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What a fabulous start to the new school year!

Bryanston Knighton House (BKH) has been forging a new bright and bold pathway at the beginning of this academic year. 

Emerging from the pandemic, going co-ed and merging with Bryanston has made for a busy and exciting start to term. BKH is having a terrific growth spurt as we welcome new children into the Prep School and I am delighted to see a significant growth in the number of boys joining us across nearly all year groups.

As Head of BKH, prospective parents spend time with me exploring the individual hopes and dreams for their children. Since the beginning of term, a significant amount of my time has been dedicated to meeting families who are earnestly interested in the new era of BKH and want to know how they can be part of it.

A warm welcome awaits families who will be joining us for our Open Morning on Friday 15 October from 0930- 1200.

Happiness is at the heart and soul of BKH and this term I have been delighted to see so much joy flourishing amongst our co-ed year groups.  The energy around the school is palpable, especially at breaktime when the sound of laughter and fun emanates from the garden. In the classroom our children are happily getting back into the routine of academics and relishing, some for the first time, having sports matches against other schools. Whilst we are a small school, we have high hopes and ambition in sport. We would like to thank our opponent schools for terrific matches in which everyone gave their all. Confidence was given a boost with wins against Hanford at U10 & 11 level, a draw for the 1st Hockey team vs Sherborne Girls, and a win in a friendly on Saturday in an internal fixture vs a Bryanston U14 training team.

Our mixed gender football fixtures are showing real promise. The vision is that mixed teams will be part of the future of prep school sport and redefine competitive matches that include boys and girls on the same team.  I am proud of the progressive approach we are taking to sport, an approach that this age range lends itself to. We see no reason not to select on merit for boys and girls who are growing up and learning together, both in the classroom and on the sports pitch. It is a proactive way to ensure children grow up having a healthy respect for one another and takes another forward step towards a positive and inclusive gender culture for 21st century education.