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 and it is perhaps this 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, by supporting them academically and providing opportunities to develop self-belief and self-confidence.

We are proud to claim to be one of the most diverse independent Schools in the UK.

Traditional values

Bredon provides an education that caters for all types of learners and treats and values them as individuals.

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.

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. Students understand that having a strong work ethic will enable them to achieve.

We consider what our students can do for the community as well as what they may need from it, and we have a real sense of belonging which for students, teachers and parents, is as exhilarating as it is rewarding.

We welcome learners from the local area, the wider UK and the wider world.

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 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.


Winner – ISA Awards, IT innovation of the Year 2015 – for Cisco Academy.

Winner – TES Independent School Awards, marketing/communications campaign of the year 2015 – for May Fair.

Finalist – TES Independent School Awards, Independent School of the Year 2015.