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Pinewood School

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Pinewood School


Address: Bourton, Swindon, Wiltshire SN6 8HZ
Founded: 1875
Number of Pupils: 408
Fees: Pre-prep and nursery (full days) £2,750–£2,915; Prep school £4,915–£5,610; Boarding supplement £1,370.
Ages: 3–13
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.

The Curriculum

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, art and CDT studios, as well as an astro pitch and a brand new 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.

Pastoral Care

The school is spilt into four sections (pre-prep, lower, middle and upper schools, each with a head). Every form social has a tutor and the younger boarders (Years 5 & 6) have the headmaster and his wife, who are also in charge of the boarding team and 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.

Outstanding Characteristics

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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