Westbourne House News

Myth-busting pre-testing, the value of teachers and building future skills
Martin Barker addressed parents and pupils at the 2018 Prize Giving. He busted the myths around pre-testing, acknowledged the
How well can kids play by themselves?
Kevin Smith, Head of Boys' Sport, observes the children during their break time. As a teacher on duty at break times, I observe
44 Scholarships: what ingredients bring about such success?
Our children have racked up a record-breaking total of 44 scholarships and awards this year. Martin Barker, Headmaster, discusses
Inspired by women all over the world
Our Head of Pre-Prep talks to the Pre-Prep children about inspirational women role models. Westbourne House Prep School opened in
A growth mindset helps us face setbacks with positivity
Martin Barker, Headmaster, discusses celebrating personal bests and facing setbacks with positivity: We have a range of assemblies
One day championing reading is not enough
Pippa Sutcliffe, Head of English, describes the steps we have taken to put reading firmly top of the agenda across the school and,
Giving our children the gift of time
At forest school children experience their surroundings directly – the rain on their cheeks, the mud on their knees or the snap of
What does outstanding effort look like?
This term’s academic focus is on effort; Barbara Langford, Director of Studies, describes the steps we’ve taken to encourage our
Tips on picking a senior school for your child
Choosing a future school is one of the more important and emotive decisions that you will have to make for your children. Martin