Warminster School - Icon Education

Warminster School - Icon Education

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We aim to provide a broad, all-round education of which pastoral care, excellent teaching and a wide range of co-curricular activities are essential components. Our educational philosophy is simple. What happens outside the classroom is just as important as what happens inside it.
Secondly, every child is good at something and a school’s job is to help them find their interests and nurture them. Pupils and staff are encouraged to share their passions, support one another, get stuck in and give 100% to everything.Academically, our pupils fulfil their potential but above all, we want the boys and girls to leave Warminster possessing self-confidence and high self-esteem. In addition, we aim to develop in them curiosity, compassion, kindness, optimism and integrity. Exam results matter because they create opportunities but we place equal emphasis on character and values.

  • Thomas Joyce, One half of DJ duo ‘The Big Beat Manifesto’ known more commonly as ‘Mr Big Beats’. Well known activist for the Type 1 diabetes community at the University of Leeds.
  • Thomas Arnold, innovative educator, Head Master of Rugby School from 1828 to 1842 immortalised in Tom Brown’s Schooldays, renowned for developing the model followed by most Public Schools, was educated at Warminster from 1803 to 1807.
  • Guy Boothby, Australian writer, who in 1890 wrote the libretto for a comic opera, Sylvia, which was published and produced at Adelaide in December 1890, and in 1891 appeared The Jonquil: an Opera.
  • Freddie Bartholomew, an English child actor, popular in 1930s Hollywood films such as Anna Karenina (1935), with Greta Garbo, Professional Soldier (1935) with Gloria Stuart, Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936) with Dolores Costello, Lloyds of London (1937) with Madeleine Carroll and Tyrone Power, and Captains Courageous (1937) with Spencer Tracy.
  • Christina Chan, Hong Kong political activist, became known during the Olympics torch relay in Hong Kong where she held the Tibetan snow lion flag, and engaged in a confrontation with the pro-Beijing camp. She was forcibly removed by the Hong Kong Police Force, who claimed it was for her protection.[4][5][6]
  • James Ingram (1774–1850), an Oxford don originally from Codford St Mary, was Rawlinsonian Professor of Anglo-Saxon from 1803 to 1808 and President of Trinity College, Oxford, from 1824 to 1850.
  • Frederick Jaeger (1928–2004), a German-born actor, is remembered inter alia by fans of the science fiction series Doctor Who for his roles in three serials – The Savages in 1966, Planet of Evil in 1975 and The Invisible Enemy in 1977.
  • Samuel Squire, Bishop of St David’s.
  • James Vince, Hampshire and England cricketer
  • A B Walkley, drama critic of The Times from 1900 to 1926.
  • Robert Walter, Conservative Member of Parliament from 1997 to 2015. He has also served as Chairman of the Defence Committee of the European Security and Defence Assembly, established under the Treaty of the Western European Union.
  • Martin Rickerd, British diplomat. He served in the UK Delegation to NATO and in New Zealand, the Eastern Caribbean, Italy, Singapore and West Africa. His career culminated as British Consul-General to the Southeast United States, based in Atlanta, Georgia (2005–2009)