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Badminton School

In 2018 - 75% of A Level students achieved A*/A grades
Address: Westbury Rd, Bristol BS9 3BA
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Description Badminton School

  • Language of instruction: English
  • Established: in 1858
  • Location of Badminton School: United Kingdom, Bristol
  • Students age: from 9 to 18 years
  • Educational programs: Primary and Secondary School, GCSE, A-level
  • Total number of students: 432 people (foreign students are approximately 25%), 225 of them in boarding school
  • Type of study: single (only for girls)
  • Type of accommodation: residence.

Badminton School is one of the most prestigious in England boarding schools for girls, locating in the heart of Bristol, a famous university town near the sea, in a safe and quiet area. The distance to London is about 200 kilometers. The city is famous primarily by the University of Bristol, one of the best universities in England, as well as by other ranking colleges and higher schools.

Badminton School was founded in 1858 solely for separate education: here the young lady is given a high quality, prestigious education. Initially, the goal of the school was to give girls the same education as their brothers and male relatives, and also to accept for the boarding girls whose parents are abroad.

The school is divided into two stages: the Junior School and the Senior School. The most popular school specializations are the exact and humanities:

  • Art;
  • Mathematics;
  • Music;
  • Science.

Most often, graduates build a career in such areas as art, medicine, jurisprudence, science and journalism.

The main goal of educators and employees is a full, comprehensive disclosure of each child's potential, respect for his abilities and individuality. This is facilitated by a high level of trust between teachers and students: enthusiasm, a craving for learning and new knowledge, ambitiousness, curiosity are actively brought up. Students are not pressured, they are not forced to identify as soon as possible interesting directions and disciplines. Moreover, the teachers are sure that if the girl is successful in extra-curricular activities and additional classes, then the success in the academic field will not be long in coming. Educational programs harmoniously combine academic, sports, creative and leisure activities.

According to the 2010 data, the graduates successfully passed the A-level exam (87% for scores from A* to B), as well as GCSE (97% for scores from A* to B).

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Badminton School

Program name
from 8 627 £ / term

Quick overview: educational program of middle school (grades 5-9) is designed for both native and international students. Educational process at the school is only for girls.

About the educational program: at this educational level, a fairly wide range of subjects is studied - thanks to this, students can more clearly define their talents, interests, inclinations.

List of subjects to study:

  • Physical Culture and Sports Games;
  • English Language and Literature;
  • Art: 
    • 3D sculpture;
    • Painting;
    • Metal work;
    • Graphics;
    • Ceramics;
    • Textiles;
    • Jewelry art.
  • Drama and theater;
  • Music;
  • Mathematics;
  • Information and Communication Technologies;
  • The natural science unit (biology, physics and chemistry);
  • The Basics of Religion;
  • Nutrition Products;
  • Geography;
  • French;
  • History;
  • German;
  • Latin language;
  • Spanish.
from 12 995 £ / term

Quick overview: GCSE program for both native and international students.

About the educational program: the main goal of this stage of learning is the full preparation of students for the successful passing of exams and the receipt of a valuable certificate of secondary education GCSE. In total, 8-10 subjects are studied: some are mandatory for everyone, some are optional and are chosen by the girls themselves. For advice, you can always refer to parents, teachers or mentors - they will help analyze your personal interests and abilities and make the right choice. Pay attention: after choosing subjects for an individual curriculum, changing the composition of disciplines will be impossible.

Mandatory subjects include:

  • English Language and Literature;
  • Physical culture and sports;
  • Mathematics;
  • The natural science unit (physics, biology and chemistry).
from 12 995 £ / term

Brief information: A-level program for international students (Sixth form (12-13 grades)). The program is designed for 2 years of study.

For the first year of study, students choose 4-5 subjects for a deep, thorough study:

  • Theatrical art and drama;
  • Art (general course);
  • Philosophy and the fundamentals of religion;
  • Biology;
  • Physics;
  • Chemistry;
  • Photo art;
  • Economics;
  • Music;
  • English;
  • Modern foreign language (Spanish, German or French);
  • Geography;
  • Statistics and higher mathematics;
  • Political science;
  • Mathematics;
  • History;
  • Latin language;
  • History of art.

In the second year of study, optional courses are added to them:

  • Valeology (the science of health):

Within the framework of this course, students learn a wide range of knowledge. There are classes:

  • Sexually transmitted diseases;
  • Anorexia;
  • AIDS;
  • Nutrition;
  • Contraception;
  • Bad Habits (Harm from drug and alcohol use, as well as smoking);
  • Motherhood.
  • Conversational French;
  • Private lessons in Chinese, Japanese and Cantonese;
  • Nutrition (hygiene of cooking and eating, cooking);
  • Art:
    • 3D sculpture;
    • Painting;
    • Metal work;
    • Graphics;
    • Ceramics;
    • Textiles; 
    • Jewelry art.
  • Theatrical art and drama (staged performances and shows for younger schoolgirls);
  • Competition for the prize of the Duke of Edinburgh - Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme;
  • Physical training and sports;
  • Spoken English (advanced level, allowing without any problems to pass the oral exam at the university);
  • Preparation for LAMDA exams - London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (oratorical and theatrical art).

Accommodation and food

Approximately 120 girls reside on the campus of Badminton School on full board basis. For this purpose, 3 comfortable and cozy residences are provided: the teacher and his deputy are constantly on duty: they control the order, cleanliness and discipline, they are responsible for the full safety of the students. Each residence includes its own library, dining room, classes for independent work and playrooms, as well as living rooms for general recreation.

Pupils of grades 5-8 occupy rooms for 3-4 people - they are looked after by older students. Most recently, a new residence has been opened, designed to accommodate students aged 14-16: here they are offered spacious and bright bedrooms (each for 3-4 people) with floor heating, comfortable bathrooms and showers, computer rooms and games rooms, and kitchens. The windows of all hostels open a delightful view of the picturesque Bristol Bay. The residence for senior schoolgirls (16-18 years old) provides cozy rooms for 1-2 people - this is a kind of transition between the school and the university. There is a private pool, a garden, a games room, DVD and video equipment, a sufficient number of modern PCs for classes and Internet access. Senior students do not have an obligatory general form, they have more privileges and personal freedom.

Meals are also organized on a full board basis in a spacious common dining room where the students gather three times a day. The diet is balanced and diverse, taking into account all the needs of children and adolescents. The work of school cooks was awarded prestigious awards (Waitrose and The Daily Telegraph's Award) for the best boarding dinners in the UK! There is a special table for vegetarians, for followers of Muslim or Jewish religion.

Each student has a class teacher and a main teacher who changes every year, who are responsible for academic and personal success, monitor the comfort of living and the activity of extra-curricular life. The foreign students can contact your parents at any convenient time, and they can always seek help from the commandant or his assistant, who is constantly on duty at the residences.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: art, biology, chemistry, drama, English literature, French, geography, german language, graphic arts, history, Information Technology, Jewelry business, Latin language, maths, music, painting, physical Culture, physics, Religious studies, sculpture, Spanish, Theatrical art
Events list: Book club, dancing, field hockey, horseback riding, netball, Swimming in the pool, yoga

Events Badminton School

The most popular sports are the following:

  • Hockey
  • English Lapta
  • Football
  • Aerobics
  • Frisbee
  • Badminton
  • Fencing
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Horse riding
  • Squash
  • Volleyball
  • Synchronized swimming
  • Combat sports
  • Swimming
  • Gymnastics
  • Golf courses
  • Golfing Athletics
  • Yoga
  • Ice skating and others.

In addition to sports activities, the schoolgirls of Badminton School can devote time to other useful and interesting electives. In total, there are 42 interest clubs, sections and a circle at the school base - for example:

  • Martial Arts
  • First Aid Training
  • Driving Courses
  • Acting
  • Oratory art
  • Photography
  • Brass band
  • Ballet
  • Driving courses
  • The Chamber Orchestra
  • Ceramics
  • Information technology
  • Cinema club
  • Chess.

Girls 14 years and older can take part in the competition for the Duke of Edinburgh Award (Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, for an additional fee). Prizes come in three categories: bronze, silver and gold, and all of them are highly appreciated and are the subject of special pride of winning schools. During the competition, the girls show themselves in four ways:

  • Sports
  • Night expeditions
  • Public works and ecology
  • Own talents and abilities (at personal discretion).

At weekends, Badminton School staff organizes a variety of exciting leisure activities, which any student can participate in. This sports activities, for example, swimming or lapta, culinary master classes, creative studios, music or drama, visits to artisan workshops, joint screenings. There are interesting cognitive excursions to Bath, Cardiff or Oxford, organized skating and skiing, tournaments in paintball. Volunteer and charitable work is encouraged among students. Senior students can leave the campus on their own, having previously notified employees: to visit a coffee shop with friends, go to the cinema or shops, sports clubs or dance lessons.


  • The best school in the southwestern part of England
  • 18th place in the general ranking of English private schools (according to the Independent Newspaper)
  • 100% of graduates enter selected universities
  • 20% of graduates enroll in Oxford and Cambridge every year.

Equipment Badminton School

The total campus area is up to 20 acres - there is everything you need for high quality education, interesting and active leisure and comfortable living.

Most recently, the campus opened the newest arts center. Also for leisure and elective classes for girls, art studios, a dance and music school, a studio for practicing dramatic art are organized. The sports infrastructure is well developed: there is a spacious football field and a bicycle track, grounds for netball and track and field, 7 tennis courts, a spacious indoor pool (25 meters), sports and gymnasiums, a golf course, badminton and basketball fields and other team games. In addition, Badminton School maintains partnerships with many of Bristol's fitness centers and professional venues (stadiums, arenas, skating rinks, fields), which allows students to practice outside the institution.

School teams are constantly taking prizes in various competitions, especially successful pupils can take part in the composition of the city team. Badminton School teams often go to foreign competitions: for example, on the island of Barbados, students competed for prizes in hockey and netball, and most recently in Gibraltar, they defended the institution's honour in such disciplines as basketball and hockey. Twice a year there are trips for lovers of alpine skiing and snowboarding to Austria, Norway, Canada or Switzerland.

Term dates and fees

The academic year is divided into traditional trimesters alternating with vacations for students' rest:

  • Autumn: from September 2-3 to December 11 (vacation from October 22 to November 2)
  • Spring: from January 5 to March 25 (vacation from February 13 to 21)
  • Summer: April 11 - July 20 (vacation from May 28 to June 5).

The cost of one trimester of study is

  • Grades 5-6 (9-10 years) = 7470 £ / term, 22410 £ / academic year
  • 7-12 grades (10-18 years) = 11290 £ / term, 33870 £ / academic year.

Please note that there are some surcharges and fees not included in the basic cost of the program:

  • Registration fee = 100 £
  • Deposit for confirmation of place on the program = 1750 £
  • Semester deposit
  • Supportive English courses for foreign boarders (ESL) = £ 1200 / trimester
  • Initial knowledge level testing.

Extra fees:

  • Deposit for a course/programme 12000 GBP
  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 150 GBP

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

  • Characteristics from the last place of study
  • Report card for the last two years.


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- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
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