Frequently asked questions
Where is Bredon School located?
How many children are there at Bredon?
We currently have 220 pupils at Bredon.
How many pupils are there in a class?
Small class sizes are a key to Bredon’s supportive learning environment. Typically class sizes will be 8 – 12 pupils. Classes can be smaller in the Junior School and again in Sixth Form as pupils focus their subjects.
When can pupils join Bredon?
We are a non-selective school and welcome applications for entry into Bredon at all times throughout the year. It is possible to join mid-term and all places offered are subject to the completion of a successful taster week (3 days for day pupils, 5 nights for boarders).
How many pupils are there at Bredon with a unique learning profile?
How many teachers are specifically trained to work with SpLD pupils?
How is specialist teaching delivered: in class, by withdrawal, individually or in a small group?
All of the above. As our class sizes are very small, individual learning needs are usually addressed in the classroom. This means that withdrawal is not the norm apart from for Speech and Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy which takes place during the school day. Every child is unique and the most appropriate provision will always be recommended and provided.
How is the school day structured?
The school day starts at 8:30am every day. There are four teaching periods in the morning and three after lunch. School finishes at 4:30pm Monday – Thursday and 3:15pm on a Friday.
Is there a Saturday school?
What sports and activities do you offer?
We offer all a full sports programme, with activities including rugby, football, netball, hockey and cricket to name but a few. Kayaking, climbing and clay pigeon shooting are particular strengths of the School and we place a huge emphasis on outdoor activities and learning. Every child up until Year 10 will have Farm School each week and our Junior pupils also enjoy weekly lessons in our four-acre Forest School. There is a comprehensive programme of lunchtime activities for pupils to choose from, including Woodwork Club, Art Club and Kurling Club. Our Boarders have evening activities every day and can choose evening activities ranging from Horse Riding, Golf and Running Club through to Warhammer Club and Film Club. Please see our Clubs and Activities page.
How is technology integrated into the classroom?
Are school meals included in the fees?
What proportion of students are boarders?
How many international students are there at Bredon?
Are exeat weekends compulsory?
Yes. We have an exeat weekend every half term and pupils are expected to return home or stay with their Guardian, family member or friend (arrangements to be arranged with the Head of Boarding).
What if my child becomes unwell?
Do you take children who have an Educational, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)?
Do you offer bursaries?
Yes. We have a limited number of bursaries available. Please see our fees page for more information.
Do you offer scholarships?
Scholarships are not available at Bredon School.
Do you offer a military discount?
Yes, a 10% discount is given to military personnel families. The MoD may also help with fees for eligible personnel to pay for the boarding school education of your child through the Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA).
Is there a school bus?
Yes. We have nine bus routes covering the three counties. Please see our transport page for full details.