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

At Westbourne, young girls are given every encouragement to develop their character, confidence and individual strengths. From an early age, we make your daughter's personal and social development the highest priority. 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 popular 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. Watch our new video all about Westbourne life:


"We would highly recommend Westbourne to any of our friends and colleagues. Staff take an active interest in our daughter and really focus on her individual needs."

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Westbourne Headlines

Mrs Macro's End of Term Message

08 Jul 2022: As we reach the end of term and the last ‘Friday Headlines’ for a while, I wanted to commend the girls and staff for their endless energy and enthusiasm for...

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This Week in Westbourne

08 Jul 2022: Last week the girls in Westbourne had a special assembly ahead of National Thank You Day on Sunday 4 July. They talked about all the people who help them and...

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This Week in Westbourne

01 Jul 2022: As we approach the end of term there has been much excitement about our Sports Morning which took place on Wednesday. The girls were looking forward to the...

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