Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, BS9 3BA
Tel: 0117 905 5271
Autumn term: 7 September – 9 December 2016
Spring term: 10 January – 31 March 2017
Summer term: 25 April – 7 July 2017
Age of pupils: 3 – 18 years
Number of pupils: 450
Day fees: £3,200 – £5,950 per term
Religious denomination: Non-denominational
The curriculum: Badminton consistently achieves impressive academic results which enables the girls to access a wealth of world class universities, Music Conservatoires and Art Colleges; but it’s their passion for a holistic approach to learning that makes them really stand out from the crowd. The curriculum and timetable are constructed to achieve a balance between academic achievement, personal development, life skills and other enterprising activity. The broad curriculum provides a rich and varied experience for the girls and the small classes ensure that all the girls receive individual help and attention from their teachers.
Extra curricular activities: The enrichment programme is extremely important in the overall development of the girls in the school’s care, as it provides opportunities to pursue wider interests and to contribute to the community. There are many activities on offer and they range from clubs with an academic bias such as Greek and Science Research to those that allow the girls to pursue creative interests, such as Art, Drama and Cooking. Music is also an important part of School life, with nearly 80% of girls learning an instrument during their time at Badminton.
Pastoral care: The Badminton community gives girls a chance to develop an understanding of the viewpoints of others and to think about contributing to the world around them. Girls leave Badminton ready to face the changing and challenging wider world and, when they do, they take with them a strong network of lifelong friends developed through a wealth of shared experiences.
Name of Principal: Mrs Rebecca Tear
Outstanding characteristics: Girls at Badminton truly enjoy their education and often excel beyond their natural ability. The individual attention they receive means that they gain in self-confidence, preparing them for life beyond school.