About Bromsgrove School
Bromsgrove School, founded in 1553 is a traditional English boarding school that values very highly the international dimension and the cosmopolitan atmosphere brought to the school by its overseas’ boarders and its summer school students.
In term-time, the school teaches over 1600 pupils (20% from overseas) and in the summer there are up to 400 residential students at anyone time from more than 15 different countries. The summer school runs for six weeks in July and August and is open to groups and individual students aged 8 to 17 for 2-4 week stays.
Bromsgrove (population: 30,000) is a medieval market town which is mentioned in the Doomsday Book and lies 18 km to the south of Birmingham, the UK’s second largest city.
Birmingham International Airport (BHX) is 25 km away and London Heathrow (LHR) is 170 km. The School is just a short walk from the town centre and the shops, cafés and local amenities and students are allowed to visit the town with parental agreement.
The School is set in extensive, safe, attractive grounds with excellent residential, educational and sporting facilities. On campus there are large spacious playing fields, tennis courts, astroturf pitches, a brand new indoor sports arena, a fitness centre and a 25m indoor heated swimming pool.
Students also have daytime and evening access to the student café (“Café 1553”) where hot and cold snacks and drinks are available and students are encouraged to socialize with each other.
Students are accommodated in 6 different boarding houses, which are located on or close to the main campus (see campus map). Each house has between 60-100 beds in different-sized rooms of 1–6 beds per room.
Kids are generally accommodated in 2–6 bedded rooms and Teens in 1–4 bedded rooms. Group Leaders have single rooms unless otherwise requested. The School provides bed linen and towels and a twice-weekly laundry service for all items of clothing.
Girls and boys are accommodated either in different boarding houses or on separate floors of the same boarding house with their own communal bathrooms containing toilets, showers and washbasins. There is a common room or “House Hall” in each boarding house where students can relax, socialize with each other, watch TV or DVDs, play cards or board games…all under the watchful eye of Bromsgrove School pastoral staff.
The School has a large self-service dining room and provides the students with 3 wholesome meals each day.
Breakfast is continental during the week and cooked at the weekend. Lunch and dinner consist of soup with bread, pasta bar, a main dish, vegetables, salad bar, desserts, fresh fruit basket. In addition, drinks and snacks are provided during the day.
Packed meals are provided for full-day excursions, late arrivals and early departures and there is a weekly barbeque (weather permitting!).