BROCKWOOD PARK SCHOOL

Hampshire, SO24 0LQ | UK

Unique and Uplifting

Founded by educator philosopher, Jiddu Krishnamurti, in 1969, Brockwood Park School is an international boarding school for 14-19 year olds, in the heart of the Hampshire countryside. It provides an holistic education for around 75 students and is the only school of its kind in Europe.

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A Brockwood Education

ALL QUOTES ARE BY J. KRISHNAMURTI

‘The whole movement of life is learning.’

Two Brockwood Park School students during an outdoor activity

Begin by taking away punishment and reward. No grades, no comparison, no competition, no prizes. Assist each student to create their own programme of studies that challenges and extends them. Encourage them to take on projects and develop portfolios that are excellent. Give them the space and freedom to make mistakes and don’t judge them when they do. Nurture the spark they have, so that they discover their talent and what it is they love to do. Support them in passing exams if they wish, but don’t forget that there is more to life than acquiring knowledge and testing it – that kind of knowledge is always limited and always measureable, whilst life is unlimited and immeasurable. Do this in an atmosphere of friendly equality and you have what Brockwood Park School offers: learning that opens eyes to the whole of life.

‘When you pay attention to it, it becomes quiet — try it.’

If you sit together quietly each morning for some time, as a whole school, it begins to have an effect. Naturally, everyone becomes more self-reflective, everyone is better able to give attention to another, listen to another, learn from another. If you create a school in which self-knowledge is valued and self-reflection encouraged, then something very different happens.  There is an atmosphere like no other. It’s unusual for schools to do this, it’s rare for teenagers to encounter it, but this has been happening at Brockwood since the day it began.

Students at Brockwood Park School observing the surroundings

‘Home means where you have energy, where you are creative, where you are happy…’

Brockwood Park School students comfortably settled in what becomes their second home

Most of us love to be at home, but imagine feeling equally at home in a school that is like a large family. The feeling of being at home generates creative energy and supports every student in their learning. The Brockwood family is from 25 countries or more, so the feeling begins to embrace the world, with all its diversity. This is their second home and the students feel it and respond to it; they help run the school, take responsibility for it, care for it (together with staff, they clean the whole school every morning for 30 minutes). They love living here. They form friendships at Brockwood that last them a lifetime. Along with staff they create an atmosphere that is inclusive, affectionate and free of fear.  

‘We want the student to have first class health, and we mean it.’

Food, exercise and mental wellbeing are equally important. All the food at Brockwood is either vegetarian or vegan; delicious and varied, it’s prepared by our international catering team. Our Victorian walled kitchen-garden, which acts as an outdoor classroom for students, also provides the school with fresh, organic produce year round. Healthy food is complemented by plenty of exercise, so the school offers swimming, football, yoga, climbing, badminton, pilates, hiking, dance and ultimate frisbee, to name a few activities. Mental health completes the picture; given the innumerable pressures of today’s world, this is a vital issue for teenagers. Brockwood’s intentions ensure an integrated approach to life, which helps nurture every student fully and gives careful attention to mental wellbeing.

Brockwood Park School students playing outdoors

‘If you lose touch with nature, you lose touch with humanity.’

Brockwood Park School students navigating the outdoors in Autumn

We want every student to learn how to sow seeds, dig the earth, weed the garden, care for plants and harvest fresh fruit and vegetables. Our future depends on caring for this planet and the natural world, and yet education seldom gives much importance to this. At Brockwood we do. Students are surrounded by the stunning landscape of the Southdowns National Park and by our 40 acres of parkland and gardens. Brockwood allows our students to get lost in nature, to learn about its wonders and to get their hands dirty in the process.

Meet Our Staff

Group photo of Brockwood Park School's staff members

Our staff are drawn to Brockwood from around the world. They bring with them an impressive range of experience, skills and qualifications, and they share a passion for education and inquiry that helps make the school unique.

Testimonials

‘Brockwood has been a pioneer in British education in so many ways, not the least in its use of stillness or mindfulness, years before these entered the educational mainstream. The focus on enquiry and active learning is another area where the school has been in the vanguard of educational thinking.
SIR ANTHONY SELDON

‘The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the pupils is excellent.’
INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS INSPECTORATE

Life After Brockwood

Rashid Doole

Rashid Doole

Public Affairs Consultant

Two key abilities I truly believe I could not have developed anywhere else, are the ability to ‘listen’ and to ‘question’.

Read More

Armin Sprotte

Armin Sprotte

Art Dealer and Gallery Owner

I am grateful to have made lifelong friends at Brockwood Park.

Read More

Ana Carlota de Moura

Ana Carlota de Moura

Jr Officer at Geneva Centre for Humanitarian Demining

At Brockwood, I learnt to unapologetically embrace a true passion for life and an accountability for this planet and to others around us.

Read More

Prach Boondiskulchok

Prach Boondiskulchok

Musician

My student days at Brockwood were richly formative, and the open ethos of the school allowed me to develop in a way that would have been difficult elsewhere.

Read More

Leila de Vos Van Steenwijk

Leila de Vos Van Steenwijk

Managing Director Asian Art at Christie's Auction House

I loved the place instantly. It opened my eyes to the beauty of nature, to a completely different way of life.

Read More

The Life After Brockwood team provides dedicated one-to-one support and advice to students as they apply to university or for apprenticeships, art college or prepare to travel, volunteer or work around the world. Brockwood students are given real responsibility and agency in their own learning. Together with their teachers, they cultivate powerful critical thinking skills, creativity and a deep authentic motivation that allows them to flourish in life, professionally and personally. Brockwood students end up in a kaleidoscopic range of invaluable roles across the world, having been given the opportunity and encouragement to find out what really moves them. They are consistently offered places at a full range of local and international universities, winning scholarships and bursaries for their unique and outstanding work. Motivated, excellent, empathic and responsible, our students exemplify what it means to learn throughout life and in the whole of life.

Composite image of dozens of renown universities common destinations of Brockwood Park School students

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The Krishnamurti Foundation Trust Ltd. is an educational charitable trust located in Brockwood Park, Hampshire, UK. It consists of the Krishnamurti Centre, the Krishnamurti Foundation Trust, Brockwood Park School and Inwoods Small School.

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Unique and Uplifting

Founded by educator philosopher, Jiddu Krishnamurti, in 1969, Brockwood Park School is an international boarding school for 14-19 year olds, in the heart of the Hampshire countryside. It provides an holistic education for around 75 students and is the only school of its kind in Europe.

A Brockwood Education

All quotes are by J. Krishnamurti

‘The whole movement of life is learning.’

Begin by taking away punishment and reward. No grades, no comparison, no competition, no prizes. Assist each student to create their own programme of studies that challenges and extends them. Encourage them to take on projects and develop portfolios that are excellent. Give them the space and freedom to make mistakes and don’t judge them when they do. Nurture the spark they have, so they discover their talent and what it is they love to do. Support them in passing exams if they wish, but don’t forget there is more to life than acquiring knowledge and testing it – that kind of knowledge is always limited and always measureable, whilst life is unlimited and immeasurable. Do this in an atmosphere of friendly equality and you have what Brockwood Park School offers, learning that opens eyes to the whole of life.

‘When you pay attention to it, it becomes quiet – try it.’

If you sit together quietly each morning for some time, as a whole school, it begins to have an effect. Naturally, everyone becomes more self-reflective, everyone is better able to give attention to another, listen to another, learn from another. If you create a school in which self-knowledge is valued and self-reflection encouraged, then something very different happens.  There is an atmosphere like no other. It’s unusual for schools to do this, it’s rare for teenagers to encounter it, but this has been happening at Brockwood since the day it began.

‘Home means, where you have energy, where you are creative, where you are happy…’

Most of us love to be at home, but imagine feeling equally at home in a school that is like a large family. The feeling of being at home generates creative energy and supports every student in their learning and the Brockwood family is from 25 countries or more, so the feeling begins to embrace the world, with all its diversity.  This is their second home and students feel it and respond to it; they help run the school, take responsibility for it, care for it (together with staff they clean the whole school every morning for 30 minutes). They love living here. They form friendships at Brockwood that last them a lifetime and along with staff they create an atmosphere that is inclusive, affectionate and free of fear.  

‘We want the student to have first class health and we mean it.’

Food, exercise and mental wellbeing are equally important. All the food at Brockwood is either vegetarian or vegan; delicious and varied, it’s prepared by our international catering team. Our Victorian walled kitchen-garden, which acts as an outdoor classroom for students, also provides the School with fresh organic produce year round. Healthy food is complemented by plenty of exercise, so the School offers swimming, football, yoga, climbing, badminton, pilates, hiking, dance and ultimate frisbee, to name a few activities. Mental health completes the picture; given the innumerable pressures of today’s world this is a vital issue for teenagers. Brockwood’s intentions ensure an integrated approach to life, which helps nurture every student fully and gives careful attention to mental wellbeing.

‘If you lose touch with nature you lose touch with humanity.’

We want every student to learn how to sow seeds, dig the earth, weed the garden, care for plants and harvest fresh fruit and vegetables. Our future depends on caring for this planet and the natural world and yet education seldom gives much importance to this. At Brockwood we do. Students are surrounded by the stunning landscape of the Southdowns National Park and by our 40 acres of parkland and gardens. Brockwood allows our students to get lost in nature, to learn about its wonders and to get their hands dirty in the process.

Meet Our Staff

Our Staff are drawn to Brockwood from around the world. They bring with them an impressive range of experience, skills and qualifications, and they share a passion for education and inquiry that helps make the School unique.

Testimonials

‘Brockwood has been a pioneer in British education in so many ways, not the least in its use of stillness or mindfulness, years before these entered the educational mainstream. The focus on enquiry and active learning is another area where the school has been in the vanguard of educational thinking.
SIR ANTHONY SELDON

‘The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the pupils is excellent.’
INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS INSPECTORATE

Life After Brockwood

Rashid Doole

Rashid Doole

Public Affairs Consultant

Two key abilities I truly believe I could not have developed  anywhere else, are the ability to ‘listen’ and to ‘question’.

Read More

Armin Sprotte

Armin Sprotte

Art Dealer and Gallery Owner

I am grateful to have made lifelong friends at Brockwood Park.

Read More

Ana Carlota de Moura

Ana Carlota de Moura

Jr. Officer at Geneva Centre for Humanitarian Demining

At Brockwood, I learnt to unapologetically embrace a true passion for life and an accountability for this planet and to others around us.

Read More

Prach Boondiskulchok

Prach Boondiskulchok

Musician

My student days at Brockwood were richly formative, and the open ethos of the school allowed me to develop in a way that would have been difficult elsewhere.

Read More

Leila de Vos Van Steenwijk

Leila de Vos Van Steenwijk

Managing Director Asian Art at Christie's Auction House

I loved the place instantly. It opened my eyes to the beauty of nature, to a completely different way of life.

Read More

The Life After Brockwood team provides dedicated one-to-one support and advice to students as they apply to university or for apprenticeships, art college or prepare to travel, volunteer or work around the world. Brockwood students are given real responsibility and agency in their own learning. Together with their teachers, they cultivate powerful critical thinking skills, creativity and a deep authentic motivation that allows them to flourish in life, professionally and personally. Brockwood students end up in a kaleidoscopic range of invaluable roles across the world, having been given the opportunity and encouragement to find out what really moves them and are consistently offered places at a full range of local and international universities, winning scholarships and bursaries for their unique and outstanding work. Motivated, excellent, empathic and responsible, our students exemplify what it means to learn throughout life and in the whole of life.

School News

Subscribe for news related to the activities of Brockwood Park School and Brockwood Park, including events such as our concert series.

The Krishnamurti Foundation Trust Ltd. is an educational charitable trust located in Brockwood Park, Hampshire, UK. It consists of the Krishnamurti Centre, the Krishnamurti Foundation Trust, Brockwood Park School and Inwoods Small School.

Read our Privacy Policy

Get in Touch

Would you like to know more?
Left with a question, a comment or concern? Don't hesitate to write to us now and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Order a Free Prospectus

Everything you need to know is here on the website, but if you would also like to have a booklet to show family or friends and to refer back to, don't hesitate to request a prospectus.

Give us a Call

There is nothing quite like speaking to someone who can deal with your questions immediately. Call us now if you wish and we will do our best to answer your questions straightaway.

Brockwood Park School
Brockwood Park
Bramdean, Alresford
Hampshire SO24 0LQ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1962 771 744

Company Registration No. 1055588
Registered Charity No. 312865

© 2019 Krishnamurti Foundation Trust Ltd

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