Boarding & International Admissions

Prospective pupils and their families are always welcome to visit the School by attending one of the Open Mornings or by making an individual or group visit. Boarding places are available for pupils aged 13 – 18 years.

The boarding house spaces are allocated on a first come, first served basis and the houses are usually full by March for admission the following September. If you wish to apply for a boarding place for your child please follow the steps outlined below:

  1. Send a copy of your son or daughter’s latest school report and grades, together with a personal statement to the Headmaster for his consideration. For international EAL students please see the EAL entry requirements by clicking here.
  2. If the Headmaster wishes to proceed, and there is space in the boarding house, you will be invited to formally register your son or daughter with us online using the links on this page. The registration fee is £100.
  3. Once registered, your son or daughter will be required to complete our entrance examination and assessment. If he or she is unable to visit the School, we can send the papers to their current school or to the agent introducing your son or daughter, who will administer the exam on our behalf under exam conditions. Candidates may also be interviewed via Skype. If you are able to visit the School with your son or daughter then we will arrange a mutually convenient time for the interviewing, testing and touring of the School and boarding facilities to take place. A reference and confirmation of grades will be requested from your son or daughter’s current school.
  4. When the results of the examination, assessment, interview and references are available, the Headmaster will be able to consider making a formal offer of a boarding place.
  5. If a formal offer is made, we will send you an Acceptance form to complete and return with the Acceptance Deposit within the required deadline. Once we have received your form and deposit we will confirm the boarding place at the School.
  6. Under recent guidelines issued by the UK Government, applicants aged 16 or over will be required to have an interview by telephone or in person with the Home Office. Applicants should be able to outline their desire to study in the UK, and be prepared to discuss their immigration history, education plans, level of research taken into the proposed course of study, and their personal and financial circumstances.
  7. Applicants must provide confirmation from a parent or guardian that they consent to the arrangements for their child's travel to the UK, and reception and care once here. Evidence (e.g birth/adoption certificate or Court document) of the relationship between an applicant and their parent/guardian will be required as part of the application.

Please note that the School is a Tier 4 Sponsor and will provide the necessary support and documentation for visa application, should this be required. There is a small fee associated with this service.

The boarding housemasters/mistresses provide full admission information to all those joining well in advance of the September start date.

EAL Entry Requirements to Brentwood School

  • Sixth Form Entry   -   Equivalent to IELTS Band 5.5 (B2 Level on the Common European Framework)
  • Lower School Entry (Third - Fifth Form)   -   Based on the EAL Entry test score (at the School's discretion)

For any questions or help during the process, please get in touch:

Senior and Sixth Form:  
Miss Katie Curtis Mrs Claire Skinner

Admissions Team,
Brentwood School,
Middleton Hall Lane,
CM15 8EE
Telephone: +44 (0)1277 243314