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Superbly equipped science labs and huge enthusiasm for STEM subjects. ‘Badminton is really good at getting girls interested in science,’ a year 8 told us. ‘We do loads of hands-on experiments.’ The school runs an impressive science outreach programme that pupils take to local primary schools, science events like the Big Bang Fair and music festivals. They demonstrate experiments to enthuse others about science; freezing flowers in liquid nitrogen and watching them shatter is always...

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Badminton School is a thriving independent day and boarding school for girls aged 4-18, which has remained at the forefront of girls education for well over 150 years. 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, 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.
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.
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Since 2023, Mrs Jessica Miles, previously head of Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls. A degree in Spanish and linguistics from Oxford and a PGCE from KCL preceded a teaching career (and other responsibilities such as head of sixth form and mistress of rowing) in some prestigious schools: Dulwich College, Sherborne, Leweston and a foray up north for her first leadership at Queen Margaret’s, York.
A self-confessed ‘passionate advocate’ of single-sex education, particularly for girls, Mrs Miles is married with two teenage sons.


Most arrive in year 7, with applicants taking exams in English and maths, plus an online cognitive ability test. Each girl has an interview with a senior member of staff. The transition from the junior school isn’t automatic but virtually all move up. Badminton Junior girls do exactly the same assessments...

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Special Education Needs

We do not have many children with additional needs. The only ones we have are either dyslexic pupils where we do one-to-one mentoring, and work with the Bristol Dyslexic Centre in more extreme case; and gifted pupils which again have one-to-one mentoring.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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