School Data

Gender Mixed
Age 13-18
Type Boarding Day School
Size 360
Bursaries Available

Academic, Sport, Music, Art, Drama, DT Scholarships and All-Rounder Awards at Year 9 (3rd Form) and Academic, Sport, Music, Art, Drama Scholarships available at L6th Form entry. Means-tested bursaries also available.

Headmaster Ian Wilmshurst

Open Days & Events

Prospective pupils and parents are welcome to make an appointment with the Registrar to view the School and have a tour with the Headmaster. Contact

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Contact Details

King’s Bruton

The Plox, Bruton, BA10 0ED

King’s Bruton is a remarkable school with over 500 years of history. We are blessed with a wonderful location in South Somerset. There are over 360 pupils at King’s and the key to our success, and increasing popularity, is to combine our relatively small size with a high-quality, full boarding education.

Head's Welcome

“King’s Bruton is a very popular school, where boys and girls of all abilities know that they are valued as individuals within a genuine community. We value our relatively small size, and we combine this with a high quality education in and out of the classroom. King’s Bruton combines an enviable pastoral heart with academic challenge and amazing opportunities.”
Ian Wilmshurst, Headmaster


In recent years we have had outstanding GCSE, A Level and BTEC results with the vast majority of our pupils going on to their first choice of university. Our hockey teams have reached 12 National Finals, there are over 70 pupils in our full Choir, our Chapel Choir sings Evensong in regional cathedrals every term, whilst our 200-seat theatre is the venue for outstanding drama. Our thriving CCF is one of the oldest in the country, and over half of our senior pupils undertake Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards. King’s pupils are encouraged to respect themselves and others, to adopt a positive attitude, and to strive to be the best they can be. Pupils leave here confident, but not arrogant, and fully prepared to contribute to life beyond the School gates. King’s is a busy, happy and thriving community and we would be delighted to welcome you for a visit, we are confident that you will be impressed.

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