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About Us

Warwick School has a very long and rich history stretching back reputedly to 914, making it one of the oldest schools in the country. 

Warwick School is a leading independent day and boarding school for boys aged 7-18, set in 50 acres, adjacent to the River Avon, within Warwick town. The school is proud of its outstanding facilities and the new Warwick Hall is one of the largest and most impressive performance venues in the region.

We aim to develop responsible, resilient and compassionate young men of character, equipped to succeed in a changing world.

High academic expectations and achievements, together with outstanding pastoral care and exceptional co-curricular provision make Warwick School a wonderful place to be educated.

Head Master's Welcome

Choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions that we make as parents.

Our committed and dedicated staff work tirelessly to ensure that Warwick School is a place where your child will thrive. The school has always provided an education in the broadest sense, seeking to develop the talents of each and every pupil, always guided by the school motto, Altiora Peto, ‘I seek higher things.’  

Our engaging staff foster a learning environment in which every pupil is challenged intellectually and thrives academically. An environment where they will be happy, cared for, and have their interests ignited, whatever these may be. 

We develop young men of character and talent, and central to this goal is the breadth and quality of our co-curricular provision.  Every pupil within Warwick School benefits from a wealth of experiences outside the classroom that will broaden his horizons and develop his skills.

Our supportive and nurturing community ensures that pupils are known as individuals and celebrated whatever their strengths or abilities, enabling our young men to flourish in what is now, more than ever, a rapidly changing world. This is the ‘Warwick Way’.

This website provides a flavour of life at Warwick School, and we hope to be able to welcome you to our site soon to experience our stunning campus for yourself.

James Barker, Head Master

Mr Barker is himself an Old Warwickian, working at a number of leading schools before returning as Deputy Head (Co-curricular) and latterly Senior Deputy Head. Mr Barker is the acting Head Master for the school, until the new permanent Head Master is appointed. His love of the school, and his strength of leadership and vision, are deeply admired and respected by the whole of the Warwick School community.