Warminster School

Type of school: Co-Ed Senior school

Nearest international airport: Bristol (61km)

Age Range: 11-18

Number of pupils: 450

Number of boarders: 200

Fees per term: Boarding: £8,875
Day: £4,650


Photo of Warminster School Science Lesson 300x200Founded in 1707, Warminster School is one of the South West’s leading independent day and boarding schools for boys and girls age 13–18. Warminster School comprises Warminster Prep School for pupils aged 3–11 (see page 216) and the Senior School for students aged 11–18.


Warminster School places a very strong emphasis on the holistic development of each child as a valued individual. Within our community, characterised by a supportive and welcoming family atmosphere, individuality flourishes. Each child is encouraged to develop and thrive both academically and in all areas of sporting and co-curricular endeavour.


Academic and co-curricular opportunities

Academic results are strong and the School has enjoyed great success in recent years. In 2013, the A-level pass rate was 98%. Our IB results placed us 25th out of the 200+ schools offering the International Baccalaureate. Virtually all of our students go on to study at leading universities, including Oxford and Cambridge.


With a talented and enthusiastic staff and a rich and diverse range of subjects and activities on offer, pupils are able to develop their potential to the full. We pride ourselves on the breadth of opportunities offered: students can participate in a wide range of extracurricular activities including music, drama and a comprehensive range of sports.

 Photo of Warminster Prep School Building Grounds 300x180

There have been a number of exciting new developments in recent years: significant investment has given Warminster pupils access to first-class facilities, including a new multipurpose hall, science centre, improved sixth-form facilities, a new library and IT suite, a new design and technology (DT) centre and a new dining hall.


We believe it is important that our students feel as comfortable as possible. The six boarding houses have a welcoming and friendly atmosphere, and the experienced resident house staff provide a warm and supportive environment.


Academic standards at Warminster School are high, but the admissions procedure looks at the whole person and we welcome pupils with a range of talents and ability. Academic, music, drama, art, sport and DT scholarships are available. A 10% discount is available for HM Forces families. There is a 5% Sibling Discount. Means-tested bursaries are also available.


“Academically and pastorally Warminster School has exceeded all of our expectations.” Major-General and Mrs Eeles