HEADMASTER’S INTRODUCTION

I am proud and delighted to welcome you to Warminster School, both as Headmaster and a parent.

We are a thriving boarding and day school offering an exceptional all-round education to pupils from 3-18. We offer both A-Levels and the International Baccalaureate Diploma at Sixth Form, as well as being one of few schools to offer the IB Career-related programme.

We are a school steeped in history with a strong sense of tradition, but one that is not afraid to innovate and take risks. We transmit this to our pupils who are encouraged to try new things, push out of their comfort zones and embrace failures as the best way to achieve success. This is all done in a supportive and nurturing environment, where the sense of community is tangible and authentic. It was that feeling of community which first drew me to Warminster School and I know that you will experience the same connection when you come to visit us.

Strong individual academic achievement is the central pillar of a Warminster education and this will always be the case. However, we firmly believe that what happens outside the classroom is just as important as what happens inside it. We seek to challenge and inspire our pupils through an extensive extra-curricular programme including a thriving sport programme, CCF and outdoor pursuits, as well as a formidable arts offer.

Personal and proactive pastoral care is at the heart of what we do at Warminster and our dedicated and talented staff know the pupils as individuals and nurture and mentor them accordingly. We put great importance in the key values of integrity, service, compassion and kindness and we take pride in developing young people with self-confidence and high self-esteem.

In truth there is no ‘typical’ Warminster pupil and nor should there be. As a community we are happy if our pupils get stuck in, give things a go and always push themselves to achieve their potential. In doing this we find they develop a sense of direction, happy memories and long-lasting friendships.

Our website can only ever give you a flavour of what makes Warminster such a special school. Please come and see for yourself and witness our community in action.

I look forward to meeting you.

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