Westonbirt School

About Westonbirt School

Westonbirt School

Westonbirt School is a co-ed independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 11 to 18 years, located in the Cotswolds, 90 minutes from London. At Westonbirt you will find an inspired community, set within 210 acres of parkland grounds and a breathtaking Victorian mansion.

Rated excellent for academic achievement and personal development, and placed within the top 5% of schools for value added, success is celebrated and talent is nurtured. The School offers a broad curriculum and co-curricular programme with opportunities to tailor options where possible. Class sizes are small, and pupils are nurtured and challenged.  90% of Year 13 pupils secure places at their first-choice university, including Russell Group institutions. Others progress to degree-level apprenticeships.

Sports provision is excellent with expert coaching. Facilities include an indoor pool, Sports Hall, gym, nine-hole golf course and an AstroTurf.  Westonbirt enjoys an enviable reputation for producing highly successful individual and team performances in a variety of sports including lacrosse, netball, swimming, tennis, athletics and cricket.  The arts are popular and of high quality, with art studios, large performance spaces, and choirs available. Many pupils play one or more instruments.

Rated excellent for both academic achievement and pastoral care by the Independent Schools Inspectorate, pupils’ physical and emotional well-being is paramount. The strong sense of community is key to ensuring that pupils feel valued and well-supported in becoming the best version of themselves. The boarding school ethos benefits day and boarding pupils alike, and staff know pupils exceptionally well.  There are separate boarding houses for girls and boys, and a new, off-site Year 13 Boarding house which helps prepare students for the transition to university and greater independence.


School Address Westonbirt School, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8QG
Number of Pupils 750
Pupils Prep 268
Number of Boarders 134
International Boarders 61
Age Range 11 to 18 years
Distance from Airports

London Heathrow – 90 miles; Bristol Airport 33 miles

Distance from London

100 miles

School Links

Westonbirt Prep School: Co-ed for children aged 3-11

Educational Programmes

GCSE; iGCSE; A Levels; BTEC (Animal Management; Business; Children’s Play, Learning & Development; Computing; Hospitality; Sport).

Co-Curricular Programmes

Duke of Edinburgh Award, Leiths Certificate in Food and Wine, Leadership, Young Enterprise, Warriors Book Club, Film Club, Skills for Life Personal, Financial Management, Physical Education.