What makes Badminton School stand out from the rest?
Number of pupils: Approximately 460
Ages: 3–18 years
Entrance procedure: Girls take entrance exams, sit an online adaptive test and are interviewed by a senior member of staff.
The curriculum: The emphasis at Badminton is on a holistic education, not narrowly academic, and both the curriculum and the timetable are constructed to create a balance between academic achievement, personal development, life skills and other enterprising activity.
Games and the arts: The outstanding Creative Arts Centre provides girls with the inspiration and facilities to excel in the various mediums of art. Music is a large part of the school life with countless opportunities to perform and develop. Sports and wellbeing are an important part of the school day. There are excellent facilities on site and wide-ranging activities from sporting performance pathways through to community and relaxation events.
Pastoral care: The size of the campus and community at Badminton gives a homely and vibrant feel to the school. This, coupled with excellent pastoral care, leaves no scope for anonymity, but rather lends itself to strong mutually supportive relationships between girls as well as between girls and staff. At Badminton, we wish every girl to feel happy and confident about her school life. We work to ensure a well ordered and supportive environment where we ask the girls to take responsibility for themselves and others. This gives them opportunities to face challenge and build resilience.
Head teacher’s philosophy: At Badminton, our focus continues to be on nurturing the girls’ 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 in the school and the 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 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.
Fees: Day fees per term: £3,250–£5,475. Boarding fees per term: £7,280–£12,525
Headmistress: Mrs Rebecca Tear, BSc, MA, PGCE
Contact: Harriet Barnes, Admissions Manager: 0117 905 5271
Individual visits welcome. Whole school open mornings: Saturday 6th October 2018 and Monday 6th May 2019. Contact admissions to book your place and for further information or book online here: https://www.badmintonschool.co.uk/admissions/open-mornings-school-visits
Address: Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol BS9 3BA