West Hill Park, St Margarets Lane, Titchfield, Fareham, Hampshire PO14 4BS
10 reasons to choose West Hill Park School
Main point of differentiation
West Hill Park School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 90, and is the highest scoring prep school in the Portsmouth and Fareham area. It is the only standalone prep, and within its broad academic, sporting and arts curriculum, is an ambitious outdoor learning programme.
West Hill Park School is an independent prep day and boarding school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 3 and 13 years. Boarding from Year 3 for the 10% of pupils who board. 5% are full boarders and 95% are weekly or flexi boarders. The school has a non-selective admissions policy. It is a standalone prep school, not tied to any one senior school. Day fees at West Hill Park School range from £4,270 (Rec) to £6,400 per term (2023/24). Full boarding fees range from £7,770 to £8,150 per term.
Average class size
West Hill Park School has two classes per year and an average class size of 13 pupils.
Destinations for Year 8 West Hill Park School leavers are one of 15 local independent day or boarding schools. Dauntsey’s and King Edward VI School typically account for 40% of leavers. 10%-20% of pupils leave after Year 6.
The West Hill Park School curriculum
School curriculum is based on the National Curriculum and also includes PSHE, reasoning, French, Latin. To balance skill acquisition and fact learning in Years 7 and 8, the school teaches the Pre Senior Baccalaureate alongside the core ISEB curriculum subjects and scholarship curricula. The West Hill Park Award, for Years 5 to 8, promotes engagement and achievement in academics, creative arts, sport, Outdoor Education and Life Skills. The school offers each pupil between 5 and 10 different extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and residential trips from Year 3. School has a significant outdoor, environmental, and ‘future skills’ curriculum including Forest School and Beach School for younger pupils, and the Outdoor Challenge Certificate (Years 3 to 8).
Specialist teachers for sport, music, art and languages throughout, and for most subjects from Year 5.
Sport at West Hill Park School
School offers over 20 different sports through the year, through both the curriculum and an extensive extra-curriculum. Competitive teams in major sports from Year 3. In recent years the school has enjoyed national success in sailing.
The Arts at West Hill Park School
Art and music are taught as discrete curricular subjects to all pupils, as is drama from Year 5. All pupils learn an instrument in class and half take extra-curricular instrument lessons from Year 3. Three choirs, orchestra and several instrument ensembles. The school is one of the top 50 UK prep schools for the breadth of its creative and performing arts extra-curriculum.
Wraparound care from 7.40am to 5.40pm. Facility for occasional boarding. Saturday morning Activities programme.
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