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Westbourne School

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Westbourne develops well-rounded scholars who go on to the best universities in the UK and around the word. Over90% of graduates gained places at the highly prestigious Russell Group universities and equivalently elite international institutions.

This experience is gained in the safe, beautiful and affluent seaside community of Penarth, which the Sunday Times ranks in the Top 10 best places to live in the UK.

Our 120-year history of academic excellence i n a highly supportive, family-like, inclusive and integrated community delivers results.

Outstanding Academic Results

    • 1 st in the UKsmaller schools, regardless of curriculum
    • 2 nd best IB boarding schoolregardless of size!!

Daily Telegraph League Tables, August 2015

    • 36.7 points IB average. One-third gained 40 points or more
    • 50% A*-A grades for GCSEs long-term average

Certainty of University Entry

    • 92% of graduates went to Russell Group universities or equivalently elite international institutions
    • 55% study Medicine, Law or Engineering

Distinctly British … plus international elite

    • 80% British students
    • 20% from ~15 countries. No nationality dominates
    • Max of 4 per country per class
    • Family-like boarding house of 35

World-class facilities & amenities

    • Sunday Times ranks Penarth, an affluent seaside suburb of Cardiff, in the Top 10 best places to live in the UK. Safe, leafy, vibrant, active & welcoming
    • Seaside, marina, tennis, playing fields, Olympic Pool (one of only 10 in the UK), ice skating, sailing, rowing, kayaking, surfing, golf and High Street shopping ... all within 5 minutes!
    • Cardiff Bay, Millennium Centre and Stadium, and Cardiff’s cosmopolitan car-free shopping and entertainment districts ... all within 10 minutes!

Outstanding Teachers and Unparalleled Support

    • 50% have a PhD or Masters
    • 50% have taught internationally
    • Excellent student/teacher ratio of only 8:1
    • Maximum of 20 per class for GCSEs
    • Maximum of 24 per year group for IB...

... in university-style tutorial classes of typically 6-8 per class

Unbeatable Value-for-Money

    • 20-25% better value than our peer group

We would be delighted if you would visit us…

Call +44 (0)2920 705 705 or email admissions@westbourneschool.com for a meeting or Skype discussion with Mr Ken Underhill our Principal with 40 years’ experience who will listen attentively to your aspirations for your child and show how Westbourne is uniquely placed to deliver them.

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