Beyond the Classroom

“Friendly and calm learning environment. Teaching boys to recognise their own strengths and to grow into becoming confident, talented young gentlemen.”

Bruern Abbey Senior School Parent 2023

Beyond the Classroom


A myriad of clubs include Art, DT, Cookery, Computer Programming, Beginner’s Greek, Crafts and Film club. Parents are able to make their selections through our Activity forms.

Duke of Edinburgh

The programme allows boys at Bruern Senior School to gain recognition for their endeavours outside the classroom, as well as being the impetus to try new activities and put themselves outside their comfort zones. As such, we do encourage all boys in the Third Form to participate. The programme will develop their communication, commitment, leadership and ability to work as part of a team. Boys will make a difference to other people’s lives and their community, become fitter, healthier and stronger, develop strong friendships and make long-lasting memories. Bruern will offer the Bronze Award to all pupils and, on completion of the Bronze Award, boys will have the opportunity to complete the Silver Award.

Music lessons and weekly music recitals

The boys benefit from our pre-existing musical network of peripatetic musicians and private lessons in the following are available at the school. They also have the chance to showcase their musical skills on a weekly basis when parents are invited to formal dinner.

  • Piano

  • Drums

  • Guitar

  • Trumpet

  • French Horn

  • Singing

  • Violin

  • Saxophone

  • Bass guitar

Other instruments may be available on request

Bruern Ignite Lectures

This is a series of career talks and workshops which all boys will attend. Boys will gain insight from a variety of leaders in different sectors. These talks and workshops will open the boys’ eyes to the opportunities available to them beyond school and/or university, and demonstrate to them the relevance of their studies, thereby increasing their motivation.