The school tries to ensure learning is fun but combines this with a homely community and excellent pastoral care. The school occupies a beautiful location just minutes from the centre of Bristol.
The school aims to 'offer a holistic approach to education; to put it simply, we encourage our girls to get "hands on" with their subjects, ask questions and really get stuck in. Above all, learning is fun at Badminton and this, coupled with our homely community and excellent pastoral care, leaves no scope for anonymity.'
'Your daughter will be known and fully supported in whatever her talents or interests may be. We often get asked what the characteristics of a Badminton girl are and the truth is, there is no one ‘type’! Badminton girls are treated like the individuals that they are; we inspire them to pursue their own interests and expand and explore their ambitions, both in their academic work and in co-curricular activities.'
Attain asked the school, what makes Badminton School different – and why should parents consider it?
Badminton School is a thriving independent day and boarding school for girls aged 3-18, which has remained at the forefront of girls education for well over 150 years.
It offers an education which nurtures intellectual curiosity while being challenging and fun. Set within a campus of beautiful buildings and pleasant gardens in the city of Bristol, the school has an enviable sense of community which is felt the moment you step inside the gates.
With a consistently outstanding academic record coupled with excellent pastoral care and state-of- the-art facilities, Badminton's approach to the holistic education it provides is to broaden the girls' skills, knowledge and attitudes to ensure they are curious and confident.
Badminton girls are characteristically thoughtful individuals who are understanding of the viewpoints of others and who leave school ready to face the changing and challenging wider world. Girls at Badminton come from all over the globe and know that they can try anything, study anything, do anything… and they do!
The best way to understand the school and to enjoy its atmosphere is to come and visit. We will look forward to welcoming you and your daughter to Badminton.
The school is a registered charity managed by a board of governors. Read more on the Charity Commission website.
The school was last inspected in April 2018. Read the inspection reports on the school's website.
Jessica Miles became the Head of Badminton School in 2023. She was previously the Head of Haberdashers' Monmouth School for Girls and Queen Margaret's School in York.