King's Bruton

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King’s greatly values its relationship with parents, from the first exploratory contact with the School, throughout their sons' and daughters' school career, and often beyond.

This website will tell you much of what King’s has to offer, but it is no substitute for coming to see for yourself. A personal visit, where you will be able to speak with members of staff and with pupils, will help you to appreciate the unique character of King’s. Prospective pupils and parents are warmly encouraged to visit. There are two ways to do this:

An Open Morning

This is a group visit and is a good way to see the School for the first time. We hold one Open Morning per term when you will be shown around the School by a 6th Form pupil, and the Headmaster will give a talk on his aims and ethos of the School. You will also have the opportunity to meet many other members of staff who will be able to answer any questions you may have.

Sign up for our next Open Morning 
Saturday 25th January - 9:30am here.

An Individual Family Visit

An individual family visit will give you the opportunity to look around the School with a pupil and to meet senior staff who can answer all your specific academic and pastoral questions. During your visit you will meet with the Headmaster as well as a Housemaster/Housemistress who will show you around their boarding houses. If there are other members of staff whom you wish to see (such as the Director of Sport, Director of Music or Head of Learning Support) please ask when you make the appointment. To arrange a visit, please contact the Registrar via email or on 01749 814251.

Registration

Registration reserves a place at King’s for your son or daughter. To register, please complete a registration form and return it to the Registrar with the £100 registration fee (Hazlegrove families are exempt from paying the fee). If you have not yet visited the School at the point of registration, you will need to book a visit to meet with the Headmaster, a Housemaster or Housemistress and have a tour of the School.

Reports and Predicted Grades: In the October prior to your child’s expected entry to King’s or after registration if this is later, King’s will request a report from their current school, to include predicted results in their public exams if applicable (such as Common Entrance or GCSE). The report forms part of the process for making formal offers of places.

Learning Support

King’s has a dedicated Learning Support Department which caters for a variety of learning requirements. During the Admissions process, we will ask you if your child requires additional learning support and will request learning support reports from previous schools. Your child will be asked to come in for an assessment with our learning support team to ensure we are capable of fully supporting the needs of your child so they thrive at King’s. King’s does reserve the right to not offer a place to a pupil who we feel we cannot support to maximum effect.

Entrance Examinations

Candidates for 3rd Form (Year 9) and academic scholarship candidates (3rd Form and 6th Form) sit entrance examinations. Scholarship examinations are usually taken at King’s. Please see the Scholarships and Awards page on this website for more details. Candidates for 4th and 6th Form entry (Years 10 and 12) do not usually sit entrance examinations and offers are based on the school reports, GCSE grades or equivalent (for Year 12 entry) and where possible an informal interview with the Headmaster. Please see the Admissions Policy page of the website for more details.

Offer of a Place

Formal offers are made in writing on the basis of an interview with the Headmaster, or Deputy Head, and school reports. We ask you to complete the Parent/School contract acceptance form and return it to us with the acceptance deposit (details on the fees page of the website). This process then guarantees your child’s place at King’s. (Where a conditional offer is made, those conditions have to be met before the place is finally guaranteed).

Starting at King's Bruton

Prior to your child starting at King’s, you will receive both printed and digital information. Hard copy material will be mailed to parents and you will also be provided with details to log into the School Portal, where you will find relevant emails and updates about your child joining King’s.

House Allocation

Parents are welcome to advise us of their preference for a boarding house and where possible, preferences will be taken into account. Parents are welcome to revisit the School if they wish to see more boarding houses. There are three girls’ and four boys’ houses. All day pupils belong to one of the “boarding” houses and will have their own desk in the house. Once your child is registered and allocated a boarding house you may prefer to contact the Housemaster or Housemistress

Uniform

Information about school uniform can be found below.

The online shops for purchasing school uniform and sportswear can be found here.

Term Dates

Please click here for term dates.

 

Brexit and EU/EEA Pupils at King’s Bruton

With the deadline of 31st October looming for the UK’s departure from the Europe Union there remains uncertainty as to the future status and visa requirements of EU/EEA pupils studying at King’s Bruton.

Post Brexit, King’s Bruton will continue to welcome European pupils and encourage applications from interested families. Our European and International pupils bring great benefits to the School in all aspects of school life.

We have never differentiated school fees between UK, European or International pupils and will continue to ensure the fees remain consistent across all nationalities.

Although the political landscape around Brexit changes frequently, as of 30th August 2019 the situation for EU/EEA citizen studying in the UK is as follows but may be subject to change based on the outcome of any deal, or ‘no deal’.

  • The UK currently remains a member state of the European Union 
  • You continue to benefit from EU free movement rights, meaning you enter and study in the UK without requiring immigration permission.
  • The UK government intends to end free movement after 31st October 2019.
  • Your status will not be affected immediately if you are already studying at King’s Bruton prior to Brexit day on 31st October 2019.
  • If you wish to remain studying in the UK beyond 31st December 2020, you will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme which is a new requirement in immigration law which asks EEA citizens to register the fact that they study in the UK and apply for the right to continue to study in the UK after free movement between the UK and the EU has ended.  Registration will need to happen between the introduction of the process and, at latest, 30th June 2021.
  • If an EU/EEA child wishes to study at King’s Bruton after 31st December 2020, a system of immigration controls and constraints for EEA citizens are likely to be implemented after Brexit.
  • Students are likely to be treated the same as non-EEA students if first arriving after 31st December 2020 with an amended version of the current immigration rules in place. (Tier 4 Visa)

Currently there are no requirements for EU/EEA pupils to have visas until after 31st December 2020.

We will continue to update the situation regarding EU/EEA pupils as more information is released.

All EU/EEA pupils studying at King’s Bruton will be provided a hard copy letter of confirmation from the Headmaster indicating they are full time students at the School to help ease transit through immigration control.

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