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There is a strong sense of the traditional alongside the modern – bright and lively classrooms, decorated with pupil’s work, are housed in both 19th and 16th century buildings. In the gorgeous chapel (1868), pupils listen to biblical stories with a modern twist. School encourages creative and critical thinking across all subjects, whether improving goal-scoring in sport, performing West Side Story in German, or applying maths in the composition of music. It made world headlines when it opened up its doors to rescue an African Paralympic team left stranded at the airport...

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What the school says...

Brentwood School offers a unique blend of the traditional with the modern. It is one of the few independent schools which teaches boys and girls separately from 11 to 16 in an otherwise mixed community. The school prides itself on its strong academic success, sporting prowess and extra-curricular opportunities. We hope you will be able to visit us to see the school's strengths for yourself. ...Read more

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Curricula

International Baccalaureate: diploma - the diploma is the familiar A-level equivalent.

Other features

All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

UK Independent Schools’ Entry Test

Sports

Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.

Fencing

Shooting

What The Good Schools Guide says

Headmaster

Since September 2019, Michael Bond, previously vice principal education of Berkhamsted Schools Group, a family of six schools in Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. History degree from Liverpool and PGCE from Newcastle. Has taught at RGS Newcastle, Merchant Taylors' School (head of sixth form) and Christ College Brecon (head of history and housemaster). A keen sportsman with an interest in football (he says he is a long-suffering supporter of Newcastle United), skiing and fitness. Married to Suzanne; they have two sons.

Preparatory school head since 2011, Jason Whiskerd BA PGCE. Previously head of Aldenham Preparatory School in Elstree, Hertfordshire and deputy head of the King's School (junior) in Chester. Read history and politics at Trinity College, Carmarthen (University of Wales) and serves as an ISI inspector of other preparatory schools. A keen sportsman,...

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Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

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Special Education Needs

The Learning Development Department at Brentwood School aims to support those students who need additional help to access the curriculum fully and become more efficient and effective learners. The Department provides specialist teaching and resources. Throughout the secondary years, small group tuition, targeted intervention and English as a Foreign Language classes take place. International students are prepared for IGCSE and IELTS. Students with specific learning difficulties or other special needs are advised and assisted in all aspects of school life. The emphasis of the department is on developing independent learners, fully integrated into school life, assisted by specialist and subject teachers. 09-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability Y
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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