Bruern Abbey's system of truly flexible boarding recognises that for three quarters of Bruern boys, they've found the right school but a daily commute is not realistic. It offers, for those parents who wish it, a choice of one to four nights of boarding in the peace, security and beauty of the Oxfordshire countryside, without compromising their three nights and a full weekend of family life at home. Far from fumes and traffic, boys are able to concentrate fully on their studies from Monday to Friday, and to take advantage of all that Bruern has to offer.
The School also welcomes day boys, who arrive by 8.15 a.m. (9.00 a.m. on Monday) and are free to return home at 6.10 p.m., except on Friday, when they are free at 3. 45 p.m.
For London pupils the School operates every week its own bus which, at a published charge, collects boys early on Monday morning from near Sloane Square and Marble Arch as well as from selected stops on the A40/M4. It returns them, again against the flow of traffic, by 6.00 p.m. on a Friday afternoon, in time for the weekend.
Whether boys choose to board one night a week or four, regularly or occasionally, Bruern Abbey offers both parents and their sons a truly convenient and flexible form of schooling, designed to meet each family's particular circumstances and requirements.
In addition to its facilities in Oxfordshire the School has the use of a large manor house complex in France (known by the boys as "Bruern South") which dates from 1625 and is located on a hilltop in the Loire Valley not far from Chinon. The region is of course one of great cultural and historical interest and full use is made of the property as a base for the boys' annual trips to France.