Bromsgrove School – Bromsgrove, B61 7DU
Bromsgrove School is one of the finest independent schools in Britain and is also a huge part of Bromsgrove’s heritage. The School’s facilities are exceptional and it has recently invested in a new £multi-million sports and Leisure facility. This includes a 25-metre swimming pool plus a state-of-the-art fitness suite, two dance studios, two squash courts, six floodlit outdoor netball/tennis courts, an outdoor floodlit artificial pitch, a four-court sports hall and an eight-court sports arena with stadium seating.
The Good Schools Guide proclaims that Bromsgrove “inhabits the academic stratosphere”, enjoys “oustanding leadership” and “outstanding sport”. Official inpectors OFSTED rate both Senior and Prep School as “outstanding.” Bromsgrove School is in the top ten (sometimes top five) of all British coeducational boarding/day schools in the league tables of educational attainment.
The school, which has around 1500 students, was first used as an ancient chantry school in the middle-ages. Between 1548 and 1553 the school was re-established as a Tudor Grammar School and in 1693 received generous endowment from Sir Thomas Cookes which enabled them to build on the current site. The school was moved to Wales during the Second World War, whilst its buildings were used by British Government Departments. In recent years the school has grown due to the amount people who are interested in what it offers and the excellent standards set by its current pupils. Set back, away from the roads in 100 acres of grounds, Bromsgrove School provides tuition for both resident and international students and both have the opportunity to board at the school.