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Brentwood School

Middleton Hall Lane, Brentwood, Essex, England CM15 8EE
Tel: +44 (0) 1277 243243

Private School (Fee Paying) Co-Educational 3 - 18 Years Day & Boarding (Full)

Our School values, ‘Virtue, Learning and Manners’, are taken from the School statutes of 1622. The principles of academic achievement within a caring Christian ethos remain a cornerstone of the School’s philosophy today.

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Word From The Head

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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).

What We Offer

  • A Level - Advanced Level Examinations
  • BTEC - Business and Technology Education Council
  • EPQ - Extended Project Qualification
  • GCSE - General Certificate of Secondary Education
  • 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
  • Badminton
  • Cadets
  • Chess
  • Choir
  • Coding
  • Cooking
  • Dance
  • Debating
  • Drama
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Gaming
  • Horse Riding & Management
  • Language Club
  • Martial Arts
  • Music
  • Orchestra
  • Organ
  • Orienteering
  • Public Speaking
  • Robotics
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shooting
  • Skiing
  • Table Tennis
  • Trampolining
  • Young Enterprise
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Language and Communication Disorders
  • After School Club
  • Armed Forces Children
  • Before School Club
  • Coeliac/Gluten Intolerance
  • Dairy Intolerance
  • Expatriate Children
  • Gifted Children
  • Halal
  • International Students
  • Nut Allergies
  • Rail Services
  • School Bus Service
  • Special Diets
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Wrap Around Care


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

    Age Range & Fees

    Age Range3 to 18
    Annual Day Fees *16641 to 21783
    Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *42687 to 42687
    Annual Full Boarding Fees *42687 to 42687
    * Currency:

    Number Of Pupils

    42Full Boarding27
    0Weekly Boarding0
    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