Awards and Affiliations

Students rank in the Top 1%


Recognised as one of the UK’s leading academic schools, with a host of awards and nominations, Westbourne has a long history of students ranking within the Top 1% globally for IB Diploma results and securing highly competitive Russell Group university entry.

Leading the UK League tables for results over five consecutive years, recognised nationally by the Sunday Times Best Schools Guide as IB School of the Year 2019 and holding the highest ranking of ‘excellent’ in every category from Estyn, the national inspectorate, Westbourne’s reputation for academic excellence has been firmly established for generations.

Alongside a commitment to high academic attainment, Westbourne’s mission is to empower students with the essential skills and experiences to become leaders of the future, in the workplaces of the future.

“Westbourne is one of the most consistently high-achieving independent schools in Britain” Sunday Times Schools Guide 2021

The ‘gold standard’ in secondary education


Westbourne is proud to offer an IB Diploma only approach to Sixth Form, a curriculum widely recognised as the ‘gold standard’ in secondary education. That gold standard commitment to best-in-class education flows through the entire school.

Westbourne was named Senior School of the Year Finalist 2021 as well as being shortlisted for the ISA Award for Outstanding International Involvement for the strength of our growing global education and the international research and collaboration opportunities this facilitates.

Recognised on the prestigious EdTech 50 Award list 2021/2, honouring the most innovative schools shaping the future of British education with the latest technology, Westbourne has also been named Finalist for Best Use of Technology 2022 in the national TES Awards.

Our affiliations include membership of the Boarding Schools’ Association, the Independent Schools Association, Welsh Independent Schools’ Council, alongside being a leading IB World School.