What makes BGS unique?
Children thrive at Belmont Grosvenor School because they are nurtured and challenged, surrounded by understanding, stimulation and a shared ambition for educational progress. We put a child’s happiness, academic development and well-being at the heart of everything we do.
Located at Swarcliffe Hall, a magnificent Gothic house with magical wooded grounds and extensive sports facilities, we make the most of our spectacularly beautiful setting by offering an outstanding breadth of learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom.
Children come home muddy, fulfilled and buzzing with ideas. The opportunity to spend time in nature boosts their educational attainment as well as their long-term well-being.
Our dedicated staff work with families to understand their children as individuals. We draw out and stretch their unique talents. Strong educational foundations are combined with a forward-thinking focus on the skills they need to succeed in a ever-changing world: resilience; self-esteem; environmental awareness; technological competence and entrepreneurialism.
Our school has a real family feel: everybody’s contribution to school life is valued and children and adults alike forge firm friendships. We work with families throughout their school journey to ensure that when the time comes, each child is ready for the secondary school that best suits their individual character, talents and ambitions.
Our core values
We are authentic and practical; earthy and unpretentious. We are plain spoken and no nonsense. We believe in rolling up our sleeves and mucking in. Our cheeks are rosy and our knees are muddy. We are warm and friendly and make everyone feel welcome.
We have big dreams and the dedication and determination needed to achieve them. If a child has a talent we will spot it, develop and celebrate it. We are obsessed with individual progress. No matter the starting point, every child will be stretched to reach their all-round academic, sporting, creative and emotional potential.
We are caring and supportive. We recognise that every child, from a baby to a seemingly confident 11 year old, has their own unique challenges. Our regular pastoral and educational assessments allow us to quickly offer support wherever needed. The care we offer extends beyond the child to include the whole family.
We encourage our children to embrace challenges, seize opportunities and take risks. We teach the skills of self-regulation; flexibility and compassion that underpin lifelong wellbeing. This empowering approach to learning forges the self-belief that enables children to overcome barriers, make bold choices and exceed their own expectations.
We are proud to be inclusive and celebrate the diverse ways in which our children learn. At BGS, children are encouraged to find success points every day in a calm and nurturing environment. We welcome a variety of learners and treat each child as an individual, celebrating their strengths and supporting their challenges.
We work with our children to help them feel happy at school and in their friendships. We share their sense of awe and wonder at the natural world, the frontiers of scientific discovery, sporting endeavour, and creative achievement. We are a school where happy children make happy progress.
Belmont Grosvenor School is regularly inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI). The latest inspection took place in September 2022 with the report published in October. This inspection was an RCI (Regulatory Compliance Inspection) on the whole school, as well as an Ofsted inspection for our registered EYFS (nursery) setting. BGS achieved the ISI’s highest possible accolades, ‘Outstanding’ in the nursery inspection and fully compliant in all 8 framework areas. BGS remains ‘Excellent’ from its previous 2018 EQ (Education Quality) Inspection.