Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
About Bredon School
Bredon School is an independent, co-educational, non-denominational, boarding and day school for children aged 7-18. It is situated in Tewkesbury, near Gloucester, and it currently has 216 pupils. The school opened in 1962 at Pull Court, which was built in 1873 on the site of an earlier Tudor country house. Additional buildings include the SMART building, which was constructed in 2009. Since 2014, the school has been under the ownership of Cavendish Education.
When Bredon School was first founded, it catered for pupils who had failed or were unable to take the common entrance examination. Since then, the school has developed an expertise in supporting the all-round education of pupils with dyslexia and associated learning needs.
The all-through school is recognised by a specialist and professional association for its work teaching dyslexic pupils; it is accredited by the Council for the Registration of Schools Teaching Dyslexic Pupils (CReSTeD) and holds DSP - Dyslexia Specialist Provision - thanks to its specialist learning support centre. Currently 80% pupils have additional learning needs.
In Department for Education figures, published on 24 January 2019, Bredon was ranked one out of 4434 schools and colleges in England for 'value added' progress for students aged 16-18 years.
Mr Koen Claeys BA GLSE (Belgium).
Values and vision
Bredon School provides an education that caters for all types of learners and treats and values them as individuals. Everyone in the Bredon community is expected to participate fully in the academic and extra-curricular life of the school, in order to develop as well-rounded, tolerant and responsible individuals.
“The pupils’ personal development is excellent throughout all sections of the school. Their spiritual development is strong and they have a well-developed awareness of moral issues. Their social development is excellent and, as they progress through the school, they develop a thorough awareness of cultural issues. They have a clear sense of right and wrong and, at all ages, including the youngest they demonstrate a high level of mutual respect and support for each other and for all members of the school community.”