Local Welsh School excels in Sunday Times Schools Guide

Heather Rowan-RobinsonBusiness, Community

Westbourne School Penarth announces NEW league table success

2018 has proved a highly successful year for Westbourne School Penarth, the School is delighted to announce a host of national accolades including being named one of the National Schools of the Year in the Sunday Times School Guide published on November 25th.


Latest Success:

  • International Baccalaureate School of the Year 2019, Sunday Times School Guide
  • The Top performing school in Wales, Sunday Times School Guide
  • 3 in the UK for ALevel (equivalent) results, Sunday Times School Guide

Alastair McCall, Editor of Parent Power, the Sunday Times School Guide said:

“A small school with a big regional draw around its base in Penarth, Westbourne lives up to its school motto of academic excellence, providing an environment where children can thrive and succeed, while remaining small enough to ensure no child ever feels overlooked. It’s a great combination.”

“Its sixth form results last summer were beaten by just two schools in the England, Wales and Northern Ireland. A small cohort of 17 students achieved A*-B equivalent A-level grades of 97.9% in their Higher Level IB papers, the best results of any school offering only the IB in the sixth form.”

Further to its success in the Sunday Times School Guide, 2018 has seen Westbourne achieve:

  • 1 Smaller School in the Daily Telegraph League Tables, published August 2018
  • The top grading of “excellent” in all five inspection categories in its Estyn Inspection Report, published June 2018.

Dr Gerard Griffiths, Principal of Westbourne School said of offering the IB and being awarded IB School of the Year:

“The IB lends itself to the idea we like to promote in education in the UK of global citizenship, it encourages students to bring down barriers between different countries and makes them more appreciative of other cultures. I think if we are going to encourage our young children to be global citizens, this is the ideal programme.”

For further information or to arrange an interview with Dr Griffiths, Principal of Westbourne School, please contact: 

Marie de Tito Mount: 02920 705 705 / marketing@westbourneschool.com