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Westbourne House

Address: Coach Road, Chichester, West Susssex, PO20 2BH
Website: westbournehouse.org
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 16 May 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: science experiments, IT, field trips, drama, poetry, art, music, kayaking. We attract talented teachers who bring the joy of learning to the classroom. We systematically teach pupils to be intellectually curious and confident learners across all fields with our cutting-edge High Performance Learning framework.

Games & the Arts

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

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), peer mentoring and mindfulness. Charity work, cultural opportunities and trips are also part of the curriculum.

Senior Exit Schools

Pupils go on to top senior schools including Bedales, Bede’s, Brighton College, Canford, Charterhouse, Cranleigh, Eton, Harrow, Lancing, Marlborough, Millfield, Portsmouth Grammar, Roedean, Wellington and Whitgift.

Recent Scholarships

36 scholarships awarded in 2019 across the curriculum: academic (Brighton, Portsmouth Grammar), music (Brighton, Harrow), sport (Portsmouth High, Canford), art (Cranleigh, Seaford), drama (Hurstpierpoint), all-round ability (Millfield, Marlborough).

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

‘A happy, healthy education is one that lights up young minds, explores the world around them, develops new interests and presents wonderful opportunities. All these elements are at the heart of a Westbourne House education. Our exceptional staff enable every child to become confident, resilient and achieve their best.’

Outstanding Characteristics

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 pupils are known for becoming great all-rounders with well-developed characters.



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