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Occupying a magnificent 400-acre estate in North Dorset, Bryanston is arguably one of the most idyllically located boarding schools in the country. Indeed, for many former pupils, the beauty of the campus figures vividly in the memory long after they have left.

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Space for Learning and Living 

The scale of the grounds allows for a wide range of activities and there is room for first class facilities. Such a location provides less tangible benefits too. As adults, we know that the quality of our environment can have a profound impact on our productivity and well-being. The same is true of our children. Bryanston's rural environment provides space for thinking, concentration and creativity.

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Dorset benefits from all the beauty associated with the South West of England while still being easily accessible. Bryanston itself is less than a two-hour drive from the M25, with a choice of routes via major roads.

For pupils travelling to and from School, a coach service operates between Bryanston and London at the beginning and end of term, half-terms and exeat weekends. Alternatively, pupils choosing to travel by train from Salisbury to Waterloo (approx. 1h 30m) can take advantage of a cost-effective and reliable link from the station to the School provided by a local taxi firm with which the School has a longstanding association. 


"For the first three years Nancy took the very efficient coach to and from Victoria Station for all exeats and half-terms - this was always easy and on time. Now that she is in the sixth form she tends to take the train from Salisbury, either to Waterloo or Clapham Junction. There is always a shared taxi going both to and from Salisbury to Bryanston laid on by super-friendly Riverside taxis so one never has to worry that she will make it back to school.

In short, Bryanston is always extremely welcoming if you care to make the drive, but it could not be easier for your child to get back and forth under their own steam. And they do so frequently!"

Andrew and Joa Studholme

"Living in London, it was important for us to choose not only a school that offered our children a fantastic education, but one which also provided an idyllic countryside environment with an easy and stress-free transport system to and from the city. Bryanston delivers all of this. We couldn't be happier with our choice."

Peter and Jo Ryan-Bell

"Although we live and work in London and the children went to prep school there, we spend our weekends in the country, about 15 minutes from Bryanston. This enables us to make full use of the school's open weekend policy and to see as much of the children as possible. We find that their weeks are so busy at school that they are happy to have peaceful weekends with the family. Not only do we get very special time with the children, it's also been an absolute pleasure discovering the beautiful Dorset countryside. It definitely works all round!"

Ewan and Claire Guinness 

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