Warminster School

About Warminster School

Warminster School

Warminster School is located in the town of Warminster in Wiltshire – a peaceful and attractive rural setting, on the edge of Salisbury Plain. Two hours from London by train and within easy reach of Bath, Bristol and Salisbury, Warminster is a beautiful school, but schools are not, first and foremost, about buildings and facilities but about people and relationships.

Being part of a community means that everyone has to contribute and play their part: giving as well as receiving. We believe that it is our sense of community, mutual support and a happy atmosphere that set us apart. Almost everyone who visits comments on it; it is a vital feature of the School and one that we cherish. It is genuine, authentic and impossible to contrive. We pride ourselves on this sense of community and culture of encouragement and participation in which it’s OK to struggle or even fail sometimes. What matters is how one responds and bounces back. Every child is encouraged to aspire academically and to enjoy their learning. We are proud that our pupils not only fulfil their academic potential but are challenged to develop intellectual curiosity and to have lively minds.

These are habits that last a lifetime. We offer a wide range of co-curricular opportunities and experiences, and foster a culture of enthusiasm, optimism and ‘getting stuck in’. We prepare our pupils for life beyond school – at university and in the world of work. Most of all, though, we are a community, in which each boy and girl is valued and nurtured on the basis of who they are, whatever their age, natural gifts or background. The International Baccalaureate Diploma and Career-Related Programme (IBCP) are offered as alternatives to A Levels in our thriving Sixth Form. The Diploma provides a range of academic choices within a challenging and stimulating curriculum, together with a wide variety of practical activities which invite creativity, action and service. 92% of our leavers get into their first choice university and course. Includes Russell Group and overseas universities. We advise and focus on the needs and ambitions of each pupil.


Type of School Co-educational
School Address Warminster School, Church St, Warminster, Wiltshire BA12 8PJ
Number of Pupils 519
Pupils Prep 88
Number of Boarders 157
International Boarders 80
Age Range 3 to 18 years
Religious Tradition Church of England
Distance from Airports

Bristol – 1 hour; London Heathrow – 1 hour 45 minutes; London Gatwick – 2 hours 15 minutes

Distance from London

A 2-hour-30-minute drive. 1 hour 45 minutes by train.

School Links

Warminster Prep

Educational Programmes

A Levels, IB, GCSE, 1 Year GCSE, IBCP, EPQ

Co-Curricular Programmes

Bee keeping, Duke of Edinburgh, Junior Singers, Sixth Form Lectures, Astrophysics, Ballroom Dancing, Academic Enrichment, Further Mathematics, CCF, Cookery, Spanish, Russian, German, Debating, Drama, Media, Music Theory, DT, Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), First Aid.