Below you’ll find some of the latest feedback from past pupils and parents about their time at Westbourne. If you’re an Old Westbournian, drop us a line and let us know what you’re up to. We’d love to hear from you! firstname.lastname@example.org
June 2022: “A big thank you for all the work you have done with Harry this year. He is really settled in your form and despite not having done French at primary school he seems to be doing really well. I know this doesn’t just happen and want to thank you for your hard work and dedication. It was fantastic for Harry to get a prize at the Octagon for French and Music and especially with it being Mr Hicks’ last prize giving. We are all so proud to be part of the Westbourne family.” Year 8
June 2022 :“I have an offer from Oxford to study English and Beginners’ Italian and in my admissions essay I borrowed a lot of ideas from A.C. Bradley, who I would probably never have come across if you hadn’t given me his writings on Macbeth in that Year 9 English lesson!” Ex-Year 11 pupil
January 2022: “James had a great time all through Junior and Senior school and we feel that has made him what he is today; extremely hard working, conscientious and very confident. The GCSE results James obtained were excellent and placed him in a position to choose to proceed in any direction.” Ex Year 11 pupil.
December 2021: “Thank you once again to you and all the wonderful staff at Westbourne for giving Chloe the first class education that your school provides. We know Chloe loved her time there and would love to visit at some point in the future”. Head Girl 2020/21
November 2021: “Thank you to the teachers for what has been a great experience in Henry’s education and his development from a child to a young man.” Ex Year 11 pupil.
November 2021: Harry left in 2019 and is now playing Sedbergh Colts ‘A’ team and also with Sale Sharks U16 Academy and playing some great Rugby.
September 2021: “Hi Sir, I just felt like I had to email you since I’ve decided to do physics at uni and am leaving for it on Saturday. I chose York by the way. You’re the reason I enjoyed Physics so much at GCSE and why I took it as an A-Level. My teachers at A-Level were also good but if I’m being honest you set the bar a little too high for physics teachers. I looked forward to every single one of your lessons when I was at Westbourne, and I’m sure your students now still do… thanks for being the best physics teacher ever and the reason I chose to do a degree in it.” Email from a former student to his teacher, Ex Year 11 pupil.
September 2021:“We are thrilled to let you know that it has now been confirmed that Helen has achieved a First Class Honours Degree in Mental Health Nursing from Sheffield Hallam with a mark of 81.8% which we believe is the highest mark in Mental Health Nursing! As well as starting her job in community healthcare with elder adults, the University is talking to her about the possibility of lecturing.” message from a parent of an ex pupil.
September 2021: “Joel’s mum rang to let us know that he got an A, A* and A in Maths, Further Maths and Physics and he is going on to Birmingham University to study economics. She thanked Westbourne for all the support!”