Basic Information & Location
Established in 1928, Bryanston School lies in a 400 acre estate just outside Blandford Forum in the Southwest England, which has the second highest family income in England. The school has a similar background as Benenden School, which provides traditional and upmarket education, while Bryanston is a co-educational school. Educating approximately 700 boys and girls from around the world, the school provides a learning environment with a variety of cultures, and it is favoured by an increasing number of parents and students from mainland Chi in recent years.
Bryanston aims to equip pupils with the skills to be resourceful, independent and creative in whatever path they choose to follow. All GCSE pupils take maths, english, science and at least one modern foreign language. Sixth Form pupils can choose between A-Level and IB Diploma programme. In addition to common IB subjects, Bryanston provides sport, exercise and health science, Environmental systems and societies, and Film. Overall Bryanston pupils have achieved an average score of 35 out of 45.
Pastoral Care & Boarding
Boarding at Bryanston is divided into boys and girls. Boys starting in Year 9 spend a year in one of two junior houses before moving to their senior house, where they will stay for the remaining four years. Girls stay in the same boarding house throughout their time at Bryanston. The medical centre is staffed 24 hours a day and seven days a week by fully qualified resident nurses. The weekend coordinator organises a varied programme of recreational activities, such as cinema trips, pizza-making, paintballing and dry slope skiing.
Extracurricular & personal development
Bryanston recognises the importance for youngsters to explore new interests. The school provides chances for them to have a balanced education. More than 100 different extracurricular activities are offered to inspire and engage every student outside the classroom. The school also values outdoor education and provides students with the opportunity to join Duke of Edinburgh Award and Ten Tors Challenge.