Badminton School,

The Etherton Introduction to British Boarding course is based at Badminton School. The school is located in a secure, green campus in a residential area in Bristol, in the west of England. It is about two hours away from London and Heathrow Airport.

Badminton School is 160 years old. It is a top-ranking school, and includes Mrs Indira Ghandi, the first female Prime Minister of India, among its former pupils.

Badminton is a girl’s school, but our summer course is open to both boys and girls. Students will live in separate sections of a boarding house in the centre of the school. The teaching will take place in well-equipped classrooms and science laboratories within the school. Students will eat in the dining room, and use the school’s excellent sporting facilities.

The school’s beautiful campus is just ten minutes away from the centre of Bristol. Bristol has recently been voted the best place to live in Britain, and we will take advantage of the many attractions and facilities in the city. Students will be taken to visits at the theatre, science museum, zoo and shopping centres. We will also take students on trips to the nearby cities of Bath and Cardiff, as well as visiting Warwick Castle.

Courses available at Badminton School, Bristol

Introduction to British Boarding at Badminton School

2 and 4 Weeks
Ages 10-15

This four-week summer course is for international students aged 10-15 years and is built around the great qualities of British Boarding Schools.  The course has been created in co-operation between Etherton Education and Badminton School.  The course is taught by many Badminton School Staff.  Badminton is a girl’s school, but this elite summer course is ...

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By Road from M5: Junction 18, follow signs for A4 road and Bristol. You will pass under the M5 motorway and after approximately 1 mile there will be a traffic-light controlled junction. Turn left on to the A4162. After approximately 1 mile bear right towards Westbury on Trym and join the A4018 Falcondale Road towards Clifton. Falcondale Road leads into Westbury Road and after 1/4 mile Badminton School will be on your right.

By Rail: Railway Stations Bristol Parkway or Bristol Temple Meads, and then by taxi.
By Air: London Heathrow Airport - approximately 2 hours. London Gatwick Airport approximately 3 hours. Bristol Airport approximately 30 minutes.

SAT NAV - please use the postcode BS9 3BA