Badminton School is an independent boarding, weekly boarding and day school for girls aged 3-18 years, located on a 20-acre campus in the heart of the attractive University City of Bristol. The school combines excellent facilities and teaching standards with a friendly atmosphere and a strong emphasis on pastoral care. The strong community ethos means that Badminton consistently achieves impressive academic results. The school is currently ranked 12th in the Daily Telegraph league tables, has a 100% pass rate at A level and over the past eight years has achieved the highest results of any school in the South West. The community spirit of the school also encourages girls to develop as individuals, to pursue their own interests and achieve their goals, and not to be afraid of a challenge. Pastoral care is very important at Badminton where the happiness and welfare of the girls is paramount. There are 430 pupils and the small community and class sizes ensure that the school is able to focus on all girls as individuals. Girls are taught that other people matter, their respect and support for each other goes right to the heart of the school's ethos. Badminton is also focused on ensuring that girls realise their potential. The Sixth Form is run like an undergraduate community with strong pastoral care, extra freedom and responsibilities and students occupy a separate Sixth Form Centre. For the younger pupils, Badminton Junior School, in preparation for the Senior School, provides a healthy balance between academic and recreational activities with plenty ofopportunity for creativity and physical exercise. With 100% of students offered university places, Badminton girls embark on a variety of careers including medicine, science, law, journalism and performing arts. Badminton does not turn out stereotypes. By the time they leave school, the girls are confident and caring team players, but most importantly they are secure individuals, comfortable in their own skin and ready to contribute to society. Ten top reasons to come to Badminton: 1. The school community is supportive and caring. Girls are encouraged to be themselves and develop their own talents and interests. 2. Class sizes are small and everyone is well known and well supported. 3. Academic results are outstanding. 4. Boarders and day girls are fully integrated at Badminton. Day girls benefit from the boarding community at the school and the boarders enjoy having friends at school and locally. 5. The school has excellent facilities on site, so no time is wasted travelling. 6. Badminton staff are inspirational. They challenge the girls to question concepts and to think independently. 7. Badminton girls are characteristically friendly, confident and fun and their individuality is valued 8. Life is very busy at Badminton. Everyone is encouraged to make the most of the opportunities available. 9. Badminton girls make lifelong friendships with friends who come from all corners of the world. 10. The food at the school is delicious - we won Waitrose and The Daily Telegraph's Award for Most Improved School Dinners in the UK.