Phone +44 1258 452411
Name Bryanston School
Head Sarah Thomas
|DfE URN 113910 Tables|
Religion Church of England
Founder J. G. Jeffreys
Gender Mixed-sex education
|Motto Et nova et vetera(Both the new and the old)|
Type Public SchoolIndependent school
Location BryanstonBlandford ForumDorsetDT11 0PXEnglandCoordinates: 50°51′58″N 2°11′10″W / 50.866°N 2.186°W / 50.866; -2.186
Role Independent school in Blandford Forum, England
Address Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 0PX, United Kingdom
Similar Clayes Pre-Prep & Nursery, Milton Abbey School, St Mary's Shaftesbury, Shaftesbury School, Port Regis School
Bryanston School is a co-educational independent school for both day and boarding pupils, located next to the village of Bryanston, and near the town of Blandford Forum, in Dorset in South West England. It was founded in 1928. It occupies a palatial country house designed and built in 1889–94 by Richard Norman Shaw, the champion of a renewed academic tradition, for Viscount Portman, the owner of large tracts in the West End of London, in the early version of neo-Georgian style that Sir Edwin Lutyens called "Wrenaissance", to replace an earlier house, and is set in 400 acres (1.6 km2).
- Bryanston school
- Bryanston from the Sky
- Heads of Bryanston
- Old Bryanstonians
- Other information
Bryanston from the Sky
The school opened on 24 January 1928 with 23 pupils and seven members of staff. In 2004, the school had around 650 pupils and 80 teachers.
During the mid-1930s, Bryanston School was the location of Anglo-German youth camps where the Hitler Youth and Boy Scouts tried to develop links.
In 2005 the school was one of fifty of the country's leading independent schools which were found guilty of running an illegal price-fixing cartel.
In 2014 the school opened a new music building, the Tom Wheare Music School, designed by Hopkins Architects and named after a headteacher of Bryanston. The 300-seat concert hall was named after conductor Sir Mark Elder, who had been a pupil at the school. The interior of the building won a 2015 Wood Award.
The school has many facilities at the disposal of its pupils, including:
Heads of Bryanston
Alumni of the school are known as Old Bryanstonians; there is an alumni organisation called the Bryanston Society. "The Society exists to further the cause of Bryanston in the broadest possible sense. It aims to bring together the whole Bryanston family through social and sporting events."