and Entry Requirements
Bredon School is a co-educational day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 7 to 18, with a particular focus on supporting children with dyslexia. We are also able to support dyspraxia, dyscalculia and dysgraphia, and mild-to-moderate levels of ADHD and autism.
We aim to make the admissions process as informal as possible. New pupils are accepted in to most year groups, except for Years 11 and 13. If you are considering Bredon for your child, the first step is to contact our Admissions Office who will be able to confirm that a place is available in your preferred year group and talk to you about the next steps.
We do not ask prospective pupils to sit entrance examinations but we will ask to see your child’s current or most recent school reports, as well as copies of any specialist assessments (e.g. Educational Psychologist report), if appropriate. These reports will be reviewed by our Head of Learning Support who will confirm for us that your child’s specific learning requirements can be supported at Bredon before you proceed with their formal application. A formal application involves you completing an Application Form and returning it to us, along with an Application Fee of £150.
You should also come to see the school before making a formal application. This could take the form of an individual visit, which can be arranged on most weekdays during term time, or you might prefer to attend one of our Open Mornings, particularly if you are still in the early stages of choosing a school and wish to have a less formal visit. Open Mornings are held monthly during term time.
Having provided satisfactory reports, and if you feel Bredon could be the right school for your child, we would invite your child to a 'taster' experience at Bredon.
"Thank you for the brilliant experience. It is so great to witness how much my son has grown in confidence over the last week."
Tasters are an opportunity for children to experience life at Bredon, either as a day pupil or as a boarder. For us, it is a chance to assess how your child will fit in at Bredon. During their taster, your child will be matched with a current pupil (known as a ‘buddy’) who will accompany them to all lessons and take part in sports and activities. It is a great opportunity for your child to get to know others who will be in the same class and year group. Day pupils are expected to spend three consecutive days with us and boarders are expected to stay for five consecutive days and nights (usually starting at 5pm on Sunday evening and ending at 3:15pm on Friday).
Following the successful completion of a taster, we will then offer a place and send an Acceptance Form, along with a copy of our Terms and Conditions. At the end of a taster, we believe you and your child will know whether you feel Bredon is the right school for your family.