We prepare our boys and girls for entry into senior school at Year 9. 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.
We support parents and pupils in choosing and applying to schools after Westbourne House. In 2019, all Year 8 pupils gained entry to their preferred school.
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
In recent years, there has been a change in the way senior schools assess pupils for entry into Year 9. Pupils sit pre-tests in Year 6 and the format of the test is multiple choice including 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.
You can find a full list of destination schools below.
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.
In 2019/20, 25 Year 8 pupils were awarded a total of 33 scholarships to top senior schools such as Bedales, Brighton College, Canford, Hurstpierpoint, Lancing, Roedean, Seaford and Portsmouth Grammar School. The awards were made for a wide range of disciplines including academics, music, sport, drama and all-round ability.
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."
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
Destinations schools 2010-2020
Bourne Community College
Chichester High School
Lavant House School
Midhurst Rother College
Portsmouth Grammar School
Portsmouth High School
St Edward's School, Oxford
St Mary's School, Ascot
St Swithun's School
Scholarships & Awards
The 33 scholarships and awards won by Westbourne House pupils in 2020 are listed below:
Oscar Tallis - John Badley Foundation Award
Oscar Tallis - Music Scholarship
Vincent Gooley - Team Sports Scholarship
Estelle Schwarz - Millennium Scholarship
Vincent Gooley - Sport Scholarship
Seb McNamara - Sport Scholarship
Burgess Hill for Girls
Natasha King - Honorary Sport Scholarship
Samuel Wilmot - Sport Scholarship
Tilly Discombe Wells - Academic Scholarship
Jed Fisher - Drama Technical Scholarship
Bas Bush - Academic Scholarship
Hannah Dodd - Academic Scholarship
Beatrice Haxworth - Drama Scholarship
Phoebe Perry - Downs (Sport) Award
Fin Sutcliffe - Drama Scholarship
Charles Stewart - Headmaster's Award
Jemima Whitehead - Academic Scholarship
Jemima Whitehead - Music Scholarship
Portsmouth Grammar School
Isabelle Aston - Nock Scholarship
Isabelle Aston - Sport Exhibition
Isabelle Aston - Music Exhibition
Tilly Discombe Wells - Nock Exhibition (English)
Juliette Franks - Nock Scholarship (English)
Juliette Franks - Sport Exhibition
Stanley Ross - Governors' Presentation (English)
Isobel Anderson - Sport Scholarship (Hockey)
Meme Egerton - Drama & Music Exhibitions
Harrison Blackmore-Squires - Academic Scholarship
Robin Baxendale - Sport Scholarship
Fergus Kenyon - Sport Scholarship
Fergus Kenyon - Maths Scholarship
Camilla Smith - Sport Scholarship