Westbourne House

Address: Coach Road, Chichester, West Susssex, PO20 2BH
Website: westbournehouse.org
Founded: 1907
Number of Pupils: 388
Ages: 2.5 – 13
Fees: £4,030 (Reception), £6,915 (Day pupil Year 5), £8,565 (Weekly Boarder), £9,275 (Full Boarder)
Head Teacher: Martin Barker BA (Ed)
Religious Affiliation: Church of England
Entrance Procedure: Non-selective
Contact: Aline Pilcher, Admissions, 01243 78273
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Open morning 20 May 2023 or contact admissions for a private tour and chat with our headmaster 

The Curriculum

Designed to be holistic and stimulating, the curriculum at Westbourne House is an unforgettable journey of discovery: science experiments, leadership, languages, coding, field trips, charity work, performances, poetry, ceramics, concerts, mindfulness, kayaking and more. Encouraging our children to have a go and persevere is a key part of the ethos. It gives children the opportunity to learn about themselves, developing self-knowledge, humility and an adventurous attitude that is often remarked upon by heads of senior schools. 

Games & the Arts

Sport is played daily and the excellent coaches build a love of being active. All pupils represent the school in matches. The Performing Arts Centre is a hive of music and drama with West End-style shows, all-inclusive productions, ensembles, bands and world music. Art, textiles, food tech, resistant materials and ceramics are much-loved by pupils.

Pastoral Care

Great importance is placed on kindness and how pupils treat and encourage one another, which creates a deeply-felt sense of family. Westbourne House offers the benefits of being a small, friendly school, where staff know every child well and play active roles in their wellbeing. 

Recent Scholarships

Academic, 10; music, 3; sport, 12; all-round ability, 3. Exit schools: Bede’s, Benenden, Brighton College, Charterhouse, Canford, Churcher’s, Eton, Hurstpierpoint, Lancing, Millfield, Marlborough, Portsmouth Grammar, Roedean, Winchester College and Whitgift. 

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. My exceptional staff encourage all our pupils to make the most of every opportunity and be the best that they can be.

Outstanding Characteristics

It’s an incredibly kind and happy place to grow up. Each child is valued for who they are and their unique contributions to the community. The school builds children’s skills for the future with leadership, teamwork and peer mentoring opportunities. Friendly boarding experience from Year 4. Children love the daily opportunities for independence and adventure in 100 acres of parkland.