Badminton School

Primary & Secondary
Post 16

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This school has 1 parent review

Westbury Road
Westbury-on-Trym
Bristol
BS9 3BA
0117 905 5271
Pupils
487
Ages
3 - 18
Gender
Girls only
Type
Other independent school
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NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Independent inspection report
96%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) or A*-C including English and maths
78%
NATIONAL AVG. 55%
GCSE results at grade 9-7
DATA
GUIDE

Secondary Data
Explained for parents
58%
NATIONAL AVG. 14%
3 A levels at AAB or higher inc. two facilitating subjects
45.3
A level average point score
NATIONAL AVERAGE 34.3
A
-
Average A level result
NATIONAL AVERAGE C+
+0.15
A level progress score
GCSE to A level
NATIONAL AVERAGE -0.02
Day, Weekly and Full boarding
Boarding Type
Available
Scholarship Status
£1,210
to
£5,612
Day Fees Per Term
NURSERY 3+

Co-educational nursery

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School Open Events


Due to UK wide school closures in the light of the coronavirus outbreak, sadly all planned open events are cancelled until further notice.

When schools reopen, we will update our school pages with new dates and opportunities to visit schools once again.

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School Description

Badminton is a thriving day and boarding school which has remained at the forefront of girls' education for well over 160 years. The headmistress is Mrs Rebecca Tear.

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Badminton School Reviews

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BY PARENTS, FOR PARENTS

“From 4-16, my daughter has thrived at every stage”
AUTHOR:
My daughter has been at Badminton since she was four. She is now sixteen. I have not even looked at another school for Sixth Form and have no intention of doing so. She will go right through because I have every confidence that Badminton continues to be the right choice for her. The Junior School provided a superb nurturing environment, with motivated caring teachers who made lessons incredibly interesting for the girls. They were passionate in their teaching, with creativity being used in every lesson. The girls were taught from an early age to be curious, inventive, imaginative. When I first visited the School when Amelia was three, I remember being told “every child has a special skill; we will find that, and we will nurture it, whether it is Sport, Art, Sciences, Languages, Music - whatever it is", and that is exactly what Badminton has done. From an early age (I think my daughter was 6) Badminton picked up that my daughter had a talent for Science. They nurtured that and built on it. They also picked up that she had great debating skills - this was in Year 6. There was no question for us that Amelia would continue into the Senior School. My daughter is now in Year 11 (GCSE year). Badminton has a holistic approach which broadens the girls’ thinking. The extra-curricular activities available are superb. The Senior School has continued to nurture her love of Science. She is heavily involved in the Science Outreach programme run by the fabulous Mr Williams, which is a superb opportunity for any of the girls. As well as other extra-curricular activities, she attends the debating club and is also involved in Model United Nations - taking part in Bismun 2019 - again a superb opportunity. Her public speaking skills as a result of these opportunities provided to her by the School are excellent. She is a highly motivated, confident young lady and Badminton has had a huge part to play in that. Badminton girls are not ordinary girls and a Badminton education is not an ordinary education.
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News & events from Badminton School

Last update: 11 May 2020




Our open events give you the chance to look around, meet staff and pupils and get a real feel for Badminton. You are warmly welcome to come and see what makes Badminton different. 

Sixth Form Open Evening: Friday 25th September 2020, from 5.30pm.

Whole School Open Morning: Saturday 3rd October 2020, from 10.00am.

Nursery & Junior School Open Morning: Wednesday 10th February 2021, from 9.00am.

Senior & Sixth Form Open Morning: Friday 26th February 2021, from 10.00am.

Whole School Open Morning: Monday 3rd May 2021, from 10.00am.
 

Private Tours

We are very happy to arrange an individual visit for you and your daughter, and girls can also come for taster days. We know that sometimes it isn’t possible to visit in person.

If you can’t get to us, please do contact us to talk by phone or Skype. We’re always happy to answer questions and send information that you might find useful. 

Please contact the Admissions Team to book your place:

t: 0117 905 5271

e: [email protected]

Book directly online here or click on the link below. 

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WELCOME TO THE SIXTH FORM

 

 

Our Sixth Form’s strength comes from its size and from our university-style teaching methods. The sheer range of subject combinations and interests that girls pursue makes the Sixth Form exciting and its size means that everyone knows each other well.

There is a good influx of new Sixth Formers into the Lower Sixth alongside those who have joined the School in earlier years, and this, together with a mix of Day Girls and Boarders (with flexi-boarding available too) mean that there is no one model of Sixth Former at Badminton.

From Anthropology to Filmmaking, Neuroscience to International Development, Aeronautical Engineering to Global Sustainable Development: Badminton girls go on to do anything and everything at some of the most prestigious universities in the world. We have a strong success rate for applications to Oxford and Cambridge. Read more here

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WHY BADMINTON?

Bristol has its share of very good schools, and we know that choosing somewhere for your daughter isn’t easy.

So what’s different about Badminton?

Our history, our unusual ethos of teaching and learning and our careful balance of intellectual firepower with courtesy and support all set us apart. There is an important place in the world for strong female communities, and Badminton is one of these. We have excellent facilities and some of the best boarding and pastoral care provision of any school.  Girls at Badminton come from all over the globe and know that they can try anything, study anything, do anything, and they do. No one here is judged on superficialities, and Badminton girls rightly learn that their future can be anything they want it to be.

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OUR JUNIOR SCHOOL & LITTLE ACORNS NURSERY

 

At Badminton Junior School, girls develop a love of learning in a happy, safe and encouraging environment.

Highly motivated, inspirational teachers know our girls exceptionally well. Small class sizes, specialist teaching and excellent pastoral care ensure that every child reaches her true potential by exploring her talents and interests.

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