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Brentwood School

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

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

Boys Girls
42Full Boarding27
0Weekly Boarding0

Number of Staff

Full-time: 146
Part-time: 28

GCSE Pass Rate - Age 16

Pass Rate - Age 18

Exams at age 18

Higher Education

Pupils who went on to Higher Education
Head Photo

Mr Michael Bond BA (Hons)

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

  • 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
  • English
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • 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 - CCF/ACF/ATC etc
  • Chess
  • Dance
  • Drama productions
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Horse riding and management
  • Orienteering
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Shooting
  • Skiing
  • Young Enterprise
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Brass
  • Choir
  • Corps of drums
  • Guitar
  • Jazz
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Percussion
  • Pipe band
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • After school club
  • Before school/Breakfast club
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of services' children
  • Particular diets
  • Rail/Airport services
  • School bus service
  • Dyslexia
  • Language

Method of Entry

  • Common Entrance
  • Entry test or exam
  • Interview

Scholarships & Bursaries

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

Curriculum and Exams:

  • AQA
    Assessments and Qualifications Alliance
  • Edexcel Foundation
  • IB DP
    International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • OCR
    Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Examinations

Religious Affiliation:

  • Church of England

Teaching Languages:

  • English
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