School Data

Gender Girls
Age 3-18, Boarding 9-18
Type Boarding Day School
Size 550 Girls
Bursaries Available

Scholarships, Awards and means-tested Bursaries available in Year 5/6, Year 7, Year 9 and Lower Sixth. Scholarships include Art, Music, Academic, STEM, Sport and All-Rounder.

Headteacher: Mrs Jessica Miles

Open Days & Events

Discover Badminton at one of our Open Events this academic year to truly experience the school, absorb the busy, buzzy and friendly atmosphere on campus and meet our passionate staff and confident, curious pupils for yourself.

Open events are held every term and we would be thrilled to welcome you and your daughter. Register your place online and we will look forward to seeing you.

Discover Badminton and register online

Bursaries & Scholarships

Badminton offers means-tested bursaries to external candidates. These can be applied for on top of a scholarship or separately. Contact us or visit our website to find out more and to apply.

Find out more and apply for a Bursary at Badminton

Contact Details

Badminton School

Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, Bristol, BS9 3BA

Badminton School

Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, Bristol, BS9 3BA

Badminton School is an independent day and boarding school for girls aged 4 – 18 situated in the leafy outskirts of the vibrant university city of Bristol.

Head's Welcome

At Badminton, we push the boundaries on putting learning into action. Our students get to know more than a thin veneer of facts, they get to understand the how and why and, most importantly, if they enjoy engaging with their objects in a real world sense.

In our all girls environment, every student can confidently explore a diversity of academic experiences; they naturally assume that all options for the future are open to them. This creates enormous freedom for them to discover what they enjoy and what they excel at, not just academically, but also beyond the classroom.

Come and visit us to discover Badminton for yourself. I would be delighted to welcome you.


The aim at Badminton School, as in all secondary schools, is to facilitate the girls’ access to the next step of their educational journey, but what is different is that the focus at Badminton remains on adopting and appreciating a holistic approach to learning; this really broadens the girls’ thinking and does not simply “fill them up” with knowledge.

The team of academic, pastoral and support staff work to inspire ideas and develop curiosity in the girls. They create opportunities to actually do things rather than just think about them; the girls are focused on actively engaging with their subject material through research projects and community work, rather than on the gathering of qualifications.

Our activity based approach means that from the moment you walk through Badminton’s gates, you are engulfed in its busy, buzzy and friendly atmosphere. It is wonderful to be a part of it and a privilege to capture the energy that the girls exude as they throw themselves into all they do. The broad range of activities, from forest school to ferromagnetic research or Art to archery, ensures that everyone can find something that interests or challenges them and helps to develop them into the person they want to be. Other than being curious, outward looking and confident, there is no “Badminton type”; each girl is unique and Badminton enjoys celebrating that.

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