Joining Westbourne

Choosing a school is an important decision and our aim is to try to provide you with plenty of information to help with that decision.

Entry from 2½ years is determined by the following criteria:

  • That the pupil is physically, emotionally and socially ready to be away from home in a more formal learning environment.
  • That the pupil is ready to participate and progress in such an environment. In the term prior to their chosen point of entry girls will be invited to attend a pre-admission visit.

Your daughter will spend approximately one hour with her prospective year group to determine if she is ready to join us. A discussion with parents will follow to agree an appropriate starting date.

If you are considering Edgbaston High School for your daughter, you are advised to make an enquiry as soon as possible. Early registration is recommended in the event of there being a waiting list for places at the School.

Joining EHS

  • Visit as many times as you wish. This may be on an Open Day or a personal tour.
  • Apply for entrance by completing a Registration Form. Return this to the school along with the accompanying registration fee of £75.
  • On receipt of your Registration Form a date for a pre-admission assessment will be arranged.
  • Discussion and formal offer of a place will follow the assessment.
  • Do visit us at one of our forthcoming open days; alternatively we would be delighted to arrange an appointment for you to visit the school.

Applying for a place

We accept early registrations for our Nursery from birth, and early registration to Westbourne in general is advised, particularly at Reception, which is often heavily subscribed.

Our Pre-Admissions Visits are relatively informal and usually take place in small groups. During the hour-long session, a child's engagement, application and social interaction will be observed. Parents remain on site with the Head of Prep School for the duration of the visit.

Parents wishing to apply for a place should complete a Registration Form. A fee of £75 is payable at this stage to cover administration fees and is non-refundable. Please make your cheque payable to 'Edgbaston High School', or speak to the Finance Assistant in the Bursary Office on 0121 454 5831 to make a payment by debit or credit card.

Once the Registration Form has been received by school you will be contacted and a suitable date will be organised for your daughter to join us for an assessment. 


To request a copy of the Preparatory School prospectus and Registration Form please contact the Admissions office on 0121 454 5831 or



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