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Palma non sine pulvere Brockhurst and Marlston House School
Twin schools combining the best features of single-sex and co-education for children aged two and a half to thirteen


Brockhurst prepares boys for Common Entrance and Scholarship exams at the age of 13 to leading senior independent schools.

Academic Curriculum

The school teaches a very wide curriculum which encompasses a generous allocation in every boy's timetable for Music, Art, Drama and Physical Education. All boys study English, Mathematics, Science, French Technology, History, Geography and Scripture from the outset, and are introduced to Latin in Year 4 and German thereafter. Boys sitting for scholarships are also taught Greek, whilst Russian is studied as an additional subject along with extended curriculum topics once the scholarship exams are at an end.
The school has a well-equipped ICT suite, and computing is taught to all boys as a subject in its own right as well as being used in other subjects as an aid to learning. Considerable advantage is taken of field trips and outings both locally and further field. In addition to a chateau in France, the school has recently purchased and is developing a Field Studies centre on Exmoor.

Learning Development

The school has a well-staffed and equipped newly-opened specialist Learning Development Centre which provides support to pupils according to their particular needs. Its remit is broader and more comprehensive than the Dyslexia support offered by most schools.


Pupils' progress is closely monitored and assessed. The school streams pupils according to ability and operates a setting system in some subjects in the senior part of the school. In addition, there is a scholarship set in the final year. At the Headmaster's determination, particularly able pupils may at any point be moved up by a year for their academic work and these pupils will be directed towards scholarship entrance papers. Any pupil may be directed to additional support from time to time according to his particular needs.


Parents are informed of their children's progress through regular written reports, meetings with teachers and the Headmaster. The school is continually looking to refine and improve the quality of education it provides.

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Brockhurst and Marlston House Schools
Hermitage, Newbury
Berkshire RG18 9UL

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Contact us

Tel: 01635 200293

Email: (Mrs Emma Ellis-Davies)

Webmaster: (Nick Park)

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