Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, BS9 3BA
Tel: 0117 905 5271
Autumn term: 8 September – 13 December 2017
Spring term: 5 January – 23 March 2018
Summer term: 17 April – 4 July 2018
Age of pupils: 3 – 18 years
Number of pupils: 450
Day fees: £3,200 – £5,395 per term
Religious denomination: Non-denominational
The curriculum: At Badminton, we believe in really getting “under the skin” of whatever we do, not just skating over the top. To phrase this eloquently, you could say it’s our holistic approach to education! The girls really delve into the subject they are learning, always complementing their studies and enriching their theoretical knowledge with practical co-curricular activities. The curriculum and timetable are constructed to achieve a balance between academic achievement, personal development, life skills and other enterprising activity and our small classes ensure that all the girls receive individual help and attention from their teachers.
Extra curricular activities: Our enrichment programme is extremely important in the overall development of the girls in our 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 Model United Nations, Ancient Greek and Science Research to those that allow the girls to pursue creative interests, such as Leiths School of Cookery, Art and Drama. Music is also an important part of School life, with nearly 80% of girls learning at least one instrument during their time at Badminton.
Pastoral care: We’re a small school with a family-like community that is vibrant and inclusive. The girls are known individually by all, allowing us to individually tailor our support of their specific interests and ambitions. As both a day and boarding school, we are able to offer Day Girls the option of flexi and occasional boarding, giving girls and their parent’s flexibility during the term. Through a wealth of shared experiences, the girls make a lifelong friendship network that spans the globe.
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.