Joining Bruern

Virtual Joining Process

During these unprecedented times we have amended our admissions process to ensure families who are considering Bruern Abbey for their son can still receive the information they need and meet with our Head and Registrar, albeit virtually. Find out more about our virtual joining process.

Standard 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. For more detail you can read the full admissions policy.

  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, parents can register their son for one of our assessment mornings by completing and returning the registration form. These assessment mornings happen on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the year and involve involve the 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, or to stay overnight if a potential boarder.
  3. Following this, an offer may be made or the 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 he would benefit from coming to Bruern, and that he would enjoy his time here.

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

School Visits

While Bruern Abbey School is closed due to government advice for all UK schools, unfortunately it will not be possible to visit us in person. However, Admissions is still open, and we are still encouraging families who are interested in joining the school this September or later on to get in touch or complete our enquiry form. We will follow up to provide you with all the information you need and to schedule a virtual meeting. Find out more about our virtual joining process.