Bromsgrove School

Type of school: Co-Ed Senior school with a junior department or a prep school

Nearest international airport: Birmingham (32km)

Age Range: 7-18

Number of pupils: 1450

Number of boarders: 507

Fees per term: Boarding: Senior £7,550–£11,285 Prep £5,400– £9,125
Day: Senior £5,140, Prep £3,585–£4,665

Information

AAGuide_BromsgrovePupils come to Bromsgrove not just because A-level and International Baccalaureate are taught superbly, but because sport is phenomenal and the arts fizz. It’s a passionate place with a dash of pizzazz to boot. The School’s IB results are excellent with an average score of 38 points in 2014. A-level results are excellent across the board with nearly 90% A* to B grades in the last five years. Results are particularly strong in mathematics, business studies, economics, geography and science. Over 80% of leavers go to their first-choice university.

Among its 1,600 children aged 3–18, 500-year-old Bromsgrove School has 500 boarding pupils. The School offers a home, not a place to sleep after work. Bromsgrove’s recent investment in boarding has been immense, and both Prep and Senior School have witnessed expansion in this area. Indeed, the Prep School now has a large and dynamic boarding community. Prep School boarders are housed in a superb state-of-the-art facility, and weekly as well as full boarding is offered. Boarders of Prep School age have access to Senior School facilities and enjoy a seamless transition to the Senior School at 13.

The Senior School houses are different, as boarding houses in the best schools should be, but there are core values and structures shared by all. Each house has resident houseparents and a dedicated tutor team, doing day and evening duties on a rota basis: staff are on hand 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There are no exeats: Bromsgrove is always open at weekends. The School has a team of nurses who, under the control of the School doctor, provide on-site medical care in the School’s modern health centre. Pupils enjoy high-quality varied food from chefs preparing three good meals a day.

International department

Bromsgrove offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma alongside A-levels in the sixth form and a one-year Pre-IB course for international pupils aged 15+. The school has an active international students department with six dedicated teachers who provide pastoral and academic support, specialising in the particular needs of international pupils in the School.

 Facilities and developments

The School has invested heavily in new boarding, sports and academic facilities over recent years. State-of-the-art, architecturally striking facilities sit alongside a range of beautiful older buildings some dating back to the 1600s. Sports facilities rival any in the country; all boarding houses are either brand-new or completely refurbished; all academic buildings (including 18 new science laboratories and a spectacular library) are cutting edge and the campus has witnessed redevelopment on a scale unparalleled in its  history. However, it remains a peaceful 100-acre site full of trees, greens and playing fields.

Location

The School is in the centre of England, 15 miles from both Birmingham and Worcester, and has easy access to the motorway network, Birmingham International Airport and railway station, and Heathrow Airport. Transport at the start and end of each term can be arranged through the School.

“Flair, discipline, academic rigour.”