How can you recognise a Brymore Boy?

Many visitors, employers and parents often comment that you can recognise a Brymore boy. We take pride in working with and developing the person as a whole by encouraging our own three ‘R’s –Responsibility, Resourcefulness and Resilience. So we do believe it is possible to recognise a Brymore boy because:

  • He is self confident and takes pride in his appearance
  • He is responsible and can appreciate the significance for himself and for others of his own actions
  • He is resilient and can deal adequately with challenges and disappointment
  • He is resourceful and can perform a range of tasks without direct supervision
  • He upholds our ethos – Diligentia et labore- and is not afraid of hard work
  • He can greet strangers in a welcoming manner
  • He opens doors for others
  • He is fit and healthy and recognises the value of exercise for both body and mind
  • He shows awareness of the world beyond his own
  • He is open and honest
  • He holds strong opinions but listens to others
  • He volunteers and is happy to help
  • He develops a range of skills that will serve him throughout life

How is this achieved?

  • Through good old fashioned values, re-enforced in a daily assembly and high expectations of behaviour
  • Through the community spirit generated by living and working in a boarding environment
  • By helping run the school when completing farm and garden duties and  assisting at key school events
  • By gaining experience through positions of responsibility, such as Heads of Department, prefects, senior students, sports captains and representing others via the student council
  • By acting as an ambassador when representing the school at events and sporting competitions including the Harvest Festival, Christmas Carol Concert, Sports Day, Swimming Gala and the schools Open Day.
  • Through the reward that hard work and commitment brings and the expectation that the Chads Hill run and a fitness session are completed each week
  • By using a range of teaching styles and learning experiences, both within lessons and during extra – curricular activities
  • Through hands-on use of machinery and equipment from tractors to workshop tools and by working with animals and having due regard for their safety and welfare
  • Through the exposure to a wide range of activities, designed to broaden horizons as well as develop skills
  • By living in, working in, and caring for, an unspoilt natural environment
  • By taking pride in others’ success as well his own
  • By pursuing academic and vocational studies side-by-side