MEET REBECCA MITCHELL As we announce the appointment of Rebecca Mitchell as the new Head of Westonbirt Prep, a chance to read an article from 2021 exploring her achievements as Head of Heywood Prep in Corsham. Talking to Rebecca Mitchell, Head of Heywood Prep, the first observation I make is the incredible energy you immediately […]

Year 5 Interview Olympic Athlete And Westonbirt Swim Coach

This week, Year 5 pupils interviewed Olympic athlete, Robin James Francis, who is currently the swimming coach and PE teacher at Westonbirt Prep. Before joining Westonbirt School, Francis swam for Great Britain for over ten years, competed at the Olympics, represented his country and medalled in the World and European championships. During the ‘Press Conference,’ […]

Coeducation Drives Significant Growth At Westonbirt School

While maintaining classes of under 20 students, Westonbirt School has grown by 50% over the past two years. After just one year of coeducation, 40% of key stage 3 is now made up of boys and demand is soaring for co-ed sixth form spaces in September 2021. Headmistress Natasha Dangerfield, described this month in the […]

Head’s Blog: Why Teenagers Benefit From Boarding

As Westonbirt launches boys boarding, Headmistress Natasha Dangerfield considers why boarding helps teenagers feel connected, understand their self-worth and improve learning outcomes. A boarding environment presents a unique opportunity to live as a child, but with the developing independence of a young adult, which is not always possible at home. In the right community, pupils […]