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Brentwood School

Brentwood School

Middleton Hall Lane, Brentwood, CM15 8EE, UK

01277 243243



Brentwood School
School type Coeducational Day & Boarding
Founded 1557
Status Private
Headmaster Mr Michael Bond
Date Appointed September 2019
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 3-18
Number of pupils 1,620
Day fees per annum £19,800
Boarding fees per annum £38,799
Average Class Size 18 in Prep & Senior; 8 in Sixth Form
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:9
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Mr Rob Higgins

Brentwood School shines out as a beacon of excellence. Academically, we sit comfortably alongside the best day and boarding schools in the country, and we enjoy an unparalleled local reputation.

Our pupils 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 are surrounded by 75 acres of green playing fields and gardens. Our close proximity to London is especially helpful for international families looking to place their children in a safe UK location but within easy reach of the Capital.

To quote our latest ISI Inspectorate report (2013) our "pupils emerge as intellectually curious, resilient and enterprising life-long learners."

We offer full and weekly boarding for 13 to 18 year olds in comfortable houses where experienced husband and wife teams ensure the best possible care for all the boarders.

"Boarders have an excellent level of personal development. They are erudite and open, relating to fellow boarders and to adults with an easy confidence. A wide range of nationalities is represented within the houses and the tolerance and understanding exhibited by boarders for one another is outstanding," ISI Inspection report, 2013

We celebrate a 462-year history and take our heritage seriously. We are a Christian School and our pupils are expected to have self-respect, to exhibit pride in their appearance and embrace values such as courtesy, consideration for others, kindness, looking after each other, honour, courage, sportsmanship, duty and selflessness. Our vast and exciting co-curricular programme enjoys national prominence.

Our pupils achieve excellent academic standards that rank among some of the best in the country and consistent high grades are achieved by all pupils. They work exceptionally hard and are supported by highly professional and inspiring teachers who offer dedicated Oxbridge mentoring. 75% of offers are from Russell Group / UK Top 20 universities (95% for IB Diploma students). 70% of our students were admitted to their first choice university (85% for IB Diploma).

A four-year average of more than 36 points (equal to AAA at A Level), puts Brentwood among the top IB schools in the UK and the world. More than a quarter of our students consistently achieve 40 points or more and our 2018 cohort took up places at top universities across the globe including Oxford University; Imperial College, London; The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); Toronto University and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York.

We offer an enviable range of subjects including Dance, Food Science, Chinese ab initio and Global Politics, as well as more usual subjects like Physics, History, English, Mathematics, Psychology and Economics.

Our IB Diploma cohort has increased noticeably in the last two years. More than two-thirds of our IB students are from the UK, with one-third international.

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