Bramdean School

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Bramdean School
Motto Tenax et Fortis
(Latin: Steadfast and courageous)
Established 1901[1]
Type Independent school
Headmaster Tony Connett
Founder Rev Thomas Walters[1]
Location Richmond Lodge
Homefield Road


England Coordinates: 50°43′25″N 3°30′29″W / 50.723494°N 3.507960°W / 50.723494; -3.507960
DfE URN 113562 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 154
Gender Mixed-sex education
Ages 3–18

Bramdean School, Exeter is an independent school situated in Heavitree, Exeter.

Bramdean School is a selective mixed independent school of 200 pupils located in Heavitree, Exeter, Devon. Sporting coaches include Javier Martin Cortes, former La Liga Barcelona FC Academy coach, Keith Brown, former vice-captain MCCC Lords and Jill Stone, former junior Wimbledon player, and development coach of the Lawn Tennis Association. The school motto "Tenax et Fortis" translates as "steadfast and courageous".

A recent Ofsted inspection concluded that 'academic achievement is excellent'. The overall assessment of the school was:

"Bramdean is a highly successful, harmonious school where the pupils are well-mannered, happy and achieve very high standards. Academic attainment is excellent and there are very good opportunities for the development of sporting, artistic and musical talents. The school has a good range of specialist teaching areas and a well qualified staff who enable pupils to make good progress. The strong family atmosphere contributes to the pupils’ sense of belonging and the good level of care which they are shown. The school is very well led and managed."

Notable former pupils[edit]

Former alumni include Kristian Digby.[2]


  1. ^ a b School website
  2. ^ BBC News, Tributes to 'much-loved' TV presenter Kristian Digby, 2010-03-02, accessed 2010-03-02

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