At Brookhouse we recognise the importance of each student feeling secure and supported within the school environment as a child cannot achieve their potential unless he or she is happy. Form tutors and class teachers monitor all aspects of a student’s progress, while Heads of Year are in-charge of groupings of classes into age bands that reflect the developmental stages for the child.

If a parent wishes to discuss any aspect of a child’s progress the Form Tutor and Head of Year will usually be involved in the discussions. There may also be occasions when students need the support of the school counsellor, who provides professional guidance on a range of social, emotional and personal development issues.






At the Preparatory level, homework is given in the context of ensuring the child balances academic progress and enjoying free time at home. Homework increases as the child grows older and parents can expect that an increased amount of homework will become essential during periods before examinations. At the Secondary level, homework and private study become an increasingly vital element as the child progresses up through the school.




At Brookhouse, assessment serves four main purposes: It shows us what the pupil has achieved and helps us to decide where each pupil needs to go next to continue succeeding. It helps us to identify strengths and weaknesses for each pupil. It allows us to assess overall achievement at the end of a course. It allows teachers to judge the effectiveness of each course and the breadth and depth of coverage.

The school uses a wide range of methods to assess student performance. A cycle of formal tests is used and teachers also use homework, class work, research projects, field trips, practical work, discussions, role play and oral work to make assessments of student progress.