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Dame Bradbury's joined the Stephen Perse Foundation in 2013 and is a co-educational school teaching children aged 3 to 11. At Dame B's, each child is taken on an individual journey, leaving with an exceptional skill set to take on their next steps in education.

Joining us

Dame B'sDame B's is non-selective but that doesn't mean we're not academic – children perform well above the national average and over time enjoy a rich intellectual, cultural and social mix and a love of learning.

To join us, please download and complete a  registration form from this page.

Assessment process

Our pupils don’t have to be academically gifted – with so many opportunities in music, drama, art and sport – there are plenty of ways we can help them to fulfil their potential, whatever it might be.

There’s no need to prepare for an assessment – all candidates start on an equal footing and are given time to reveal their talents. For Kindergarten and Reception children, the process involves an observation during a play session with the Head of Early Years and, wherever possible a chance to meet the Head. Year 1 and 2 pupils spend at least a morning at the school, where their literacy and numeracy skills are informally assessed.

Prep candidates stay in school for a day and take part in a more formal assessment of their current ability. That way we can get to know each child and be sure we can meet their needs – and that they will be able to make the most of what we’ve got to offer.

"As a non-selective school, we are not interested in coaching and tests. We're looking for well-rounded children with interests that stretch beyond the basic curriculum and a fascination for new ideas."