King’s Bruton

King’s Bruton is a remarkable school with over 500 years of history. Life at King’s is full of variety and opportunities and where pupils enjoy a broad and challenging academic curriculum. 


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 most of our pupils going on to their first choice of university. Our hockey teams have reached 12 National Finals, there are over 70 pupils in our full Choir, whilst our 200-seat theatre is the venue for outstanding drama. Our thriving CCF is one of the oldest in the country, and over half of our senior pupils undertake Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards. 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.


The combination of King’s Bruton and Hazlegrove Prep School as a Foundation provides a busy, happy, and thriving community and we would be delighted to welcome you for a visit. 

“King’s Bruton combines an enviable pastoral heart with academic challenge and amazing opportunities.” Ian Wilmshurst, Headmaster

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 12 National Finals, there are over 70 pupils in our full Choir, our Chapel Choir sings 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, and over half of our senior pupils undertake Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

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Enquire about: King’s Bruton
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HeadMr Ian Wilmshurst
School TypeSenior co-education school
Senior Age Range13 - 18
AcademicGCSE: Yes
Alevel: Yes
Int'l Baccalaureate: No
Vocational A Levels and BTECs are taught in the Sixth Form
Boarding Fees From£12,686.00 per term
Forces Discount20%
Total Students360
Youngest Boarder13
Senior Boarders176
Int'l Students43
Closest Airport 1Bristol (56km)
Closest Airport 2Exeter (90km)
School AddressKing's Bruton
King's School
The Plox
Bruton
Somerset
BA10 0ED