We offer a holistic approach to education; to put it simply, we encourage our girls to get "hands on" with their subjects, ask questions and really get stuck in. Above all, learning is fun at Badminton and this, coupled with our homely community and excellent pastoral care, leaves no scope for anonymity.
Your daughter will be known and fully supported in whatever her talents or interests may be. We often get asked what the characteristics of a Badminton girl are and the truth is, there is no one ‘type’!
Badminton girls are treated like the individuals that they are; we inspire them to pursue their own interests and expand and explore their ambitions, both in their academic work and in co-curricular activities.
The School consistently achieves impressive academic results which enables the girls to access a wealth of world class universities, Music Conservatoires and Art Colleges but the real aim at Badminton is to encourage the girls to become curious, confident and enthusiastic lifelong learners.
The Senior School at Badminton is when girls develop their talents and begin intensive study at the highest levels.
Badminton has an outstanding record of achievement at GCSE. In 2022, 92% of all grades achieved by Year 11 in their GCSEs were A* - B and an amazing 80% of all grades were 9 - 7 (or A* - A).
In the recently published and highly influential Sunday Times “Parent Power” report, Badminton was once again in the top 20 Independent Schools for girls in the country and was ranked eighth best Independent School of any type in the south west.
We don’t compete in a negative way or hide our marks
from one another – we’re in it together, and that’s a good feeling.
Natalia, Year 9
We make sure girls are ready for examinations, but we do not test and test. Small class sizes mean we can really see how girls are getting on and we tailor our teaching to their needs and interests. The girls are competitive, but they compete with themselves as much as with each other. They are rightly proud of their success, and they see this as a product of the support they receive from staff and, crucially, from one another.