WES is available when “no other suitable educational facilities are available”. They provide comprehensive instruction for the parents. The books chosen are from those commonly used in British schools. In addition, there are optional resources including science, and maths manipulative kits and lists of other books.
- United Kingdom
- 44 (0)1228 577123
- Year Founded
- Tuition Fees
- Nursery Course ages 3-4 = £1200 or £400 per term ; Reception ages 4-5 = £1500 or £500 per term ; Primary 5-11 £1992 or £664 per term, Secondary £2184 pa or £728 per term
- Other Fees
- Book costs are approximately £600 pa for full Primary and Secondary courses; £500 pa for Reception.* There are additional charges for, maths and science equipment
Application should be made in writing or in person to the email address on this page. Students may sign up for the full curriculum course or individual courses as required. Some families use WES to supplement, where necessary, local school education.
- Each family is allocated a WES personal tutor who provides help, support and guidance as families work through their courses.
- 4 – 14 years
The curriculum is in line with the National Curriculum of England. Core subjects: English, mathematics, science. Foundation subjects: History and geography. Elements of art, design technology, information technology and religious education are included within the humanities programme. Off the shelf French courses at top primary and secondary level are also available.
WES scheme relies on the active participation of the parent as teacher and is not a correspondence course as such. Lessons need to be prepared and regular periods of time must be devoted to teaching and marking. However, there is no set timetable and the courses are flexible.
- Teaching Helps
All teaching notes are presented in folders, organised by subject for Primary and Secondary. The courses are designed for families to follow with ease and very well written and no previous teaching experience is required.
At regular intervals (usually 6 weeks) the parent-teacher submits samples of the child’s work to the WES tutor together with an assessment of the child’s progress. The tutor will make any comments she feels are helpful and answers any queries families may have.