Brentwood School

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  • Qualifications

    iGCSEs, GCSEs, B-TEC (Levels 2 & 3), A-Levels, IB

  • Language

    English as an additional language

  • Boarding

    Full Boarding

  • Dietary Requirements

    Halal, Vegetarian & Gluten Free options

  • Key information

    Brentwood School provides education to children from 3-18 years of age with Boarding places are available to students from 13-18. The total number of pupils across the whole school is around 1,835. There are approximately 70 Boarders that come from a wide range of countries including Russia, Indonesia, Germany, China, Hong Kong, Italy, France, Mongolia, Jamaica and the UK. Average class sizes in the Senior School are 1:20 and in the Sixth Form 1:10.

    The EAL Department with 3 full time members of staff, provide an academic learning environment in which non-native speakers of English are able to develop their skills in the four key areas of the language – reading, writing, speaking and listening. The department ensures that international students who do not have a proficient level of English are given dedicated lessons each week. All applicants for whom English is not their first language will be asked to sit an appropriate level EAL paper as part of the Admissions process. Once a new boarder joins, they will undertake a full EAL assessment shortly after arrival and a programme of extra support will be implemented for each pupil as necessary. A standard level of extra support is provided at no extra cost. However, if additional support is required, extra lessons can be arranged and are subject to additional fees.
    English is the common language of the School and boarders are expected to speak English in all public areas of the School and the boarding house.


    The school is near London, but in a suburban setting. Older boarders are able to walk to the shops in the High Street at the weekend and there is easy access to London. From May 2020 Brentwood and Shenfield will be connected to London Liverpool Street via the Crossrail development, (which will be named the Elizabeth Line), meaning that passengers will be able to reach Central and West London without having to change trains. The nearest major international airport is Stansted which is 30 minutes away.

    A day in the life of…

    Boarders participate fully in all aspects of school life. They have access to the School’s sports facilities seven days a week as well as the opportunity to participate in inter-House competitions and other co-curricular activities. Housemasters and Housemistresses make sure there is a wide range of activities on offer for boarders in the evenings and at weekends. In the past, boarders have enjoyed; weekends in the Peak District, visits to Theme Parks and shows in London’s West End. Christmas celebrations include a shopping trip and a formal dinner. The school also celebrates the Chinese New Year, a lively occasion attended by boarders and staff.

    Registration is at 8:30am and there are six teaching periods during the course of the day. Brentwood has the largest Combined Cadet Force in the country. Pupils join from the Third Year onwards and can choose between the Army, Royal Navy and RAF sections.

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