Badminton is a very successful all girls’ boarding and day school just on the outskirts of Bristol, with good rail and road links to London and Heathrow. Badminton takes girls from age 3, with the senior school starting at Year 7. Girls excel academically, and most take 4 A Levels rather than the usual 3. There is also the opportunity to take the EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) alongside A Levels which offers the chance to research an area of personal interest – highly regarded by universities for developing independent study and presentation skills. Music is very strong and most pupils learn at least one instrument. There are lots of ensembles and orchestras. The school puts on six drama productions every year so there is plenty of opportunity to get involved. Badminton has a strong international tradition and old girls include Indira Ghandi and the writer Iris Murdoch. Although Badminton is not known as an overly sporty school, sport is nevertheless well provided for with an indoor pool, gym and fitness suite.
Would Badminton School be suitable for my daughter?
Badminton is looking for girls with good all-round ability who have the potential to grow into thoughtful and independent young women. Girls are given a huge range of opportunities to develop and express themselves, whether in the classroom, or through music, drama or sport.
How can I apply to Badminton School?
Entry to Badminton senior school is possible at Years 7,8,9 ,10 and 12 with the main entry points being Years 7, 9 and 12. Registration is approximately one year in advance and entrance exams in English, Maths and reasoning are held in the autumn or spring, depending on the year group. Entry is competitive. International students must take the UKiset test and will be interviewed on Skype. Please contact us for advice on applying to Badminton and other selective schools.