Marlborough Road, Pewsey, Wiltshire SN9 5NT
10 reasons to choose St Francis School
St Francis School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 83. It is one of the best independent prep schools in Pewsey and one of the 3 best primary schools for 7 miles.
St Francis School is an independent prep day school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 6 weeks and 13 years. The school has a non-selective admissions policy. It is a standalone prep school, not tied to any one senior school. St Francis School fees range from £3,610 (Rec) to £5,450 per term (2023/24).
Average class size
St Francis School has one class per year to Year 3, one or two from Year 4, and an average class size of 12 pupils.
Destinations for most St Francis School leavers are a local independent day or boarding school. The most popular are Dauntsey’s, Godolphin, Marlborough College, St Mary’s Calne, Stonar, and Warminster.
The St Francis School curriculum
School curriculum is based on the National Curriculum and the ISEB Common Entrance curriculum with some additions and variations. It also includes PSHE, French, Spanish, Latin. Throughout the school geography, history, religious studies, and computing are taught in a thematic, cross-curricular style. The aim is to develop thinking skills, initiative, and project skills. This continues in Years 7 and 8 when the Pre-Senior Baccalaureate includes a more skills-based humanities curriculum alongside the core ISEB curriculum subjects. The school offers each child a handful of extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers, Forest School for the youngest pupils and residential trips from Year 5.
Specialist teachers for sport, music and languages throughout, for art from Year 3, and for most subjects from Year 5.
Sport at St Francis School
School offers over 15 different sports through the year, through both the curriculum and extra-curriculum. Competitive teams in major sports from Year 3. In recent years the school has enjoyed national success in cross country.
The Arts at St Francis School
Art, music and drama are taught as discrete curricular subjects to all pupils. All pupils learn an instrument in class and half take extra-curricular instrument lessons from Year 3. Three choirs, orchestra and one or two instrument ensembles. Each pupil may participate in up to 10 different extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Wraparound care from 7.45am to 6.00pm. Minibus service. Nursery is open for 51 weeks of the year.
Find another school near St Francis School
Marlborough College (5.5 miles); Dauntsey’s (15.3 miles); St Mary’s Calne (18.4 miles).
St John’s Marlborough (6.2 miles); Lavington School (14.6 miles); South Wilts Grammar School for Girls (21 miles).