The facilities at Brentwood are of the highest quality across all academic areas, the arts and sports. Set within a 72-acre site they provide a spacious, state of the art context for learning. We are continually improving and developing the site and offer facilities at a standard more common to universities than secondary education.
Olympic Training Venue
Brentwood School was one of the official training venues for the London 2012 Games. The School hosted the athletes competing in the Modern Pentathlon, providing facilities for four of the five sports: épée fencing, pistol shooting, 200m freestyle swimming and a 3km cross country run. The training venue for show jumping was elsewhere. To read more about this please click here.
Sixth Form Centre
Our latest development provides a modern, dedicated seat of learning for the Sixth Form and includes state-of-the-art classrooms, a fully equipped computer suite with over 50 PCs and a 400 seat auditorium. These sit alongside a common room and both private and collaborative study areas.
This is where Modern Languages are taught in spacious classrooms and in the purpose-built language laboratory.
The home of Classics and Learning Development, this building also houses the impressive Bean Library, which offers an extensive fiction and non-fiction collection, managed by a full-time librarian and assistant. There is also a reference section and a wide range of periodicals and curriculum-related audio-visual resources. This building is currently under extensive refurbishment and will become part of the new Learning Resource Centre.
Hardy Amies Design Centre
This purpose-built centre was named after Old Brentwood Sir Hardy Amies, couturier to the Queen. It provides spacious facilities for ICT, Computing, Art, Design Technology and Food Technology. An annual exhibition, showcasing work from all of these areas is held every summer in the Centre.
This is the hub of the Mathematics Department.
Facing Brentwood Cathedral, on the Ingrave Road, with its well-known clock tower, this is what most people think of as "Brentwood School". It houses a variety of subjects including English, Geography, History and Politics. The Memorial Hall is also based here - a quaint wood-panelled hall with stage and balcony seating.
Music and Drama studios are located in the Huddleston Building. There is a Sibelius composition software suite, practice rooms and changing rooms.
The three Sciences are taught in this impressive building, opened by the Queen in 1957. In 2003 a special Science Study Centre was added for Sixth Form use.
The beautiful Chapel was constructed in 1867 and is at the heart of the School community providing a place of quiet for reflection and peace for all religious faiths. Christian services are held regularly for pupils.
The self-service Dining Halls are renowned for their excellent cuisine, satisfying all pupils at lunchtime and boarders at breakfast and dinner. There is a variety of hot choices at lunch, one of which is always vegetarian, and an extensive salad bar and range of hot and cold desserts.
Old Big School
The original School building still stands and is used for meetings and debates. Steeped in history, with carvings made by pupils hundreds of years ago, it provides a real sense of Brentwood School's heritage.
This is now the administrative base of the School, but used to be a boarding house. Reception, Headmaster's Office, Bursary and Common Room are to be found here.
The School has an on-site Sports Centre which features a 25m indoor swimming pool and a learner pool. There is a fitness suite with computerised equipment, 4 glass-backed squash courts, indoor rifle range, a main hall large enough to accommodate 7 badminton courts plus a multi-purpose room for fencing, dance and other activities. There is also a purpose-built Fencing Salle that was used by our famous ex-pupil Commonwealth Gold medal winner Alex O'Connell and is now the practice home of the School's strong fencing community.
Outdoor Sporting Facilities
The School is set in 72-acres of grounds offering many football, rugby, cricket and hockey pitches, tennis and netball courts and an athletics track. There is also an all-weather floodlit pitch.
With changing rooms on the ground floor, and a balcony overlooking the School's vast grounds, this is the home of Brentwood School's cricketers.
This is the boys' boarding house, containing single study bedrooms. It has been recently refurbished and boasts facilities, including a common room; 2 television rooms; a well-equipped kitchen and a computer suite.
This large Victorian house is the girls' boarding house. It has been completely modernised whilst retaining its character. Modern extensions to the main house contain single and double study bedrooms.