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Badminton School

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Badminton School

Address: Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol BS9 3BA
Founded: 1858
Number of Pupils: 550
Ages: 3–18 years
Fees: (termly) day, £3, 465 – £5,810; boarding, £7,900 – £13,500. Nursery sessional fees, £29 per session
Head Teacher: Rebecca Tear, MA, BSc, PGCE, PGDip
Religious Affiliation: Non-denominational
Entrance Procedure: Girls take entrance exams, sit an online adaptive test and are interviewed by a senior member of staff.
Contact: Mrs Katherine Stewart, Admissions Manager: 01179 055 271
School Visits: Individual visits welcome. Whole school open day: 2 May 2022.
Contact Admissions for further information or book online. 

The Curriculum

The emphasis at Badminton is on a holistic education, not narrowly academic. Both the curriculum and the timetable are constructed to create a balance between academic achievement, personal development, life skills and other enterprising activity.

Games & The Arts

The Creative Arts Centre provides girls with the inspiration and facilities to excel in the various mediums of art. Music is a large part of School life with countless opportunities to perform and develop. Sports and wellbeing is an important part of the School day. The new Sports Centre, opened in 2018, provides top of the range facilities on site. With activities ranging from sporting performance pathways through to community and relaxation events, girls can really get involved.

Pastoral Care

The campus and community at Badminton gives off a homely, vibrant feel. Coupled with excellent pastoral care the school lends itself to strong mutually supportive relationships between girls and the girls and staff. We wish every girl to feel happy and confident about her school life. Working to ensure a well ordered and supportive environment, we ask the girls to take responsibility for themselves and others. This gives them opportunities to face challenge and build resilience.

Recent Scholarships

Awards and scholarships, which carry remission on fees, are available and awarded to girls with particular talents which could be in academia, sport, art, STEM, music or in a variety of areas. Scholarships are available for entry to Years 5, 6, 7, 9 and Lower Sixth.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

At Badminton, our focus continues to be on nurturing natural curiosity and fuelling their passion for learning. We believe in practically engaging with the subjects and really getting under the skin of them. The enduring excellence that Badminton girls achieve stems from the positive atmosphere and holistic approach to education.

Outstanding Characteristics

While Badminton retains a nationally outstanding academic record, the 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 wider world and, when they do, they take with them a strong network of lifelong friends developed through a wealth of shared experiences.

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