Chemistry class at Brooke House

Principal:

Mike Oliver B Sc, PGCE, MBA, NPQH

Directors:

Donald Williams BA (Hons) PGCE
Joan Williams Dip Ed
Giles Williams MA (Oxon)

Address:

Market Harborough
Leicestershire
LE16 7AU

Tel:

(01858) 462 452

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New Science Building completed

The College’s latest addition to its academic buildings will open next term with 6 new laboratories, 2 IT suites for the teaching of ICT and Computing, along with a new Prep room, reprographics area and associated toilet facilities. The laboratories have been built by Labform, a well-established business specialising in school science facilities. Each subject area of Physics, Chemistry and Biology will have 2 laboratories all equipped with the latest interactive teaching screens, Wi-Fi computing facilities, and resources to teach our pupils all they need to know from key stage 3, through GCSE and onto A Level. The Principal, Mike Oliver said “This is a major investment for us in Teaching & Learning, and signifies our serious intent on raising academic standards in the highly-popular subject area of science”.

New Boarding House for the College

The College is continuing to add to its stock of boarding house accommodation to deliver the best boarding experience possible to our pupils. After the addition of London House as an U18 boarding house this summer, increasing demand has led to the purchase of the historic coaching inn, The Angel Hotel. The building will initially be used from January 2020, but will have extensive work completed over the Easter of 2020 to give additional rooms to our pupils and to have it ready for our ever popular Summer School.

Another highly successful University Fair

Our programme of offering the best support and advice to our potential university students has continued through the term. We have been delighted with the response of several of our former pupils who have joined our ‘returning alumni’ scheme, which involves them coming back into the college where they give a presentation on university life or something more specific in terms of their actual university or course. In addition to these presentations, we have also gained much from David Hawkins – The University Guy, coming in to the school to give our pupils the benefit of his incredible experience, especially when dealing with international university applications. The annual university fair has grown even more, so much so, that we had to use King’s Hall to hold the event this year. Many admissions tutors attended, with some giving individual subject ‘master classes’ as well.

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Introduction to Brooke House

Brooke House College is a family run, co-educational, international college for students aged 11-19, wishing to undertake their general secondary education within the British curriculum. Programmes include; general Key Stage 3 courses for the youngest students, our University Foundation Programme, A-level courses and GCSE courses with a large range of academic subject choice. Our class sizes are typically small with an average of eight students in a class. All students have a personal academic tutor, who monitors their progress and sets attainment targets using the latest national, normalised baseline testing. The college opened its new science & technology building in January 2020, which is now the hub of all science and ICT/Computing teaching.

Intensive English and pre-sessional programmes with UKVI IELTS preparation classes support international learners in their university destinations. Taster programmes can be arranged by request. There are currently around 270 students from over 58 different countries.

The football academy

Brooke House College also has a Football Academy, giving students the option to develop their sporting interest alongside their academic achievements. Students take part in competitive fixtures and are given the opportunity to train with professional English clubs. 2019 saw the introduction of girls in to the academy, joining the boys after eleven very successful years as an all-male programme. In 2019, the college won national titles at U16 with ESFA and ISFA cup competitions. The college also saw it largest number of players (13) ever in a single year signing professional terms with clubs throughout Europe and the UK.

Residential

All boarding houses offer age appropriate accommodation, comfortably equipped with a wide range of facilities. Students may stay at the College over the exeat weekends and during half term, and this is provided at no extra charge. Each house has a residential tutor who oversees the personal development of their students. Over the past year, growth is numbers has seen the college investing heavily in new boarding accommodation. London House, a 50 pupil U18 supervised unit of accommodation came online in Sept. 2019, whilst another 50 unit of supervised U18 accommodation was opened in Jan. 2020, after the college bought the former ‘Angel Hotel’, an historic coaching inn, famous in the upper high street of the town.

There are numerous co-curricular activity clubs, both sporting and creative, and the College offers students the opportunity to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.

Location

Brooke House College is situated in the small, traditionally English town of Market Harborough in Leicestershire. The town lies 55 minutes north of London by train, and is 1.5 hours from London Heathrow airport by car. Leicestershire is in ‘the heart of England’ and major cities of Oxford, Cambridge and England’s second city, Birmingham, are all very accessible.