Westhill, Arbory Road, Castletown, Isle of Man IM9 1RD
Independent prep school and nursery.
For pupils aged 2 to 11 years.
Mixed school (about 50%/50%).
Religious character; Church of England.
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.
Fees range from £3,329 (Rec) to £4,250 per term (2019/20).
Schoolsmith Score®; 81.
The best independent or state primary on the Isle of Man.
On average, 16 pupils per class and 10.7 pupils per teacher, from Year 1.
Most pupils go on to the senior school, a school with a track record for academic achievement.
The "Buchan Badge" encourages pupils to engage and achieve milestones in physical activities, the arts, community service, heritage work, outdoor pursuits.
Specialist teachers for sport, music, languages, art, DT and computing throughout, and for all subjects from Year 3.
School curriculum also includes PSHE, French. There are out-of-hours extra help sessions for some subjects and a small number of academic clubs.
School offers over 10 different sports. Competitive teams in major sports from Year 3.
Art, music and drama are taught as discrete curricular subjects to all pupils. 2 choirs and several instrument ensembles. Over 5 different visual and performing arts clubs per year group per term.
As the junior school to King William's College, pupils can expect access to specialised teaching and facilities, as well as eventual progression to the senior school.