- Ages: 13-18
- Student population: 377 boys / 313 girls
- Avg. class size: 8-15
- School type: Private
- Curriculum: British, Intl. Baccalaureate
- Religious Affiliation: None
Good To Know
- After-school care: No
- Learning support: No
- Homeschool support: No
- Sibling discount: No
Founded in 1928 by J.G. Jeffreys, Bryanston is a leading co-educational boarding and day school based in Blandford Forum, Dorset. Inspired by 90 years of innovative practice, their approach to education and their distinctive culture nurtures purposeful, curious and well-rounded individuals. Bryanston attracts pupils from around the world, as well as London and other regions of the UK.
Using a modified version of the Dalton Plan, an educational philosophy developed by the American educationalist Helen Parkhurst, the School equips its pupils with the skills to become independent learners and encourages them to discover areas in which they can flourish and excel. Their distinctive, unbounded value speaks to the open-minded, challenging and inspiring nature of the Bryanston experience, their humanity and their pupils, who are curious, self-reliant and purposeful.
Beyond the School, Bryanston embraces educational, cultural and social initiatives. They don’t simply provide education to their pupils; Bryanston travels beside them and guides them on their journey.
- Set in 400 acres of Dorset countryside
- Over 100 extracurricular activities
- Listed and contemporary buildings
- Convenient coach links to London Heathrow and Central London
Bryanston is a unique mix of old and new, perfectly suiting its motto ‘et nova et vetera’. The campus features a number of listed buildings with contemporary buildings seamlessly nestled alongside. The magnificent Norman Shaw house is the School’s heart and Bryanston’s family home. The entrance hall and 100-yard central corridor are both a meeting place and main thoroughfare, providing areas of work and relaxation for the school community. The School’s facilities for the arts are simply outstanding. Facilities include: Coade Hall, a purpose-built theatre with a raked auditorium seating 600, a fly tower, a large stage, an orchestra pit, and a sophisticated system of stage lighting and sound; Tom Wheare Music School with a recital room, recording studio and editing suite; 300-seat Sir Mark Elder Concert Hall, with a 150 square-metre performance space; and award-winning Sanger Centre for Science and Mathematics.
Over 100 ECAs; sports facilities including playing fields covering 56 acres, athletics track and a 25-metre indoor pool; the River Stour allows rowing and kayaking; Equestrian Centre for showjumping and dressage, and cross country fields and hacking around the estate.
Bryanston School Blandford Forum, United Kingdom