King's Bruton A GSG School
- King's Bruton
- Head: Mr Ian Wilmshurst, MA (Cantab)
- T 01749 814200
- F 01749 813426
- E email@example.com
- W www.kingsbruton.com
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 13 to 18
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Somerset
- Pupils: 349
- Religion: Christian
- Fees: Boarding £30,687; Day £21,330 pa
- Open days: February, May, September
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: Hazlegrove School
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Parents and students love its size, praising the friendliness and the fact that no-one appears to slip, drift or hide. ‘Everyone is valued,’ one mother told us; ‘even if they aren’t especially good at anything, they can just jog along’; another liked the fact that fewer students meant that her children would have to get involved in everything.
What the school says...
The school, founded in 1519, is situated in the historic and attractive Somerset town of Bruton. Enjoying a semi-rural location, Bruton has excellent road and rail links to many towns in the south of England as well as to Heathrow and Gatwick. The school combines historic buildings with much recent development. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Since 2009, Mr Ian Wilmshurst MA PGCE (early 50s). A Scotsman by birth and, in his own words, born into and schooled in the Edinburgh educational mafia (his father taught at the Edinburgh Academy, even now his sister is deputy head at Fettes), the last thing he was going to do was teach. But wind the clock forward a few years, after reading geography at Cambridge and the briefest of flirtations with the army, he returned to his old college for his PGCE, after two terms’ trying teaching out at the Dragon School. The roll call of schools where Mr Wilmshurst has taught since then is impressive: Highgate, Merchiston Castle and Royal Hospital where, as the sole deputy head, he had terrific exposure to the top job.
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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 Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia||Y|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|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|
|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|