Welcome from the Head of Boarding

Boarding at Brymore is firmly based on the core principles of family living. We strive for an open, inclusive and purposeful atmosphere in which pupils are encouraged to fulfill their academic and personal potential; where individual needs are addressed and achievements within all areas of the school are celebrated. We are fortunate enough to have a broad mixture of backgrounds among the boarding community; we pride ourselves on drawing on the best of this rich variety and creating an environment that values individuals but offers an experience that is all the better for its sense of collaboration.

As a former Brymore student myself, I am able to speak with confidence and certainty of the positive impact it is able to deliver to each and every student. I and hundreds of former students owe a debt of gratitude to Brymore and the dedicated staff that work here, who continuously strive to make each individual’s experience as unique and positive as possible. I can honestly say that Brymore is unlike any other school that I have attended as a student, or have worked in as a teacher throughout my profession, it is truly one of a kind. Boarding has played an important part in the history of Brymore School. Many of our greatest alumni were indeed boarders themselves. For those of us who have lived and worked in the boarding environment, whether currently or in the past, boarding at Brymore has a special atmosphere and character that embraces the qualities of the individuals who pass through our houses. I and all the dedicated pastoral team here at Brymore extend a warm welcome to all boarders and their parents and guardians. We look forward to meeting you in due course and welcoming you to the Brymore family.

Mr Robert Watts



Mr Watts is the Head of Boarding at Brymore and has been since joining the school in 2012. A proud Brymore Boy himself, he knows everything there is to know about being a student and a boarder here which means that he has been able to ensure that things have continually improved and keep on improving for the boarding provision. After leaving Brymore as a student he was offered a rugby scholarship at Colston’s School in Bristol and he continued to play for the Bath youth squad for a number of years after this.. Mr Watts gained a 1st class Honours Degree in Sports & Exercise Science at UWIC, and achieved his PGCE through the University of Southampton. Mr Watts worked as Head of Boys Boarding at Pickering College in Toronto, before returning to the UK to work as a Community Sports Coach for SASP, in addition he was a PE Teacher and School Sports Co-ordinator at Broadlands School before being appointed at Brymore.

Mr Watts believes that there is an opportunity for everyone at Brymore to succeed whether that be in the gardens, on the farm, through sport or any other endeavour regardless of practical or academic ability. Mr Watts enjoys most sports but particularly rugby and fitness training and has recently picked up his guitar again in a bid to improve outside of this he likes watching crime documentaries and his favourite film is Top Gun. A big rugby supporter, with Bath an obvious choice as his team, along with Arsenal when he is watching football.

To contact Mr Watts:

07912 180117 (mobile)

01278 655581 (office)