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Badminton School is an independent boarding, weekly boarding and day school for girls aged 3 – 18 years, located on a campus in the heart of the attractive University City of Bristol. The school has inspirational teaching, excellent and a friendly atmosphere with a strong emphasis on pastoral care.

Badminton consistently achieves impressive academic results. The school is currently ranked highly in the national league tables and is among the top girls’ schools in the UK. We have a 100% pass rate at A level and consistently high grades enables girls to attend the University of their choice.

Girls are encouraged to develop as individuals, to pursue their own interests and achieve their goals, both in academic and extra-curricular activities and not to be afraid of a challenge. At Badminton we emphasise responsibilities not rights, giving rather than taking, and we encourage girls to develop into thinking, independent and self-confident young women. We aim to create a community which is supportive and encouraging for all and is based on respect, care and tolerance in an environment in which each girl is valued and is well known by all staff.

The happiness and welfare of the girls is paramount. There are around 440 pupils at Badminton and the small community and small class sizes mean that we are able to focus on the girls as individuals. Girls are taught that other people matter, their respect and support for each other goes right to the heart of the school’s ethos.

Badminton is also focused on ensuring that girls realise their potential so that they can be capable of achieving whatever they want to be when they leave school. The Sixth Form is run like an undergraduate community with strong pastoral care, extra freedom and responsibilities and students occupy a separate Sixth Form Centre.

For the younger pupils, Badminton Junior School, in preparation for the Senior School, provides a healthy balance between academic work and recreational activities with plenty of opportunity for creativity and physical exercise.

How at Badminton do we develop that confidence and support individuality? There is no simple answer. We allow girls to be themselves and follow their interests and to be daring. Learning to take responsibility for one’s own actions and to appreciate that life is not always organised on one’s own terms is an important lesson. We value excellence and all-round ability; collective mediocrity is not an option.

We offer girls the valuable, maturing experience of being independent, having numerous opportunities to test themselves in a lively and adventurous environment and to excel, not just by gaining first-rate results but by developing as confident, caring and purposeful young women who regard themselves as citizens of the world.