Brymore Academy

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Brymore Academy
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Coordinates51°08′56″N 3°04′47″W / 51.1489°N 3.0797°W / 51.1489; -3.0797Coordinates: 51°08′56″N 3°04′47″W / 51.1489°N 3.0797°W / 51.1489; -3.0797
Day & boarding school
Established1951; 69 years ago (1951)
Department for Education URN139655 Tables
HeadteacherMark Thomas
Age11 to 17

Brymore Academy (formerly Brymore School) is a boys' secondary school with academy status, located in Cannington, Bridgwater, Somerset, England. It is a day and boarding school for pupils aged 11 to 17 years and had 192 boys on the roll in 2015,[1] 115 of them boarders. It was established in 1951 by Somerset County Council at a cost of £6,000 as a Secondary Technical School of Agriculture.[2]

The school is equipped with a farm, walled garden, greenhouses and workshops including a foundry and forge.[3] The farm includes a dairy herd, beef animals, sows, poultry and a flock of ewes with lambs.[4] Brymore is a state boarding and day school for boys aged 11–17, nestled at the foot of the Quantock Hills, in Somerset.

Brymore offers extra-curricular activities including Beekeeping, Canoeing and Cycling. The school is expanding to take in Yr7s for the first time, extending the Brymore experience from three years to five. The school will continue to enter boys in Yr9, provided there are sufficient places available.

The main school building incorporates parts of a medieval house which was owned by John Pym who, during the English Civil War played a role in bringing about the downfall of Charles I.[5] In World War II girls of Malvern College were evacuated to Brymore. In 1943 the 535th Automatic Weapons battalion of the US Army was billeted in the house and grounds while they prepared for D Day.[2] The building is designated as a Grade II listed building.[6] The boarding houses included the Grade I listed Cannington Court.[7]

The buildings and grounds of Brymore Academy are used annually during the summer break for 3 "Venture" camps called Brymore 1, 2, and 3.[8][9][10]


  1. ^ a b "Brymore Academy school inspection report" (PDF). Ofsted. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Brymore school of rural technology". Retrieved 30 March 2009.
  3. ^ "Welcome to Brymore". Brymore School. Retrieved 30 March 2009.
  4. ^ "The farm". Brymore school. Retrieved 30 March 2009.
  5. ^ "History of Brymore". Brymore School. Archived from the original on 27 August 2010. Retrieved 21 January 2011.
  6. ^ "Brymore School (Main Block)". English Heritage. Retrieved 30 March 2009.
  7. ^ "Cannington Court". English Heritage. Retrieved 30 March 2009.
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