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Our Guiding Principles

Bryanston is not bound by tradition. It is a forward-thinking and outward-looking school, proud of the calibre of its education, of the methods used to encourage and achieve the best, of the family ethos which unites Bryanstonians past and present, and of how its pupils go on to make their mark upon and contribute to the world.

All members of the Bryanston community share a commitment to the following guiding principles:


Thinking differently, flexibly and imaginatively
Intelligently breaking convention
Nurturing creativity and innovation in all areas of life
Applying creative thinking to real problems in a relevant way

Breadth of ambition 

Discovering and realising the passions of every individual wherever they may lie
Celebrating achievement equally in every field of human endeavour
Working hard to be the best that one can be whilst finding the right balance in life


Being self-disciplined, self-aware and self-critical
Being leaders, taking responsibility and driving initiative
Having the courage to be different, to think independently and to take intellectual risks content

Humanity and family 

Valuing, and empathising with, all individuals within the community
Caring for humanity and the natural environment
Valuing diversity and being open-minded and outward-looking, with a determination to contribute to the wider world  content


Being self-reliant, resourceful and comfortable in one’s own skin
Embracing change as an opportunity, building a strong sense of self-worth and the confidence to overcome, and learn from, adversity