Inspections and Reviews

Excellent in every way

The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) gave Westbourne House top marks in its inspection in November 2022.

“Pupils talk passionately about how their confidence has grown since joining the school.”

ISI Report - November 2022

Headmaster Martin Barker said: "I simply couldn’t have been more proud when listening to the feedback from the inspectors at the end of their three-day visit.

"The Educational Quality Inspection gave us the highest possible rating of 'Excellent' in the two key judgements: pupils' achievements, and pupils' personal development."


Read our Inspection Highlights

Read the Full Inspection Report (Compliance and Educational Quality Reports)

“Pupils know they are valued members of an inclusive community that recognises every single contribution.”

ISI Report - November 2022


Independent Reviews & Awards

Talk Education

Westbourne House School was the inaugural winner of a special national award - the Alice Rose Award - in the Talk Education Awards for Innovation in Education 2022.

Westbourne House is a top rated school by Talk Education.

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An idyll of all that is enchanting in childhood – sprawling grounds, woodland playgrounds, acres of playing fields, mucking about in boats on the school lake... Westbourne House has managed to bottle that elusive formula of what makes a prep school perfect: not too big (360 pupils), a small family feel, and yet an immensely large site, fizzing energy and, oh yes, top-drawer academics.

Talk Education

Good Schools Guide

Westbourne House School is a Good Schools Guide School.   


"Sparky and impressive children with the hard to achieve balance of confidence and kindness."

Good Schools Guide

The Week

Westbourne House was named Best for Music in The Week's Best of the Best in their Independent School Guide.  Read their full review.


Two orchestras, three choirs, a big band and chamber ensembles make full use of the new performing arts centre which is well equipped with practice rooms and music composition equipment.

The WEEK 2021 UK guide to leading prep schools

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