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That sense of academic seriousness, courage, confidence and an international outlook still prevail – girls here tackle any academic challenge head-on. Originally sited in Badminton House in nearby Clifton, it moved to its present premises on the edge of the downs in Bristol, arguably the greenest and most desirable part of the city. Girls greatly encouraged to take on all manner of academic challenges outside school: a few presented by invitation of CERN and the Institute of Physics at WOMAD in 2018...

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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. 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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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

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Headmistress

Since 2012, Rebecca Tear (40s) BSc MA PGCE. Her degree in chemistry from Exeter preceded a career in teaching science almost exclusively to girls, and which included other significant responsibilities eg head of sixth form and deputy head at Wycombe Abbey, taking in a masters in leadership in education along the way. An unequivocal believer in single sex education from her early teaching practice, where she saw how the less confident girls needed bringing out in lessons, she says, ‘Teaching girls by themselves breaks down any preconceptions, barriers or stereotyping; when subjects don’t acquire masculine or feminine connotations, girls tend to make more realistic personal choices.’

Somewhat jolly hockey sticks in manner – she strode across the drawing room, extending a hand and introducing herself as ‘Bex’ - we warmed...

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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
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
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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