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Palma non sine pulvere Brockhurst and Marlston House School

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Twin schools combining the best features of single-sex and co-education for children aged two and a half to thirteen
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Academic Curriculum

Brockhurst prepares boys for Common Entrance and Scholarship exams at the age of 13 to leading senior Independent Schools. We have never been a feeder for a particular senior school because we believe that the choice of a school should suit the attributes of the child.               Consequently, our pupils go on to a very wide range of schools according to their abilities. A high proportion win academic, music, art, drama and sports awards on entry and a list of recent successes can be found on our web site.

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 5 and another modern foreign language thereafter.

Boys sitting for scholarships are also taught Greek. The school has a well-equipped ICT suite, and computing, including programming and robotics, 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 afield including to France and to the school’s field studies centre on Exmoor.

Performing Arts Centre

Arts Centre


Parents are informed of their children's progress through regular written reports and meetings with teachers, Deputy Heads and Headmaster.

The school is continually looking to refine and improve the quality of education it provides.


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, 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. A pupil may also be given additional support from time to time according to his particular needs and the school has a first-class Learning Development Centre equipped to provide both short and long term help.


'Pupils demonstrate high levels of self-esteem and self confidence due to the positive environment created by the school,'

Independent School Inspectorate 

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

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Tel: 01635 200293

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