St Francis prides itself on being, first and foremost, a friendly, family school and nursery. Set in beautiful surroundings in the heart of the Pewsey Vale, we are one of Wiltshire's leading preparatory schools for boys and girls aged 0 to 13.
About the school
Our aim is to ensure that all children are given the opportunity of the best possible start to their education. I hope every child will do their best in the classroom and they are encouraged to achieve in other aspects of school life too. Children should be all-rounders: as academic as possible but also with skills for sport, music, drama, computing, art and design with an array of hobbies. Equal with these are life skills: respect for others, good manners, kindness and self-confidence. I look forward to meeting you to give you an opportunity to talk about your plans for your child and for a personal tour. David Sibson Headmaster Our Mission: St Francis School provides a safe, enjoyable and stimulating environment in which each child can develop to their full potential academically, physically and pastorally. The school aims to prepare all children for the senior school of their first choice. We encourage children to be vibrant members of our school community and expect them to make a positive contribution to society.
St Francis Year 6 pupils through to Dauntsey's Dodecahedron
Congratulations to Alexa Scott, Year 6 pupils at St Francis Prep School in Wiltshire. Alexa has been selected for the final round of the Dauntsey's Dodecahedron Maths Competition to take place on 9 June 2016.
17th May 2016 — St Francis Year 6 pupil Alexa Scott through to the Dauntsey's Dodecahedron Finals.
Congratulations to Alexa Scott, Year 6 pupils at St Francis School in Wiltshire. Alexa has been selected for the final round of the Dauntsey’s Dodecahedron Maths Competition!
The Dauntsey’s Dodecahedron is a highly respected maths competition, now in its 28th year. The competition sees over 1000 able mathematicians, from over 50 schools across the south west region, participating in the preliminary round. The competition is open to pupils aged 12 or under on the 31 August 2016.
Only the top 3% of entrants made it through to the final round, to take place at Dauntsey's on Thursday 9 June 2016. Alexa has done extremely well so far against pupils from other schools, many of whom are a year older than her. Alexa received no special preparation for this test at all, keeping to the St Francis ethos of teaching well, rather than teaching to the test. Well done Alexa and best of luck on 9 June!
Little Saints Nursery pupils at St Francis School receive a letter from Buckingham Palace!
Children and staff of Little Saints Nursery at St Francis School, receive a letter from Buckingham Palace.
5th May 2016 — Children and staff of Little Saints Nursery at St Francis School, were thrilled to receive a letter from Buckingham Palace last week.
The letter composed by one of The Queen's Ladies in Waiting, was sent in response to the card which Nursery children aged 2 to 4, created and sent to the Queen for her 90th birthday last month.
As well as the letter, the children received a card with a photograph of the Queen, thanking them for their kind birthday wishes.
Mrs Lisa Cox, Acorns Room Leader said "The children loved making their birthday card for the the Queen and it was an exciting morning when a letter arrived post marked 'Buckingham Palace'! The Queen must have received cards from all over the world and we are very touched to receive such a personal response which mentions the care the children had taken with their artwork".
Impressive cross-country performance from St Francis Prep
St Francis School, Pewsey, Wiltshire enjoyed success at the recent IAPS National Schools Cross-country Championships. Year 6 pupil, Freddie Webb did particularly well to gain 6th place out of 282 runners.
21st March 2016 — St Francis IAPS Prep School in Pewsey, Wiltshire celebrated the success of their Cross Country Team at the recent IAPS National Schools Cross-Country Championships 2016.
Overall the St Francis team gained second place in the Small School Category.
Malvern College in Worcestershire hosted the 24th Championship last weekend in which around 1000 competitors from over 80 schools took part.
An improvement in the weather made for a really good competition in perfect cross country conditions for the four races across the Malvern College campus and the Wells Common.
St Francis pupil, Freddie Webb (Year 6) did particularly well to gain sixth place in the Under 11 section.
Kevan Brown, Director of Sport at St Francis School said “Freddie put in an exceptional performance to gain sixth place out of 282 runners in the U11 group. The St Francis team should be extremely proud of their overall second place in the Small Independent School section, we have some fantastic cross-country runners who have exciting futures ahead of them”.
St Francis pupil, Ben McCluskey wins National Prep Schools' Quiz Challenge.
Congratulations to St Francis (Pewsey, Wiltshire) pupil Ben McCluskey, Senior winner of the recent National Prep Schools' Quiz Challenge competition.
20th March 2016 — Congratulations to St Francis (Pewsey, Wiltshire) pupil Ben McCluskey (Year 8) winner of the recent National Prep Schools’ Quiz Challenge competition.
Ben's broad general knowledge was put to the test in the national prep schools’ Quiz Challenge competition which is organised by SATIPS. Ben wanted to improve on his performance in the junior section of the competition in which he was place second nationally in 2014. This he managed to do, by answering correctly a total of 80 searching questions out of a possible one hundred, making him the overall winner of this year’s senior competition.
For this Ben won a very generous Amazon voucher. This follows the success earlier in the term of the St Francis Quiz Team, which through Ben’s captaincy won the Wessex Junior Schools Quiz Championships.