Future Schools and Scholarships

Future Schools

We prepare our pupils 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 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 in Year 6 and sit pre-tests 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."

26 scholarships and awards were offered to Westbourne House pupils in 2023:

Academic Scholarships - 7 Awards

  • Brighton College (1)
  • Canford School (1)
  • Churcher's College (1)
  • Seaford College (3)
  • Sherborne School (1)

All Rounder Scholarships - 3 Awards

  • John Badley Foundation Award - Bedales (1)
  • Millennium Scholarship (Music, Maths & Art) - Brighton College (1)
  • St Mary’s School Ascot (1)

Art Scholarships - 2 Awards

  • Hurstpierpoint College
  • Clayesmore School 

Drama Scholarships - 1 Award

  • Seaford College

Music Scholarships - 1 Award

  • Seaford College 

Dance Scholarships - 1 Award

  • Seaford College

Sports Scholarships - 11 Awards

  • Brighton College (3)
  • Hurstpierpoint College (3)
  • Seaford College (4)
  • Sherborne School (1)
2023 scholars


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.


Bedales School 
Benenden School
Bradfield College
Brighton College
Bryanston School
Canford School 
Cranleigh School
Chichester Free School
Chichester High School
Christ’s Hospital
Churcher’s College
Ditcham Park
Eton College
Harrow School
Hurstpierpoint College
Lancing College

Marlborough College
Midhurst Rother College
Millfield School
Portsmouth Grammar School 
Portsmouth High School
Radley College
St Edward’s School (Oxford)
St John's College
St Mary’s Ascot
Seaford College
Sherborne School
Stowe School 
Tonbridge School
Wellington College
Whitgift School
Winchester College
Wycombe Abbey