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Bryanston Private School

In 2019 - 48% of A Level students achieved A*-A
Address: Blandford Forum DT11 0PX, United Kingdom
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Description Bryanston Private School

  • Founded: in 1928
  • Location: Blenford, Dorset, United Kingdom
  • Age of students: 13-18 years
  • Total number of students: 660 people (560 full board)
  • Type of training: joint (mixed)
  • Type of accommodation: residence (board, from age 13)
  • Language of instruction: English.

Bryanston School (Private School Bryanston School Blandford) is an independent boarding school for 13-18 year old students (there is also the possibility to study on a full-time basis, without residency). Founded by Bryanston School in 1928, young and active instructor from Australia JG Jeffreys: his self-reliance and enthusiasm helped to quickly find academic and financial support for the creation of a school even in the difficult economic and social situation of those years. At first the school was intended only for boys , but by the mid-1970s it had become a school of mixed education. Today Bryanston School is considered one of the main landmarks as a modern, progressive, attentive to the new world school and sets an example even for the old respected educational institutions.

Here they are always open for new ideas and proposals, observe the world development prospects and new trends, first of all in educational methods and approaches. Graduates motivate to set high goals and achieve them time and again: they leave the school walls perfectly academic and personally trained, educated, cosmopolitan citizens who clearly know what they want from life. They are responsible young people with a high level of self-discipline and organizations, independent and sufficient, brought up in a friendly atmosphere, where everyone is ready to substitute a friendly shoulder.

Graduates demonstrate excellent results in sports, winning at national, international competitions (trainings are conducted at least three times a week), as well as in creativity - many continue their education in profile universities and make successful career of writers, actors, musicians, writers and producers. Other strong areas in the Bryanston School are information and communication technologies (ICT): they are taught both as a separate subject and as part of other courses. On the territory there are more than 150 PCs available to students 14 hours a day, with Internet access, it is allowed to bring their own laptops and tablets.

The balance and quality of school programs can easily be observed on the results of examinations:

  • GCSE: 98% receive grades from C and above, taking 8 or more subjects
  • A-level: the average score of graduates is 363, 80% pass 4 subjects, 19% stop in 3 disciplines.

98% of yesterday's schoolchildren continue their education in universities (75% prefer to take an academic year of rest):

  • 7% manage to go to Cambridge and Oxford
  • 39% choose art and design
  • 15% study the natural sciences
  • 22% continue to study the humanitarian, social areas
  • 11% choose applied specialties
  • 6% - engineering and technology
  • 7% of graduates combine several subjects and directions.

The uniform uniform is not accepted at school - enough business, moderately strict style of clothes. As in other UK boarding schools, there is a strict discipline here, followed personally by the director: depending on the degree of misconduct, the student may be left after classes, suspended or completely excluded. The official religion here is Anglicanism, but attendance of services is optional, although it is encouraged: children of any nationality, religion and color can study at Bryanston School.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Bryanston Private School

Program name
from 13 231 £ / term


The traditional British course, the final stage of compulsory incomplete secondary education (14-16 years) and giving the opportunity to qualitatively prepare for training in the senior classes (Sixth Form).

The curriculum is extensive and includes subjects from a wide range of branches of science:

  • English Language and Literature
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Greek language
  • Latin
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Economy
  • Geography
  • Technology & Design
  • Informatics and Communication Technologies (ICT)
  • Physical education and sport
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Drama and theatrical art
  • Art
  • Music
  • Religious studies (theology).

The cost of studying at Bryanston School is 13560 £ / term (40680 £ / year, 1 academic year = 3 terms).

from 13 231 £ / term


A complex, thorough course is the golden standard of British education. This two-year program is designed for 16-18-year-old students (the Sixth Form stage) and is aimed at effective preparation for admission to the chosen institution. A-level certificate with high scores is valued so highly that it usually frees the entrant from passing additional entrance examinations and tests.

For two years, students study a limited number of subjects (usually 4-5 for the first year - AS-level - and 3-4 for the second), but they do it practically at the university level. The pupil can choose his subjects on his own - there is no compulsory curriculum here - guided by the requirements of the chosen university, faculty and specialty:

  • English Language and Literature
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Greek language
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Classical Civilizations
  • Economy
  • Geography
  • Technology & Design
  • History of art
  • Informatics and Communication Technologies (ICT)
  • Physical education and sport
  • History
  • Mathematics / higher mathematics
  • Drama and theatrical art, theater studies
  • Political science
  • Art
  • Music
  • Religious studies (theology)
  • Business science.

The cost of studying at Bryanston School is 13560 £ / term (40680 £ / year, 1 academic year = 3 terms).

from 13 231 £ / term

IB (International Baccalaureate)

The International Baccalaureate program is also a good option to prepare for enrolling in a prestigious university. The big bonus of this course is its quoting in the world and recognition in every country of the world: thus, it does not limit students-graduates in choosing the future university, it is possible to enter anywhere in the world.

The program is focused on the study of 6 disciplines that the student chooses - 3 will be studied at the standard level of complexity, 3 at an advanced, more in-depth:

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Latin
  • French
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Economy
  • Mathematics
  • History
  • Music
  • Cinema
  • Psychology
  • Philosophy.


Additionally, all students are required to attend classes in writing an extended academic essay (the final work is not less than 4000 words, the subject is agreed with the teacher), the CAS discipline (Creativity, Service, Activity) and lessons on the general theory of knowledge (CTC).

The cost of studying at Bryanston School is 13560 £ / term (40680 £ / year, 1 academic year = 3 terms).

Accommodation and food

On the spacious territory of the school for students 12 comfortable hostels were built:

  • Boys of lower grades: Buka, Cranborne
  • Adolescents of middle and senior classes: Connaught, Dorset, Portman, Salisbury, Shaftesbury
  • Women's residences: Greenlis, Hartan, Hunter, Purbek.

Each house accommodates about 55 people: young schoolchildren live in common rooms for 3-4 people, students of secondary classes (10-11 years) - 1-2 people, high school students Sixth Form - in individual bedrooms. Each residence has a cozy living room for common recreation, as well as student kitchens with the necessary equipment and equipment. At the school there is a medical center, where qualified medical personnel are constantly on duty.

Boarding meals are organized in a common spacious dining room (self-service system); Also on the territory there is a school store where you can buy sweets or snacks to cook them in shared kitchens.

Senior students are allowed to visit the nearest cities twice a week (with staff notices and timely return to the territory).

Events Bryanston Private School

Numerous clubs, clubs and interest sections are open for students - everyone will be able to show their talents, abilities, realize a unique potential:

  • art and technology
  • dramatic and theatrical skill
  • ceramics and sculpture
  • work with textiles
  • chess
  • cinematography and film history
  • cookery
  • rhetoric
  • music: playing musical instruments, solo vocal and singing in the choir, participation in school groups
  • choreography
  • jazz club
  • poetry and skill of the writer
  • the photo
  • painting
  • printing, etc.

More than 60% of students regularly take music lessons, there is even an opportunity to pass a special profile exam, as well as the LAMDA exam (London Academy of Music and Drama). On average, about 12-15 performances and performances of practically professional level are put on an annual basis, local orchestras (2 general, string chamber and others) constantly give concerts. The lessons of design and art are also popular: every year students choose these directions for delivery at the GCSE and A-level, many successfully enter the profile universities and make a creative career.

No less popular are the sports sections, which on the basis of the school are huge:

  • horseback riding
  • athletics (mostly light)
  • basketball
  • cricket
  • swimming
  • badminton
  • netball
  • rock climbing
  • bicycle (you can bring your own)
  • Horseback Riding
  • squash
  • diving
  • lacrosse
  • hockey
  • rowing (kayaks, canoes)
  • tennis
  • archery
  • cross-country running
  • fencing
  • sailing and navigation (the harbor of the nearest town of Poole is used)
  • football (usually classic soccer)
  • rugby.

In general, sports are compulsory for every student: even if he does not choose sports sections, he will attend physical training according to the general curriculum. You can take the profile exam at GCSE and A-level levels, participate in the activities of school teams: the most successful teams are rugby, athletics and hockey.

Many high school students also compete for the Duke of Edinburgh Prize - a British tournament that includes sports, expeditions and hikes, socially useful labor-social work.

The school has excellent partnerships around the world: students often go on vacation to ski resorts, visit Greece, Spain, France and Italy.


  • In 2019, 48% of A Level students earned A * -A marks.

Equipment Bryanston Private School

The boarding school Bryanston School is located in the homonymous village near the small town of Blenford Forum (Dorset County): it is one of the most picturesque, cozy and beautiful corners of England and the UK as a whole. The total area reaches 400 acres, the distance to London can be overcome in 2.5 hours.

The main building was built in 1987 and is a magnificent classic country mansion of red brick and the famous Portland stone. On the territory for students everything necessary for study, rest and living was prepared:

  • faculties of arts and technology in individual buildings
  • own theater and even an amphitheater
  • New Creativity Center: dance studios, ceramics and textile workshops
  • Professional kitchens for master classes in cooking
  • Treadmills and grounds for athletics
  • own stables, riding arenas and outings for equestrian sport
  • squash courts
  • tennis courts
  • modern sports and gyms, zones of general fitness
  • indoor heated pool
  • photo club, etc.

Term dates and fees

The cost of studying at Bryanston School is 13560 £ / term (40680 £ / year, 1 academic year = 3 terms). The indicated cost is not included and is paid additionally:

  • Registration fee = 200 £
  • Examination Boards
  • Deposit confirming the place on the course = £ 1000
  • Contribution to the whole school development
  • Deposit for training (= cost of 1 trimester, 13560 £)
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional)
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional)
  • Guardianship (registration with the agency + guardian services)
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Compulsory medical insurance
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 200 GBP
  • Deposit for a course/programme 13231 GBP

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

Most beginners are enrolled in the school at 13 and 16 years old: they are waiting for the entrance exams (own testing + universal Common Entrance). The majority of applicants come from private boarding schools, the percentage of applicants from public schools is low - 13-15%.

For students applying for a place in the Sixth Form programs, the requirements are stricter: for example, they need to present a GCSE certificate with at least 40 points and overall positive ratings.


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