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School DescriptionBrookes Cambridge is an independent co-educational day and boarding school in Risby, just outside the historic town of Bury St Edmunds in the beautiful English county of Suffolk, just 30 minutes from Cambridge and 1 hour from London. With a student capacity of 100, the school is famed for its close-knit community and wonderfully student-focused approach. The combination of small class sizes, specialist teachers and a rich and varied curriculum provides the catalyst for students to flourish and unlock their natural talents. Teaching is tailored to each pupil, to harness their interests and strengths and aid their progression. Throughout their educational journey, Brookes Cambridge students develop not only academically but also as global citizens, nurturing a sense of world vision and becoming members of society who truly stand out from the crowd.
The school campus is framed in the beautiful surroundings of the Suffolk countryside and ideally located near the innovative Cambridge Technology and Science Park, as well as the famous horse racing town of Newmarket. With fantastic facilities such as a technology lab, a science lab, an art studio, library, health centre, community garden and cafeteria, students at Brookes Cambridge receive a first-class educational experience, with everything they need to excel just a stone's throw from their dormitories.
Sports & Arts
Brookes Cambridge is a school where student learning is considered important both inside and outside of the classroom. Participating in extra-curricular activities allows each student to pursue their passions, explore areas of interest, identify personal strengths and develop collaborative skills. The PE curriculum and the Sports programme in the senior school over a wide range of activities including athletics, cricket, cross country, dance, football, basketball, volleyball, rounders, hockey, netball, swimming, gymnastics, horse riding and golf. The school prides itself on excellence in the creative and performing arts and all pupils take part in at least one dramatic production a year, enabling them to develop confidence in performing in front of others. Musical tuition is offered in piano, flute, clarinet, recorder, violin, cello, drums or percussion, voice and brass and various music clubs are also open to students, including a rock band and a choir. At the heart of the extra-curricular programme is the teaching and learning of good people skills and fostering a team spirit.
Dormitories & School Life
The dormitories at Brooke Cambridge are run as a family unit by House parents John and Gill White, who have more than 30 years of boarding experience. They provide a ‘home away from home’ for students and provide an inclusive atmosphere. Quiet places for study, along with academic support, give residential students room to thrive, and social spaces and weekend excursions encourage exploration of culture and community life. Spacious bedrooms can accommodate between one and six students, and every room has private en-suite facilities. Internationalism is also part of the school’s DNA, giving students a broader understanding of the world by welcoming classmates from overseas.
- 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
- 7 acres Campus Size
- 10% Percentage of International Students
Diploma Year Offered?No
Student PopulationCoEd - School for both genders
Average Class Size10
English as Second Language (ESL) Support AvailableYes
Accepting Students in Grades6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Other - Eligibility Requirements?Students should apply through Educatius.
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