Westbourne School is a charitable trust which seeks to benefit the public through the pursuit of its stated aims. Our fees are set at a level to ensure the financial viability of the School and at a level that is consistent with our aim of providing a first class education to boys and girls.
Our School welcomes pupils from all backgrounds. To admit a prospective pupil we need to be satisfied that our School will be able to educate and develop a prospective pupil to the best of thier potential and in line with the general standards achieved by their peers.
We are an equal opportunity organisation and are committed to a working environment that is free from any form of discrimination on the grounds of colour, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation or disability,
The Governors view our bursary and scholarship awards as important in helping to ensure children from families who would otherwise not be able to afford the fees to access the education we offer. Our School does not have a large endowment and in funding our awards we have to be mindful that we must ensure a balance between fee-paying parents, many of whom make considerable personal sacrifices to fund their child's education, and those benefiting from the awards.
The life of our School is a part of a wider community and we are keen that our pupils participate. Our School also offers a resource to support broader educational activities to the benefit of other children and their teachers. Achievements include
We see Westbourne School as a part of a wider community and where we can assist the community without detriment to advancing the education of our pupils we are delighted so to do. The School provides support to local organisations by way of free or discounted provision of our facilities, including use of the School halls, the School dining room, classrooms for meetings and the School mini buses on a regular basis outside of school hours.
In 2013/14 Westbourne School educated some 314 pupils. Assuming an estimated cost to the taxpayer of £5,800 per pupil for state education, this saved the public purse in excess of £1.6 million and frees this amount elsewhere for spending in the public sector.