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Westbourne House

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Westbourne House

Address: Coach Road, Chichester, West Susssex, PO20 2BH
Founded: 1907
Number of Pupils: 350
Ages: 2.5 – 13
Fees: £3,660 (Reception), £6,300 (Day pupil Year 5), £7735 (Weekly Boarder), £8445 (Full Boarder) 
Head Teacher: Mr Martin Barker BA (Ed)
Religious Affiliation: Church of England
Entrance Procedure: Non-selective
Contact: Ms Aline Pilcher, admissions officer, 01243 78273
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Open morning on 28 September or contact admissions for a private tour and chat with our headmaster.

The Curriculum

Designed to be holistic and stimulating, it’s an unforgettable journey of discovery: ceramics, science experiments, field trips, drama, kayaking, poetry, music. Our sector-leading high performance teaching and learning framework allows us to develop the cognitive skills, values, attitudes and attributes needed to reach success.

Games & the Arts

We make time for ambitious drama productions, are passionate about sport and believe in musical opportunities for all. Enjoyment and discovering strengths are key. Children are encouraged to be the best they can be and excellence is cultivated. 

Pastoral Care

There is a strong sense of family and community here. Children have a comprehensive network of support including the headteachers, teachers, form tutors, pastoral staff and houseparents. Our sector-leading wellbeing programme includes lessons and practical experience in leadership, learning for life (wellbeing strategies), friends (peer mentoring) and mindfulness. Charity work, cultural opportunities and trips are also part of the curriculum.

Senior Exit Schools

Pupils go on to the country’s premier schools including: Brighton College, Bryanston, Canford, Charterhouse, Downe House, Eton, Harrow, Marlborough, Millfield, Radley, Sherborne, Sherborne Girls, Wellington, Winchester and Wycombe Abbey. 

Recent Scholarships

 36 scholarships awarded in 2019 across the curriculum for outstanding academic, music, sport, art, drama and all-round talent (excluding CE).

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

‘We give children the best of both worlds: an idyllic childhood, with opportunities for independence, self-discovery and adventure in 100 acres of beautiful parkland, uniquely coupled with an outstanding holistic education. Our exceptional staff enable every child to become confident, resilient and achieve their best.’ 

Outstanding Characteristics

Westbourne House is a big school with a small school feel. Children thrive in the secure, friendly environment we offer whilst benefiting from a wide range of experiences. We hire talented teachers who bring the joy of learning to the classroom. Our pupils are known for becoming great all-rounders with well-developed characters.

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