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Guidance for New Parents

 Welcome to Bryanston

As a parent with a child about to start at Bryanston we know you will have many questions. Here you will find all the information you need to help you and your child prepare for September, including essential things to do, details of arrangements for the first day of term and other useful information. You will also find a downloadable checklist at the bottom of the page to help you make sure you have done everything you need to.

Please note this information is for parents of pupils starting at Bryanston in September 2018. The information will be updated during the summer of 2019 for those entering the school in September 2019.

Essential things to do before September 2018

Important forms: Before your child starts you will receive an email from Bryanston with links to the Medical Questionnaire, Biometric Registration Form, Outdoor Education Consent Form and Previous School Updates Form. It is essential that these forms are completed before your child arrives at Bryanston in September. You will need to use the login details sent to you from our Admissions Department to authorise the Biometric Registration form and the Medical Questionnaire, directly from the link in the email. Please note: if you are a parent new to Bryanston, you will not be able to login to the Parent Area of the website until the end of August. We will email you once your login details are fully active. 

Clothing and sports kit: Your child will need Bryanston branded sports kit and regulation clothing. Please ensure that all clothes, footwear, duvet covers and personal belongings are clearly and appropriately marked. The school shop, which operates a name labelling service, will automatically order name tapes for your child. Full details and how to order regulation clothing can be found on the School Shop page here.

Pupils' personal effects insurance scheme: All your child’s possessions must be clearly and appropriately marked, especially high value items such as laptops, iPods, phones and similar devices. The school accepts no responsibility for loss, damage or theft of any personal possessions, however caused. In recognition of this, and as a service to you as parents, arrangements have been made for individual pupil's possessions to be covered on an ‘All Risks’ basis, by the payment of a termly premium. Further details are sent to parents during the summer before their child starts at Bryanston and you can also view the document here. The scheme is optional and if you would like to take advantage of this protection please notify the Bursary as soon as possible on or via the online form emailed to all parents. 

Music lessons: You will have received the music lesson booking form by post and are kindly asked to return it to the Music School by Friday 6 July 2018. Practical music-making is an integral part of the D year curriculum and will involve all pupils. All parents are required to book music lessons either under: SCHEME A (Individual tuition – all abilities) OR: SCHEME B (Limited group tuition – beginners only). Parents may also book music lessons for pupils starting at Bryanston in C, B or A3.


The first day of term in September

The arrangements for the first day of term (Sunday 2 September) are slightly different depending on whether you are joining us in D (year 9), C (year 10), B (year 11) or A3 (sixth form). Please read the attachments at the bottom of the page.

Please ensure you read the following before your child arrives at Bryanston


The school operates a predominantly Apple computer based network and pupils are encouraged to purchase and use Apple laptops, although PC laptops can be used within the school. Find out more about IT support for pupils.

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Useful reading

Here you will find general information on a range of topics that will help you and your child settle into life at Bryanston more easily.

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