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Bryanston School is an independent public school in Blandford, north Dorset, near the village of Bryanston. It was founded in 1928. It occupies a palatial country house designed in the late nineteenth century by Richard Norman Shaw for Viscount Portman. It is set in 400 acres (1.6 km²) in the very heart of Dorset and has over 600 pupils. An independent school in the United Kingdom is a school that relies for all or most of its funding on non-governmental sources. ... The town hall Blandford Forum, or Blandford is a town on the River Stour in Dorset, England. ... Dorset (pronounced DOR-sit or [dÉ”.sÉ™t], and sometimes in the past called Dorsetshire) is a county in the south-west of England, on the English Channel coast. ... Bryanston is a village in north Dorset, England, situated on the River Stour one mile west of Blandford Forum. ... 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... For the Blur single, see Country House (song). ... House in Frognal, 1885 Richard Norman Shaw (Edinburgh May 7, 1831 – London November 17, 1912), was the most influential British architect from the 1870s to the 1900s, known for his country houses and for commercial buildings. ... The title of Viscount Portman was created in the Peerage of the United Kingdom in 1873. ...


Bryanston is a member of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference and the Eton Group. It has a reputation as being quite a liberal and artistic school (using elements of the Dalton Plan) that puts the student very much at the forefront of what they wish to pursue and achieve. This philosophy was largely backed up by the last headmaster, Tom Wheare. Wheare retired from the Head of Bryanston at the end of the 2005 school year to make way for Sarah Thomas, who started in September 2005. The Headmasters and Headmistresses Conference (HMC) is an association of the head teachers of 242 leading day and boarding independent boys and coeducational schools in the United Kingdom, Crown dependencies and the Republic of Ireland. ... The Eton Group consists of twelve leading independent schools (Eton College, Bryanston School, Dulwich College, Highgate School, Kings College School Wimbledon, Kings School, Canterbury, Marlborough College, St Pauls School, Sherborne School, Tonbridge School, University College School Hampstead, and Westminster School). ... Liberalism is an ideology, philosophical view, and political tradition which holds that liberty is the primary political value. ... The Dalton Plan is an educational concept created by Helen Parkhurst. ... Tom D. Wheare, a British school teacher and headmaster. ... Sarah Thomas is Head of Bryanston School (in Dorset, England) since September 2005. ...


The school originally opened on 24 January 1928 with 23 pupils and seven members of staff. In 2004, the school had around 650 pupils and 80 teachers. January 24 is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The school's motto is Et nova et vetera (Latin for "both new and old"), and the school's colours are yellow and blue. Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ...


The school currently has no uniform, although it does have a dress code:

  • Boys up to Lower 6th Form(A3) are required to wear a polo shirt and dark trousers
  • Girls up to Lower 6th Form (A3) are required to wear the same as the boys, with the option of a skirt.
  • Boys in 6th Form (A3/A2) can wear any colour trousers and a polo shirt or button-up shirt
  • Girls in 6th Form (A3/A2) can wear the same as the boys of the same year groups, with the option of a skirt.

The school estate has Europe's tallest London Plane tree (48.16m). This tree may also be England's tallest deciduous tree. Binomial name Platanus x hispanica Muenchh. ...


Each year, the JACT Ancient Greek Summer School is held at Bryanston; the school has thus played host to many of the United Kingdom's classicists, both as teachers and pupils. Note: This article contains special characters. ...

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Sports

Bryanston has a notable First XV rugby team, whom had, as of 18th December 2006, lost one match in roughly two and a half years


Heads of Bryanston

1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Thorold Coade, a British school teacher and headmaster. ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Tom D. Wheare, a British school teacher and headmaster. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sarah Thomas is Head of Bryanston School (in Dorset, England) since September 2005. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Notable Old Bryanstonians

The sculptor Sir Anthony Caro was a school parent in the 1970s and exhibited at the school in Sculpture, a spectator sport? to celebrate the school's 75th anniversary in 2003. Prince Alastair of Connaught (Alastair Arthur Windsor), (August 9, 1914-April 26, 1942) was a member of the British Royal Family, a great grandson of Queen Victoria. ... Members of the Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after the Trooping the Colour ceremony Close relatives of the monarch of the United Kingdom are known by the appellation The Royal Family. ... Frederick Sanger, OM, CH, CBE, FRS (born 13 August 1918) is an English biochemist and a two time Nobel laureate in Chemistry. ... Biochemistry is the study of the chemical processes and transformations in living organisms. ... Nobel Prize medal. ... Several notable individuals have been named Michael Yates: Michael Yates (television designer) (1919-2001) English television, opera, and stage designer Michael Yates (economist) (living) American economist and labor educator Category: ... Adrian Heath (1920–1992) was a 20th century British painter. ... The Painters Room, 1943, private collection. ... Sir Robert Anthony Bevis Durant, also known as Tony Durant, was a member of the Conservative Party, and was Member of Parliament for Reading North from 1974-83. ... Sir Terence Orby Conran (born in Esher Surrey on October 4, 1931) is an English designer, restaurateur, retailer and writer. ... Drummond Matthews (UK) was a key contributer to the theory of plate tectonics. ... World geologic provinces Oceanic crust  0-20 Ma  20-65 Ma  >65 Ma Geologic provinces  Shield  Platform  Orogen  Basin  Large igneous province  Extended crust Geology (from Greek γη- (ge-, the earth) and λογος (logos, word, reason))[1] is the science and study of the solid matter of a celestial body, its composition... ‹ The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... Sir Gordon Howard Eliot Hodgkin (born August 6, 1932) is a British painter and printmaker. ... Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy (born 1933) is a British author, known for biographies, including one of Alfred Kinsey, and books of social history on the British nanny and public school system. ... Quinlan Terry (born 1937) is a notable British architect. ... The Right Honourable Nicholas Addison Phillips, Baron Phillips of Worth Matravers, PC (born 21 January 1938) is a British judge who was Master of the Rolls since 2000 and has been Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales since 1 October 2005. ... The Master of the Rolls is the third most senior judge of England, the Lord Chancellor of Great Britain traditionally being first and the Lord Chief Justice second. ... The Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales was, historically, the second-highest judge of the Courts of England and Wales, after the Lord Chancellor. ... In the music business, Simon Napier-Bell (born 1939) has been bandboy, manager, producer, songwriter, journalist and author. ... John Nissen is an inventor and technologist. ... Gardiner conducting Sir John Eliot Gardiner (born April 20, 1943, Fontmell, Dorset, England) is a prominent British conductor most famous for his performances of Baroque music on period instruments. ... Julian Charles Prendergast Vereker (7 May 1945 – 14 January 2000) was a British audio electronics engineer. ... Mark Elder (born 2 June 1947 in Hexham, England) is an English conductor. ... Robert Saxton (born 1953 in London) is a British composer. ... Kwame Anthony Appiah (1954-) is a philosopher whose interests include political and moral theory, the philosophy of language and mind, and African intellectual history. ... Hugh was born in 1954, in Accra in Ghana. ... Jonathan P. Bowen FBCS FRSA (born 1956) is a British computer scientist and is Professor of Computing at London South Bank University where he heads the Centre for Applied Formal Methods in the Institute for Computing Research. ... Jasper Morrison (born 1959) is an English product and furniture designer. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Saira is an author, reporter and documentary filmmaker. ... The Anglo-Afghan author Tahir Shah (born in London, 16 November 1966) and educated at Bryanston School, Dorset, England. ... Ben Fogle (born 1973) is a British television presenter and travel writer. ... Emilia Rose Elizabeth Fox (born July 31, 1974 in London, England) is an actress and the daughter of Edward Fox and Joanna David. ... Princess Haya of Jordan (Arabic: ھيا) (born May 3, 1974) is a daughter of late King Hussein I of Jordan and the current second wife of the Sheikh of Dubai. ... Hussein bin Talal (Arabic: ; November 14, 1935 – February 7, 1999) was the King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from 1952 to 1999. ... William Alexander Sidney Herbert, 18th Earl of Pembroke, 15th Earl of Montgomery (born 18 May 1978) inherited the title in 2003 following the death of Henry Herbert, 17th Earl of Pembroke. ... Lara Cazalet is a British actress best known for her leading roles in ITVs Bad Girls and the BBCs New Street Law. ... Sir Anthony Caro, OM (born 8 March 1924) is an English, abstract sculptor whose work is characterised by assemblies of metal using found industrial objects. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ...


See also

Bryanston is a village in north Dorset, England, situated on the River Stour one mile west of Blandford Forum. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Former pupils of Bryanston School, Dorset, England are known as Old Bryanstonians. ... Donald Steele Potter (21 April 1902 – 2004), British sculptor, wood carver, potter and teacher. ... House in Frognal, 1885 Richard Norman Shaw (Edinburgh May 7, 1831 – London November 17, 1912), was the most influential British architect from the 1870s to the 1900s, known for his country houses and for commercial buildings. ...

References

  1. The Burning Bow, Thorold F. Coade. London: Allen & Unwin (1966). ISBN 0-04-370001-2.
  2. Bryanston Reflections: Et nova et vetera, Angela Holdsworth (editor). London: Third Millennium Publishing (2005). ISBN 1-903942-38-1.

George Allen & Unwin Ltd. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Bryanston On-line
  • Aerial photo of Bryanston School. Other map and aerial photo sources.
  • UK Schools Guide entry
  • Independent Schools Inspectorate report, 2001
  • Dorset Life article on the history of the school building
  • Leading sculptors mark school's 75th birthday, The Guardian, 2 June 2003

  Results from FactBites:
 
Apple - Education - Bryanston School, pg.1 (445 words)
Blandford, England — In any given year, a large percentage of the graduates of Bryanston School head off to what the British refer to as “red brick schools” — England’s equivalent of American Ivy League colleges.
Bryanston students are held to extremely high academic, athletic, and personal standards.
In keeping with the school’s long history of combining the traditional with the progressive, students now enjoy a flexible learning environment powered by the Mac.
INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS INSPECTORATE (8034 words)
This is a very good school in which standards of attainment in relation to pupils’ capabilities range between good and very good across all subjects and which obtains public examination results in excess of expectation of comparable schools.
The school provides excellent standards of care and personal development; parents give strong support to the school, and the standards of care and welfare in boarding are very high.
Bryanston has much to celebrate in the pupils’ work, and the pupils’ paintings, drawings and sculptures are thoughtfully exhibited in public places.
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