Brooke House College: Market Harborough, Leicestershire, UK

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Brooke House College is an international boarding school offering a British Curriculum to students from the UK and around the world. Aimed at ages between 12-20, offering; GCSE, A Levels, University Foundation Programme, all supported with Academic English and IELTS, where appropriate. The University Foundation Programme (UFP) has several pathways; Business, Law, Architecture, Engineering, Arts. New for September 2016 a Medicine UFP with progression pathways within the UK and Europe.  Brooke House is no-selective, mainstream independent college that accepts boys and girls including pupils with learning difficulties. This international boarding school offers learning support, additional specialist teaching, and referral to an educational psychologist for a formal assessment.

The mean average class size at Brooke House is eight. Such a staff-pupil ratio promotes a highly personal style of teaching. Specific learning difficulties are dealt with directly under the leadership of our SENCo. There are ca. 210 pupils on roll and some of them have statements of special educational needs. In small, relatively informal classes pupils feel confident to voice opinions, contributing to group discussions, as well as to admit if they have not understood. This top UK boarding school for international students runs a highly professional football academy.

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7 days boarding: 

11,450 per term

About the school


Brooke House allows pupils to develop their potential to the full. For the most able student this will mean top grades and a place at one of the country’s best universities, but over its 50 year history Brooke House has taken equal pride in drawing the best out of less able students.

This Top UK boarding school has a number of dedicated science laboratories in which to conduct practical work. Art and Design is becoming an increasingly popular subject option and at Brooke House we have a fully equipped Art Studio catering for fine art, graphics and textiles. 

Students are allocated in single gender, comfortable,well-equipped boarding houses. All the boarding houses possess a sitting room, with television and DVD player and a kitchenette where students can prepare their own snacks in the evenings and at weekends. All boarding houses are equipped with WiFi. While all accommodation blocks possess their own laundry facilities there is also a central laundry with industrial washing and drying machines. A common meeting point for students is the college’s recently refurbished Paul Kitchener Building, which has pool and table tennis tables available. The building is also equipped with a tuck shop, SKY TV and WiFi. 

This Top UK boarding school for international students offers: GCSE and A Level, an intensive course of English. In addition, the college has pioneered a highly respected University Foundation Programme. 

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Academic life

Brooke House College offers: GCSE and A Level, an intensive course of English  In addition, the college has pioneered a highly respected University Foundation Programme. 

Sport and culture

The college has both football and basketball teams which play against other schools and local clubs.  Negotiated substantially reduced rates for both membership and instruction for students at the town’s squash and 18-hole golf club. Arrangements with the local leisure centre entitle students to a reduced entry fee for weight training and sauna, jacuzzi and steam room facilities. Weekend programme of activities is very varied and includes go-karting, paintballing, cinema and theatre visits, horse-riding, cycling, visits to theme parks and trips to places of local historical or cultural significance. 

Games Club, Spanish Club, IT Club, Knitting Club, Art Club, Book Club, Table Tennis Club, Pool Club, Photography Club, DJ Club, Film Club, Creative Writing Club, Pop Art Club, Beauty Club, Guitar Club, Sport, Electronics Club, Basic Arabic Club, Beginner’s Mandarin Club, Zumba Club, Horse Riding Club Table Tennis Club, Pool Club, BH Friends Crew Club, Nature Watch Club, Exam Mandarin Club

Junior Summer School, Market Harbourgh

Students aged 10 – 17 years old, British Council Accredited, Now in their 37th year

Brooke House College running British Council Accredited residential Summer School for over 35 years. The courses are constructed carefully to give each and every student the opportunity to improve his or her English whilst, at the same time, taking advantage of a range of sporting and social opportunities, in the form of activities and excursions.

 English Plus Activities – Campus £900, Homestay £1,030

English Plus A Level Taster Classes – Campus £950, Homestay £1,080

English Plus British Culture – Campus £950, Homestay £1,080

English Plus Football – Campus £900, Homestay £1,030

English Plus GCSE Taster Classes – Campus £950, Homestay £1,080

English Plus Golf – Campus £1,020, Homestay £1,150

English Plus Karting- Campus £1,145 Homestay £1,270

English Plus Riding – Campus £1075, Homestay £1,205

IELTS Preparation- Campus £970, Homestay £1,100

 Students who select English Plus Activities, English Plus Golf, English Plus Football, English Plus Riding or English Plus Karting receive 15 hours of tuition each week. Students who select English Plus British Culture, English Plus GCSE Taster Classes, English Plus A Level Taster Classes or IELTS Preparation receive 27 hours of tuition each week. Please scroll down for detailed information and sample programmes for each course.

 Length of stay – Minimum two weeks. Maximum 8 weeks.

Sunday 1st July 2018 – Sunday 26th August 2018 ( except English Plus Golf 1.07- 29.07.2018, English Plus Karting 15.07 – 12.08.2018, English Plus Football 29.07-26.08.2018)


All courses include: All tuition (hours depend on the chosen course), The GESE exam (Excluding the IELTS course), Residential accommodation in one of our boarding houses or homestay accommodation, Meals, On and off-campus activities, Wednesday half-day & Saturday and Sunday full-day excursions

Adult Summer School, Londyn, Students aged 18+,Residential, Self-catering, New for Summer 2018

Brooke House College has been running a successful Junior Residential Summer School in Market Harborough, Leicestershire for 37 years. In Summer 2018 we are delighted to expand with the opening of our Adult (18+) Residential Summer School Centre in Central London.


The course is constructed carefully to give each and every student the opportunity to improve his or her English whilst, at the same time, taking advantage of living in Central London. As well as the benefits that come with living in the capital city of the United Kingdom, by living and studying together, the course encourages students to speak English with one another and to experience one another’s cultures.

 Length of stay – Minimum two weeks. Maximum 7 weeks.

Sunday 1st July 2018 – Sunday 19th August 2018

£975.00, prices are per week

 All courses include:  All tuition (30 hours per week), Self-catering residential accommodation – single, en-suite rooms, Two evenings of British Culture activities (for example – lectures, wine and cheese evenings or attraction/city tour), Monday Evening Welcome Event

Location Description

Market Harborough is a market town within the Harborough district of Leicestershire, England. It sits on the Northamptonshire-Leicestershire border. The town was formerly at a crossroads for both road and rail; however the A6 now bypasses the town to the east and the A14 which carries east-west traffic is 6 miles (9.7 km) to the south. 

Airport: Birmingham: 1 h East Midlands: 1 h Stansted: 1 h 30 min Train station: Market Harborough: 5 min

Mainstream school with support for pupils with special educational needs like: *Dyslexia, *Dyspraxia (boys and girls 12-20 years) 12 Leicester Road LE16 7AU

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