Address: Bourton, Shrivenham, Wiltshire SN6 8HZ
Number of Pupils:400 (215 Boys, 185 Girls)
Fees: Pre-prep and nursery (full days) – £3,035-£3,210; Prep School – £5,415 – £6,175; Boarding Supplement – £1,505
Head Teacher: Philip Hoyland B Ed (Exeter)
Religious Affiliation: Non-denominational
Entrance Procedure: Early registration is recommended
Contact: Emily Miller, Registrar: 01793 782554
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Please telephone the school office and speak to the Registrar, Emily Miller.
We aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that gives our children the necessary skills and knowledge to gain entry into their chosen senior schools at 13+. Pinewood is leading the way in a change of CE curriculum, with the support of senior schools. We seek to enrich the learning experience for our pupils beyond the usual confines of the National Curriculum and the prescriptive Common Entrance, and importantly, to promote in our children a curiosity and love of learning.
Games & The Arts
Facilities include a dedicated music school, theatre and art studios, as well as an astro pitch and a purpose-built sports hall. 75 per cent of children take up a musical instrument or participate in our many choirs and bands. The games programme is full, competitive and varied; sport is coached most afternoons. We strive to make sure all children play in a team regularly.
The school is spilt into four sections (pre-prep, lower, middle and upper schools, each with a head). Each form has a tutor and there is a head of boarding who, alongside the headmaster, his wife and a boarding team look after the 130 boarding children in the evenings.
Head Teacher’s Philosophy
To release the children’s potential by developing character, curiosity, learning and skills through a variety of opportunities within the academic, sporting, musical, dramatic and artistic arenas, as well as through our wide-ranging activity and adventure programmes.
The Pinewood co-educational philosophy, country location, flexible approach to boarding, size and high levels of pastoral care all combine to create an environment that allows children to enjoy a happy, secure and fulfilled childhood.
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