Featured IB School : Westbourne School

Anna Antonina

About Westbourne

Westbourne has been named IB School of the Year 2019 by The Sunday Times, having been No.1 in the smaller school UK league tables for the past four years and achieved an all round excellent grading by National Schools Inspectorate, Estyn in 2018.

A co-educational, independent school nestled in the idyllic coastal setting of Penarth, near the Capital city of Cardiff, Westbourne comprises of 200 students from the ages of 2 – 18 years, 72% British students, 16% European and 12% Asian, with no nationality dominating. Offering IGCSE and GCSE with a long term average of 55-60% A*-A and the IBDP with 50% of students achieving 38+ points and 90% graduating to Russell Group (or equivalent international elite) universities.


How long has Westbourne taught the IB(DP) for? *

Date founded: 1896
Teaching IBDP Since: 2008
Programmes Offered: DP
Fees: Boarding: £33,750
Westbourne is fully committed to the IB in Sixth Form, we do not offer A Levels.

What is the best thing about taking the IB at Westbourne?

A small school with an exceptional global reach, Westbourne offers academic
excellence for all students, with a very personal approach to tuition
within small class sizes.

What are IB graduates of Westbourne doing today?

96% of recent graduates have gone on to study a STEM based subject, or law and economics. More recent graduates include Maaia, a 44 point  graduate, currently studying Chemistry and Management at Imperial, Hannah, another 44 Point Graduate studying Medicine at Exeter and Albert, a 40 Point graduate studying Computer Science.

What does the future hold in store for Westbourne School?

Westbourne launches, Westbourne IB College Sydney in January 2020, our first International IB School, which will further enhance the Westbourne IB experience.

Senior School and Sixth Form

Hickman Road
Vale of Glamorgan
CF64 2AJ

Nursery & Prep School

Victoria Road
Vale of Glamorgan
CF64 3EF