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Badminton School

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

Age Range & Fees

Age Range3 to 18
Annual Day Fees£9993 to £16836
Annual Weekly Boarding Fees£31515 to £31515
Annual Full Boarding Fees£22605 to £38985

Number of Pupils

Boys Girls
0Full Board175

Number of Staff

Full-time: 50
Part-time: 30

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
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Mrs R Tear

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.

Rebecca Tear
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What we offer

  • Business studies
  • Classics
  • Design technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Economics
  • Government/Politics
  • ICT
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Photography
  • Psychology
  • Theology
  • Ancient Greek
  • Chinese
  • English
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • 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 productions
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • First aid/life savers
  • Horse riding and management
  • Horticulture
  • Language club
  • Orienteering
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Rock climbing
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Yoga
  • Young Enterprise
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Brass
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Jazz
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Percussion
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • After school club
  • Before school/Breakfast club
  • 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
  • School bus service
  • Vegetarian
  • Dyslexia
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Method of Entry

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

Scholarships & Bursaries

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

Accreditations and Affliations:

  • BSA
  • GSA
  • IAPS
  • ISC

Religious Affliations:

  • All denominations welcome
  • Inter-denominational

Teaching Languages:

  • English
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