The Bradfield Group
MOVING FORWARD TOGETHER
BRADFIELD COLLEGE AND ST ANDREW'S SCHOOL
We are delighted to announce that St Andrew’s School will be joining with Bradfield College to establish the Bradfield Group on 10th December 2021.
Bradfield and St Andrew’s are excited to be entering a new era for both schools in December 2021 when, following over 12 months of due-diligence and talks, they will join to found the Bradfield Group. This merger will enable us to share expertise as we build upon a common vision of an all-round education through which children enjoy school, learn, grow in confidence and make a positive contribution to society.
Our schools have shared close ties since St Andrew’s was established just two miles away from Bradfield (formally St Andrew’s College, Bradfield) in 1934. Both schools enjoy beautiful locations, extensive grounds, excellent facilities, and a proud heritage. Both have generated strong momentum in recent years, establishing reputations for educational excellence within a nurturing environment characterised by family values and outstanding pastoral care.
Partnership offers us opportunities for sharing strategic thinking and developments in teaching and learning, for enhanced curriculum and professional development, for the improvement and better use of facilities, and for delivering cost efficiencies through economies of scale. It will further strengthen both schools as we look towards the future.
St Andrew’s and Bradfield will each retain their individual identity, character and traditions, and will continue to be run on a day-to-day basis by their own leadership teams, overseen by a single, combined Governing Body and its Committees. Each school will continue to develop its own provision whilst building upon the links that exist between us.
A common ethos
ST ANDREW’S AND BRADFIELD KNOW THAT A GREAT EDUCATION RELIES UPON STRONG RELATIONSHIPS THROUGHOUT OUR COMMUNITIES.
- Why are Bradfield and St Andrew's merging?
- Are the reasons for the merger financial?
- How will this affect the strategic direction of both Schools?
- Will there be significant changes for pupils, staff and parents?
- What will the new Governance structure look like?
- Will this affect admissions?
- How will pupils benefit?
- Is St Andrew’s looking to grow in size?