Bredon School

About Bredon School

Bredon School

Bredon School is a mainstream independent day and boarding school situated in Gloucestershire.  Specialist Dyslexic teaching is offered for children aged 8 to 18 years old.  English and Maths lessons are taught daily in average class sizes of 12.  Our outstanding academic, vocational and professional pathways enable all of our pupils to embark on learning journeys that suit their individual strengths. Bredon School is CReSTeD-accredited and holds designated DSP (Dyslexia Specialist Provision) status.

The inspiring location, wide-ranging curriculum and vast outdoor environment, enables all students to find an area in which to shine; whether that is on the school farm, within the forest school, out on the sports fields, taking part in outdoor education and adventure activities, or joining their thriving CCF. The opportunities are endless.

Students join Bredon School from the local area, the UK and the wider world, and come together to form a vibrant community of learners who are socially and morally responsible and who support one another on the journey towards becoming happy, healthy, confident and capable young people.

Bredon School welcomes applications from overseas pupils and they guarantee a warm and friendly welcome. The school is currently home to students from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East and they embrace the differences that each new pupil brings. As well as providing Bredon pupils with language skills for life, Bredon School will prepare them for college and university by providing full EAL support and guidance.

Boarding at Bredon School

Pupils can board with Bredon School from the age of nine years old and the boarding staff are sympathetic to the needs of all boarders and will help pupils to access and use the School’s Skype facilities to contact home.

The school offers a full boarding arrangement, which includes weekends, or Flexi-boarding which is booked in advance and charged per night. They also offer ‘day boarding’, which enables day students to stay at school until 7 pm to complete their prep or join an activity and have supper.

The school aims to provide a happy family atmosphere for all boarders, where everyone feels safe and can relax or study in a homely atmosphere. Over 40% of pupils board with the school in some capacity so the boarding environment is both busy and vibrant.


Type of School Co-educational
School Address Bredon School, Pull Court, Bushley, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 6AH
Number of Pupils 243
Number of Boarders 112
International Boarders 10
Age Range 7-18
Religious Tradition Church of England
Distance from Airports

Bristol International Airport – 62.8 miles (1 hour 24 minutes)

Heathrow – 112 miles (2 hours 18 minutes)

Distance from London

125 miles (2 hours 50 minutes by car)

School Links

Part of the Cavendish Education Group

Educational Programmes


Co-Curricular Programmes

As well as a full range of sports, clubs and activities, Duke of Edinburgh Awards’ programmes and a specialist ‘Forest School’ for agriculture and forestry, Bredon offers an interesting and varied schedule of extra-curricular activities, trips and excursions to join in with at the weekends.