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  • 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: 778; 473 boys, 305 girls; sixth formers: 316
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Fees: Day £29,925; Boarding £37,404 pa
  • Open days: Most Saturday mornings during term-time.
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What says..

A school that is, without question, on the up.  A real contender now, academically, and firmly on the radar of aspirational parents as well as those who have always wanted a rounded and broad education for their children. With so much available you would have thought some students might become overwhelmed and not do anything at all. Not possible here. The Bradfield Diploma, a qualification pursued in years 10 and 11, involves pupils being assessed according to their co-curricular pursuits, and quite apart from that, affirmed one student, ‘the Bradfield ethos is about getting involved; it is a…

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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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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Music Performance: Group at an English Independent School (Grade 2 Music or Dance)

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 (early 50s). Previously second master at Marlborough College (from 2011), he started his career in prep schools as a (very) young man. Brambletye, briefly as a gap student, and then Ashdown House as a young master where he split the year in half, six months at Ashdown (where a lot of the time was spent establishing the Ashdown château in France) and half the year studying for his doctorate. He finally firmly established himself in the boarding senior school world in 1997 when he started at Uppingham, where he was master-in-charge of cricket and housemaster for nine years. Educated in an all boys’ environment at Tonbridge School, Dr Stevens read modern and medieval languages at Caius College, Cambridge and researched Italian literature for a DPhil at Oxford....

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Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

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