Bruton School for Girls: Bruton, Somerset, UK

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Looking for British high boarding schools for girls UK? Bruton School is best girls only boarding school located in Bruton, Somerset, England. The transition to secondary schooling can be a daunting step for some girls and our curriculum and pastoral systems are designed to develop confidence and a sound academic base.

Girls are given plenty of time to settle in.  Setting for Maths and French starts in Form 1, extending to include Science and English in Form 3 and continuing for core subjects to GCSE.  We also operate a continuous screening programme to identify any learning difficulties that may require additional support from our Skills Development Unit.

In Form 1 girls study the following subjects:

English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, French, Art, Classics, Design and Technology, Drama, Geography, History, Home Economics, Information and Communications, Technology, Music, Personal, Social and Health Education, Physical Education and games, Religious Studies, Study Skills

In Forms 2 and 3 girls may add Spanish or German.

In Forms 4 and 5 GCSE courses are followed.  Compulsory subjects are English, English Literature, Mathematics and Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics taken either separately or as a double-award).  Normally, girls study 9 or 10 subjects.

Optional courses include:

Art&Design, Design&Technology, Drama, Food and Nutrition, French, Geography, German, History, Information and Communications, Technology, Latin, Music, Physical Education, Religious Studies


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7 days boarding: 

£10,450 per term

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Bruton School for Girls is set in the historic town of Bruton in the heart of beautiful Somerset countryside.  Located close to the M3-A303 corridor, Bruton School for Girls is within approximately two hours’ drive from London.
Nearest International Airport Bristol ( 56 km)

Railway stations in Bruton itself and in nearby Castle Cary and Templecombe give excellent direct links to London, Bath, Bristol, Exeter and Salisbury.  It is easily accessible by car or bus from neighbouring towns and villages that include Glastonbury, Wells, Gillingham, Yeovil, Frome, Shaftesbury, Shepton Mallet, Sherborne and Warminster.

If travelling to Bruton School for Girls, our location map is also available with directions as a pdf download by clicking here.

Boarders' Travel
The school provides accompanied transport for boarders to travel between London Heathrow and Bruton at the beginning and end of term, as well as a service to local railway stations. For details of train times for services to and from Bruton for weekly boarders download our
Train Timetable or contact the Registrar. Please note these times are a guide only and may change without notice. Please check with the individual train companies for confirmation. Contact details are provided on the timetable.

Places to Stay
If you are looking for accommodation in the Bruton area, we can suggest some hotels and B&Bs which are a short drive from our school.
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