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Badminton School

Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, Avon, England BS9 3BA

Private School (Fee Paying) Girls 3 - 18 Years Day & Boarding (Flexi, Full, Weekly)


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Stuart Dalley

If 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.

Mr Stuart Dalley
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Esme, Old Badmintonian

"I’ve tried to carry on the work hard play hard(er) attitude from Badminton"

Anna, Old Badmintonian

"The friends I made at Badminton, whom I’ve stayed in touch with ever since, are what I cherish most."

Lisa, Upper Sixth

"You might think that boarding school is a sheltered life, but not at Badminton."

Scarlett, Year 9

"I knew by the end of the tour that this was somewhere I wanted to be"

Ayaka, Year 9

"All the girls made me feel welcome and as if I had been at the School for years before"

Amelia, Year 7

"I made friends quickly and feel like I have been at the School for years"

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What We Offer

  • A Level - Advanced Level Examinations
  • GCSE - General Certificate of Secondary Education
  • IGCSE - International General Certificate of Secondary Education
  • LAMDA - London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
  • Business studies
  • Classics
  • Design Technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Economics
  • Government/Politics
  • ICT
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Photography
  • Psychology
  • Theology
  • Ancient Greek
  • Chinese
  • Chinese - Mandarin
  • English
  • English As Foreign/2nd Language
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross-Country
  • Fencing
  • Fitness Training
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial Arts
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports
  • Adventure Training
  • Ballet
  • Canoeing
  • Chess
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • First Aid/Life Savers
  • Horse Riding & Management
  • Horticulture
  • Language Club
  • Orienteering
  • Public Speaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Yoga
  • Young Enterprise
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • After School Club
  • Armed Forces Children
  • Before School Club
  • Diplomatic Children
  • Expatriate Children
  • Gifted Children
  • International Students
  • Rail Services
  • School Bus Service
  • Special Diets


  • Assessment
  • Entry test or exam
  • Interview
  • Report from previous school
  • Academic
  • Armed forces discounts or bursaries
  • Art
  • Siblings
  • Music
  • Financial Assistance
  • All-rounder
  • Scholarships - Other
  • Sixth Form
  • Science
  • Sport
  • Assisted Places
  • All denominations welcome
  • Inter-denominational
  • English

    Age Range & Fees

    Age Range3 to 18
    Annual Day Fees *£10920 to £18300
    Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£34320 to £34320
    Annual Full Boarding Fees *£24900 to £42540
    Flexi BoardingYes
    * Currency: GB Pound

    Number of Pupils

    0Full Boarding180
    0Weekly Boarding0
    Boys Girls

    Number of Staff

    Full-time: 50
    Part-time: 30

    % Pupils Gaining GCSE/IGCSE Passes 5 - 9

    % Pupils Gaining A Level Grades A – C

    % Pupils Going To University