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Westonbirt School:

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Location & Facilities

Founded in 1928, Westonbirt School provides an excellent education in an idyllic setting that is highly conducive to study. Situated in one of the most magnificent private houses to be built in nineteenth century England, within a beautiful 100 hectare private estate, it has also benefited from the addition of modern facilities and equipment, making make it ideal for a 21st century education. These include purpose-built science laboratories, design technology workshops, art studios, a theatre and a chapel. A new sixth form accommodation block is due for completion Easter 2008.

Academic Achievement

Virtually all pupils achieve the academic results to gain entry to the university of their choice including many top universities and highly competitive courses. The academic achievements continue to improve e.g. in 2006, there was a 100% pass rate at A Level with 77% of exams graded A or B, and in 2007 nearly 25% of the GCSEs were graded A*, over half were A*-A and nearly 75% were A*-B.


There are excellent facilities on site for all kinds of sport, including a new 3m sports centre with indoor swimming pool, fitness suite and aerobics/dance room, and the school's own golf course.


There are many school bands, ensembles and choirs, and most of the girls learn at least one musical instrument. There also are frequest professional concerts and recitals on site for the girls to enjoy. There are plenty of performance venues and the latest development project is to build a new music school, on which work will commence in 2008.

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Boarding Facilities

The younger girls are accommodated in dormitories of up to 6 girls in the main school building and the sixth form enjoy single study bedrooms and more independence in a self-contained block. Additional sixth form accommodation is currently under construction and due for completion in the summer of 2008. Superb pastoral care means that all girls are happy here, no matter how far they are from home.

Support for Overseas Pupils

Westonbirt School has an excellent track record in helping Chinese students achieve impressive academic results while enjoying all that life at a modern girls' boarding school has to offer. It has an exceptionally good ELT department which helps students prepare for the English language exams needed for university entrance, alongside their GCSEs and A Levels. International students join mainstream classes for all their subjects other than ELT. This approach speeds up their acquisition of English language skills and fosters close friendships with English girls.


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School website

Should you want to see more details of Westonbirt School, please go to their website: www.westonbirt.gloucs.sch.uk

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