Tatler Schools Guide 2022 highlights pupil satisfaction, public benefit activities and our education for life

September 13, 2021


Bradfield hasn’t just taught me how to make a living, it’s taught me to make a difference.



The College is delighted to feature in the Tatler Schools Guide 2022, receiving not just a glowing review from the publication themselves but also from the Bradfield pupils quoted by Tatler. The review recognises our series of public benefit partnerships and reveals what our pupils think about life at Bradfield.

Read the full review below:

Nestled in the scenic Pang Valley, much of the original Bradfield village has evolved into classrooms, with pupils taught in traditional brick and flint buildings. The impression is idyllically rural, with pupils concurring: ‘It’s one of the most beautiful schools in the country. We can forget when we wake up here every morning quite how lucky we are.’ But Bradfield is an outward-looking school that is determined to share its advantages: last year, 31 local state schools benefitted from its facilities, and 15 per cent of pupils received fee assistance amounting to £2.2m. As one bursary recipient told an assembly, ‘Bradfield hasn’t just taught me how to make a living, it’s taught me to make a difference.’ It is famous for its pupils’ sporting prowess: last year top athletes won coveted tennis and football scholarships to US universities, whilst leading artists secured Art Foundation places at UAL. Pastoral care is the beating heart of the school: first-year students board together in the popular Faulkner’s House, and family-friendly boarding allows pupils home for Saturday and Sunday nights. A series of exciting developments are in the offing, including a neighbouring church being converted into a flexible learning hub with a library, collaborative learning spaces and a café. No wonder applications are rising year on year.