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Bradfield College, Berkshire

School Details
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United Kingdom,

Tel: +44 118 964 4516

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Dr Christopher Stevens

Angela Marshall

Accreditations and affiliations:
Religious affiliation:
Church of England, Inter-denominational
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
Full Time
Part Time
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:

Assessment, Common Entrance, Interview

Scholarships & Bursaries:

Junior school entry, CDT, Sport, 6th Form, Other scholarships, All-rounder, Music, Senior school entry, Drama, Choral, Academic, Other bursaries, Art

What we offer

  • Drama/Theatre
  • Psychology
  • Business studies
  • Classics
  • Economics
  • Government/Politics
  • Media/Film studies
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Photography
  • Design technology
  • ICT
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Ancient Greek
  • Russian
  • Chinese
  • German
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Water sports
  • Netball
  • Lacrosse
  • Athletics
  • Rounders
  • Polo
  • Badminton
  • Gymnastics
  • Fitness training
  • Fencing
  • Swimming
  • Cross-country
  • Squash
  • Martial arts
  • Hockey
  • Golf
  • Football
  • Cricket
  • Tennis
  • Table tennis
  • Canoeing
  • Rock climbing
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Sailing
  • Dance
  • Horse riding and management
  • Shooting
  • Cadets - CCF/ACF/ATC etc
  • Adventure training
  • Drama productions
  • Horticulture
  • Chess
  • Language club
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Percussion
  • Jazz
  • School bus service
  • Particular diets
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Rail/Airport services
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
Head PhotoFounded in 1850 and set in its own village amidst unspoilt Berkshire countryside, Bradfield College enjoys a well-established reputation for being one of the country's leading co-educational, independent boarding schools through its provision of academic excellence and outstanding pastoral care. The pupil body numbers approximately 740, comprising 480 boys and 260 girls from 13 to 18 years of age, and we welcome pupils from both Britain and overseas.

The College provides challenge and choice for all its pupils through a personalised programme of study that is inspired by expert, passionate and engaging teaching. We offer a generous range of options at GCSE and A Level and every year welcome a substantial number of boys and girls into our vibrant Sixth Form. Here, an increasingly adult approach is taken and each pupil receives the dedicated support of a personal tutor to guide and support them in their academic studies.

Outside the classroom, Bradfield offers an unrivalled extra-curricular programme. Over 200 different teams, clubs, groups, societies and activities are available ranging from sports and drama to music and artistic pursuits, not to mention seminars, lectures, films, concerts and much more. The College also encourages a wide range of trips, both subject-based and extra-curricular, which take place regularly throughout the year to locations as far afield as mainland Europe, South Africa, the Far East and the USA.

We also offer the highest standards of accommodation and all pupils enjoy excellent facilities within the boarding houses which provide a natural extension of family life at home. Within each boarding house, a dedicated team of Housemaster/Housemistress, Matron and Tutors are responsible for looking after each pupil during their time at the College.

In essence, we seek to encourage leadership, and to nurture boys and girls to become confident, caring and contributing citizens in the modern world. By affording our pupils the opportunity to explore their inner selves - so that they derive a sense of personal worth - Bradfield develops young men and women who serve the common good, both within the College community and in wider society. These values remain with them for life.

I warmly invite you to visit the College and to experience for yourself what makes Bradfield special. Further details are available at www.bradfieldcollege.org.uk.

Simon Henderson, Headmaster
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