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Badminton School

School Name: Badminton School
Location: Westbury Road,Bristol,BS9 3BA,United Kingdom
Founded Year: 1858
Motto: Nurture, Inspire, Empower
Type: Girls
Boarding Age: 3 -18
Year Group: Nursery - Year 13
No. of Students: 448
No. of Boarders: 185
School Facilities:
Entry Requirement:

Entrance exams are taken in English, Maths and Non Verbal Reasoning.

Sixth Form Entry Requirement:
  • Girls sit Sixth Form entrance papers in November.
  • They choose two subjects they are intending to study for A level and also sit a general paper.
Extracurricular Activities:

Contact Details
Director of Admissions:
Westbury Road, Bristol, BS9 3BA, United Kingdom
+44 (0) 117 9055271

The School

  • Badminton School is one of the top schools in the country.
  • It's consistently highly placed in the national league tables.
  • It's currently ranked 26th in the UK by the Daily Telegraph newspaper and have a 100% pass rate at A Level. 
  • For the past eleven years, Badminton has achieved 100% of our students go on to university.
  • At GCSE 85% of grades were A* and A. 7 girls scored A* in all subjects.
  • The excellence of results, from year to year, reflects the collaborative working relationship between girls and staff in fulfi lling academic potential, which is a hallmark of Badminton.
  • Badminton was delighted with 2012’s A level results; 88.5% of grades were A*, A and B with an average of 466 UCAS points per candidate.
  • These excellent results enabled Badminton girls to secure places at top universities in their chosen courses including Architecture, Medicine, Engineering, Languages, Law, Fine Art, Mathematics and Economics.


  • 12 months prior to entry
  • Entrance exams

Boarding Houses

  • The School is on a secure and attractive campus which has extensive facilities and accommodates all Boarding houses.
  • Boarders benefi t from access to wider opportunities for sport, drama, music, academic involvement and social activities in the city and university.
  • Weekends begin on Saturday after lunch. On campus, boarders can choose to enjoy activities such as swimming, cooking, rounders, art, sport, pizza evenings, drama, music and craft workshops.

GCSE Subjects

  • Art, Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Classic, Design and Technology, Economics, English, Geography, History, Mathematics, Modern languages, Physics, Science school, Music, Theology

GCE AL Subject Choice

  • Art, Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Design Technology, Economics, English, French, Geography, German, Greek, History, Latin, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Music,
    Philosophy & Theology, Physics, Russian, Spanish

2012/13 Boarding Fees# (GBP£) Per Term (3 Terms Per Year)


Remark: #Inclusive of tuition fees but exclusive of miscellaneous fees, such as uniform, extracurricular activities

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