We prepare our boys and girls for entry into senior school at Year 9 and support parents and pupils in choosing and applying to schools after Westbourne House. Our pupils move on to some of the best senior independent schools across the south including Bede's, Brighton College, Bryanston, Canford, Churcher's, Cranleigh, Eton, Harrow, Hurstpierpoint, Lancing College, Marlborough College, Millfield, Portsmouth Grammar School, Radley College, Roedean, St Mary's Ascot, Seaford College, Sherborne, Wellington College, Winchester College, Whitgift School and Wycombe Abbey.
Westbourne House School is an excellent educational establishment which combines solid academic teaching with plenty of sport and many other activities to create great all-rounder pupils, who know how to apply themselves and how to support others.
Registrar, Canford School
Pupils apply for senior school and sit pre-tests in Year 6 in English, Maths, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning. With senior schools moving away from Common Entrance, the curriculum at Westbourne House has evolved: we maintain a strong core in Maths, English and Science, which are still assessed using the Common Entrance exams, and more flexibility and depth has been introduced into the schemes of work for other subjects, including History, Geography, French and Spanish.
We are devoted to working with each child to encourage them to develop the attributes, values and skills that will enable them to be their best.
Barbara Langford, Deputy Head - Academic
Our scholars show a genuine delight in being challenged and we are proud that each child has the opportunity to follow their passion and reach their full potential.
Headmaster Martin Barker said: "It is the combination of our inclusive approach, rich and broad curriculum and energetic teachers that empowers children to discover and make the most of their strengths, whether they be in art, drama, poetry, music, maths, sport or all-round. There is the opportunity for every child to excel at Westbourne House."
19 scholarships and awards were offered to Westbourne House pupils in 2021:
Academic - 8 awards:
Benenden (1), Hurstpierpoint (1), Charterhouse (1), Portsmouth Grammar School (2), Seaford College (3)
Music - 2 awards:
Bedales (1), Canford (1)
Sport - 5 awards:
Hurstpierpoint (1), Portsmouth Grammar School (1), Seaford College (3)
All-Rounder - 3 awards
Hurstpierpoint (1), Lancing College (1), Sherborne (1)
Destinations schools over past five years
As a non-selective school, children are obviously making fantastic progress throughout their time here, as judged by the wide variety of senior schools that we feed.
Martin Barker, Headmaster
Chichester Free School
Chichester High School
Midhurst Rother College
Portsmouth Grammar School
Portsmouth High School
St Edward’s School (Oxford)
St John's College
St Mary’s Ascot