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West House School

24 St James Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, England B15 2NX

Age Range & Fees

Age Range1 to 11
Annual Day Fees *£3432 to £8658
Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
Annual Full Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
* Currency: GB Pound

Number of Pupils

Boys Girls
190Day25
0Full Boarding0
0Weekly Boarding0
190Total25

Number of Staff

Full-time: 17
Part-time: 18

GCSE Pass Rate - Age 16

Pass Rate - Age 18

Exams at age 18

Higher Education

Pupils who went on to Higher Education
Head Photo

Alistair M J Lyttle


From the moment I walked through the doors to West House as a boy in 1980, I loved my prep school days. The school was relaxed but purposeful, extremely friendly and bursting with opportunities significantly beyond those which I had encountered in my previous school.

The legacy of that experience underpins the way I feel about what West House should offer its pupils today. Above all else, I want to see the children rushing into school and wanting to be in the thick of things, eager to face fresh challenges and thriving on successes that come their way. While academic rigour lies at the heart of what we do, it is so often the supporting curriculum which provides the most memorable moments – playing cricket in the 1st XI, winning the inter-house music competition or performing on stage in front of a packed house. These are the moments that the boys will hold dear for many years to come.

West House is truly unique. Parents embrace the open door policy; they like the informality and the fact that they can approach even the most senior staff without the need to book appointments in advance; they whole-heartedly support the work of the school and revel in the achievements of their sons.

West House is a small independent preparatory school for boys with a reputation for punching far above its weight. By combining the very best of our traditions with a desire to be at the forefront of innovation, the school provides an outstanding education which will prepare our children for life in the middle part of the 21st century.

Alistair M J Lyttle
Headmaster
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    What we offer

      • French
      • Badminton
      • Cricket
      • Cross-country
      • Football
      • Gymnastics
      • Rugby
      • Swimming
      • Tennis
      • Drama productions
      • Band/Orchestra
      • Brass
      • Choir
      • Singing
      • Strings
      • Woodwind
      • After school club
      • Before school/Breakfast club
      • Particular diets
      • Dyslexia
      • MLD
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      Method of Entry

      • Assessment

      Scholarships & Bursaries

      • Siblings
      • Teaching

      Curriculum and Exams:

        Religious Affiliation:

        • Non-denominational


        Teaching Languages:

        • English
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