Bruton School for Girls
Somerset, United Kingdom
About Bruton School for Girls
Additional information for applicants
Bruton School for Girls was founded in 1900 and occupies an attractive site on the outskirts of the small town of Bruton in Somerset. The school caters for girls between the ages of 2 and 18 and for boys between 2 and 7. Those in Year 6 and below are members of Sunny Hill Prep or Sunny Hill Nursery, integral parts of BSG. The total school roll currently stands at approximately 200, of whom about 15 per cent live overseas. Around one third of our students are boarders, who are accommodated in two on-site boarding houses.
Bruton is a fashionable town situated in attractive countryside within easy reach of Bath, Bristol, Salisbury and Exeter. It is home to the internationally renowned Hauser & Wirth Somerset gallery, 'The Newt in Somerset' country estate/hotel and gardens, and At the Chapel, and is less than 30 minutes from Soho House & Co's Babington House. London is less than two hours away by train or a little longer via the A303 and M3. Glastonbury Tor is visible from the school. The quality of life enjoyed by Somerset residents is arguably very high. However, none of these factors should be taken to mean that the school is simply a ‘cosy’ environment.
At Bruton School for Girls our aim is to encourage, challenge and support each girl to develop her full potential to become the amazing person she can be, with friends for life in this fast changing world. Each individual is encouraged to develop intellectual curiosity, self-esteem, confidence without arrogance, respect and care for others, independence, excellence in all she does and a love of life.
Bruton School for Girls is affiliated to the Girls’ Schools Association, the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools, the Independent Schools Council and the Boarding Schools Association.
In the senior school, girls are admitted chiefly into Senior 1 (Year 7), Senior 3 (Year 9) and the Sixth Form. The ability profile at entry is slightly above average but the examination results are among the best in the county and the school enjoys a high academic reputation. That is not to say that the school is interested only in academic success; far from it, the extra-curricular programme and the range of opportunities provided are of central importance.
All teachers are involved in pastoral support of the girls.
The school’s website www.brutonschool.co.uk provides further information for candidates.