We offer full and weekly boarding for 13 to 18 year olds in comfortable houses where experienced husband and wife teams ensure the best possible care for all the boarders. The School benefits hugely from our boarders’ rich mixture of backgrounds - we are a truly international community.

Mill Hill and Hough House are our girls’ and boys’ boarding houses. They are set within Brentwood School’s site close to the town and some 40 minutes from central London. Both houses overlook our extensive playing fields, and the atmosphere is peaceful and friendly. The well-being of our boarders is paramount, so their environment is maintained to provide comfort and security.

The level of care in our boarding houses was highly praised in a recent independent boarding inspection assessing National Child Care standards. Please see below to view the full inspection report.

Our boarders enhance the warmth and diversity of our School community, and they participate fully in all aspects of it. Boarders have access to the School’s sports facilities seven days a week as well as the opportunity to participate in inter-House competitions and other co-curricular activities. Housemasters and Housemistresses make sure there is a wide range of activities on offer for boarders in the evenings and at weekends. In the past, boarders have enjoyed weekends in the Peak District, visits to Theme Parks and shows in London’s West End. Our Christmas celebrations include a shopping trip and a formal dinner. We also celebrate the Chinese New Year, a lively occasion attended by boarders and staff.

Weekly boarding is an option which offers great flexibility to students who wish to board during the week and return home at weekends.  Full boarding fees still apply to weekly boarding pupils. Weekly boarders can focus on school activities during the week and enjoy time with their family at weekends and is particularly popular for those students whose parents are both working, or for those who have a long commute to school. All meals and laundry services are included and pupils may choose to stay at the boarding houses over the weekend if they want to get involved in co-curricular activities or simply spend quiet time studying.

Information about the application process can be found on the Admissions Page below.

To view a list of boarding term dates, please download the document below or visit our School Calendar below. 

EAL Entry Requirements to Brentwood School

  • Sixth Form Entry   -   Equivalent to IELTS Band 5.5 (B2 Level on the Common European Framework)
  • Lower School Entry (Third - Fifth Form)   -   Based on the EAL Entry test score (at the School's discretion)