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Welcome to Bredon School.

Bredon is often described as a family school and it is perhaps this which gives it a distinctive character. As a small school, we all get to know one another really well.

It is a happy school set in beautiful grounds where students enjoy their time and our motto of ‘Come Alive and Thrive’ is something of real significance; we aim to help all our students to love learning and to realise their potential. We achieve this through specialist teaching, building our students’ self belief and self confidence and by offering them a huge number of activities, opportunities, subjects, experiences and rewards.

David A.T Ward MA is the Principal of Bredon School.


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

He is a former rugby international and holds marathon canoeing coaching qualifications. In previous appointments he was responsible for the creation of sporting centres of excellence and has a strong personal interest in sailing, swimming and equestrianism.

David focuses on the strategic development of Bredon School including marketing, admissions, external relations and key projects.

Koen Claeys is the Head Teacher of Bredon School.


Mr Claeys joined Bredon School in April 2017. Prior to this he was the Senior Deputy Headteacher at St James Senior Boys’ School in Ashford, Surrey, having also served as Acting Head, Head of Boarding and Form Tutor.

Married with two young children, Koen is a qualified teacher who specialises in German and French but also speaks Dutch. He is also a qualified ISI inspector. Outside of work, he is an enthusiastic marathon runner.

Koen is responsible for the day to day operation of the School and its staff, teaching, learning and, of course, the welfare of pupils. His educational philosophy is to create an environment in which every child can thrive.

“My son started at Bredon School 2 years ago and loves going to school every day, despite the early start – he regards it as his second home. Thank you, Bredon.” Parent

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