West House, which was founded as a day and boarding preparatory school for boys in 1895, is a charitable trust run by a Board of Governors. Today, it is a preparatory day school for boys between the ages of 4 and 11, with the co-educational West House Nursery caring for children from twelve months.
The school is situated in Edgbaston, one mile from Birmingham city centre, and has occupied the same five acre site since its foundation. It enjoys excellent sporting facilities both on and off site. These include a nature reserve, a sports hall, three cricket nets, an all-weather surface and a grass pitch on campus.
We believe that education goes well beyond the academic curriculum. In addition to preparing pupils for selective secondary schools, we concentrate on developing the life skills necessary to thrive in a rapidly changing adult world. With well over one hundred years' experience, our aim is to combine the best of our traditions with an education which will prepare pupils for the challenges that lie ahead.
Choosing the right school for your son or daughter is one of the most important
decisions you will make and it is my belief that Birmingham offers the very highest standards of independent education
anywhere in the country. What makes West House unique is the atmosphere,
so often commented upon, that pervades the school.
Please visit the school and experience for yourself our vibrant and happy community, where success and achievement are celebrated and your child can be assured of a well-rounded education.