Prep School

Smaller classes: bigger education

Welcome to Westbourne, where traditional values meet modern thinking.

A leading independent prep school with a small class environment, awarded ‘excellent’ in every inspection category by Estyn, we offer an inspiring, all-round, primary education. Together with our Senior School, we make up Westbourne School which educates students from 2 – 18, with full and weekly boarding available at the Senior School from age 11,

Set in the leafy suburb of Penarth, taking full advantage of our idyllic location on the South Wales coast, just 10 minutes from Cardiff, with daily independent bus routes across the region.

Don’t just take our word for it, explore Westbourne Prep School through the eyes of our parents.



Your Place to Grow

From the moment your child joins Westbourne, regardless of the entry point, they become an important part of our vibrant school community.

An extremely welcoming family school, our smaller class sizes, low staff to pupil ratio and commitment to pastoral care, ensures each and every child has the individual support and best possible care throughout the junior years and throughout their onward academic journey.

"I always thought this school would be good, I hoped that this school would be great, but I didn't expect this school to be incredible." Westbourne Prep Parent
"Far beyond just small class sizes, the supportive, nurturing environment is committed to understanding and embracing the character and strengths of each and every child, developing independent self-starters with entrepreneurial drive, academic breadth and the self-confidence to succeed." Joanne Chinnock, Head of Prep