About BEO - Bradfield College

Bradfield College was founded in 1850 by Thomas Stevens, and is set in its own village amidst unspoilt Berkshire countryside. Bradfield College enjoys a well-established reputation for being one of the country’s leading co-educational, independent schools through its provision of academic excellence and a well-rounded education. The school is based 10 miles from Reading a large, thriving, modern city.

It is noted for producing plays in Ancient Greek and its Greek Theatre. The Greek Theatre closed in 2009 for restoration and, following a £1.3 million appeal, reopened with a performance of Antigone on 20 June 2014.

Bradfield College exterior

Bradfield College BEO – Programme Highlights

The British English Olympics (BEO) is a unique, high profile event attracting bilingual international schools to compete in a series of English language academic challenges. As part of the BEO, your students will explore modern global issues and to make presentations, debate and perform on subjects such as the environment, globalisation and sustainable development.

Since the BEO began in 2009, Oxford International has welcomed over 4000 students from more than 250 schools and 20 different countries. Every year we look to develop the programme and expand the international mix of countries who participate.

Compulsory age range: 12-16 


  • Participation in the BEO competition at Bradfield College centred on contemporary political and social issues .
  • 2 extended full day excursions to London (9am-8pm) with a guided Politics and Royalty walking tour.
  • Award Ceremony based in a central London location
  • 1 extended full day excursion to London (9am-10:30pm) including a ride on the London Eye and a West End Musical.
  • 1 full day excursion to Oxford with walking tour and entrance to an Oxford College
  • 1 full-day to Windsor with guided walking tour and option to include an entrance to Windsor Castle


  • London Heathrow


  • London Gatwick

    1hr 15mins

Bradfield College


  • Unique boarding house accommodation with a range of room configurations; choose from multi-bedded en-suite rooms or single/twin standard accommodation
  • Spacious common rooms in every boarding house with great facilities to relax and unwind in the evenings
  • All boarding houses are spread throughout the idyllic country village yet all within walking distance of main campus meeting points
  • Indoor social spaces including Old Gym, Big School, Music School, Faulkners dining room and common rooms for activities
  • Incredible sports facilities including indoor tennis dome, 30+ tennis courts, 9 hole golf course, indoor swimming pool, 2 astro pitches and huge sports hall