Bruern Abbey Senior School

To allow even more boys to benefit from Bruern’s unique offering, we are delighted to be opening Bruern Senior School from September 2022. At Bruern, we firmly believe that learning difficulties should not preclude academic success, and through expanding our provision we will provide boys with invaluable support throughout their GCSEs and beyond.

Bruern Abbey Senior School will be a boys-only weekly boarding and day school. The site will be based in the small village of Chilton in Buckinghamshire, a 20-minute drive from the current Bruern Abbey School site, and situated with excellent transport links to London. The centre of the school is a Georgian manor house that was built in 1740. The school benefits from impressive grounds, as well as the use of the associated barns, stable block and clock tower to provide inspiring classroom spaces.

The school’s weekly structure will allow for a busy action-packed week between 9 am on Monday morning and 5 pm on Friday afternoon, whilst also offering the boys a full weekend with their families.

In many respects, Bruern Seniors 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.

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, Head of Bruern Abbey

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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 of ten boys or fewer, 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