About Bredon

Headmaster’s Welcome

Welcome to the Bredon School website.

I hope it will capture your imagination and leave you feeling that you have caught a glimpse of a school that can offer all its students outstanding opportunities.

Bredon is often described as a family community and it is perhaps this sense of belonging which gives it a special, distinctive character. Our motto, ‘Come Alive and Thrive’ is something of real significance.

We are recognised as a leader in our field, and are rightly renowned for our ability to bring out the best in all students. We are proud to claim to be one of the most diverse independent Schools in the UK.

With 85 acres of beautiful school grounds, incorporating numerous sports pitches and facilities, a canoe launch on the River Severn and even our own clay shooting ground, our learning environments are inspirational.

Students learn in well-equipped modern classrooms, and outdoors, they experience lessons on the working farm or within our Forest School.



Bredon provides an education that caters for all types of learners; treats them as individuals, and considers what they can do for the community as well as what they may need from it. We have a real sense of belonging and being part of that, for students, teachers and parents, is as exhilarating as it is rewarding.

Our website contains a wealth of information about the School. I hope it will inspire you to visit us.

David Ward MA

To contact the Headmaster please speak to his secretary, Sheila Denman, in the first instance, on 01684 857488.


Mr Ward joined Bredon School in September 2013. Married with two daughters, he brings a wealth of many years experience as a former boarding school Housemaster, Deputy Head and Headmaster.

He is a former rugby international, holds marathon canoeing coaching qualifications, oversaw the creation of sporting centres of excellence at previous schools and has a strong personal interest in sailing, swimming and equestrianism.