"A delightful breath of fresh air, Papplewick offers its boys a joyous, rural education..." Click here to read the full review.
breath of fresh air, Papplewick offers its boys a joyous, rural education despite
being only 45 minutes from London. Charming Head, Tom Bunbury, is an excellent
communicator who, along with his wife Sallie, has a wonderful connection with
parents, pupils and staff. Together, the Bunburys have created a ‘boy heaven’:
pupils share their school with snakes, scorpions, tarantulas, and frogs
(unfazed visitors are presented with a bravery badge) and science lessons are
sometimes taken in the swimming pool – where better to learn how sound travels?
All the fun and games produce stellar results: the boys secure places at
Harrow, Eton and St. Edward’s with a wealth of scholarships. And who could
forget the sport? There are nearly a 1000 fixtures per year (most boys compete
twice a week) and football is leading the field under former pro John Nutter.