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Badminton School, Avon



School Details
School Crest
Westbury-on-Trym,
Bristol,
Avon,
United Kingdom,
BS9 3BA

Tel: +44 117 905 5271

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Founded:1858

Headmistress:
Mrs R Tear

Admissions Manager:
Katherine Stewart

This school offers flexi-boarding.

Accreditations and affiliations:
BSA, AMDIS, IAPS, GSA, AGBIS, ISC
Religious affiliation:
Inter-denominational, All denominations welcome
Teaching languages:
English
Age Range & Fees
Age
Range
3 - 18
Annual
Day Fees
£9,993
to
£16,836
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
£31,515
to
£31,515
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
£22,605
to
£38,985
Number of Pupils
School Boy
Boys
School Girl
Girls
0
Day
450
0
Full board
175
0
Weekly
0
NA
Total
625
This school offers
flexi-boarding.
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
50
30
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:


Report from previous school, Assessment, Interview, Scholarship or bursary exam, Please apply to school, Registration, Scholarship exam, Visit school, Taster days, Entry test or exam
 

Scholarships & Bursaries:


Boarding, Senior school entry, 6th Form, Science, Other scholarships, Junior school entry, Art, All-rounder, Siblings, Means tested assisted places, Means tested bursaries, Armed forces discounts or bursaries, Academic, Financial need, Music, Sport

What we offer


  • ICT
  • Psychology
  • Business studies
  • Classics
  • Economics
  • Government/Politics
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Photography
  • Design technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Theology
  • Greek
  • Russian
  • Ancient Greek
  • Chinese
  • Latin
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • Mandarin
  • English
  • Japanese
  • German
  • Martial arts
  • Cricket
  • Cross-country
  • Football
  • Netball
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Badminton
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Fencing
  • Gymnastics
  • Water sports
  • Basketball
  • Athletics
  • Squash
  • Rounders
  • Fitness training
  • Lacrosse
  • Sailing
  • Rowing
  • Ballet
  • Drama productions
  • Horticulture
  • Canoeing
  • Adventure training
  • First aid/life savers
  • Dance
  • Horse riding and management
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Chess
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Orienteering
  • Young Enterprise
  • Skiing
  • Yoga
  • Language club
  • Rock climbing
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Percussion
  • Jazz
  • School bus service
  • Particular diets
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Rail/Airport services
  • Before school/Breakfast club
  • After school club
  • Experience of diplomatic corps' children
  • Experience of services' children
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Vegetarian
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
 
 
Head PhotoIf I could give only one example of what makes Badminton special, I would choose 'Pump Handles'. It's an odd name for a tradition that happens at the end of every term here, when every girl shakes the hand of every teacher. Looking each other in the eye and parting for the holidays in such a positive way shows our values of respect and support for one another, and is one of the many, many reasons I feel privileged to be here. Badminton is a daily reminder that a good school can embed the attitudes and attributes for a fulfilling future.​

As I walk around, I take pleasure in seeing the strength and warmth of our interactions here. Everyone knows each other, but the small size of Badminton also comes with the freedom and space to explore new ideas and interests. Our history is one of innovation, and that still shows today. I am so impressed by the achievements of our girls, by their individuality, and by the spirit of generosity and excitement that accompanies them. Whether I'm answering an email from an Old Badmintonian who has just been awarded a scholarship by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, or talking to a Sixth Former who's just made her first successful roast supper as part of the Leiths Certificate in Food and Wine, every day brings proof that a Badminton education is transformative.

We can only show a small part of life at Badminton here, but I hope it is enough to tempt you to find out more. Whether you're looking for the right school for your daughter or whether you live in Bristol and would like to know about what we do, please do read what others have to say about us. I very much look forward to meeting you.

Rebecca Tear
BSc MA PGCE
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