The Buchan School has developed 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.
The Buchan Nursery is a purpose-built facility, opened in 2006, providing excellent accommodation for children from two years of age.
With an average class size of 11 and a pupil-teacher ratio of 7:1, the Pre-Prep department is a warm and friendly environment where each child is encouraged to achieve their potential.
From the moment your child enters the Preparatory School they will be able to benefit from the specialist subject teaching we offer at The Buchan School.
Come and let your little one(s) enjoy some playtime, songs, storytime, crafts and the most important thing...snacktime! It's an opportunity for you to meet other parents and enjoy a cup of tea too.
The aim of the English Department is to ensure the best possible foundation in English and to foster a love of literature and words.
We believe it is important for children to leave The Buchan School equipped with the ability to persevere, take on challenges and communicate mathematically.
Science teaches an understanding of natural phenomena.
At The Buchan School we aim to deliver an engaging Humanities curriculum.
Geography is an integral part of the curriculum here at the Buchan School.
History at The Buchan School aims to stimulate the children’s interest and curiosity of historical events and people from the past.
Religious Studies at The Buchan School is taught in a way, which allows children to learn about and from major world faiths.
Information and Communication Technology
Learning a foreign language can be enormously beneficial in helping children to gain a deeper understanding of their own language and literacy.
The importance of sport at the Buchan is evidenced by the fact that pupils are given weekly P.E. time which is far in excess of normal National Curriculum recommendations.
The Buchan Music Department is a busy and thriving department that is renowned on the Isle of Man.
Music thrives at The Buchan School and here are some of the activities:
Each topic of Art or Design taught begins with an academic history and theory of art module, followed by a practical topic based scheme.
Drama is a fun, exciting and important part of the Buchan curriculum.
There are numerous opportunities for extension in the Creative Arts particularly in Buchan Badge time.
Our aim is to take every opportunity to enhance the learning of our pupils of all abilities in the classroom and outside it. This is at the core of our programmes for enrichment.
The Buchan aims to give pupils every opportunity to reach their full potential and resources are targeted to those who have specific difficulties. The Head of Learning Support works in liaison with all of the teachers to identify children with specific difficulties, which may need short or longer term intervention.
The Buchan Badge has been running since 1996 and has historically been completed by pupils in Form 4. However for more than seven years now the programme has been enjoyed by every child in the Prep School. It aims to encourage all our pupils to become well rounded individuals.
The Buchan School has an excellent reputation for academic excellence and achievement in Sport and the Performing Arts.
King William's College and The Buchan School, in partnership with Castletown Golf Links, offers an exciting Golf Academy for its students.
They learn, they have fun, they always want to go back. children love this school.James P