History

BPS was opened in 1983 by former headmistress, Mrs Tan. The school operated from premises in Stamford Road, Bowdon, where it built a strong local reputation for offering a traditional-style education within a close-knit, family environment. Pupil numbers grew steadily and the school became highly regarded in the local area for its pastoral care and excellent results.

In 2011, Culcheth Hall School, a local school for girls aged 3–16 years, announced that it was closing. This created an opportunity to take over its extensive premises, and a group of BPS parents and former staff established a charitable trust in order to do this. At the same time, Mrs Tan transferred her school to the new charity and BPS moved into the new site on Ashley Road in September 2011.

Since the move, BPS has consolidated its position as the leading local girls’ preparatory school, and it has made very good use of the larger premises, facilities and sports field.

The governors appointed Mrs Helen Gee as Headmistress in 2013 following Mrs Tan’s retirement. Mrs Gee has a strong regard for the school’s ethos and the traditional teaching techniques, while nurturing the belief that every child is an individual.

Today, the school has around 330 pupils and continues to celebrate outstanding entrance exam success for both grammar and selective schools.

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