Joining

The admissions process for Bruern is somewhat lengthy – and rightly so, given the School's small size and specialist nature – but it can be summarized as the three-stage process outlined below. If you would like the full admissions policy, please go to the policies section of this website.

  1. The parents of prospective boys come to visit the School, meet the Headmaster for half an hour and then have a thorough tour of the School.
  2. If parents like what they see, they can then register their son for one of our assessment mornings; these happen on Wednesdays throughout the year. The morning involves a boy coming to visit Bruern, doing some English and Maths, being taken on a tour and chatting with our SENCo. It is also at this stage that prospective parents should supply the School with an up-to-date Educational Psychologist's report and any recent school reports. On consideration of the work produced, conduct noted during the assessment morning, information supplied and discussions with the parents, the boy will either be offered or refused a provisional place at Bruern.
  3. All offers are provisional, as prospective pupils must then attend a taster day. This involves their coming to Bruern for a full school day, including an overnight stay (unless the pupil in question will be a day boy) and experiencing Bruern life at first hand. This final stage helps the School to confirm both that the prospective pupil would benefit from coming to Bruern, and that the boy in question would enjoy his time here.
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