Welcome to Westbourne, the Pre-Preparatory Department of Edgbaston High School.

Pupils may join at any stage, in Nursery aged 2½, Kindergarten at 3+ or Reception at 4+. We have a superb purpose built Nursery with specialist play areas, ICT facilities and dedicated reading areas. Parents are encouraged to register their daughters early as places are often over subscribed.

Every class has a fully qualified teacher and classroom assistant. A warm, caring environment is created and close links with families are quickly established. The School provides a Holiday Club which Westbourne girls can attend.

The curriculum follows the Foundation Stage guidelines but many girls in Reception are working well beyond national levels. A good balance is created between learning through play and subject focused work.

The girls are proud of their school and enjoy meeting visitors. Do come when the girls are in school.

"From an early age, teaching encourages pupils to listen thoughtfully to others' views."

Independent Schools Inspectorate Report
November 2015

Westbourne Headlines

Nursery rhymes for Westbourne girls

As part of their topic this half term on well-known rhymes, girls in Nursery enjoyed a range of different activities linked to the Wee Willie Winkie rhyme. They...

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Prep News

We began this week with our Celebration Assembly and there was much to be proud of. The weekly ‘Well Done’ certificates were presented to Years 1 and 2 and...

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Chinese New Year celebrations

On Tuesday, we wished everyone in the Preparatory School a Happy Chinese New Year. Girls in Westbourne enjoyed a range of activities and shared their experiences....

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