Badminton School

Badminton is a thriving day and boarding school which has remained at the forefront of girls’ education in the UK for well over 150 years.

Whilst the School retains a nationally outstanding academic record, its focus continues to be on nurturing the girls’ natural curiosity and fuelling their passion for learning. Therefore, we select girls on their personal strengths and all-round ability, as well as their academic potential. It is a characteristic of Badminton girls that they are thoughtful individuals, able to evaluate information and decide for themselves. This approach extends beyond their studies and into the day-to-day life of the School, where girls are given a wide range of opportunities to grow, develop and express themselves in an enormous range of activities.

The Badminton community gives girls a chance to develop an understanding of the viewpoints of others and to think about contributing to the world around them. Girls leave Badminton ready to face the changing and challenging wider world and, when they do, they take with them a strong network of lifelong friends developed through a wealth of shared experiences.

The best way to understand the School and to enjoy its atmosphere is to come and visit. Please do get in touch and we will look forward to welcoming you and your daughter.


Badminton School consistently achieves impressive academic results, which enables the girls to access a wealth of world-class universities, music conservatoires and art colleges; but it is Badminton’s passion for a holistic approach to learning that makes it really stand out from the crowd. The curriculum and timetable are constructed to achieve a balance between academic achievement, personal development, life skills and other enterprising activity. Our broad curriculum provides a rich and varied experience for the girls and the small classes ensure that all the girls receive individual help and attention from their teachers. Our girls are proactive and independent learners; they are not afraid to take intellectual risks and are always happy to ask questions!


The School has first-class facilities, which are all situated on site. There is an outstanding Creative Arts Centre and a fully equipped Science Centre and Music School with its own recording studio. Our sports facilities include an indoor swimming pool, international size all-weather AstroTurf pitch, seven tennis and netball courts, gymnasium and fitness suite. The self-contained Sixth Form Centre has excellently appointed study-bedrooms for all boarders, and shared studies for all day girls, together with seminar rooms, computer facilities and attractive recreation areas. There is a state-of-the-art, modern boarding house designed for 13- to 16-year-olds with excellent study and social facilities, and a homely Junior Boarding House for 9- to 12-year-olds.


Badminton is set within a safe and attractive campus of pleasant buildings and beautiful gardens in the university city of Bristol and has an enviable sense of community which is felt the moment you step inside the gates. Only 1.5 hours from Heathrow, the School is easily accessible from London and is 30 minutes away from Bristol International Airport. We escort the girls to and from the airport at the beginning and end of terms to ensure their safe arrival and departure to and from the School.

A world-class education in the heart of Bristol.


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