Somerset, United Kingdom
About Brymore Academy
Brymore Academy is a small, non-denominational state boarding academy school for boys, located in Bridgwater, Somerset. It caters for about 270 students. The school building can trace its history back 800 years, although the school itself was established as a secondary technical school in 1952. The school has its own farm, and an extensive walled garden.
Brymore Academy is run by the Bridgwater College Trust, a multi-academy trust which sees the local Bridgewater College sponsor three other academies: Bridgwater College Academy; Hamp Academy; and West Somerset College.
Values and vision
The school encourages its pupils to take pride in their appearance, be responsible, and appreciate the significance of their actions both for themselves and others. The school’s motto and ethos is “diligentia et labore”- diligence and labour - and the school urges pupils to be unafraid of hard work.
Brymore wants its pupils to be welcoming to strangers, recognise the value of exercise, show awareness of the wider world, and open and honest in their behaviour. The academy looks to reinforce these “good old fashioned values” through a daily assembly, and by using a range of teaching styles and learning experiences, both within lessons and during extra-curricular activities.
“The headteacher and other leaders are ambitious for Brymore and have set it on a clear course to be a successful academy. It has developed a distinct identity based on high standards of achievement and conduct. Leaders have ensured that all groups of students achieve equally well.”
“The governing body is effective in holding the school to account. Working through the academy trust, governors have provided valuable expertise in helping to improve the quality of teaching.”