Westhill, Arbory Road, Castletown, Isle of Man IM9 1RD
Independent prep school and nursery in Castletown.
For pupils aged 2 to 11 years.
Mixed school (about 50%/50%).
Religious character; Church of England.
Non-selective admissions policy.
Medium sized school with an average of two classes per year.
Junior division of King William's College, an all-through school to age 18.
The Buchan School fees range from £3,665 (Rec) to £4,882 per term (2022/23).
Schoolsmith Score®; 82.
The best independent or state primary school on the Isle of Man.
On average, 12.5 pupils per class and 10 pupils per teacher, from Year 1.
At the end of Year 6, most Buchan School pupils move up to King William's College, the senior school.
School curriculum is guided by the English National Curriculum and also includes PSHE, French, Spanish. The school offers a handful of extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
Specialist teachers for sport, music, drama, languages, art, DT and computing throughout, and for all subjects from Year 3.
The school expands the curriculum with the 'Buchan Badge' from Year 2, including modules for healthy living, drama, sailing, enterprise, and outdoor pursuits. The 'Buchan Baccalaureate' recognises these activities and academic achievement with awards from Year 4.
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Competitive teams in major sports from Year 3.
Art, music and drama are taught as discrete curricular subjects to all pupils. All pupils learn an instrument in class and some take extra-curricular instrument lessons from Year 3. Two choirs and several instrument ensembles. The school offers each pupil between 5 and 10 different extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Wraparound care from 8.00am to 5.30pm. Minibus service.