Enterprising, caring, confident

Welcome to Brentwood Preparatory School. We have the privilege of being with children as they embark on one of the greatest journeys in life: education. Children begin to investigate the world with great expectation, interest and energy here. We show them that the world is indeed a feast for the curious and full of opportunities.

Click here to see the Preparatory Speech Day video presentation

Right from the age of three years old, we give children the kind of start that leaves them with a positive attitude towards learning for the rest of their lives. Our staff teach with great energy, flair and sensitivity in an environment that has exceptional facilities. We have a reputation for high standards academically and in terms of our pupils’ conduct. Brentwood pupils are consistently at the top of the field for the National Curriculum tests at age 11, and a large proportion achieve scholarships at the same age.

Our pastoral care is second to none; every single child is known here. We value their individuality and celebrate their achievements.

The Preparatory School was established in 1892 as part of Brentwood School in Essex. We enjoy our town centre setting, surrounded by 72 acres of playing fields and gardens. There is a stunning range of activities on offer and our pupils have access to state of the art equipment and resources. Transition from the Nursery and Reception through Years One to Six are smooth and children are well prepared for their move to the Senior School.

Our motto is: ‘Virtue, Learning, Manners’. These are noble words that we believe in and put into practice. Our ethos is based on Christian values that are inclusive and welcoming. There is warmth at the heart of this community, and we believe that is the main reason for our success.

Our website will give you an idea of the vibrancy and variety of School life, open mornings and admission details. Our prospectus is available to download here or you can call 01277 243 333 to receive a copy through the post. However, the best way to find out about us is to come and visit. Please call us to make arrangements; we would be delighted to meet you.

Headmaster, Jason Whiskerd

“We have been extremely happy with all aspects of our child's education since he has been at Brentwood, and will be sad to see him leave the Prep School.”

Trinity Term Calender 2015

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Preparatory (ages 3-7)

Morning Nursery

9am - 11.30am

Afternoon Nursery

12.45pm - 3.15pm

Reception, Year One and Year Two 
Gates open 8.50am
Lunch 11.50am - 12.50pm
End of School  3.15pm

Preparatory (ages 7-11)




10.50am - 11.10am


12.55pm - 1.55pm

End of School day