Curriculum (Pre-Prep)

Welcome to Westbourne, the Pre-Preparatory Department of Edgbaston High School.

At Westbourne, young girls are given every encouragement to develop their character, confidence and individual strengths. From an early age, we make your daughter's personal and social development the highest priority. Pupils may join at any stage, in Nursery aged 2½, Kindergarten at 3+ or Reception at 4+. We have a superb purpose-built Nursery and specialist play areas, ICT facilities and dedicated reading areas. Parents are encouraged to register their daughters early as places are often over subscribed.

Every class, from Nursery to Reception, has a fully qualified teacher and classroom assistant. A warm,nurturing environment is created and close links with families are quickly established. The school offers a popular Holiday Club which Westbourne girls can attend.

The Pre-Prep curriculum follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) guidelines with many girls working well beyond national levels. A  good balance is created between learning through play and subject focused work. 

The curriculum is enhanced with the inclusion of ballet lessons for all girls in Westbourne and with the introduction of weekly swimming and French lessons in Reception. Our outdoor classroom also offers the opportunity to take learning outside.  

The girls are proud of their school and enjoy meeting visitors so do come for a tour when the girls are in school!  

Watch our Welcome to Westbourne video




"We would highly recommend Westbourne to any of our friends and colleagues. Staff take an active interest in our daughter and really focus on her individual needs."

Kindergarten Parent

Preparatory Headlines

Prep's Language Challenge Champions!

14 Jun 2024: On Wednesday 12 June, Isabella H, Sofia ML and Jessica H (Year 5), Gurbani and Emily P (Year 4) and Jashvita, Layyan and Haya M (Year 3) took part in the live...

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Flying High

14 Jun 2024: This term our chosen charity in the Preparatory School, as selected by the girls, is supporting West Midlands Air Ambulance.  Our weekly collection is being...

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Prep News

14 Jun 2024: What a very busy week with very much to be proud of. We began the week welcoming the parents of girls in Year 6 in to join us for assembly. This is the...

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A Jewellery Making Experience

14 Jun 2024: Year 6 pupils participated in a fantastic Jewellery Making workshop, hosted by the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, as part of their enrichment programme. ...

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