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St Francis School, Wiltshire



School Details
School Crest
Marlborough Road,
Pewsey,
Wiltshire,
United Kingdom,
SN9 5NT

Tel: +44 1672 563228
Fax: +44 1672 564323

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Founded:1941

Headmaster:
Mr David Sibson

Admissions Officer:
Mrs Georgina Knight


Accreditations and affiliations:
AMDIS, ISC, IAPS
Religious affiliation:
Christian, All denominations welcome
Age Range & Fees
Age
Range
2 - 13
Annual
Day Fees
£666
to
£11,802
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
NA
 
NA
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
NA
 
NA
Number of Pupils
School Boy
Boys
School Girl
Girls
120
Day
125
0
Full board
0
0
Weekly
0
120
Total
125
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
24
16
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:


Taster days, Please apply to school, This is a non-selective school, Registration, Report from previous school
 

Scholarships & Bursaries:


Art, Sport, Means tested bursaries, All-rounder, Academic, Music

What we offer


  • Design technology
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • ICT
  • Drama/Theatre
  • English
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Lacrosse
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Rugby
  • Netball
  • Hockey
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Cricket
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Cross-country
  • Rounders
  • Adventure training
  • Beavers/Cubs/Scouts
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Yoga
  • Ballet
  • Drama productions
  • Chess
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • School bus service
  • Particular diets
  • Before school/Breakfast club
  • After school club
  • Experience of services' children
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
  • Language and Communication Disorders
 
 
Head PhotoAt St Francis, we pride ourselves on our happy and welcoming community. Our aim is to ensure that all children are given the best possible start to their education. We encourage every child to do their best in the classroom and to achieve in all other aspects of school life as well. The range of opportunities in academics, sport, music, art and design, drama technology and in extra curricular clubs allows our pupils to identify and develop their talents and builds self-confidence across their whole educational experience.

St Francis School provides an education in the context of Christian values, which develops and stimulates the 'whole child' and which enables pupils to grow in confidence and capability so that they are well equipped to manage the challenges and opportunities of the wider community.

HISTORY : Founded in 1941 by Miss Phyllis Burden with just four pupils in her house in Pewsey, in 2011 St Francis celebrated its 70th Anniversary with over 240 pupils on roll.

SCHOOL SITE: Set in 17 acres of the picturesque Pewsey Vale bordered to the north by the Kennet and Avon Canal, six miles from Marlborough.

BUILDINGS: In 1984 the school moved out of Pewsey High Street to Haybrook House (which now contains the Nursery and Pre-Prep departments), and acquired the neighbouring Travancore House (Prep Department) in 1990. A new purpose built classroom block with Form Rooms for Years 3 – 6 was opened in 2004, fittingly named the Burden Building. During the summer break in 2011, a 20 station ICT suite was added and two additional classrooms in the roof space. The Burden Building also contains a Library, a Design and Food Technology complex (including ceramics kiln) as well as numerous specialist teaching rooms. Learning Support rooms can be found in Haybrook House, Travancore House and the Burden Building.

The site also includes: a separate dining-room and kitchens; the Hemery Hall Sports Hall and Theatre (used for school play productions and assemblies as well as sport, and in the evenings by the local community for activities such as badminton, tennis and scouts) which includes two indoor cricket nets; playing fields providing pitches for soccer, rugby, hockey, cricket, rounders and athletics and ample space for cross country; and a double tennis/netball court.
A separate building, the Cannon Centre, houses the Science Laboratory, the Years’7 and 8 Common Room and an Art Studio.

The school currently has 245 children, from aged 2 in the Junior Nursery up to age 13 in Year 8. It is a charitable Trust with a Board of Governors. The school is a member of ISC and the Headmaster of IAPS.

Children are prepared for CE at 11+ and 13+ and for scholarships or entrance exams for the Schools of their choice.

Visits to St Francis are welcome.
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