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 […]

Westonbirt School hosts ISA regional Cross Country event

Tuesday 24th January saw excellent conditions for the School to host the Independent School Association’s (ISA) cross country area event, for all schools in the South West region. The ISA organises a national programme of sports events across 30 different sports, including cross country, for members to take part in nationally. ISA Sport has been […]

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 […]

Our Sixth Form Scholarship Assessment Day was a success

Our Sixth Form Scholarship Assessment Day was a success Our Sixth Form Scholarship assessment day took place last week, with students undergoing assessments and interviews as part of the application process. Simon Balderson, Deputy Head Academic, said “we were delighted to have such a strong field of applicants from a wide range of schools, giving us […]

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 […]

The Senior Lacrosse team makes history at the South West Rally

The Senior Lacrosse team makes history at the South West Rally The Senior lacrosse team made history this weekend becoming the 2022 South West Rally Champions and taking home the South West trophy. The girls put on an excellent display of lacrosse at St Swithuns School, showing their unbreakable bond as a team, and managing […]

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 […]