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Academic, Drama, Music & Sport Performance

The Buchan School has an excellent reputation for academic excellence and achievement in Sport and the Performing Arts.

The School consists of three main parts; the Nursery, Pre-Prep and Prep Departments. The curriculum offered is broad, with a particular emphasis on excellence and enjoyment. In addition to the main core areas, the School offers specialist teaching and facilities for Drama, Music, Languages, Art, Design and Technology, ICT and Sport.

Academic Performance

The Buchan School assesses pupils against national comparisons using the GL Assessment package. The School has out-performed standardised expectations in Mathematics, English and Science in each of the last three years.

The headline statistics for 2017 were as follows:

Drama Performance

LAMDA EXAM RESULTS (Yr 5 and 6)

Music Performance

MUSIC THEORY ABRSM EXAMS

MUSIC PRACTICAL ABRSM EXAMS

The Buchan School currently has five choirs and an orchestra. There have been numerous successes at The Guild in recent years and the choirs have performed at the Villa Marina, Peel Cathedral and both the Royal Albert Hall and the Barbican. Pupils from the Buchan orchestra have also played in the KWC orchestra and Manx Youth orchestra.

Sport performance

INTER SCHOOL SPORTS COMPETITIONS 2016/17

Isle of Man Competitions – 33 competing schools

Southern School Competitions – 7 competing schools

INTER SCHOOL SPORTS COMPETITIONS 2015/16

Southern School Competitions – 7 competing schools

Isle of Man Competitions – 33 competing schools

UK COMPETITIONS

They learn, they have fun, they always want to go back. children love this school.

James P