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From the Headmaster

elcome to our website where I hope you will gain a flavour of what makes Papplewick so special as a prep school for 200 boys aged 6 to 13. We know that boys of this age have a natural spark and individuality about them, and I believe these are qualities that should be celebrated throughout their time at prep school.

We also know that boys thrive on high expectations and challenge, whether in the classroom, on the sports field, or in the Arts. By setting the bar high, Papplewick boys gain entry to the top UK senior schools including Eton, Harrow, Winchester, Wellington, Charterhouse, and Stowe.

Yet for all these high standards, we believe that the happiness of the boys should come first. Therefore, our final and most valued award on Speech Day goes to the boy who has shown the greatest enthusiasm for life, contribution to the community and, above all, kindness to others.

In an ever changing world, Papplewick is a school where boys can still very much be boys, all set in our family friendly atmosphere. Of course, this website can only give you a glimpse into the exciting lives the boys lead here - my wife, Sallie, and I and our four children, Harry, Mollie, Lily, and Archie therefore very much hope you will be able to visit us soon so that we can show you the happiness, confidence, and ‘spark’ of our boys at first hand.

Tom Bunbury
Headmaster 

Aerial view of Papplewick