Beyond the Classroom

Beyond the Classroom

Being a Bruern boy should not mean that you miss out on all the fun. Bruern Senior should give the boys a chance to experience all facets of Bruern life. Some of these opportunities are listed below but the list is not exhaustive.

Music lessons and weekly music recitals

The boys will benefit from our pre-existing musical network of peripatetic musicians. Boys currently have the option to learn many different musical instruments: for example, drums, trumpet, saxophone, bass guitar, piano, French horn, singing and organ. They also have the chance to showcase their musical skills on a weekly basis when parents may come to formal dinner.

Bruern Senior Choir

Bruern will have a weekly candle lit choral evensong on Wednesday evenings in the beautiful St. Mary’s Chilton which adjoins the school.

Duke of Edinburgh Awards

This will allow 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. 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 Senior School 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.


The boys will have four hour-long games sessions each week in which they will play rugby, football, and cricket as well as having the option of swimming, athletics, riding, clay pigeon shooting and cross country running.

Mentoring programme of younger Bruern boys

Senior boys may return to the prep school site to mentor younger pupils and assist in sport and at Chapel services and formal dinners.

Clubs and Activities

A myriad of clubs will include art, DT, pottery, debating, cookery, polo, golf and cycling.

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.