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Pinewood School

By Coby F

7 months ago

Address: Bourton, Swindon, Wiltshire SN6 8HZ
Website: pinewoodschool.co.uk
Founded: 1875
Number of Pupils: 405
Fees: £3,685 – £7,490 with no compulsory extras.
Ages: 3-13
Head Teacher: Neal Bailey
Religious Affiliation: Pinewood is ecumenical in its outlook and accepts children of any faith.
Entrance Procedure: Non-selective. Two taster days for Year 3 upwards to ensure needs can be met.
Contact: Emily Miller – Registrar
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Open mornings in October and May (Thursday 16 May 2024). Private tours are welcome by prior appointment.

The Curriculum

Education is not confined to the classroom walls in recognition of the value brought by a broad extracurricular programme. The newly launched SKILLS programme offers over 40 diverse activities with academic, pastoral and social benefits from mountain biking to mosaics.

Games & The Arts

The extensive 84 acre grounds are home to a state-of-the-art sports hall, two multi-use AstroTurfs, nine-hole golf course, tennis courts and a refurbished swimming pool. A purpose-built Music School supports the Arts, with excellent successes achieved in Art and Drama.

Pastoral Care

At the heart of Pinewood is a family atmosphere and a support structure has been created to reflect this with huge importance placed on pastoral care. Mental health is prioritised from an early age and we have a dedicated Wellbeing & Emotional Support Department. Our focus is on nurturing and educating happy children in a safe space and helping to develop personal characteristics such as resilience, self-awareness and confidence.

Recent Scholarships

 23 scholarships in Academics, Music, Art, Drama and Sport to 14 different schools, including Radley, Marlborough, Downe House and Cheltenham. 

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

Pinewood is a strikingly friendly school in which relationships are built on values of kindness and respect. The education provided is child-centred and holistic. Pupils are encouraged to explore their interests, pursue their passions, discover their talents, but crucially, look up and beyond the classroom. 

Outstanding Characteristics

Pinewood is a country prep school which ‘Modernises Tradition’, a place in which EQ is deemed as important as IQ. With a flourishing Nursery and Pre-Prep, children make learning an adventure. Preparing them for their next steps at Senior School, children take advantage of excellent teaching and facilities with recent investment including a state of the art six-classroom teaching block.