This area is to provide parents, students, group leaders and agents with more information about our care for Under 18 students. Westbourne Academy has students from all around the world with a range of ages.

The safety and security of all our students is a priority. Several of our staff members are trained to a high level as Safeguarding and Welfare Officers who are available to give advice and help whenever it is needed. The school also operates a 24-hour emergency telephone service for students when the school is closed. Please click here for our Condensed Safeguarding Policy.

With weekly meetings for our Under 18 students, we are able to keep an eye on students and make sure they are happy and settling well on the programme. We get to know them and build a trusting relationship that allows them to tell us of any worries they may be having so that we can help.

All our Junior Homestays have been carefully selected and have had police checks to ensure that the students are living in a safe environment. We make every effort to make sure that homestays are located on the main bus route that has regular buses every 10 minutes and we also place 14-15 year-old students in twin rooms in a homestay to ensure they are never traveling alone. 

students on a trip

Our Social Programme is a very exciting mix of activities for all interests. See below a sample programme for our Juniors this year. Joining in the socials is a fantastic way for students to make friends, practice their English but most importantly, make the most of their time in the UK and have fun!


We take great pride in our Safeguarding of students and have provided useful links and information for you below, relevant for both before your child arrives and during their studies.

14 – 15 Year Olds

Students aged 14- 15 years old are able to study with us as part of a group on the Junior Programme

Parental Consent Form U16

Accepting 14-15 year olds Policy WA

Student Handbook 14 – 15 year olds

Students 14 – 15 years old leaflet

16 – 17 Year Olds

Students aged 16 – 17 are welcome to join any of our programmes and more information on courses can be found here.

Parental Consent Form U18

Student Handbook

Students 16 – 17 years old leaflet

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