Warwick has significant links with the local community falling into the following categories:
ISSP (Independent State Schools Partnership)
Over the past 7 years Warwick School has become very involved in the Warwick ISSP, making it one of the most successful in the country. Warwick School has set up and implemented the ISSP enrichment programme which incorporates many events and activities which open up the schools facilities to local state schools. The Warwick ISSP consists of 11 schools; 4 secondary and 7 primary; 3 independent and 8 from the maintained sector.
The Enrichment programme championed by Warwick School included a large and varied programme of events, covering both primary and secondary schools. Activities included amongst others:-
Politics Conference - Over 300 pupils from 5 secondary schools attended this event.
History Day at Warwick School - Over 250 pupils and teachers had a full day’s visit to Warwick Castle.
Come and Try It Days - Over 350 pupils attended, from 6 primary schools and took part in many activities including archery, wall climbing and water polo.
Holiday Clubs / Courses
A Summer Holiday programme (Summer Action) has been in place at Warwick School for many years providing the opportunity for children aged 4-13 to take part in a vast variety of activities over 4 weeks of the summer holidays. In recent years the holiday activities programme has been extended considerably to run over more weeks and also now includes specialist sports courses. All courses are open to children from any school.
We offer funded places to selected CV34 pupils (non Warwick Schools Foundation) to both Summer and Easter Action. The funding is provided by King Henry VIII trust fund.
Warwick School runs a weekly programme of sports clubs, open to the public. These are held at Warwick School and run by professionals in the particular activity
Warwick Cubs Junior Badminton Club is running very successfully. We have had children selected for county training from the club. The club has children from a wide range of schools attending as well as the Foundation schools and is full with a small waiting list.
Facilities / resource
Our facilities and teaching resource are widely used by outside organisations and schools, across several departments within school: -
Warwick School is actively involved in the Science in Action Initiative, to encourage sixth formers to take their interest in science to university and beyond. One such project involves 50 science students from 7 independent and state schools who converge on Warwick School’s Science Centre weekly to work alongside university scientists and carry out research, for example, into cancer and heart disease.
Over 40 organisations regularly use our sports facilities equating to over 1200 people using them weekly.
Community Sports Leaders Awards. The CSLA is a Thursday afternoon activity for Lower Sixth boys. The boys develop their leadership skills whilst providing support with sports activities at All Saints Junior School, a local state primary school.
The music department regularly takes a Warwick School band out to local primary schools.
In 2008, Warwick School hosted the NCBF (National Concert Band Festival) which saw 2000 young musicians visit the school.
School musicians recently visited 2 local hospitals performing there for staff and patients.
Performing Arts Facilities
Many outside theatre groups use the Bridge House Theatre and other schools / organisations use the Guy Nelson hall for large-scale events.
The theatre is open to all, providing very affordable, sometimes free high quality performances and talks to local theatre goers.
The facilities are regularly used by the community.
Warwickshire woodworkers use a room in the design and technology dept every Wednesday evening.
One of the school’s arts teachers runs a ceramics evening class every Thursday evening.
Voluntary Service – Sixth form boys are placed in a variety of local settings on Thursday afternoons, ranging from local primary schools to WDC tourist office. We have three sixth form boys at Round Oak School on voluntary service each Thursday.