Bramdean School, Exeter

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name = Bramdean School

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street = Richmond Lodge Homefield Road
city = Heavitree Exeter
county = Devon
country = England
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ofsted = 113562
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enrollment = 154
gender = Mixed-sex education
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Bramdean School, Exeter is an independent school situated in Heavitree, Exeter.

Bramdean School is a non-selective mixed independent school of 200 pupils located in Heavitree, Exeter, Devon. It is well-known for its traditional values, family atmosphere, small classes, Concert & Chapel Choir, and sporting activities. Sporting coaches include Javier Martin Cortes, former La Liga Barcelona FC Academy coach, Keith Brown, former vice-captain MCCC Lords, English Cricket Board, National Cricket Coach Initiative and Jill Stone, former country champion, junior Wimbledon player, and development coach Lawn Tennis Association. The school moto "Tenax et Fortis" translates as "steadfast and courageous".

A recent Ofsted inspection concluded that 'academic achievement is excellent'. The overall assessment of the school was:

"Bramdean is a highly successful, harmonious school where the pupils are well-mannered, happy and achieve very high standards. Academic attainment is excellent and there are very good opportunities for the development of sporting, artistic and musical talents. The school has a good range of specialist teaching areas and a well qualified staff who enable pupils to make good progress. The strong family atmosphere contributes to the pupils’ sense of belonging and the good level of care which they are shown. The school is very well led and managed."

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* Headmaster: Tony Connett
* Principal: Diane Stoneman

Members of the Common Room

Mrs S. Al-Sadoon B.Sc.(Hons), Life Sciences, PGCE Primary Ed.

Mrs S. Albertyn B.A.(Hons), Maths & Ph.Ed. Rhodes University, RSA. Cert. Ed.

Mrs P. Capron B.Ed., University of Exeter

Dr G. A. Eloff Phd., University of the Orange Free State, M.Sc (Physics) B.Sc., Graduate Certificate of Secondary Education

Mrs C. Fouracre B.Ed.(Hons), English, Middlesex University, London

Mrs J. Garton B.A.(Hons), Cheltenham College of Art & Design

Mr A. Gibbs B.Sc.(Hons), Biology, University of Durham, PGCE, EXON

Dr P. R. Marino B.Ed., M.Ed., M.Phil., Ph.D., LTCL, LRSM, PGCE (Music), FRSA

Mrs J. Matthews B.Ed.(Hons), French, Nottingham University

Mrs H. Powell B.A. (Hons), German & French, PGCE, University of Exeter

Mrs B. J. Prior Cert. Ed., Avery Hill

Mr J. Rawlings Barrister, B.Mus., PgDipL

Mrs K. Tayler B.A.(Hons), East Anglia University, PGCE

Mrs N. Twibill B.Ed.(Hons), Council for National Academic Awards

Mr S. Vallely B.Ed., West Midlands College of Higher Education

Games Department

Mr K. Brown Middlesex C.C.C. 1983 - 1998. Vice-Captain 1997 - 1998. ECB Level 3 Cricket Coach, R.F.U. Qualified Coach, RLSS Life Saving Certificate

Mr J. Martin Former coach Barcelona FC Football Academy, B.Sc.(Hons), University of Madrid Sports and Physical Education, M.Sc. Politechnique of Madrid (U.P.C.), PGCE, NPLQ Pool Rescue and Supervision

Mrs J. Stone Cert. Ed., General Studies, Dorset Institute of Higher Education, Southampton University


Mr T. Phillips B.A. Mus (Hons), Mus 'B (Cantab), FRCO, ARCM

Performing Arts

Ms T. Euridge RAD Ballet, I STD Modern, ISTD Tap, Freestyle Jazz

Mr I. Trafford B.A.(Hons), Exeter University PGCE English & Drama, Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts

School Secretary

Mrs K. Abraham N.A.

Many of the teachers above continue their subject into A-Level and new courses are available to choose including Sociology and Law.There are visiting peripatetics for musical instruments including woodwind, brass, string and piano, percussion. There is a residential matron (t.b.c) and kitchen staff helping the pupils at the school to maintain good health.

External links

* [ School website]

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