Welcome to Brookes!
Brookes is one of Suffolk’s most remarkable independent schools, offering a special family environment, a unique child-centred approach to learning and a positive culture of wellbeing.
As an inclusive school we celebrate diversity – each of our students is encouraged and individually supported at every stage, from their earliest years at Cherry Trees Montessori nursery through to their GCSEs in the main school. Being an international school enhances learning and development for all.
Above all our children are relaxed and happy – the ideal start to unlocking their full potential.
We still have places in some year groups – if you’re looking for an alternative education feel free to call us for a chat.
Ages 2 to 5
Our Montessori accredited nursery and reception class is a great start for children from the ages 2 to 5. For details of our Early Years provision click here.
Ages 5 to 11
Leading on from our nurturing Early Years setting, our Lower School caters for children from Year 1 to Year 6. Find out more about our Lower School here.
Academic achievement in a family setting
My children have been at Brookes for just over a year, they both enjoy it and look forward to going to school every day. My daughter in particular is very enthusiastic and thrives in the stimulating nursery environment. She cannot wait to start school properly and attend full time. It is a lovely school with a lot of potential. I like the fact it is small, that there is a nurturing and caring atmosphere and that sport and other non academic subjects like the arts are taken as seriously as the academic ones.
Brookes is the perfect school for my children ranging between the ages of 14 and 8. There are sports, drama, academia, arts, music - a wonderful array of activities, clubs and trips to suit a broad spectrum of a child's gifts, needs and talents. Thank you Brookes.
Throughout the school, pupils are successful in developing a good foundation of knowledge, skills and understanding in all subjects. This is underpinned by a balanced curriculum, small class sizes and a team of dedicated teachers.
Pupils’ social awareness is excellent as a result of the harmonious and respectful relationships that characterise the school environment. Pupils learn to respect and value diversity and they show excellent sensitivity and tolerance to those from different backgrounds. Pupils have high levels of moral conscience and the kindness and support they show towards one another is outstanding.
It is lovely to hear about the exciting prospects ahead for Brookes. It is wonderful that the children are able to experience different cultures as a result of international boarders visiting the school. The girls are very happy to be a part of the ‘Brookes family’ and I would like to express my gratitude for making school a pleasurable and nurturing environment for them. This ethos had previously been lacking in prior schools in which the girls had attended, which is what makes Brookes so unique.
'Brookes' is an exceptional school community. Our four children are highly valued as individuals. They have made outstanding progress and have been given an array of enrichment opportunities in addition to the broad curriculum. Our youngest child has been attending Brookes for the last eight years. There is no other place we want them to be and we feel assured they are going to grow up to be confident, well rounded and respectful young adults with the education and tools enabling them to find their special place in the world.