Vale of Glamorgan, United Kingdom
About Westbourne School
Aims of the School
- To maintain a stable, caring and happy school community in which children are able to develop sound relationships with one another and with their teachers; to enable them to work together with enthusiasm and mutual respect.
- To give each child a broad based education leading to good academic qualifications and to teach them how to work and develop the skills necessary for later life.
- To encourage all round character development in terms of understanding, thinking for oneself, problem solving, decision making and taking initiative.
- To inculcate sound moral and ethical principles and an awareness of the needs of others.
- To enable pupils to pass the Common Entrance examination at 13+ and thus gain entry into the senior school.
- To enable pupils to achieve at least 5 GCSE passes grades A* - C.
Westbourne School History
Westbourne School was opened in 1895 at Ebenezer House in Westbourne Road. The present school dates its founding from 1896 when Miss Caroline Ferris became headmistress and named it: 'Westbourne House Preparatory School for Boys'. In 1901 the school moved to 13 Stanwell Road.
The adjoining building, 4 Hickman Road, was purchased in 1975 and the two buildings developed into Westbourne Senior School. Developments since 1975 have seen the school open a college for years 9-11, the acquisition of St. Alma's Girls' school at Victoria Road, after which the school became co-educational. The Victoria Road site now houses Westbourne Nursery and Junior school. Continuing improvements and the broadening of the school curriculum have seen an increase in pupil and staff numbers. Recent re-organisation in the school has led to a unification of identity into one school and the school continues to flourish, building on and adding to the achievements of the past