Badminton is a thriving day and boarding school for girls aged 3 – 18 which has remained at the forefront of girls’ education for well over 150 years. Whilst 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.
About the school
Located on a secure campus in the heart of the attractive University City of Bristol in the South West of England. The school takes a holistic approach to education with inspirational teaching, a friendly atmosphere and a strong emphasis on pastoral care.
Badminton consistently achieves impressive academic results and is one of the top girls’ schools in the UK. We have a 100% pass rate at A Level and consistently high grades enables our girls to attend a wealth of top class Universities and Music Conservatoires across the world. Girls are encouraged to develop as individuals, to pursue their own interests and achieve their goals both in academic and extra-curricular activities and not to be afraid of a challenge.
At Badminton we aim to create a community which is supportive and encouraging for all and is based on respect, care and tolerance in an environment in which each girl is valued and well known by all staff. The happiness and welfare of the girls is paramount. There are around 450 pupils at Badminton and the small community and small class sizes mean that we are able to focus on the girls as individuals. Girls are taught that other people matter; their respect and support for each other goes right to the heart of the school’s ethos.
Badminton is also focused on ensuring that girls realise their potential so that they can be capable of achieving whatever they want to be when they leave school. The Sixth Form is run like an undergraduate community with strong pastoral care, extra freedom and responsibilities and students occupy a separate Sixth Form Centre. For the younger pupils, Badminton Junior School, in preparation for the Senior School, provides a healthy balance between academic work and recreational activities with plenty of opportunity for creativity and physical exercise.
Badminton offers girls the valuable experience of being independent, having numerous opportunities to test themselves in a lively and adventurous environment and to excel, not just by gaining first-rate results but by developing as confident, caring and purposeful young women who regard themselves as citizens of the world.
- Girls' Boarding: 150 (9 to 18)
- Total Pupils: 470 (105 in Sixth Form)
- Day Fees: £3331 to £5612/term
- Boarding Fees: £7535 to £11142/term
1) Visit us!
We always recommend families visit Badminton to truly experience the School, meet the teachers, our current pupils and Mrs Tear, our Headmistress. Individual visits are welcomed or you can visit us on one of our Open Days.
2) Complete a Registration Form and pay the Registration Fee online
The online registration form can be found in the Admissions section on our website. This needs to be completed in full and a £100 registration fee must be paid online via the secure online payments page at the top of the homepage.
3) Your daughter will sit entrance assessments
For entry into the Senior School, girls sit assessments at Badminton in the January prior to entry and in the November prior to entry for the Sixth Form. Girls entering the Senior School will sit examinations in English and Maths and will take an online reasoning test. Girls entering the Sixth Form sit entrance papers in two subjects that they would study at A Level and an online reasoning test. If candidates are not able to travel to Badminton, they can provide a UKiset profile.
4) Your daughter will be interviewed by a senior member of staff
Interviews take place at Badminton on the assessment days. If candidates are not able to travel to Badminton, our Admissions Team will contact you to arrange a suitable time to interview your daughter via Skype.
5) You will need to provide reports and references from your daughter’s current school
Our Admissions Team will contact you to request these documents.
6) Offers will be made