One of top boarding schools in England! We present here the Warminster School in Warminster, Wiltshire, England. This is a co-educational boarding school for boys and girls. Warminster School enjoys first-class teaching facilities, high academic expectations and excellent pastoral care for both boarders and day pupils. These strengths enable the School to provide an outstanding environment in which our pupils benefit from a broad and stimulating education and develop into confident, outward-looking and well-rounded young people.
Pupils are admitted to the Nursery from the age of 3. They then join the Reception class in the September following their 4th birthday and the Prep School at the end of Year 2. Boarders are admitted from the age of 7 (Year 3). Pupils who enter after the age of 8 normally take tests in English and Mathematics. Examinations for Scholarships and bursaries are available on application and details may be obtained from the Headmaster.
At Warminster Prep School small classes ensure good progress, individual attention and support. We aim to encourage each child to develop a sense of achievement and self-worth, together with a positive attitude and high expectations. The learning in the Prep School is centred on YOUR child, and we place the emphasis on how well they perform against their own ability, not how they compare against their peers.
At Warminster we guarantee that all children will represent the school in every sport in every term. We field numerous teams and encourage healthy competition for team selection.
‘Music for all’ is a fundamental principle of the department’s work. Participation in instrumental and choral ensembles inspires loyalty, confidence and an appreciation of quality. All pupils follow a course based on the essential skills of PERFORMING, LISTENING and COMPOSING.
The Prep School Drama Club was formed in 1980, with the purpose of extending pupils’ awareness and encouraging self-confidence and individuality through drama, mime, improvisation and traditional theatre skills.
Supported by excellent teaching resources and delivered by gifted and dedicated teachers, the curriculum is broad and stimulating. It encompasses the traditional disciplines of Arts and Sciences yet recognises the importance of technology and the creative and performing arts. Students in the Sixth Form choose between A Levels and the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Whilst I deplore blind faith in league tables, I am proud of the fact that public examination performance has risen sharply: over 20% (measured in terms of UCAS points per candidate) in the last four years – without narrowing our academic intake. The International Baccalaureate Diploma has been successfully introduced and bedded in; results have risen year-on-year. However, education at Warminster School extends far beyond the formal curriculum. Whilst proud of our academic results, we are convinced that – in preparing our pupils for life – it is equally important to develop maturity, self-esteem and consideration for others. This is reflected in the emphasis we place on pastoral support for our pupils. Good pastoral care is based on close, honest and supportive relationships between the pupils and staff. Each pupil has a Tutor whose role is to ensure that the pupil feels suitably supported yet appropriately stretched throughout their school life. We believe that this leads not only to an enjoyable and successful school career but also to continuing success thereafter.Warminster School enjoys a strong tradition of music, art and drama. The supportive culture of the school encourages pupils to participate broadly and without self-consciousness in the diverse range of cultural opportunities on offer. School plays and concerts are held throughout the year and provide pupils of all ages with the opportunity to participate in both drama and music-making. The musical culture of the school is deliberately broad, with an emphasis on rock and jazz as well as classical singing and playing. Overseas musical tours have become a regular highlight. First-class sporting facilities and an extensive range of games give pupils the chance to develop individual and team skills. Whilst we aim to develop excellence in the most gifted sportsmen and women – many of whom go on to achieve recognition at county and national level – any pupil who is keen to participate will have the chance to represent the school.
Whilst there is a wide variety of sports on offer, the main sports for girls include hockey, netball, tennis, rounders and athletics. The main sports for boys include rugby, soccer, hockey, cricket, athletics and tennis. Pupils also have access to a modern and well-resourced Fitness Gym. There is an annual programme of tours covering a variety of sports.
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About the school
Long description: Warminster School offers a number of Academic Scholarships to boys and girls entering at 7+, 9+, 11+, 13+ and 16+. Additionally, Scholarships are available to applicants displaying talent and potential in one or a combination of Music, Drama, Sport, Design Technology and Art.
Why Should You Choose this School?
Excellent academic results, with strong emphasis on ‘value added’ outcomes, consistently delivered year-on-year
A broad and rounded education in a friendly yet disciplined School
Stimulating teaching supported by sustained investment in resources
A committed, approachable staff who have time to devote to individuals and who have each pupil's education and welfare at heart
A supportive and participative culture in which pupils are encouraged to lead full, challenging and rewarding lives
A strong emphasis on the Arts and Sport, combining excellence with opportunity
A broad spectrum of extra-curricular activities to broaden and enrich the lives of both day and boarding pupils
Pleasant, recently refurbished boarding houses
A community which is large enough (over 600 pupils) to be rich and diverse but small enough to remain homely and allow opportunities for all
A peaceful and attractive rural setting, yet little more than an hour from London by train and within easy reach of Bath, Bristol and Salisbury.
Over 300 years of educational performance and achievement