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Brentwood School, Essex

School Details
School Crest
Middleton Hall Lane,
United Kingdom,
CM15 8EE

Tel: +44 1277 243243
Fax: +44 1277 243299

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Mr Ian Davies, MA FRSA

Admissions Registrar:
Mrs Marian Henning

Accreditations and affiliations:
AGBIS, LAMDA, ISC, ISA International, ISA Independent, IBO, IB, IAPS, HMC, GSA
Religious affiliation:
Church of England
Teaching languages:
Age Range & Fees
11 - 18
Day Fees
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
Number of Pupils
School Boy
School Girl
Full board
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:

Taster days, Interview, Entry test or exam, Common Entrance, Visit school, Age 3-11 is for day only while 11-18 is for day and boarding

Scholarships & Bursaries:

Academic, Means tested bursaries, 6th Form, Art, Choral, Drama, Financial need, Music, Senior school entry, Sport

What we offer

  • Business studies
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • ICT
  • Government/Politics
  • Photography
  • Electronics
  • Economics
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Design technology
  • Media/Film studies
  • Critical thinking
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Classics
  • Latin
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • Italian
  • Mandarin
  • Ancient Greek
  • Greek
  • German
  • French
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Badminton
  • Swimming
  • Squash
  • Rugby
  • Netball
  • Table tennis
  • Hockey
  • Gymnastics
  • Golf
  • Athletics
  • Football
  • Archery
  • Water sports
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross-country
  • Fencing
  • Tennis
  • Fitness training
  • Volleyball
  • Cadets - CCF/ACF/ATC etc
  • Young Enterprise
  • Shooting
  • Sailing
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Dance
  • Adventure training
  • Drama productions
  • Astronomy
  • Orienteering
  • Horse riding and management
  • Chess
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Pipe band
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Percussion
  • Corps of drums
  • Jazz
  • School bus service
  • Particular diets
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Before school/Breakfast club
  • After school club
  • Experience of services' children
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Language and Communication Disorders

School Video

Head PhotoBrentwood is an Independent co-educational HMC School standing on high ground to the north of the town in 72 acres of playing fields. It is located 20 miles North East of London, close to the M25/M11 motorways and within easy travelling distance of London's major airports. Day and boarding education is provided for both girls and boys who are taught separately between 11 and 16. The Sixth Form is fully co-educational as are all co-curricular activities. A broad education is provided up to and including GCSE so that all options beyond 16 remain open. A Sixth Form of around 320 students ensures a wide choice of A Level subjects. Generous Academic, Music, Sport, Drama and Art Scholarships are awarded annually. Examination results are very good and most students gain places at university including some each year to Oxford and Cambridge.

A wide range of co-curricular activities is provided by a dedicated staff; it includes Orchestras, Choirs, Societies, Combined Cadet Force, Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme and sports such as football, rugby, cricket, hockey, netball, fencing, athletics, swimming, tennis and squash. National success has been achieved in cricket, football, golf, squash and in the Public Schools Fencing Competition. Excellent facilities include a superb Sports Hall complex with Fencing Salle, Squash Courts, new Science laboratories, a new Art, Design and Technology Centre (1999), an all-weather pitch, a Performing Arts Centre (1999) and an indoor swimming pool and fitness centre (2002). In November(2011)HRH Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex,opened the School's new Sixth Form Centre including a multi-purpose 400-seat auditorium. In 2016, the final touches have been put to the award-winning Bean Academic Centre - the intellectual heart of the School. Brentwood is a friendly, busy and successful school offering single-sex teaching 11-16 within a co-educational system; the best of both worlds. You are encouraged to visit the School to see for yourself.

Alumni - cover a wide range of professions:- Politics (MPs - Jack Straw, Andrew Lansley, Fabian Hamilton); the Arts and Media (Douglas Adams, Sir Hardy Amies, Peter Allen, Brian MacArthur, Ralph Dellow, Peter Stothard, Griff Rhys-Jones, Noel Edmunds, Keith Allen, David Eldridge, Chris Jarvis); Sport (David Ackfield, Eric Peters, Frank Lampard Jr, Stewart Robson); Education (Roderick Floud, Ian Small, Christopher Tarrant, Roger Cowley); the Services (Air Vice Marshal Keith Filby, Rear Admiral Simon Moore); Industry (Nick Scheele, Ford Motor Co).
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