Badminton School

Type of school: Girls Senior school with a junior department or a prep school

Nearest international airport: Bristol (16km)

Age Range: 3-18

Number of pupils: 450

Number of boarders: 180

Fees per term: Boarding: £7,100–£12,220
Day: £3,200–£5,395

Information

Why Badminton?
Badminton is a thriving day and boarding school which has remained at the forefront of girls’ education in the UK for well over 150 years. pic1Whilst the School retains a nationally outstanding academic record, its focus continues to be on nurturing the girls’ natural curiosity and fuelling their passion for learning. Therefore, we select girls on their personal strengths and all-round ability, as well as their academic potential. It is a characteristic of Badminton girls that they are thoughtful individuals, able to evaluate information and decide for
themselves. This approach extends beyond their studies and into the day-today life of the School, where girls are given a wide range of opportunities to grow, develop and express themselves in an enormous range of activities. 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.

Inside the Classroom

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 get really stuck into the subject they are learning, always complementing their studies and enriching their theoretical knowledge with practical co-curricular activities ranging from engineering workshops at Clifton’s
Suspension Bridge, to trips to analyse primate behaviour at the Durrell Wildlife Centre in Jersey. Above all, learning at Badminton is FUN as we encourage the girls to actively apply their knowledge and skills beyond the classroom in real world examples as much as (or even more than!) within it. A result of this approach is our consistently impressive academic results, which enable the girls to access a wealth of world-class universities, music conservatoires and art colleges.

Our outstanding facilities
All of our first-class facilities are situated on site. There is an outstanding Creative Arts Centre and a fully equipped Science Centre and Music School with its own recording studio. Our sports facilities include an indoor swimming pool, international size AstroTurf pitch, seven tennis pic2and netball courts, a gymnasium and fitness suite. The self-contained Sixth Form Centre has university style study-bedrooms for boarders and shared study areas for all day girls, together with seminar rooms, computer facilities and large recreation areas. There is a state-of-the-art, modern boarding house designed for 13-16-year-olds with excellent study and social facilities, and a homely Junior Boarding House for 9-12-year-olds.

Badminton in Bristol
Badminton is set on the leafy outskirts of the University City of Bristol and provides all the amenities and opportunities of a diverse city, mixed with the green open space of the surrounding areas. The School itself has an enviable sense of community which is felt the moment you step through the gates into the private, secure campus where our girls have the space and time to grow, develop and discover who they are and who they want to be, at their own pace. The mixture of old and new buildings gives the School a strong sense of its history whilst remaining modern and functional. Only 1.5 hours from Heathrow, the School is easily accessible from London and is 30 minutes away from Bristol International Airport. We escort the girls to and from the airport at the beginning and end of terms to ensure their safe arrival and departure to and from School.

“Excellent” in every area – ISI Inspection Report 2015