Westonbirt School

Type of school: Girls Senior school

Nearest international airport: Bristol/Heathrow (52km/155km)

Age Range: 11-18

Number of pupils: 220

Number of boarders: 132

Fees per term: Boarding: £8,605–£10,995
Day: £5,765–£7,100


Photo of Westonbirt School Building 300x200Beautiful setting, modern facilities

‘Few schools match the setting of Westonbirt’ (The Good Schools Guide). Housed in a grand Victorian mansion in 210 acres of magnificent and inspiring private parklands in the heart of the English countryside, Westonbirt is a highly successful traditional British girls’ school just 90 minutes from London (Heathrow).


Against this wonderful historic backdrop there are excellent modern sporting and teaching facilities including a science and art block, Music Technology Suite, Business School and a new Learning Zone, equipped with the latest technology to deliver digital learning.


We have extensive playing fields and tennis courts and an impressive £3m Sports Centre with its own 25-metre indoor swimming pool, sports hall, aerobics room and fitness suite. Many girls participate in our popular tennis programme and enjoy playing golf on our own nine-hole golf course.


Girls enjoy riding lessons at nearby stables, and polo at the neighbouring Beaufort Polo Club. Music and drama are at the heart of the School, with the majority regularly performing in productions and concerts.

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Inspiring young minds

We offer a well-balanced and academic curriculum that develops the whole person intellectually, emotionally, morally and spiritually, preparing girls to compete as curious, creative and courageous citizens within an ever-changing and increasingly challenging world. This individual approach to education together with our small classes and strong pastoral care ensures each girl is challenged and supported to reach her full potential and the School has performed consistently well in both GCSEs and A-Levels over successive years.


In 2013 we opened a business school to support the launch of our Media Studies A-Level course. We now run a Skills for Life programme to meet the challenges young people face in a global society. This includes trips, as well as speakers and lecturers who explore the diversity of the workplace and promote a passion for their vocation, ensuring we do more than deliver career and further education advice.


To enrich their academic studies the girls have an extensive extracurricular programme. Many of the older girls participate in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, World Challenge, Leiths cookery school or try out their business skills in Young Enterprise. There are planned activities every weekend including cultural, fun and shopping trips, which are open to day girls as well as boarders.

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To find out more

about entry requirements, scholarships or to arrange a personal visit of the school, please contact the Director of Admissions, Mrs Patricia Stevenson, on +44 (0)1666 881301 or admissions@westonbirt.org.


“If you want a small boarding school you can’t beat it – miles ahead of others we looked at.”