From 10am-12.30pm on Saturday 2nd March, Brockwood Park School invite potential students and their families to an informative Open Morning at their beautiful grounds near Alresford in Hampshire.
The Good Schools Guide 2012 called Brockwood Park School ‘the kind of school that changes lives’ – and it’s easy to see why. Couched in the beautiful Hampshire countryside, Brockwood is an international, co-educational boarding school that offers a personalised, holistic education for just over 70 students aged 14 to 19. Founded in 1969 by educator-philosopher J. Krishnamurti (1895-1986), Brockwood’s curriculum and ethos are deeply inspired by his teachings, encouraging an environment of creativity, community, and inquiry which complements the more traditional academic pursuits.
Brockwood may be small, but it is not at all exclusive. The school welcomes students of any nationality or walk of life, with bursaries available to help those who would otherwise struggle with the fees. With such a varied but tight-knit student body, the school cultivates a family atmosphere with a focus on cooperation and respect. Students at Brockwood have the chance to make close friends from all over the world. This goes hand-in-hand with Brockwood’s aim to encourage its pupils to become more sensitive and open-minded, allowing them to grow into adults with a deep understanding of themselves and of others around them.
This is not to say that academia takes a backseat at Brockwood. The school’s low student to staff ratio ensures that its teaching remains top-notch, while students also take an active part in planning their individualised study programmes. This ensures that learning is tailored to the pupil’s specific needs, and also gives students a deeper insight into the education process.
Brockwood students typically go on to further education at universities and pursue successful careers in many fields – alumni of the school include doctors, dancers, lawyers, engineers, charity workers, builders, musicians, gardeners and filmmakers, amongst many others! A selection of alumni testimonials can be found on the school’s website.
But, of course, the best way to find out more about the school is to visit. “The Open Morning is an ideal opportunity to satisfy your curiosity about Brockwood,” says Admissions Officer Vicki Lewin. “Whether you have a child you are considering enrolling here or you’re interested in the ethos of the education on offer, anyone and everyone is welcome to come along.”
On Saturday 2nd March, the school will be open from 10am-12.30pm, during which time visitors can take a guided tour of Brockwood Park, led by a student. This will be followed by refreshments and the chance to meet one of the Co-Principals of the School and other members of staff. Additionally, one the Co-Principals will make a presentation at 11am.
Open Morning visitors are also welcome to stay for a delicious vegetarian lunch, at the small cost of £5 per adult and £2.50 per child. Please book in advance if you would like to do so.
Can’t make it to the Open Morning? No to worry – just get in touch with the School Secretary to arrange a separate visit during term time. Brockwood will be pleased to welcome you!