of strength. Our examination results are outstanding for our inclusive intake and the school has been recognised by Durham University as being in the Top 5% of UK schools for Value Added, an external measure of a pupils progress between the ages of 11-16 years.
For me Westonbirt has brought laughter, an inspiring education and unforgettable memories. The friendships I’ve made here will forever be untarnished. The teachers were always considerate and I’ve loved every moment of my seven years here. It was the perfect springboard for my future.
Sophia - Former Head Girl
These years have been well and truly the best years yet. The support I have received whilst being here as been significant and the teachers have put everything they can into making me succeed to the best of my ability. The friends I have made will be life long friends. I will really miss the Westonbirt community!
Lottie - Former Pupil
I am thoroughly appreciative of all of the support that I have received from Westonbirt over my past 7 years. I have been given endless opportunities and my experience has been most delightful.
Former Pupil Feedback
It’s been a wonderful experience to study at Westonbirt for 7 years.
Westonbirt has been a great opportunity for me to expand and explore all aspects of school life, I hope that my hard work and revision will ensure that I do myself justice and get the grades I deserve. I feel at Westonbirt I have been given the chance to try new things.
2017 Pupil Feedback
Westonbirt has exceeded our expectation on every level. The pastoral care and communication is outstanding and our daughter is being stretched and challenged mentally and physically. It is difficult as a parent choosing the best school for your child but we feel our daughter has blossomed since arriving at Westonbirt, she is with like minded girls who are thriving in each others company in a safe, stimulating and beautiful environment.
Parent of Year 7 Flexi-Boarder
Westonbirt School is small enough to give girls an opportunity to ‘have a go’ in everything, and that has allowed both of our daughters to develop & explore their interests and abilities in Drama, Art and & Sports they certainly would not have discovered in a larger school. It is a joy to hear how they love returning to school each term!
Parent of Year 11 Flexi-Boarder
All staff from teaching to ground maintenance are always polite and courteous. Although busy at times, the atmosphere is always calm and welcoming.
Parent of Year 7 Day Girl
Westonbirt girls have the opportunity to be included in so many things, because it is small all girls have to really get involved in all aspects of school life, thus producing an all round, interesting girl. The school deals with the complexities of friendships and varying maturity with understanding and intelligence which enables the girls to pass through the silly bits and have sound friendships. The older girls seem to be confident (but not too confident!) mature, kind, caring, and polite which I hope my own daughter will be like as she moves up the school.
Parent of Westonbirt pupil
The “best kept educational secret” in Gloucestershire. Joining Westonbirt has been like becoming part of a large, dynamic family. Small enough to allow the girls to develop and participate actively in all areas from the academic to sport, art, drama and music. Our daughter comes home excited about school nearly every day. The music and drama productions have been quite wonderful but more importantly are brilliantly taught for all the girls not just the high flyers. Our year 8 lacrosse team is almost unbeaten even against much bigger schools which shows the strength of our talent, teachers and teamwork.
Parent of Year 8 Day Girl
Without doubt, my time at Westonbirt School equipped me with the academic rigour, extra-curricular opportunities and pastoral care that helped me achieve a place at a top university and to mature as an individual.
My path from Westonbirt led me to Oxford University where I am currently studying for my final year exams in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
Westonbirt’s duty of care went beyond simply the remit of the time that I was a student there. The Headmistress was instrumental in helping me to achieve a prestigious 3 year scholarship with Deutsche Bank after I completed my A Level studies that has paid for my university tuition fees.
Westonbirt is a community that stays with you as you make your journey beyond school and I feel I owe a great deal of my achievements and development, to the combination of carefully tuned teaching, pastoral support and breadth in curriculum unique to this school.
Ex-Pupil Testimonial - Ashley White, previous Westonbirt Head Girl
We are originally from Mexico and our daughter, despite being far from home, is having the best year of her life at the school, both academically and socially. Thank you so much for all the personalized attention you have given her, she feels just at home!
Parent of Year 10 Boarder
Our daughter has grown in confidence in all her lessons at Westonbirt and has been allowed to fulfill her love of sport.
Parent of Year 8 Day Girl
Could not be happier about Westonbirt School, our daughter has flourished and loves every second of it. I am sure she will find a reason to come back after finishing Uni in the future. She is passionate about the school.
Parent of Year 12 Boarder
We absolutely love this School! Great in so many ways. After moving to Bristol we still use the holiday club for our four year old daughter and she is asking to come back. Excellent provision, understanding young minds. Thank you!
Year 7 Parent
Westonbirt epitomises the ethos and essence of the teaching we expected when we picked the school in the first place (a greenhouse not a hot-house) and we are delighted with our daughter's progress both academically and personally.
Year 13 Parent
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