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A CLOSER LOOK

Bryanston is different from other Independent Schools.

We live by or values

To understand how this makes Bryanston different, take a closer look.

Our approach

A distinctive approach to education designed to enable, challenge and support every pupil.

We are ambitious for every pupil.

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Our Culture

Bryanston has a distinctive culture which celebrates the individual and their unbounded potential.

We are proud to be different.

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Academic

A broad spread of academic opportunities firmly focused on the individual.

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Sport and Outdoors

Opportunities to look further and try an extensive range of sports and outdoor pursuits.

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Creative arts

Music, Theatre, Film, Art, Dance, Theatretech, Music production, Design technology and more.

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Beyond the school

Extended engagement beyond the School – which embraces educational, cultural and social initiatives.

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Boarding

Our distinctive approach to boarding provides a nurturing environment where our Houseparents place pastoral care to the fore.

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Bryanston School
Blandford
Dorset
DT11 0PX

Our Approach 

Our approach to education is firmly focused on the individual. We work tirelessly to ensure that each pupil not only achieves the results they deserve, but also learns to think independently, be self-reliant and explore new interests – they often surprise us and themselves.
This means that we can provide support where necessary and stretch where challenge is needed.
The key to success is making sure that every child who arrives at Bryanston knows what to expect from our proven approach and understands what we expect from them – it’s a collective endeavour.
We work hard to create a supportive sense of community across the whole school and encourage a nurturing sense of ‘home’ in our Boarding Houses.

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How do we define success?

Of course, academic results count, but we care most about what every pupil gains from their time at Bryanston –  the success of their experience, the value we add and that Bryanston gives them – along with the breadth of destinations they head for after they leave us and the lives they lead beyond Bryanston.

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Our culture 

Our culture provides an open-minded, challenging and inspiring environment for personal growth where we provide the space for pupils to look further to find their passions.

Our relationships are different from the conventional dynamics of pupil and teacher – we see the the journey through the school as a collective endeavour to better prepare our pupils for their lives ahead.

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Mutual respect, trust and pride in the approach is critical to the success of our approach – not just between staff and pupils, but with parents.

Our unique take on creativity as a practical and essential element in thinking across all disciplines makes Bryanston a very different learning experience - building a distinctive independence of thought, self-reliance, realism and authenticity.

We don’t ‘do education’ to our pupils, we travel beside them and guide them on their journey.

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How do we judge the effect of our approach?

The impact is clear in the academic and personal achievements of our pupils, but importantly, you can feel our culture in the atmosphere and see it in the relationships between pupils and staff, in the lifelong friendships made at Bryanston  - and in the choices our pupils make about their lives at school and beyond.

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Academic 

Our approach to education is firmly focused on the individual. We work tirelessly to ensure that each pupil not only achieves the results they deserve, but also learns to think independently, be self-reliant and explore new interests – they often surprise us and themselves.

This means that we can provide support where necessary and stretch where challenge is needed.

We offer a broad range of academic subjects …

Sport and Outdoors

The Bryanston Campus provides a broad range of exceptional sporting, outdoor education and equestrian and outdoor facilities where pupils have every opportunity to find their own interest.

As you would expect, the school offers all mainstream sports, plus rowing on the River Stour and our own stables where pupils can bring their own horses to livery.

Our exceptional Sports Centre offers indoor sports opportunities for swimming, squash, ??? and a fully equipped gym and yoga studios…..

Outdoor education is a key element in our approach and we offer an extensive programme of out of the classroom experiences including our unique Pioneering offer.

Creative Arts

Creativity is at the heart of what we do and Bryanston excels across the Creative Arts – from Music and Theatre, Art, Design technology as well as Film and Theatre technology.

Bryanston is proud of the achievements of past pupils in the Creative Arts …. List…..

Our Campus is home to the the Tom Wheare Music School with its state of the art Concert Hall and the Coade Hall Theatre where a rich programme of music, theatre and film is curated.

The renowned Bryanston Art Department provides the space and resources pupils need to explore their interests and offers a full range of media along with teaching and support.

Beyond the School

Beyond the School, Bryanston embraces educational, cultural and social  initiatives. By facing outwards, Bryanston engages with a wide community and shares the positive impact of the approach, ethos and facilities of the school.

These initiatives include collaboration with local schools through the Blandford Schools Network and Bryanston’s close connections to local prep schools.

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Bryanston welcomes the extended community to enjoy the outstanding cultural and creative arts facilities on the Bryanston Campus include the Tom Wheare Music School and the Coade Hall Theatre where a rich programme of music, theatre and film is curated, along with the renowned Bryanston Art Department.

The exceptional sporting, outdoor education and equestrian and outdoor facilities provide opportunities for the broader community to share our beautiful campus.

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The School engages with the broader Bryanston community including our Old Bryanstonians for their support, expertise and knowledge to inform and input to our continuing commitment to innovation.

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How will be judge our impact?

More than this Bryanston, is committed to extending the reach of the Bryanston offer for benefit of all  - influence, inclusion, access - and demonstrate thought-leadership in innovative thinking about the impact and responsibilities of independent education to increase access and share the benefits

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Boarding

We work hard to create a supportive sense of community across the whole school and encourage a nurturing sense of ‘home’ in our Boarding Houses.

Each boarding house is headed by a Houseparent (?), who takes a close interest in every pupil’s general progress and welfare. The Houseparent works in partnership with the Tutor and parents to make sure each child is happy and achieving their best. We believe that ensuring your child’s happiness at Bryanston is a shared endeavour.

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The Houseparents are supported in the house by a Matron, live-in residents and a house team (made up of teaching staff) who help to supervise prep and bedtimes. The pupil also have a role to play as Heads of House and as House Prefects.

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