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Everyone is encouraged to find their voice, both in lessons and by contributing to class assemblies: ‘When she started my daughter was very shy, but she’s flourished and has so much more confidence now.’ Forest school is just a few...

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Westonbirt Prep successfully combines the educational quality and individual attention of an intimate family school with the facilities, resources and opportunities of a school many times larger. Set within 210 acres of parklands in the heart of the Cotswolds, the school shares their exceptional grounds with Westonbirt Senior, an independent day and boarding school for girls; offering outstanding facilities including a 3m Sports Centre and state-of-the-art Music Technology Suite.

Westonbirt Prep offers a broad and varied curriculum, with great emphasis placed on sports, music and drama, each delivered by specialist teachers. Committed to making outdoor education part of school life, all year groups attend regular Forest School in the Spinney, a beautiful woodland clearing within the school grounds.

A strong family ethos is evident throughout the school and this combination of care and sense of community creates a happy, secure and stimulating environment for boys and girls to thrive.

Effective from September 2016, Mr Sean Price has been appointed as Headmaster of Westonbirt Prep School. Currently Assistant Head and Year 5 Form Tutor, Mr Price has been a highly valued member of Westonbirt for several years. Along with the excellent team of teaching staff, Mr Price will continue to develop the Prep school following the growth that Mr Shaw spearheaded during his tenure.
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Everyone is encouraged to find their voice, both in lessons and by contributing to class assemblies: ‘When she started my daughter was very shy, but she’s flourished and has so much more confidence now.’ Forest school is just a few minutes away in The Spinney – huge old trees make it a magical place, ideal for dowsing, worm charming and ...


Since September 2016, Mr Sean Price, previously assistant head (pastoral) and year 5 form tutor. He joined the school in 2013.


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Special Education Needs

Learning Support is available in a dedicated, discreet classroom by a qualified specialist. 09-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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