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Westonbirt School Westonbirt School School

Address: Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8QG, United Kingdom
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Description Westonbirt School Westonbirt School School

  • Language learned: English;
  • Location Westonbirt School: Tetbury, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom;
  • Students age: 11-18 years; [999.8 ]
  • Accommodation and accommodation type: boarding house from 10 years;
  • Curriculum: secondary school, A-Level, GCSE, Prep School;
  • Total number of Westonbirt school students: 200;
  • Type of training: joint (3-11 years), separate (only girls, after 11 years).

Westonbirt School was founded in 1928 - today it is in the 25 best private schools with secondary education programs throughout England (according to the Daily Telegraph). The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) in 2011 noted the outstanding success of schoolchildren and school graduates, and the school itself was ranked in the top three private schools in 2000 (The Financial Times). Private school Westonbirt pays due attention to both academic lessons, and extracurricular, creative and sports pursuits - such an integrated approach leads to amazing results: every year more than 70% of graduates receive high scores in the A-level exam and continue their studies at prestigious universities. The school is deservedly proud of its graduates, whose ranks include a large number of famous personalities: Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, actresses Rosamund Pike, Claire Bloom and Phyllida Lo, writer Iris Murdoch, Princess of Jordan Haya Bint Al Hussein, etc.

Westonbirt School occupies a vast area of ​​210 acres, and the main building is a solid Victorian mansion. Also on the territory there is a large number of well-kept lawns, gardens, parks, as well as a separate building of the Business School, which was opened in 2013.


The school provides several different programs for teaching:

  • Main School (from 11 years old) [999.15 ]
  • Preparing for the GCSE (from age 13)
  • Sixth form (from age 16)
  • GCSE program (9 subjects)
  • AS-level (4 subjects)
  • A-level ).

In addition, the institution emphasizes the study of foreign languages: from the age of 7 schoolgirls begin to learn French, and from 10 years as an elective can choose the Spanish language.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Westonbirt School Westonbirt School School

Program name

Westonbirt School students are tasked with learning to be independent and organize their work without the constant and close supervision of adults. To achieve this goal, a special curriculum has been developed, largely focused on the independent study of the material and giving a certain share of benefits and freedom.

The curriculum includes the following subjects:

7-9 classes: English, Mathematics, Science, French, Art, Technology, Drama, Geography, History, Informatics, Music, Physical Culture (including And sports games and swimming), religion, sewing and cooking.

10-11 grades (preparation for the high school program and obtaining the certificate): English and literature, mathematics, science, two or three foreign languages, as well as subjects to choose from (physical culture, computer science, practical classes) .

The cost of the program:

  • 7-8 classes - £ 8.605 in term;
  • 9-11 classes - £ 10,500 in the trimester.

Westonbirt School students are tasked with learning to be independent and organize their work without the constant and close supervision of adults. To achieve this goal, a special curriculum has been developed, largely focused on the independent study of the material and giving a certain share of benefits and freedom.

Sixth Form allows you to prepare for entering the University. Girls can choose to study medical sciences, biology, mathematics, physics, international finance and many other sciences.

Each student is given a separate bedroom cabinet to make the learning process as comfortable and productive as possible.

As a sports destination, girls can choose yoga, zumba, golf, tennis, swimming and volleyball.

The cost of the program is from £ 10,995 per term with accommodation (from £ 7,100 for tuition in a day school).

The school accepts for training from 5 years. Children can stay in the school on a full board from the age of 10 years.

Accommodation and food

Westonbirt School students live in cozy bedrooms, for which the entire top floor of the Westonbirt School is separated: the younger schoolgirls live in rooms of 5 people, high school students can claim separate bedrooms.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: art, biology, chemistry, Chinese, design and technology, Dramatic art, English, English literature, French, geography, history, Information Technology, Latin language, maths, music, physical Culture, physics, Religious studies, Spanish
Events list: swimming, tennis

Events Westonbirt School Westonbirt School School

Thanks to the good equipment of the Westonbirt School, the girls are offered a large selection of extracurricular activities (art, ballet, cooking, theater, club, amusement clubs and much more), as well as various sports.


  • Only an hour's journey separates the area from Heathrow Airport, the culturally developed cities of Bristol and Bath are also close, and the town of Tetbury itself is very calm, quiet and safe.
  • The school accepts For the training of both British subjects and foreign students from 11 to 18 years - the multicultural environment of students allows you to quickly overcome the language barrier, adapt to a new educational and cultural environment.
  • Groups for training are formed in small groups of 16-20 to give the teacher the opportunity to give each student the right amount of time, and students can always seek help from the local Training Support Center. Also in the school for study are equipped with scientific laboratories, self-study rooms and an extensive library. For talented, gifted students, special courses are prepared that will help to maximize their abilities and talents.

Equipment Westonbirt School Westonbirt School School

Much attention is paid to sports activities: to the services of students there is a huge modern Sports Center equipped with everything necessary. You can practice in the pool (indoor, 25 meters), attend aerobics and fitness classes, as well as train in open areas, the territory of which exceeds 250 acres. Students take part in games in golf, rugby, polo, football, netball, attend the Tennis Academy. It is believed that it was the students of Westonbirt School who first started playing badminton!

Separately it is worth noting the theater group: it not only regularly performs on its own stage (theater for 450 seats), but also goes on tour to London, Bath and Bristol. Also popular are music classes - mastering a musical instrument or singing in a school choir. Also equipped with three spacious and bright studios for painting. In general, there are a huge number of clubs and clubs on interests: a culinary club, rock climbing, jumping from the stream, a debate club, social projects, horse riding (Beaufort Polo Club) and much more.

Term dates and fees

The academic year is divided into terms: autumn (September 2 - December 11), spring (January 6 - March 18) and summer (April 12 - July 9). For holidays, vacations, weekends and holidays are provided.

Additional fees:

  • Visa fees and services;
  • Medical insurance (1 £ / day);
  • Flights;
  • Transfer in both directions;
  • Registration fee- 200 £;
  • Deposit - 5000 £;
  • School uniform ;
  • Optional, elective classes: riding school, music, drama, tennis, housekeeping, polo, golf.

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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Westonbirt School Westonbirt School School reviews


In Westonbirt School our daughter is studying, and we are ready to leave a positive response about both the school and the company that organized our trip - Smapse.

If you want to send a child to study abroad - forget about independence and do not think that you can do everything yourself. Save time and effort, contact professionals! During the preparation of the trip, there were so many subtleties that we ourselves could not have done it right - and we were very glad that Smapse was chosen as our agent. We really liked the approach of specialists: very sensitive, pleasant in communication guys, unobtrusive and very professional, educated. Answered affably to all our questions, we chose the options for us, under our requests. And the enrollment in general was free, which surprised us a lot (expecting a large commission, even already put aside money for this): Smapse does not work as intermediaries, but as partners of foreign schools, that's why they do not take money from us. We paid only for the translation of documents and the booking of air tickets - but that's fine: after all, these are additional, non-mandatory services, and they costed perfectly according to Moscow standards.

The daughter's school really likes - the only thing she asks for the upper grades (now she's in high school) is to move her closer to London. It's probably nice for us to be in a pastoral village, and young people appreciate more big busy cities. When we look at universities and senior schools, probably, we will really pick up something more capital, although it will be more expensive. Another plus Westonbirt School - a fairly sparing cost of training: for Russia of course it seems a lot, but among British schools is normal. At the same time, we got acquainted with the ratings - Westonbirt School shows itself very well, and the daughter's teaching reports are excellent, we are sure that it will get good education.


Recommendations on when to apply

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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