Skip to main content
  • Bredon School
    Pull Court
    GL20 6AH
  • Head: Mr Nick Oldham
  • T 01684 293156
  • F 01684 298008
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A dyslexia friendly independent day and boarding school for pupils aged 7 to 18 years
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Worcestershire
  • Pupils: 220 (one third girls); sixth formers: 45
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Fees: Day £11,775 - £23,400; Boarding + £14,085 pa
  • Open days: Each term; see website
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What says..

Great for the animal lover – the school is set on a full working farm, with livestock including Black Face and Badger Face sheep, Saddleback pigs (including three tiny piglets on our visit), 20 turkeys (seasonal!), rabbits called Lady Gaga, Caramel and Snuggles, and three cats. Pupils in a catering lesson were perfecting stir fries for a BTec assessment, spurred on by a recent demo from a Malaysian chef who cooked for the British Olympic team. Likes to employ teachers who have been in industry...

Read review »

What the school says...

Bredon School is a dyslexia friendly independent boarding and day school for children aged 7 to 18 years old, situated in the beautiful Gloucestershire countryside.

A small, family school that genuinely focuses on the individual; ensuring each pupil reaches his or her personal potential and destination by way of a rich and diverse journey, based on breadth of opportunity, support and continuously striving towards excellence.

This vision is to be achieved through the underpinning principles and values of respect, tolerance and hard work within a happy environment where all individuals have equal worth.
...Read more

Do you know this school?

The schools we choose, and what we say about them, are founded on parents’ views. If you know this school, please share your views with us.

Please login to post a comment.


Unusual sports

Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.



What The Good Schools Guide says

Head teacher

Since September 2019, Nick Oldham. A big advocate of learning outside the classroom, he promotes good use of the school's farm and forest school, not to mention its rugby pitches (previously a professional rugby player). Married with his own flock comprising both three young children and rare breed sheep.


There is no entry exam - the first step is to send in your child’s school reports and professional assessments (if applicable). If the school feels it is suitable for your child, you will be invited for an interview, followed by a guest stay of three days for a day pupil, or a week for a boarder. During this time the school will undertake its own assessments, and monitor how well the child is interacting with the other children.

Children will...

Subscribe now for instant access to read The Good Schools Guide review.

Already subscribed? Login here.

Please note: 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.

Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

Individual and individualised SEN teaching and learning is at the heart of the Bredon School philosophy. Students may have a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or dyscalculia. A specialist in EAL and Speech and Language is also available. A range of multi-sensory teaching methods are used including the more traditional approaches and methods such as the Davis Learning Strategy. All students are assessed at the start of their individual programme of work and assessed afterwards, against their targets. Targets are set with the student and parents working together with the teacher to achieve a formative document which is reviewed at least twice a year. Real progress is achieved with students both academically and with self-esteem. ICT is also at the heart of our approach, with voice activated software having a tremendous impact upon standards. We also have a fully qualified teacher who assesses all students for their individual special arrangements for the GCSE and other examination courses. The fully qualified SEN staff together with the teaching staff work alongside each other to ensure the curriculum is differentiated to meet individual needs. The school also runs training programmes on a regular basis for its staff on SEN issues and encourages staff to become fully qualified teachers of specific learning difficulties. Nov 09.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia Y
Dyscalculia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
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 Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment

Who came from where

Subscribe for instant access to in-depth reviews:

30,000 Independent, state and special schools in our parent-friendly interactive directory
 Instant access to in-depth UK school reviews
 Honest, opinionated and fearless independent reviews of over 1,000 schools
 Independent tutor company reviews

Try before you buy - The Charter School Southwark

The Good Schools Guide subscription

GSG Blog >

The Good Schools Guide newsletter

The Good Schools Guide Newsletter

Educational insight in your inbox. Sign up for our popular newsletters.

The Good Schools Guide manifesto for parents