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Bradfield College
  • Bradfield College
    Bradfield
    Berkshire
    RG7 6AU
  • Head: Dr Chris Stevens
  • T 01189 644516
  • F 01189 644511
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.bradfieldcollege.org.uk
  • Bradfield College is an English independent school for day and boarding pupils aged 13 to 18, located in the village of Bradfield, Berkshire. It educates over 700 boys and girls and was founded in 1850 by Thomas Stevens, rector and Lord of the Manor of Bradfield.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: West Berkshire
  • Pupils: 812; sixth formers: 332
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Fees: Day £32,280; Boarding £40,350 pa
  • Open days: Tours every Saturday morning during term time. To book please contact the school Admissions office
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What says..

Last time we were here we said, ‘A school that is, without question, on the up’. We can now report that ‘up’ has been reached, surpassed, and left stranded in the rearview mirror. Not very long ago Bradfield was seen by many as a ‘safety’ school. Now, it is firmly on the radar of aspirational parents, with several we spoke to choosing it over offers from...

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What the school says...

Bradfield College offers an all-round education based on an extremely high standard of pastoral care; an excellent academic education and the broader vision of holistic development created by the well-rounded co-curricular activities, superb facilities and a young and dynamic staff. Boarding houses offer single and double bedsits (if at all possible) in the Sixth Form. A wide selection of subjects is offered at GCSE, and Sixth Formers can study either A-Levels or the IB Diploma Programme. All pupils in the large Sixth Form go onto University.

The College is set in its own medieval village in 250 acres of beautiful Berkshire countryside, situated close to Junction 12 on the M4 and within easy reach of Reading Station and Heathrow Airport.
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Curricula

International Baccalaureate: diploma - the diploma is the familiar A-level equivalent.

Sports

Polo

Fencing

Shooting

What The Good Schools Guide says

Headmaster

Since 2015, Dr Chris Stevens MA DPhil (50s). Educated at Tonbridge School, then read modern and medieval languages at Caius College, Cambridge before researching Italian literature for a DPhil at Oxford. First experienced working in education as a gappie at Brambletye Prep, and then at Ashdown House where he split the year in half: six months at Ashdown establishing the Ashdown château in France and the rest of the year studying for his doctorate. Began his proper ‘career’ at age 29 when he joined Uppingham. There he taught French, Italian and history of Art, became a housemaster and was master-in-charge of cricket over his 14 years in residence. Moved on to be second master at Marlborough College. Wife Helen is associate professor of English at Corpus Christi, Oxford. They have three school-age daughters —...

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