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Address: Blandford, Dorset DT11 0PX
Founded: 1928
Number of Pupils: 680; 374 boys and 306 girls
Fees: Boarding £13,231 per term; day £10,849 per term.
Ages: 13–18
Head Teacher: Mr Mark Mortimer (MBA, BA)
Religious Affiliation: Church of England but other faiths welcome.
Entrance Procedure: At 13, assessments and interviews (full details at At 16, entrance tests and interview.
Contact: Anne Megdiche, Admissions Registrar, 01258 484500
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: In light of the pandemic, we are currently hosting virtual visits on an individual (for 2021 and 2022 entry) or group (for 2023 entry and beyond) basis. Please contact our Admissions Team to book a place.

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The Curriculum

Bryanston prides itself on the breadth and flexibility of its curriculum. Unrivalled one-to-one tutoring and state-of-the-art online assessment encourages pupils to develop independent learning while supporting progress at every stage. In the sixth-form we offer A-levels and both the IB Diploma and IB Career-related Programmes. All pupils benefit from one-to-one work feedback periods with their teachers. Creativity is encouraged in all pupils and in all subjects.

Co-curricular Activities

Bryanston is renowned for the variety and quality of everything that happens outside the classroom, be it music, drama, sport, outdoor pursuits, leadership, academic enrichment or the many clubs and societies. These are all supported by outstanding facilities. Our approach is inclusive: participation is encouraged and valued, while ensuring that elite potential is identified and fully realised.

Pastoral Care

Bryanston’s tutor system is unique, bespoke and at the heart of the school. We match pupils carefully to their tutor and they meet regularly, individually, to discuss all areas of school life (and beyond), throughout their five years here. This system underpins all that we do at Bryanston and is complemented by an extensive network of support and a house system which avoids tribalism and encourages lifelong friendships.

University Places

Pupils apply to courses best suited to their individual strengths and aspirations, at a range of universities including Oxbridge and the Russell Group, prestigious music conservatoires and art foundation courses, as well as universities overseas.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

Get stuck in, seize your opportunities, give 100 per cent to everything, support one another and be kind. Set high standards and clear expectations, take calculated risks and bounce back
from failure to go again. Be curious and ambitious; be creative and intelligently challenge convention. Leave with a sense of the duty of service.

Outstanding Characteristics

Every school will tell you it cares about the individual. Where Bryanston differs in practice is the time it allocates for pupils’ one-to-one contact with both tutors and teachers. This support makes a significant impact academically, socially and pastorally. We send pupils onto the next stage of their education who are comfortable and confident in adult company, and who know how to work successfully and independently.

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