Welcome from Headmaster John Hicks
Westbourne is a unique school in many ways and it is the only
non-selective co-educational independent school for three to 16
year olds in Sheffield, enjoying a fine tradition of excellence in
Based in the historic Broomhill area of the city, less than 15
minutes' drive from the Peak District National Park, Westbourne
School revolves around three sites only yards apart in the heart of
It is here that we nurture the school's principles of
educating girls and boys for life in an atmosphere of
support and encouragement at every level.
Academic achievement opens the door to further opportunity but
that needs to be supplemented with good life skills. The policy of
'educating girls and boys for life' ensures that children leave
Westbourne with confidence and able to make a valuable contribution
to any community.
Excellent exam results year on year and highly successful
alumni, prove how effective Westbourne's approach to teaching is.
It's therefore little wonder the most recent ISI inspection
returned positive results in all areas. "Responses to
questionnaires show that parents are overwhelmingly satisfied with
the education and support provided for their children." - ISI
inspection report November 2013
It is my belief that in today's society the ability to
communicate and develop social and personal skills is as important
as academic achievements - and this philosophy is at the very heart
of everything we do at Westbourne.
A mixed school with boys and girls growing and learning together
is the natural way to do this and at Westbourne we nourish the
whole person, giving them an education for life.
The co-ed environment in which Westbourne children learn cements
the close-knit family atmosphere that Westbourne promotes.
By learning, playing and developing together boys and girls
are able to support one another and grow up functioning effectively
together - as is the natural order of life.
As well as giving each and every pupil the confidence to 'give
things a go' with our enviable array of extracurricular activities,
is a strong focus on instilling traditional values, such as respect
and manners - these are just some of the many elements that
contribute to Westbourne's friendly, family atmosphere and
ultimately to its success.
We cherish each individual - staff as well as pupils - and we
work with our parents in partnership to provide the best possible
We have an average class size of 14 pupils to a member of staff
and that means we are more able to fulfil the Westbourne aim to
inspire children to reach their full individual potential. Each
child receives personal attention, which means their learning
strengths and weaknesses are more easily identifiable - and that is
the key to each child's success.
Success, achievement and effort at every level of school life
are rewarded on a daily basis.
Westbourne children want to take responsibility for their own
learning, they want to become independent and they want the
prestige of being a leader.
The ethos of our school is epitomised by our staff and I am
indeed fortunate and privileged to work with a team of such
Westbourne's classrooms are unique in the way that pupils
interact with each other and the teachers, a relaxed yet serious,
good humoured and focused atmosphere that has a warmth and vitality
based on mutual respect.
Westbourne children are happy and free to express their natural
creativity and curiosity.
Experience that atmosphere for yourself and your children by
coming along and seeing it
for yourself. We are always happy to welcome guests to
For more information about enrolling your child at Westbourne
School, contact reception on 0114 266 0374. Alternatively, come
along to one of our Open Days to see for yourself all that
Westbourne has to offer.
I look forward to meeting you.
John B Hicks MEd