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  • Warminster School
    Church Street
    BA12 8PJ
  • Head: Mr Mark Mortimer
  • T 01985 210100
  • F 01985 214129
  • E admissions@war…
  • A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 3 to 19
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Wiltshire
  • Pupils: 498
  • Religion: None
  • Fees: £2,320-£9,830
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What the school says...

We are a co-educational boarding and day school for pupils aged 3 to 18 in the South West of England. Life at Warminster is a busy one, filled with academic and co-curricular activity, discovery and adventure.

Our aim is simple: to inspire a life-long love of learning in those around us. So every day we use our expertise, ingenuity and enthusiasm to do just that. All children enjoy and are good at something; a school's job is to help them find and nurture their talents. Our experienced teaching staff continually encourage academic aspiration and learning. We strongly believe that a passion pursued now will offer untold opportunities for the future.

Every child is encouraged to aspire academically and to enjoy their learning. We are proud that our pupils not only fulfil their academic potential but are challenged to develop an intellectual curiosity and to have lively minds. These are habits that last a lifetime.
Young people today face an unpredictable world but there are certain timeless aspects of a genuine education. We place strong emphasis on character and values and we want our pupils to leave as well-rounded, well-mannered, self-confident, articulate and fundamentally decent people with a sense of duty and integrity.

Pastoral care is the most important aspect of any school: a child who is happy and feels safe can flourish and Warminster is committed to providing a secure and supportive pastoral environment. Living and learning with each other requires good social skills and we also place strong emphasis on the importance of social learning, along with qualities such as tolerance, patience and compassion.

We offer a wide range of co-curricular opportunities and experiences, and foster a culture of enthusiasm, optimism and getting stuck in. We prepare our pupils for life beyond school - at university and in the world of work. Most of all, though, we are a community, in which each boy and girl is valued and nurtured on the basis of who they are, whatever their age, natural gifts or background.

Warminster School is located in the town of Warminster in Wiltshire a peaceful and attractive rural setting, on the edge of Salisbury Plain. With good road and rail links we are a little under two hours from London by train and within easy reach of Bath, Bristol and Salisbury.

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What the parents say...

I would happily recommend this school to anyone who is considering sending their children to it. I have been a parent for the last 9 years and my two eldest children have now gone on to study at university whilst my youngest is just starting his GSCEs. Although there is certainly an academic emphasis, with the school working hard to ensure that all children reach their maximum potential, what I especially like about the school is the pastoral care and the friendly and supportive atmosphere not just between the children themselves (with different year groups mixing quite happily with each other) but also the staff and the pupils. This applies equally to the day and boarding pupils (my children having done both). What the school refers to as the co-curricular activities are particularly impressive, not least the drama and music, indeed, the school has won several national and regional awards for its drama productions. My middle son was also able to take part in this years Edinburg Fringe festival, putting on a show that he and 5 other pupils had written themselves (and for which they got excellent reviews!). Sport is also strongly encouraged. I can honestly say that I have not regretted sending my children to Warminster School and they have certainly flourished and enjoyed there time there. I also speak to other parents on a regular basis and I know that I am not alone in my views. I note that the Good School's Guide has not carried out a review of the School and would be very keen to see what they made of it if that was possible.

Commented on 17th Oct 2014

This is an exceptionally happy school. Its small size breeds relationships between staff and children which are well balanced and caring. The sporting, the bright and those with special needs are all equally catered for, and it is very impressive to see how accepting the children are of each other. Great creativity, particularly in the art department and on the stage. My two stepsons flourished at this school, and miss its friendliness now that they have moved on.

Commented on 5th Jun 2012

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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