West House School

We’re renowned for our unique family atmosphere and for successfully striking the perfect balance between strong academic focus and providing an incredibly nurturing environment, in which our children thrive.

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West House School

Our pupils achieve outstanding academic results and, just as importantly, grow into well-rounded individuals with excellent communication and problem-solving skills, who understand the benefits of a positive and empathetic approach to life. While preparation for Birmingham’s leading secondary schools lies at the heart of our academic approach, we teach pupils how to apply themselves, how to love what they do and how to deal with challenges. It is the fostering of these attributes that will allow them to thrive in the society of the middle part of the century and beyond.

Category: Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory

Pupils: Boys

Type: Day

Roll: 210 Boys / 30 Girls

Age Range: Girls 1-4 Years Boys 1-11 Years

Founded: 1895

Location Description

1 mile from Birmingham City centre in 5 acres of wooded grounds.

School Contact Details

Headteacher: Mr A M J Lyttle

Contact for enquiries:Miss Kim Stevenson, Headmaster's PA

24 St James's Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands

Tel: 0121 440 4097

Email: secretary@westhouseprep.com



Band and orchestra, instrumental lessons, library, all weather surface, Sports Hall, 3 cricket nets, 2 ICT rooms, specialist Design and Technology building, purpose built Adventure Play Area, Before and After School Care, Holiday Club, open 48 weeks each year.

Entrance Requirements

Year 3 upwards : Interview and formal tests in Mathematics and English.


2019/2020. Early Years (Term time only): 5 mornings only – 5 days to 6pm: £2126 – £3735 per term. Early Years (48 week care): 5 mornings only – 5 days to 6pm: £2523 – £4740 per term.

Reception – Year 6: £3009 – £4083 per term.

Sibling discount available. Nursery Education Grant accepted.



    All visits are welcome, please contact the school

    All visits are welcome, please contact the school.


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    • The 125th Anniversary Celebrations 1895...

      2020 is a significant milestone for West House as it marks 125 years since the school opened. On 11th May 1895 three boys were booked to attend but B. W. L. Owen was unwell so the school opened with just two pupils, G. P. Achurch and J. M. F. C. Pound – from small acorns...

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    • 125 Not Out! – West...

      On 11th May 1895 West House School opened its doors for the first time. Three lucky boys were booked to attend but B W L Owen was unwell so just two pupils turned up – G P Achurch and J M F C Pound. From its earliest days the school has occupied the same site...

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