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.

+44 (0) 1284 760531     office@uk.brookes.org

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.


Ages 11 to 16

Our Senior School supports students from Year 7 to Year 11, through their GCSEs and IGCSEs, preparing them for their next step. Read more about our Senior School here.


Academic achievement in a family setting

Wellbeing is our priority, and our students develop confidence and resilience, building strong social and emotional skills. We recognise and value every one of our students as individuals and their education is tailored to meet their needs throughout their school journey.
We are proud of our inclusive approach and ‘positive education’ model, focusing on each child’s natural strengths, enhancing their academic performance and developing their life skills. These foundations will stay with them for life, helping them to grow into dynamic and successful global citizens.
Unlock your child’s potential with Brookes.
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 Parent, 2018
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.
Brookes Parent, 2018
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.
ISI Report 2019
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.
ISI Inspection 2019
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 Parent, 2018
'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.
Brookes Parent, 2018