Wiltshire: Warminster School

Warminster School, Church Street, Warminster, BA12 8PJ

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Warminster School
Church Street
51° 12' 23.6412" N, 2° 11' 20.7636" W

Warminster School is a boarding school set in the centre of the ancient Wiltshire town of Warminster. It is fortunate to have an area of the beautiful Longleat Estate woodland as its Forest School. This fantastic outdoor setting encourages teachers and pupils to embrace teaching and learning in a challenging, natural woodland environment. The school has a computer suite, two art studios, muliti-media suite and a workshop equipped with high quality craft and design facilities. The Thomas Arnold Hall is the prime venue for concerts, lectures and dinners. Boniface Hall and Boniface Recital Room are used for smaller-scale events and performance workshops. The Drama Department also has two studio spaces both equipped with lighting and sound. The school is lucky to have both beautiful, historic buildings and contemporary spaces, creating a truly outstanding and inspiring atmosphere for learning.

Situated beneath the chalk downland, Warminster lies on the edge of the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The town derived its name from the Minster Church of St Denys which was built in Saxon times within a loop of the River Were. The town boasts many historic attractions including Warminster Maltings, Britain’s oldest working maltings, and Dents glove factory.The town park with its tranquil lake is the jewel in Warminster’s crown and is being lovingly restored. Warminster is the nearest town to Longleat – home of the UK's first ever Safari Park and one of Britain's most impressive examples of high Elizabethan architecture.

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