School type Coeducational Day & Weekly Boarding
Head of school John Herbert
Co-ed Age Range 2-20
Number of pupils 605
Curriculum A Levels, UK, IBDP, IBCP, IGCSE
Language of Instruction English
Average Class Size 12-20
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:9 Braeburn Garden Estate School (BGES) would like to extend a very warm welcome to you as prospective students and parents. Our leafy 28 acre site boasts excellent facilities and its location, away from the city centre, offers the tranquillity and space to learn with pleasure.
BGES is an international, co-educational school educating students between 2 and 18 years old with the option of weekly boarding. We have full CIS accreditation status and we are an IB World School.
BGES students come from over 80 different countries and we teach them to respect each other and to show an interest in the opinions and beliefs of others. Opportunities are created for students to celebrate these differences in cultures and backgrounds as part of the curriculum and through school events.
Our holistic approach to education places an equal emphasis on academics, sport, music, drama and the arts. This rich and varied curriculum compliments and extends the students learning experiences and provides them with the skills they need to succeed in the world beyond school.
We adopt the British National Curriculum through Years Nursery to 11, whilst in Years 12 and 13 students have the option to study either the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), or the more vocational International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP). Braeburn Garden Estate Secondary School is the first school in Africa to offer this programme which is specifically designed for students wishing to engage in career-related learning.
Small class sizes, high teacher to pupil ratios and differentiated teaching practices, all work to ensure that each and every child is closely monitored and able to reach their full potential. We encourage our children to be open to new opportunities, to work hard and strive to excel, both within and beyond the classroom.
We aim to provide a stimulating, safe environment where students feel happy and excited about coming to school, where they can enjoy a wholesome, fulfilling education that prepares them for all walks of life.