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Brentwood Preparatory School

Brentwood Preparatory School

Shenfield Road, Brentwood, CM15 8BD, Essex

+44 (0)1277 243300



Brentwood Preparatory School
School type Co-educational Day Preparatory & Nursery
Founded 1892
Headmaster Mr Jason Whiskerd
Date Appointed 2011
Co-ed Age Range 3-11 years
Number of pupils 574
Foundation: pro rata
Prep £17,931 per annum
Average Class Size 19
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:6
Associations HMC, IAPS, ISC

The simple truth is - happy children learn best - so at Brentwood Preparatory School we focus on giving our pupils a positive start in their education; a positive beginning that will influence the rest of their lives, providing big school opportunities with a small school feel. It is in these early years that they begin to investigate the world with great expectation, interest and energy, and we can show them the world is indeed a feast for the curious and full of potential.

From the age of three, we welcome children into our community. Pupils are encouraged to be enterprising and develop their own ideas. Whether they are taking part in the School Council, or joining in one of the many co-curricular activities, our pupils soon develop their own sense of responsibility. They learn to care about their work, to value their contribution to the school and through many pupil-led fundraising initiatives, their eyes are opened to the world beyond school.

Our award winning facilities are something that we are very proud of, the kind that one would expect to see at secondary level. What this means is that children who come here very quickly find aptitudes, gifts and talents that may have been missed elsewhere.

Highlights include a Futures Room - a place for experimentation - which can be transformed from the solar system to the bottom of the ocean or the chaos of a battlefield by the switch of a button.

Eight specialist classrooms include a Music Room, with cutting-edge Music Technology, two Science Rooms, an IT Suite, a light and airy Art loft, a Design Technology classroom with Laser Cutter and 3D Printer, and a Food Technology suite with mini hotplates, ovens and child-height workstations.

Academically, our pupils are high achievers; they are consistently at the top of the field at age 11 and a large proportion achieve scholarships at the same age. We encourage all pupils to have the confidence to stretch themselves, to celebrate their own achievements and to be generous about the success of others.

Our staff teach with great energy, flair and sensitivity and because we keep class sizes small, our Form teachers get to know their pupils really well. Our School Nurses and the Chaplain play central roles in taking care of the children and the House system enables each pupil to build relationships with older peers.

Much has changed since we were founded in 1892, but our motto of Virtue, Learning, Manners remains and you will see that in droves when you visit us.