St James Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham Telephone: 0121 440 4097
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. We aim to inspire and develop all children to the highest degree within their capabilities and encourage them within a caring community representing all cultures and ethnic backgrounds.

Admission to West House Nursery is open to both boys and girls with places allocated on ‘first comers’ basis and thereafter if there is a vacancy. The Nursery is heavily over-subscribed and early registration is recommended.

Moving from West House Pre-School to Reception for existing boys is usually automatic, but parents are required to complete a transfer form. Admission to Reception from within the School is not subject to academic ability. Otherwise, admission to West House School is subject to a place being available and depends upon a prospective pupil meeting the criteria required to maintain the educational and general standards for all pupils in line with the ethos, aims and expectations of the school.

While the school does not wish to exclude any prospective pupil on the grounds of disability, it is important that it is in a position to deliver an education and individual development in line with the general standards achieved by the pupil’s potential peers. However, should the school be made aware of a disability in respect of a prospective pupil, it acknowledges its obligation to make reasonable adjustments so as not to put any disabled pupil at a substantial disadvantage to any other pupil. The School has a policy on Disability and Discrimination and a three year Accessibility Plan, which should be read in conjunction with this policy (copies are available upon request from the school office).

Prospective pupils for Reception to Year 6 are invited to attend a trial morning, where they join their potential form in timetabled lessons. In Years 1 and 2, satisfactory results in reading, spelling, writing and maths tests are also required. Pupils entering Years 3 to 6 undergo an assessment in Maths and English, in which satisfactory results, in line with national expectations, are required.

Trial mornings can only be arranged upon receipt of the registration form and the payment of the registration fee (£75). An offer of a place is accepted by the completion and return of the standard Conditions and Entry form, together with a deposit which is refundable against the first terms’ fees. At the time of registration, parents are asked if there are any serious medical conditions or disabilities in respect of the prospective pupil that the school should be made aware of. In assessing any prospective pupil, the school may request specialist advice and assessments as appropriate. The school will be sensitive to any requests for confidentiality.

Where the school agrees to provide additional educational input, such as in the case of addressing aspects of dyslexia, there is no additional charge for the service.
The offer of a place at the school remains at the discretion of the Headmaster, after consultation with appropriate members of staff.

While the school does not actively seek to recruit from overseas, such enquiries are given due consideration based on the criteria above. The school is registered with the UK Border Agency and in making an offer of a place to a foreign national, follows the requirements of UKBA.

The school provides a small number of means tested bursaries which are subject to an annual review. Further details are available from the school bursar who can be contacted via the main office.

The full Admissions and Admissions Register Policy is available upon request from the school office.

Open Morning Friday 5th October 2018
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