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Brockhurst and Marlston House School
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In these areas of the curriculum, the boys derive great benefits from joining forces with the girls of Marlston House and by the shared use of the new Performing Arts Centre.
Music is a special feature at Brockhurst and is encouraged in every possible way. There is a full-time Director of Music who teaches all the boys from the age of three. In class lessons, pupils are taught singing, to play the keyboards and to compose using Sibelius software. In additon, a very high percentage of the older pupils will learn individual instruments and they are prepared for the examinations of the Royal Schools of Music and the London College of Music.
The school has several orchestras, bands, choirs and other groups which are combined with Marlston House. Special provision can be made for outstanding pupils to devote extra time to developing their musical talent.


Art is taught throughout the school and visits are made to galleries, museums and exhibitions. Facilities include a new studio and a fully-equipped pottery which is used both in and out of normal teaching periods. Advantage is taken of the school's fine architecture and surrounding countryside for painting and drawing, and talented boys are entered for art scholarships.


Dramatic productions involve boys at all levels of the school. The main production is staged jointly with Marlston House in the Memorial Hall, which accommodates a professionally-designed theatre seating up to three hundred in a tiered auditorium. Boys are involved in all aspects of the production including set design and lighting. Smaller productions, often involving individual classes, are staged at varying times during the year.

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

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Email: (Mrs Emma Ellis-Davies)

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