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Mike Oliver B Sc, PGCE, MBA, NPQH


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


Market Harborough
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Brooke House College students win two CIFE Prizes in 2016

Each year CIFE award prizes to the very best students in its member colleges and we’re delighted to announce that Brooke House College students won two 2016 awards. Vo Hung Huu won an Andrew Osmond Maths Award, and Dan Ning won a college prize for her outstanding contribution to life at Brooke House College. The students received their prizes from CIFE President Lord Lexden at a ceremony in the House of Lords.

Brooke-House-College-student-Vo-Hung-Huu-with-Lord-LexdenVo (pictured right with Lord Lexden) is an extremely able, hard-working and academically gifted candidate, who obtained A*, A*, A in Maths, Further Maths and Physics A levels, as well as an AEA Mathematics Distinction.

Since coming to the UK, he impressed his teachers not only with his breadth of knowledge but also with his preparedness to ask probing questions about topics under discussion.

Vo is a brilliant and studious individual whose high academic ambitions are carefully channelled. His single-minded determination coupled with his intellectual curiosity will set him up to have a successful career in whatever path he chooses.

Brooke-House-College-student-Dan-Ning-with-Lord-LexdenDan (pictured right receiving her award from Lord Lexden) is an intelligent and extremely hard-working student who since being at the college has excelled and shone. She is strongly motivated to succeed at the highest level, pushing herself to work well above the exam board syllabus. She is a talented Mathematician achieving 100% in four of the A Level examinations, with her lowest unit grade 93%.

Dan’s teachers predict her to achieve A*s in all her A level subjects. As a person she relates well to fellow students, helping others in and out of class. She has an engaging personality and warmth which is apparent when meeting her.


Brooke House welcomes new Principal Mike Oliver

We are proud to introduce the appointment of Mr Mike Oliver as the new College Principal.

Mike-Oliver-Brooke-House-PrincipalMike joins us after his first Headship at Epsom College in Malaysia, where as founding Head, he supervised the building of the school, the recruitment of all of its pupils and staff along with the construction of the curriculum and timetable. As such, he has great experience in leading a school teaching GCSEs and A Levels as well as the pastoral care of an international student body. Prior to Malaysia, Mike had been a teacher of mathematics, Housemaster and Assistant Headmaster at Epsom College in Surrey.

Earlier teaching posts in mathematics had been undertaken at Peer’s School, Littlemore and St Edward’s, both in Oxfordshire. Academically, Mike gained a B.Sc. in Astrophysics from University College, Cardiff, prior to completing a PGCE at the University of Oxford. Mike later studied the MBA programme with the Open University and gained the National Professional Qualification for Headteachers (NPQH) from the National College for School Leadership. Mike is also an experienced ISI Inspector.

Away from teaching, Mike has been heavily involved with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme, hockey and junior athletics. Within hockey, he coached at county, regional and national level as well as being a member of the National Governing Body for Schools and Youth. He is keen on outdoor pursuits and live performance, both music and drama. His real passion however is flying. Mike holds a private pilot’s licence for helicopters and is qualified to fly the Hughes 300 and the Bell Jetranger. He is greatly looking forward to joining the Brooke House Community and to meeting all of the pupils and staff as the school moves forward.

Managing Director, Giles Williams, said “I am very happy that the college has been able to recruit an individual of Mike’s experience, expertise and standing and trust that he will be an excellent leader of the college for many years to come.”

Mike will assume operational charge of the college from Monday 2nd May 2016.

2015 CIFE Award for Brooke House student

Vin San Dinh received a 2015 CIFE College Prize at the CIFE Awards held in the House of Lords this March. San received his award from CIFE President, Lord Lexden.

Brooke House student Vin San Dinh with Lord LexdenSan is an extremely able, hard-working and academically gifted candidate. He is confidently predicted A* in all his A level subjects. Since coming to the UK, he has impressed his teachers not only with his breadth of knowledge but also with his preparedness to ask probing questions about topics under discussion. He is a brilliant and studious individual whose high academic ambitions are carefully channelled.

He has the ability to assimilate new material rapidly and independently, providing evidence of his potential to succeed at the highest level. His single-minded determination coupled with his intellectual curiosity displays his exceptional passion for knowledge.

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Introduction to Brooke House

Brooke House College is a family run, co-educational, international college for students aged 12-19, 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.

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 230 students from over 35 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. 2018 sees the introduction of girls in to the academy, joining the boys after ten very successful years as an all-male programme.


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.

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.


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.