Brentwood School inspires high academic standards and a fine all-round education for girls and boys aged 3-18. 75 acres of superb grounds assist excellent learning in beautiful surroundings. Boys and girls are taught separately until the age of 16. Boarding is available from 13-18. There is a wide choice of subjects at Sixth Form, whether you want to follow the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), BTEC Extended Diploma (Sport and Business) or A Levels.
About the school
A Brentwood education presents learning as a lifelong pleasure, with many rewards for the curious and the diligent. Many of our pupils leave a trail of As and A*s in their wake, but all our pupils leave Brentwood understanding that acquiring knowledge is only part of what it means to learn. Learning at Brentwood is purposeful; it prepares pupils to make a positive contribution in whatever path they take.
From 11+ until the Sixth Form, boys and girls are taught separately. In the Sixth Form, classes are mixed to prepare young men and women for the world beyond school. We encourage our pupils to apply what they learn across subject areas: a lesson about number sequencing in Mathematics could well be applied to composing a score in Music lessons. The ability to think in a flexible way means that Brentwood pupils are always able to turn their hands to any task.
Our teaching staff present academic subjects in ways that relate them to the real world; we promote practical as well as intellectual engagement. Pupils undertake the ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) to give them a firm grounding in computer literacy. Exceptional facilities enable us to give all our pupils the chance to participate in engaging practical lessons and there are a huge number of trips and visits, from the battlefields of Ypres and the volcanic splendour of Iceland to the illuminated streets of Tokyo and the picturesque scenery of Snowdonia.
We believe in developing broad horizons, so we keep our subject-base broad for as long as possible. At Sixth Form level, we have virtually no restrictions on subject combinations. Alongside diverse and challenging A Level subjects, we offer the International Baccalaureate, which fosters internationalism as well as academic rigour.
- Boys' Boarding: 40 (13 to 18)
- Girls' Boarding: 27 (13 to 18)
- Total Pupils: 1920 (371 in Sixth Form)
- Day Fees: £5245 to £6866/term
- Boarding Fees: £13455/term
Scholarships, Bursaries & Fees
Our generous specialist scholarships recognise academic potential as well as specialist talents in the areas of Chess, Dance, Drama, Music (including singing) and Sport available for entry in Year Seven and Art, Dance, Drama, Music and Sport for Sixth Form. There are also academic scholarships available for entry into the Sixth Form.
Means tested bursaries are also available and offered to those pupils who would benefit from a Brentwood education but whose parents or guardians cannot afford the full fees.
All pupils receiving a scholarship or a bursary must meet the required academic standard for the School. On average, about one fifth of our pupils receive such assistance.
Extras CCF - Third to Sixth Forms (Trinity Term bill): £55.00 per annum Co-curricular Activities Parents will be billed directly for charges for individual music lessons, LAMDA tuition and optional sports coaching by the respective tutors.
The majority of pupils join the Senior School at age 11 years. However, some join at 13 and at other ages too. We draw pupils from a wide range of schools in Essex, London and the South-East of England as well as international locations. If you are interested in applying for a Senior School place, please follow the steps indicated below.
Here is our registration process for the Senior School:
- Make an appointment to visit the School.
- Visit the School and meet the Headmaster or member of the Admissions department.
- Register your child online or by post, using the links on this page, and pay the non-returnable Registration Fee of £100.
- Once you have registered, you will be invited to attend our Open Morning in June. You will also be notified of the date for the Entrance Exam in January and, for Admission at age 11, be sent sample examination papers in Mathematics and English. For other years of entry, pupils will be required to sit examination papers in Mathematics, Science, English and a Modern Foreign Language. This examination will also be held in January. School reports will also be requested. Please Note: The deadline for registering pupils is 1st December in the previous year.