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West House School

West House School

24 St James's Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2NX, West Midlands

0121 440 4097



West House School
School type Boys' Day Preparatory, Co-ed Nursery
Founded 1895
Headmaster Mr Alistair M J Lyttle
Girls Age Range 6 months-4 years
Boys Age Range 6 months-11 years
Number of pupils 350
Day fees per annum £2,200 - £4,226 per term
Average Class Size 17 (two form entry)
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:12
Associations IAPS, ISC

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 school for boys aged 4-11 years, with a co-educational Early Years setting offering care for children aged from 6 months. West House is a member of The Independent Association of Preparatory Schools and, as such, upholds the requirement to provide a 'world class education'.

West House is a non-denominational school, guided by Christian principles. It is divided into three departments - Prep (Years 3-6), Pre-Prep (Years 1 & 2) and the Early Years Foundation Stage (Nursery - Reception).

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. These enrich the lives of all pupils and complement a broad and balanced curriculum through which boys explore and extend their talents in sport, music and performing arts.

The school continues to boast a unique family atmosphere of which founding Headmaster, Arthur Perrott Cary Field, would have been proud. However, in the spirit of combining the best of its traditions with an education that prepares pupils for life in the middle part of the 21st century, it remains determined to be at the forefront of innovation.

Employing 45 full-time and part-time academic staff, West House has grown considerably during the last five years to accommodate approximately 310 pupils - 130 of whom attend the EYFS Department.

Pupils are prepared for a wide range of senior schools and standards at 11+ are consistently high, with most Year 6 boys transferring to local grammar schools, King Edward's School, Birmingham and Solihull School.

Further details about the school can be found at www.westhouseprep.com