Brentwood School

Virtue, Learning, Manners

Ingrave Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 8AS


Welcome to Brentwood School. We are one of the UK’s leading independent schools for boys and girls aged 3 to 18 with a history spanning almost 500 years.Our values are at the centre of everything we do. Although the words from our school motto – ‘Virtue, Learning, Manners’ – were written in 1622, they are remarkably timeless. They guide our core purpose in helping young people discover and develop their talents with both self-assurance and humility. 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.

In an age of instant gratification and immediate rewards, our pupils understand the value of perseverance, learning from mistakes, 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 accepting Winston Churchill’s premise that ‘success is not final and failure is not fatal’. 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. The consequences of this culture of continuous learning are our excellent record of exam results and onward success of our pupils, but we are a School that offers much more than such measurable and finite outcomes: many schools promise to develop the whole person but few can claim to do so as well as Brentwood.

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 confident without being arrogant, they look out for each other, they do the right thing, even when no-one is looking and they respect difference: you will see a footballer enjoying lunch with a chorister and a dancer running a recycling project with a chess player.

We help our pupils to solve problems. In partnership with parents, we teach them to persevere after setbacks, adopt a growth mindset and challenge the norm. We encourage them to ask questions in class and take control of their own learning. Of course, they work hard and enjoy great success in and out of the classroom, and once they’ve left us, many go on to use and develop their leadership skills and achieve beyond their expectations, always remembering what Brentwood has taught them.

That’s who we are. We are Brentwood.

Preparatory School, Nursery & Pre-Prep School, Senior School, Sixth Form


Attending Events


Sep 2022

10:30 AM - 05:00 PM

Contact Information

Ingrave Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 8AS

Key Information

Year Established:
Michael Bond
Church of England
Boys & Girls
School Setting:
Number of Pupils:
Age Range:
Nursery & Pre-Prep
Fee Range (Termly):
£5,255 - £13,455
Exit exams:
 A level
Famous Alumni:
Rt Hon Jack Straw, Douglas Adams, Griff Rhys Jones, Frank Lampard
Brentwood School

Michael Bond

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