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Kings Bruton

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‘It’s all about the staff’ the head expounds, talking through the impressive list of new young, enthusiastic teachers and heads of department. Music is of a scope and standard befitting a much bigger school. Sport is taken seriously here…hockey, in-particular, scales heights which would be remarkable for a much bigger school. An important historical bastion of a school that is absolutely booming in the twenty first century. The icing on the cake for parents heading for the artistically inspired and gastronomically fuelled escapism of Bruton’s rolling countryside. As one parent put it…

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What the school says...

King's Bruton was founded in 1519 and is situated in the historic Somerset town of Bruton which offers excellent road and rail links. The School celebrated its 500th Anniversary in 2019 by building a new music school which was opened by Her Majesty The Queen.

King’s pupils are encouraged to respect themselves and others, to adopt a positive attitude, and to strive to be the best they can be. Pupils leave King's confident, but not arrogant, and fully prepared to contribute to life beyond the School gates. King’s is a busy, happy and thriving community.

King's Bruton. Community. Quality. Success.
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Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.




What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2009, Ian Wilmshurst MA PGCE, a Scotsman by birth. After reading geography at Cambridge and the briefest of flirtations with the army, he spent two terms sampling teaching at the Dragon School before returning to his old college for his PGCE. The roll-call of schools where he has taught since then include Highgate, Merchiston Castle and Royal Hospital where, as the sole deputy head, he had terrific exposure to the top job. 

Attracted to King’s by its location and the prospect of being able to make a discernible mark on an important school, he moved to Somerset with his wife and two daughters, both of whom went through King’s. His eldest daughter is now studying international relations at York and the younger one planning to head to Durham to study...

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Special Education Needs

At King's we endeavour to provide a whole school policy for pupils with special needs. They receive help usually on a 1:1 basis in the Learning Support department, and follow a programme specifically suited to their needs. We help with literacy, study skills, and in areas of the curriculum where the pupils are experiencing problems. A CReSTeD category DU school.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia Y
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia 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 Y
Hospital School
Mental health Y
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
PD - Physical Disability Y
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment Y

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