Westonbirt Headmistress, Natasha Dangerfield, discusses why parents should send their students to its new International Summer School.
The magic of Westonbirt can be felt as soon as you reach the point on the drive where the majesty of its towers come into view. As the ancient trees oversee your progress towards one of the most beautiful stately homes in England, you will be struck by the words of the Good Schools Guide who claim that “the wow factor hits as soon as you turn in through the gates.”
The wonder of Westonbirt is an intangible sense that has to be felt and our new summer school brings that unique opportunity to your son or daughter. A Victorian mansion built in the mid-1800s, Westonbirt was designed to impress. That impression is now left on the minds and spirits of the students who walk through its great halls;
“Westonbirt has shaped the person I am today” says Grace from Hong Kong, “The school has not only helped me achieve academic success, but also personal growth and confidence.”
Developing a community with a variety of pupils from a diverse range of backgrounds is something that Westonbirt has been committed to doing for over 90 years as a school. Utilising exceptional teachers to deliver English language training, Westonbirt also boasts experienced pastoral teams who create downtime opportunities where continued language development takes place between international borders and their UK peers.
We are excited at the opportunity to blend summer school students with existing English Westonbirt pupils, bringing a range of cultural interest and exchange to a very British back garden! The summer school will serve not only to improve the language skills of our international visitors but also as an opportunity for UK and international students to work together collegiately as the team challenges unfold in the afternoons. More than ever, our world needs its young to come together and work not only for personal improvement, but also to use their creativity and enthusiasm to resolve issues surrounding climate, the environment and the pandemic. I look forward to seeing our summer school and UK host students come together to learn from one another in the inspired surrounds of Westonbirt.