Bruton School for Girls

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Bruton School for Girls
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Motto Follow the Gleam
Established 1901
Type Independent day and boarding school
Religion Church of England
Headteacher Nicola Botterill
Founder The Right Honourable Henry Hobhouse and Mr W A Knight
Location Sunny Hill
BA10 0NT
DfE number 933/6003
DfE URN 123904 Tables
Students 260[1]
Gender Girls; Boys (age 3-7)
Ages 3–18
Houses 4

Bruton School for Girls is an independent day and boarding school for girls aged 3 to 18 located near Pitcombe in Bruton in south east Somerset, England.

The school comprises Sunny Hill Pre-School and Pre-Preparatory, Sunny Hill Preparatory, a senior school and sixth form with an overall attendance of approximately 250 pupils, of whom a third are boarders.[2] A small number of boys also attend the Pre-school and pre-prep.[3]


Bruton School for Girls celebrated its centenary in 2001. The school was founded as a private day and boarding school and named Sunny Hill School. In 1911 it became a public secondary school and received an annual endowment from the Hugh Sexey’s Charity and grants from Somerset County Council. After the passing of the 1944 Education Act, Sunny Hill School became fully independent. In 1961, the school changed its name to Bruton School for Girls[4] and in 1997 extended its Junior Department to take students from age 3.

The school motto is "Follow the Gleam".[4]

The Headmistress is Nicola Botterill, with Deputy Head Rachel Robbins.

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  1. ^ "Establishment: Bruton School for Girls". EduBase. Department for Education. Retrieved 10 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Bruton School for Girls". Bruton School for Girls. Retrieved 2009-07-04. 
  3. ^ "Bruton School for Girls". London: Times Online. Retrieved 2009-07-04. 
  4. ^ a b "History". Bruton School for Girls. Retrieved 2010-10-09. 

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Coordinates: 51°05′57″N 2°28′08″W / 51.09917°N 2.46889°W / 51.09917; -2.46889