Joining Bruern

Joining Process

The joining process for Bruern is somewhat lengthy – and rightly so, given the School's small size and specialist nature – but it can be summarised as the three-stage process outlined below.

If you would like the full admissions policy, please go to the Policies section of this website.

  1. The parents of prospective boys come to visit the School, meet the Headmaster for half an hour and then have a thorough tour of the School. It is also at this stage that prospective parents should supply the School with an up-to-date Educational Psychologist's report and any recent school reports.
  2. If they like what they see, they can then register their son for one of our assessment mornings; these happen on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the year. The assessment involves a boy coming to visit Bruern, doing some English and Maths, being taken on a tour and chatting with our Head of Learning Support. Often the boy is invited to spend the rest of the day with us (if a day pupil) and to stay overnight (if a potential boarder).
  3. Following this, an offer may be made or a boy may be invited back for a further taster visit if it is felt necessary by Bruern. This final stage helps the School to confirm both that the prospective pupil would benefit from coming to Bruern, and that the boy in question would enjoy his time here.

For further information, please contact Debbie Swift, Admissions Registrar, on admissions@bruernabbey.org or complete our short enquiry form below to register your interest and we will be in touch.

Click here to download a registration form