Welcome to Bredon School
Bredon is often described as a family school and I am delighted this is the case. The atmosphere here is a happy one in which our pupils can flourish with the support of our highly qualified teaching and pastoral staff. We are small and friendly and due to our size, we all get to know one another really well - our pupils work hard and make lifelong friendships along the way.
Bredon has offered a different approach to teaching and learning for over 50 years. The motto of our Founder, Colonel Sharp was that ‘the journey is as important as the destination' and this is still so significant for us today. We aim to help all our pupils to love learning and to realise their potential and achieve this through specialist teaching. We do this by offering a broad range of subjects, activities, opportunities, experiences and rewards which help to restore confidence and self-belief in our pupils. This is just one of the reasons why we were judged to be ‘Excellent’ in our ISI Inspection in September 2018 for both academic achievement and all-round personal development. We know that if we create the right environment and support network, we give every pupil the chance to shine. Pupils leave Bredon as confident and capable young men and women, ready to face the challenges of the world at large and well-prepared for rewarding and meaningful careers.
Do come to see for yourself - only a visit to Bredon will give you a sense of life at our school. I look forward to welcoming you here and am sure you will be as impressed as I am by the achievements of our pupils and their attitudes to learning, both in and outside of the classroom.
Nick Oldham | Headmaster
Nick joined Bredon School in September 2019 from West Heath School where he was Deputy Principal for eight years. Prior to this he has enjoyed a rich and diverse teaching career that has seen him teach at an all boys' selective Grammar School, an Independent HMC Secondary School and an Independent IAPS Prep boarding school. During this time Nick taught a variety of subjects both as a Head of Department and classroom teacher including English, Biology, Physical Education and A Level Sports Science.
Before taking up a career in teaching Nick played top level rugby, representing England throughout the age groups, and captained London Wasps at academy level.
Married with three young children, outside of school, Nick is the proud owner of a flock of rare breed Manx sheep and he enjoys spending time in the countryside with his family where he enjoys fishing, country pursuits and farming.
Nick 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 and where every child is treated as an individual.
"I cannot explain the joy at seeing my son feel like he is achieving
and fitting in at school."