In this issue
Free with the March issue of Wiltshire Life, our Independent Schools Guide explores all that is great about schools in Wiltshire and the surrounding counties. Dauntsey’s explore the importance of expanding the reach of schools through bursaries, while Godolphin explain why a modern Sixth Form curriculum offers more than just A-levels. We look at holistic approaches that provide a well-rounded education: Stroud School on its Eco-School status; Sidcot on its Quaker values and peaceful outlook; St Margaret’s, Calne, on the sporting life lessons of being competitive but caring; and Hazlegrove on the importance of placing emotional wellbeing at the centre of curriculum. Warminster’s Emma Brumby explores the emotional side of being a parent. We find out how Leehurst Swan is building on its excellence, and accepting the challenge of always improving, while at Clayesmore, senior deputy, James Carpenter, focuses on the need to create environments where all children are inspired and nurtured.
From the editor
What really impressed me while putting together this guide together was the widespread emphasis on developing well-rounded young people, starting from the child and their interests, and working with them to develop their character, ready to grow into the world, full of enthusiasm and ready to face its challenges. Our young children benefit from environments that inspire them, nurture them and challenge them, and we are fortunate that we have so many local schools that excel in this area, while all the time maintaining a focus on academic excellence and success.