Bruern Abbey Senior School

“Teachers who really take the time to get to know the pupils and create a unique environment.”

Bruern Abbey Senior School Parent 2023

Bruern Abbey Senior School is a boys-only weekly boarding and day school. The school is based in the small village of Chilton, Buckinghamshire, a 20-minute drive from the Bruern Prep School site, and situated with excellent transport links to London.

The weekly structure will allow for a busy action-packed week between Monday morning and Friday afternoon, whilst also offering the boys a full weekend with their families.

In many respects, Bruern Abbey Senior School will be similar to a traditional public school for boys aged 13 to 16, with breadth to the curriculum, including GCSEs and other nationally recognised qualifications, full and varied sports, and co-curricular programmes coupled with Bruern’s outstanding pastoral care.

Key Facts

Academically, Bruern Abbey Senior School will prepare its students for success in their 16+ exams and preparation for life beyond, by offering the following differences from traditional senior schooling:

  • An enhanced focus on literacy and numeracy: the school will offer more English and Maths lessons than other standard senior schools for all pupils.

  • Small classes allowing pupils more individual attention in class.

  • Subject options that allow boys with specific learning difficulties to thrive, including a strong focus on entrepreneurship, coursework assessed subjects and hands-on learning.

    A bespoke timetable that avoids the traditional pitfalls of large amounts of independent study in the evenings.

    The extensive use of IT as a tool with which to deliver the curriculum, and support pupils in their learning.

In line with the prep school, Bruern Senior is committed to providing a tailored education in inspiring surroundings and maintains high expectations for all boys’ academic futures. Bespoke and expert teaching coupled with a broad appreciation of the value of an all-round education, enhances boys’ self-esteem thereby creating an atmosphere conducive to success.

John Floyd, Executive Head, Bruern Abbey School