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Bryanston School

Blandford, Dorset, United Kingdom DT11 0PX

Age Range & Fees

Age Range13 to 18
Annual Day Fees£32547 to £32547
Annual Weekly Boarding Fees£0 to £0
Annual Full Boarding Fees£39693 to £39693

Number of Pupils

Boys Girls
42Day51
335Full Board263
0Weekly0
377Total314

Number of Staff

Full-time: 0
Part-time: 0

GCSE Pass Rate - Age 16

Grades A* - C or 9 – 5

Pass Rate - Age 18

Exams at age 18

Higher Education

Pupils who went on to Higher Education
Head Photo

Mr M D Mortimer


At 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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What we offer

  • Business studies
  • Classics
  • Design technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Economics
  • Geology
  • Government/Politics
  • ICT
  • Media/Film studies
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Photography
  • Psychology
  • Ancient Greek
  • English
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross-country
  • Fencing
  • Fitness training
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Netball
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water sports
  • Adventure training
  • Ballet
  • Canoeing
  • Chess
  • Dance
  • Drama productions
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Horse riding and management
  • Language club
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Rock climbing
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Yoga
  • Young Enterprise
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Brass
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Jazz
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Percussion
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Experience of diplomatic corps' children
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of services' children
  • Particular diets
  • Rail/Airport services
  • Hearing
  • Dyslexia
  • SEBD
  • Aspergers
  • Delicate/Medical
  • Epilepsy

Method of Entry

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

Scholarships & Bursaries

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

Accreditations and Affliations:

  • HMC

Religious Affliations:

  • Church of England
  • All denominations welcome


Teaching Languages:

  • English
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