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West House School, West Midlands



School Details
24 St James Road,
Edgbaston,
Birmingham,
West Midlands,
United Kingdom,
B15 2NX

Tel: +44 121 440 4097
Fax: +44 121 440 5839

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Founded:1895

Headmaster:
A M J Lyttle

Headmaster's PA:
Kim Stevenson


Accreditations and affiliations:
IAPS
Religious affiliation:
Non-denominational
Teaching languages:
English
Age Range & Fees
Age
Range
1 - 11
Annual
Day Fees
£3,432
to
£8,658
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
NA
 
NA
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
NA
 
NA
Number of Pupils
School Boy
Boys
School Girl
Girls
190
Day
25
0
Full board
0
0
Weekly
0
190
Total
25
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
17
18
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:


Assessment
 

Scholarships & Bursaries:


Siblings, Teaching

What we offer


  • French
  • Football
  • Badminton
  • Cross-country
  • Rugby
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Gymnastics
  • Cricket
  • Drama productions
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • After school club
  • Particular diets
  • Before school/Breakfast club
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
 
 
Situated in the leafy oasis of the Calthorpe Estate, West House School has occupied the same site since its foundation in 1895. Since that time, the school has evolved significantly, to become a leading independent preparatory school for boys aged 4 – 11 years, with a co-educational nursery offering care for children aged from 12 months. West House is a member of The Incorporated Association of Preparatory Schools, and the OFSTED registered Nursery holds the Growing Together accreditation. 48-week care is available to all children, with themed Holiday Clubs taking place outside term time.

With five acres of beautiful grounds, less than two miles from Birmingham city centre, the school lies at the heart of a thriving community. It is surrounded by many outstanding cultural and recreational facilities, as well as having its own nature reserve. These enrich the lives of all pupils and form an important aspect of educating the whole child.

West House is a non-denominational school, guided by Christian principles. While delivery of the National Curriculum forms the basis of the school's educational philosophy, pupils are encouraged to seize opportunities to broaden their learning experiences far beyond national requirements. In particular, Music and Games occupy significant curriculum time, with the school enjoying an outstanding reputation in the field of performing arts and competitive sport.

Staff ratios are generous, with the average class numbering 12 pupils. This has allowed the school to acquire over many years a unique, family orientated atmosphere, in which pupils genuinely enjoy all that school life has to offer. Pupils are prepared for academically selective senior schools. Standards at 11+ are consistently high, with most Year 6 boys transferring to local grammar schools, King Edwards School, Birmingham and Solihull School.

West House boasts one of the most active Old Boy's Associations in the Midlands. There are a number of social and sporting occasions during the year, when friends young and old meet up and share their memories.
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