An international boarder’s view of Westonbirt
An international boarder’s view of Westonbirt With 29 different nationalities on campus, Westonbirt School continues to welcome students from overseas to our boarding community. It is always fascinating to get an insight into the boarding experience here from the boarders themselves. Year 13 student Paula from Santander, Spain shares her view of Westonbirt from an […]
Westonbirt embraces Safer Internet Day
Westonbirt embraces Safer Internet Day Research commissioned by the UK Safer Internet Centre (UKSIC) for Safer Internet Day reveals more than half (57%) of young people believe they can help educate parents or carers on internet harms. On Tuesday 7th February, Westonbirt School and Prep joined many schools and youth organisations across approximately 180 countries worldwide […]
Mental wellbeing for children: The most important lesson of all?
Mental wellbeing for children: The most important lesson of all? Recent years have seen a significant rise in the awareness of mental health. This includes an increase in knowledge of issues that people face, in the help available to them and in the destigmatising of talking about this area of our lives. It also includes […]
Magical Literacy Day challenges Year 6 writers to unleash their imaginations!
Magical Literacy Day challenges Year 6 writers to unleash their imaginations! The appeal of magic and sorcery in schools has long-been evident with children and young people, well before a certain Boy Who Lived came to our attention via book and screen. Friday 27th January saw Westonbirt School host local primary schools and our own […]
Why students should participate in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award?
Why students should participate in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award? As the Spring Term begins and our Year 9 students get ready to embark on their Bronze DofE training, Westonbirt teacher Cat Crowley shares her experience of the programme as both a student and a member of staff, and reflects on the lifelong skills students […]
Westonbirt’s Newly Formed Combined Cadet Force
Westonbirt’s Newly Formed Combined Cadet Force We are delighted to have launched a Combined Cadet Force (CCF) at Westonbirt this academic year for students in Years 9 to 13. The CCF provides a disciplined framework and, through a combination of adventurous and military training, aims to provide students with opportunities to develop their resourcefulness, adaptability […]
Westonbirt Alumni inspires Art Students
Westonbirt Alumni inspires Art Students Westonbirt welcomed back former student Thanarat (Best) Asvasirayothin. During her visit, Best spoke with and inspired our current Year 11-13 Art students, sharing her personal journey and achievements. Best also spent time reconnecting with Headmistress Natasha Dangerfield who shared, “Maintaining communications with our alumni, known as Westonbirt Association members, has […]
Westonbirt welcomes its brand-new kitchen!
Westonbirt welcomes its brand-new kitchen! After several months of hard work and an enormous amount of anticipation, last week Westonbirt opened its newly refurbished kitchen to students, staff, and special guests. This brand-new kitchen will not only enhance the day to day teaching of Food Technology across the school, but also the teaching of the […]
Remembrance through the eyes of our Head of History
Remembrance through the eyes of our Head of History The concept of ‘remembrance’ is one that is often presumed to be obvious. However, for many students this isn’t an obvious concept. What exactly are they remembering? Who are they remembering? Why is it relevant? In the History Department at Westonbirt we spend a lot of time […]
Taking Summer School to the next level at Westonbirt
Taking Summer School to the next level at Westonbirt Increasing confidence and social skills, creating lifelong international friendships alongside cultural and academic gains – there are so many benefits to attending a summer school. Set in one of England’s most beautiful stately homes in the picturesque Cotswolds, Westonbirt School is a long-established and well-regarded UK […]
Our brand-new Sports Campus is underway!
Our brand-new Sports Campus is underway! Diggers have been busy on site, and we are excited watching all of the progress. This new sports campus development is part of our innovative ten-year architectural masterplan which will include an FIH certified AstroTurf, tennis and netball courts, new changing facilities and PE classrooms for our growing and […]
Meet our Head of Boys’ Sports and Director of Rugby
Meet our Head of Boys’ Sports and Director of Rugby With excellent sports facilities and a new Astrozone in planning, Westonbirt enjoys an enviable reputation of producing highly successful individual and team performances in a wide variety of sports. For this academic year, Westonbirt has welcomed Mr Andy Blaylock as our Head of Boys’ Sports […]