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Bryanston School, Dorset

School Details
School Crest
United Kingdom,
DT11 0PX

Tel: +44 1258 452411
Fax: +44 1258 484661

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Mr M D Mortimer

Admissions Registrar:
Ms A Megdiche

Accreditations and affiliations:
Religious affiliation:
Church of England, All denominations welcome
Teaching languages:
Age Range & Fees
13 - 18
Day Fees
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
Number of Pupils
School Boy
School Girl
Full board
Number of Staff
Please contact school for more details on staff numbers
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:

References, Interview, GCSE results, Scholarship exam, Entry test or exam, Assessment, Registration, Scholarship or bursary exam, Common Entrance, Report from previous school, Please apply to school

Scholarships & Bursaries:

ICT, Academic, All-rounder, Art, Drama, Junior school entry, Other bursaries, CDT, Financial need, 6th Form, Means tested bursaries, Music, Senior school entry, Sport, Science, Choral

What we offer

  • Drama/Theatre
  • Business studies
  • Design technology
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Economics
  • Geology
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Media/Film studies
  • ICT
  • Government/Politics
  • Psychology
  • Classics
  • Photography
  • English
  • Ancient Greek
  • Latin
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Cross-country
  • Water sports
  • Rugby
  • Netball
  • Lacrosse
  • Hockey
  • Fencing
  • Athletics
  • Cricket
  • Basketball
  • Badminton
  • Squash
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Archery
  • Fitness training
  • Ballet
  • Canoeing
  • Adventure training
  • Chess
  • Dance
  • Drama productions
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Horse riding and management
  • Language club
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Young Enterprise
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Yoga
  • Rock climbing
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Percussion
  • Jazz
  • Particular diets
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Rail/Airport services
  • Experience of diplomatic corps' children
  • Experience of services' children
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Hearing Impairment (HI)
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Social Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
  • Aspergers Syndrome
  • Delicate/Medical Conditions
  • Epilepsy
Head PhotoAt Bryanston our aim is to develop well-balanced 18-year-olds, ready to go out into the wider world, to lead happy and fulfilling lives and to contribute, positively and generously.

We believe pupils do best when they learn to relish every opportunity and discover their own individual talents and interests, exploring them to the best of their abilities. Pupils are encouraged to experience a wide range of academic subjects and extra-curricular activities, all of which helps them to discover areas where they can flourish and excel, giving them a boost of confidence inside the classroom as well as an appreciation of others' talents.

In weekly one-to-one tutorials a pupil's tutor will help them to analyse their academic progress, identifying what went well and where improvements need to be made. Co-curricular activities for the week are also planned. In this way, the tutorial develops a pupil's understanding of their own particular strengths and weaknesses and how they can use their strengths to support the areas where they are more challenged. Central to Bryanston's tutorial system is the eChart, which provides the tutor with an individual record of the pupil's progress with marks and comments from subject teachers. Tutors and housemasters and housemistresses can also add comments, and pupils are encouraged to reflect and respond within the eChart. Parents can see their child's eChart online or via an iPhone app, ensuring they can keep up-to-date with their child's progress and achievements.

Bryanston has a strong creative tradition and not just in the obvious areas of art, drama and music. We recognise the need for creativity across the curriculum, as an essential component of the ability to solve problems, the basis of maths, science and business. In our experience, this combination of exploring their own capabilities coupled with the encouragement to think (not just act) creatively provides pupils with the skills, knowledge and attitude they need to lead happy and fulfilling lives in an ever-changing world.

It isn't only the weekly timetable that helps our pupils to flourish; as a full-time boarding school, weekends are an integral part of life at Bryanston, with many of the school's facilities open and the chance to take part in a range of sports fixtures, outdoor activities and rehearsals. There is a particular focus for the whole school on some weekends and more specialised activities on others. It makes all weekends busy, but there is also time for pupils to relax.
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