King's Bruton

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King’s Bruton is a remarkable school community with over 500 years of history. We are blessed with a wonderful location in South Somerset. There are 350 pupils at King’s and the key to our success, and increasing popularity, is to combine our relatively small size with a high quality education.

In recent years we have had outstanding GCSE, A Level and BTEC results with the vast majority of our pupils going on to their first choice of university. Our hockey teams have reached many National Finals with our U16 girls winning the English Schools' National Indoor Hockey Championships. There are over 70 pupils in our full Choir, our Chapel Choir sing Evensong in regional cathedrals every term, whilst our 200-seat theatre is the venue for outstanding drama. Our thriving CCF is one of the oldest in the country, whilst over half of our senior pupils undertake Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

I asked a pupil to describe King’s Bruton to me in three words and she said, without hesitation, "Caring. Community. Happy". I would like to add, "Quality. Excellence. Achievement". Your son and daughter will not be allowed to drift, to hide or to get lost at King’s.

As Headmaster I set myself two challenges: I want all pupils to leave King’s saying firstly, "I enjoyed School" and secondly, "I couldn’t have done any more". This can be seen in our alumni films  here.

King’s pupils are encouraged to respect themselves and others, to adopt a positive attitude, and to strive to be the best they can be. Pupils leave here confident but not arrogant and fully prepared to contribute to life beyond the School gates. King’s is a busy, happy and thriving community and we would be delighted to welcome you for a visit, I am confident that you will be impressed.

Ian Wilmshurst, Headmaster


I feel that the GSG review captures what makes King’s Bruton such a successful and popular school. I concur with their conclusion that King’s is a "small historical bastion of a school that is absolutely booming in the 21st century."

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