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About us

An introduction from our Head

I joined Bryanston Prep in the spring of 2022, and in that short time I am so delighted to see the continued growth and development of the school. Our school is not just growing; we are evolving, whilst being a valued part of the Bryanston family. There is a positive energy at the Prep. It is palpable. And all made possible because of the shared Bryanston vision: to be a school where each child learns to love their mind.

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Our lively Prep School is testament to our ethos: understanding the uniqueness of each child's learning process. We offer not just time, but build confidence and give inspiration, nurturing each child to find their passion and love of learning. We believe that every child has the ability to be brilliant, and we are committed to helping them develop and celebrate their talents.

At Bryanston Prep, we are a community which cherishes childhood while equipping our children with the tools to navigate an ever-changing world. We champion experiential learning and believe the best way to teach is to inspire. Here, every child is an individual, is seen, recognised, never just a number.

Our curriculum is a wonderful blend of lessons, activities and endless opportunities. Outdoor adventure and embracing the wonders of our beautiful Dorset countryside setting is woven into the fabric of our curriculum alongside a commitment to teach empathy, whilst modelling kindness and compassion. We are fortunate to access the Big School's state-of-art facilities, which enhances our excellent teaching and enables us to offer unparalleled educational experiences for our children at the beginning of their school lives.

Learning is a lifelong journey for us all. There is a culture at Bryanston Prep that celebrates the individual spirit within each child, whilst we highlight the importance of being a 'team player'. Our job as educators, tutors and parents is to nurture, encourage and guide every pupil to realise their own abilities and passions: to ensure we are facilitating the children to find their inner brilliance and confidence, and equipping them with the life skills to thrive as good citizens as they enter the wider world.

I have taken great pride in seeing the passion and excitement that surrounds the Bryanston Prep community; pupils, staff and parents alike, and I am truly excited for what the future holds. 

The door is open, the kettle is on, and one thing is for sure: a warm welcome awaits you.

Simon Ridley
Head at Bryanston Prep

Our staff

Who's who at Bryanston Prep

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Our governors

Meet our Council of Governors

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Our key policies and procedures

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Read our inspection reports

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OUR History 

Find out more about our roots

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