Westbourne is a unique
school in many ways. We are the only independent co-educational day
school in Sheffield which caters for children from Reception right
through to Year 11 (GCSE).
It is my belief that in modern day society the ability to
communicate and develop social and personal skills is as important
as academic achievements. A mixed school with boys and girls
growing and learning together is the natural way to do this. At
Westbourne we nourish the whole person - an education for life.
We are well known in Sheffield for being a caring and friendly
community. We cherish each individual, staff as well as pupils, and
we work with our parents as a partnership to provide the best
We have an average class size of 14 pupils to a member of staff.
Therefore, we are more able to fulfil our aims as a school: to
inspire children to reach their full potential. Each child receives
lots of individual attention and their learning strengths and
weaknesses are more easily identifiable. This is the key to each
Success, achievement and effort are rewarded on a daily basis.
Children at Westbourne 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 the school is epitomised
by our staff and I am indeed fortunate and privileged to work with
a team of such dedicated professionals.
The most recent ISI inspection emphasised that the quality of
teaching and learning at Westbourne is outstanding
and for the last three years, the judgement for the Early Years
Provision is again, outstanding, something
Westbourne is rightly proud of.
The uniqueness of Westbourne is the atmosphere in the classroom,
the way pupils interact with each other and the teachers. It is
relaxed yet serious, good humoured and focused; it has a warmth and
vitality based on mutual respect. The children smile, they are
happy. They are free to express their natural creativity and
You cannot feel this atmosphere without visiting us, so I invite
you to come and see for yourself.
John B Hicks MEd