St James Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham Telephone: 0121 440 4097

  • Welcome to West House School

    ...where your child can look forward to a high class independent education within a unique family atmosphere
  • Celebrating Success

    'Boys achieve great results year after year because we inspire a love of learning'
  • United behind the badge

    'The pupils are passionate about their school and they demonstrate a tangible sense of loyalty and pride in it'
  • More to life than school work

    'The school promotes a wide range of learning opportunities and it is our desire to give all pupils the chance to shine'
Open Morning Saturday 1st March 2014 10am - 12 Noon Read More...
The family of West House extends far and wide and the Old Boys’ Association works extremely hard to keep its members up to date with news and developments at the school.
West House School Parents’ Association provides an exciting programme of social events for the boys, their parents and their families.
West House School and Nursery provides care and education for children aged 1 to 11 years old for the region of Birmingham, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield and the surrounding area.

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Educational Resources

Maths – Interactive Games & Activities

Maths Websites http://www.mathszone.co.uk/ http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2numeracy.html...
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English Activities

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Parent Resources

West House School encourages parental support in all areas of learning and...
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11+ Preparation

The teaching of verbal and non-verbal reasoning techniques forms a key aspect of...
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About Us

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.

Why Choose Us?

  • For over a century we have educated some of Birmingham’s finest boys

    Situated in the leafy oasis of the Calthorpe Estate, West House School has occupied the same site since its foundation in 1895. Since that time, the school has evolved significantly, to become an independent preparatory day school for boys aged 4 - 11 years.

    With five acres of beautiful grounds, less than two miles from Birmingham city centre, the school lies at the heart of a thriving community. It is surrounded by many outstanding cultural and recreational facilities, alongside its own Nature Reserve. These enrich the lives of all pupils and form an important aspect of educating the whole child.
  • 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 our 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.
  • The boys achieve great results year after year because we teach them to love learning.

    The Prep department offers a number of extra-curricular activities which typically include clubs for ICT, art and design, board games, typing, cookery, dance and chess. Additionally, a number of sporting clubs are offered during the year, varying according to the term.
Open Morning Saturday 7th March 2015 10am - 12 Noon
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