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Brentwood School

Brentwood School

Middleton Hall Lane, Brentwood, CM15 8EE, Essex

01277 243243



Brentwood School
School type Co-educational Day & Boarding Prep & Senior, Nursery & Sixth Form
Founded 1557
Headmaster Mr Michael Bond
Date Appointed September 2019
Co-ed Age Range 3-18 years
Number of pupils 1,968
Day fees per annum £23,472 per annum
Boarding fees per annum £45,996 per annum
Average Class Size 20 in Prep & Senior; 8 in Sixth Form
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:9
Associations BSA, HMC, ISC, IB

Brentwood School shines out as a beacon of excellence. Our students are happy individuals who thrive on the high standards which are expected of them. They benefit from state-of-the-art facilities, set in the heart of Brentwood in Essex, and surrounded by 75 acres of green playing fields and gardens.

Academically, we sit comfortably alongside the best day and boarding schools in the country, and we enjoy an unparalleled local reputation.

We celebrate a 467-year history and take our heritage seriously. We embody our values of "virtue, learning and manners" just as those before us have been doing since 1557. We are proud of our modern inclusive community which is shaped by our Christian Foundation. Our pupils are kind, ambitious, and seek to make a positive contribution in the present and the future: our role is to help them achieve their successes - in whatever shape they may come - without any sense of entitlement.

Our pupils understand the value of perseverance and the fact that patience is a virtue. They are willing to take managed risks and celebrate their own successes and those of their peers with equal enthusiasm, whilst having the courage to fail and learn from their mistakes. We cultivate this approach by modelling the behaviours we want to help our pupils develop, and by teaching with genuine passion and intelligence in a stimulating environment.

Brentwood School pupils achieve excellent academic standards that rank among some of the best in the country. Our pupils work hard and are supported by highly professional and inspiring teachers to achieve excellent results at both GCSE level and in the Sixth Form. We offer a mixture of GCSEs and IGCSEs, A Levels, the BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport or Business, and the IB Diploma. An average of six students per year are offered places at Oxford or Cambridge and two thirds of our students progress to UK Russell Group/ Top 20 universities.

Brentwood was the first school in Essex, and one of the first in the country, to adopt the Diamond Model: single-sex classes from the age of 11-16 within an overall mixed gender environment.

Our vast and exciting co-curricular programme enjoys national prominence, and we focus on providing opportunities for all to participate, as well as the pursuit of excellence for the most able.

Our Combined Cadet Force is one of the oldest and largest in the country, we offer The Duke of Edinburgh's Award and Outdoor Learning to pupils who want to satisfy their taste for adventure, and a Voluntary Service in Action Unit which raises tens of thousands of pounds every year to help specific charitable organisations.

Our sports centre houses a 25-metre swimming pool, glass-backed squash courts, fencing salle and dance studio and pupils achieve top sporting honours both nationally and internationally.

We are proud to be a Steinway School, enabling our pupils to learn on the very best-made pianos in the world, as well as some rare instruments otherwise unavailable to them. Our musicians have played in the National Youth Orchestra, and our actors have gained places in the National Youth Theatre, RADA and other top Drama schools.

A flourishing Old Brentwoods community keeps thousands of alumni connected across the globe.

We prepare our pupils for a fast-paced and ever-changing world. They will need to solve problems we don’t yet know about (in addition to those we do) and many will take on jobs that don't yet exist. Our pupils are active participants in this journey and distinguish themselves as enterprising young people who always strive to be the best version of themselves.