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Brentwood School

Middleton Hall Lane, Brentwood, Essex, England CM15 8EE

Private School (Fee Paying) Co-Educational 11 - 18 Years Day & Boarding (Full)

Brentwood School is one of the UK’s leading independent schools for boys and girls aged 3 to 18 with a history spanning almost 500 years.

The Brentwood School Bean Academic Centre features a lecture space, social & quiet study areas, new classrooms, a multi-purpose assembly hall, a cafeteria & the Bean library.
One of our new Senior classrooms at Brentwood School. Our new classrooms are all light and spacious and feature interactive whiteboards.
The redeveloped Ashton building at Brentwood School is home to History and Politics.
This is our new Senior School reception area for parents & visitors arriving at Brentwood School, which also features meeting rooms, a courtyard & visitor parking.
The award-winning Brentwood School Sixth Form Centre provides hi-tech resources & modern facilities including state-of-the-art classrooms, a fully equipped computer suite, a common room & private & collaborative study areas.
Our 400 seat Wessex auditorium is used for performances including School celebrations, concerts, plays & dance shows as well as lectures, examinations & assemblies at Brentwood School.
Our new development at Brentwood Preparatory School features state-of-the-art educational facilities & resources. The two new buildings & the refurbishment of the site provide us with an opportunity to deliver a world class curriculum taught within cu
Brentwood Prep School benefits from light & spacious classrooms with interactive whiteboards & state-of-the-art equipment used throughout.
At Brentwood Prep School, we have a separate, secure playground for Foundation Year & two playgrounds for older children. There are many spaces to play, a climbing frame, wooden playhouse, play tables & quiet sitting areas. Our Walled Garden
Brentwood School pictured from the air.
Head Photo

Michael Bond


Brentwood is an Independent co-educational HMC School standing on high ground to the north of the town in 75 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 were 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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What We Offer

  • IB DP - International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme
  • Business studies
  • Classics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Design Technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Economics
  • Electronics
  • Environmental studies
  • Government/Politics
  • ICT
  • Media/Film studies
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Photography
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Theology
  • Ancient Greek
  • Chinese
  • Chinese - Mandarin
  • English
  • English As Foreign/2nd Language
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross-Country
  • Fencing
  • Fitness Training
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water Sports
  • Adventure Training
  • Astronomy
  • Cadets
  • Chess
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Horse Riding & Management
  • Orienteering
  • Public Speaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shooting
  • Skiing
  • Young Enterprise
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Language and Communication Disorders
  • After School Club
  • Armed Forces Children
  • Before School Club
  • Expatriate Children
  • Gifted Children
  • International Students
  • Rail Services
  • School Bus Service
  • Special Diets

Admissions

  • Common Entrance
  • Entry test or exam
  • Interview
  • Bursaries
  • Drama
  • Academic
  • Choral
  • Art
  • Music
  • Financial Assistance
  • Scholarships - Other
  • Sixth Form
  • Sport
  • Church of England
  • English

    Age Range & Fees

    Age Range11 to 18
    Annual Day Fees *20598 to 20598
    Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *40365 to 40365
    Annual Full Boarding Fees *40365 to 40365
    * Currency:

    Number of Pupils

    754Day576
    42Full Boarding27
    0Weekly Boarding0
    796Total603
    Boys Girls

    Number of Staff

    Full-time: 146
    Part-time: 28

    % Pupils Gaining GCSE/IGCSE Passes 5 - 9

    % Pupils Gaining A Level Grades A – C

    % Pupils Going To University