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Pupils were fascinated by the topic and their imaginations were up and running; mini whiteboards were covered with words and the room was buzzing as children discussed their ideas. 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...

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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.

The school has continued to grow recently and now has 158 pupils including the nursery. Mr Sean Price has been Headmaster of Westonbirt Prep School since September 2016. Along with the excellent team of teaching staff, Mr Price will continue to develop the Prep school which sees excellent academic results and each year pupils move on to Westonbirt Senior school, top local grammar schools and other local independents, many pupils obtain scholarships to their chosen senior school.

Westonbirt Prep offers full wrap around care 8am-6pm for busy and working parents.
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Since 2016, Sean Price, previously deputy head and year 5 teacher. He joined the school in 2013.


Visit then taster day when child is informally assessed in classroom setting. For entry into year 4 upwards, the school has changed from paper testing in English, maths and nonverbal reasoning to CAT 4, an online aptitude test which can be used regardless of educational background, learning needs or first language.

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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
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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