Welcome to the Brent River College website.

Our fundamental belief is that our students can achieve both academically and personally.




We are totally committed to our core values of Belief, Respect, Integrity, Vision, Excellence, Responsibility and Courage.

We provide a fresh start for young people who have been permanently excluded from mainstream education.  Our aim is to prepare them for progression to their next stage.

We provide our students with a small, nurturing and academically rigorous environment.  We seek to re-engage them through high expectations, a supportive environment and an expectation that they will follow a largely mainstream curriculum and achieve their qualifications.

We expect to work closely with parents and carers to support their child to prepare them for future success.


The following after school clubs are running:

Drama Club – 3-5pm

Boxing Club – 3-5pm

Sports Club – 3-5pm


The following after school clubs are running:

Studio Session – 3-5pm

Table Tennis Club – 3-5pm

Boxing Club – 3-5pm

Notice Board


Inset Day

The school is closed for Inset day on Monday 4th December 2023.

All students are expected to attend school as normal on Tuesday 5th December 2023.

Christmas Holiday Friday 22nd December 2023 to Friday 5th January 2024.


The school is closed for Inset day on Monday 30th October 2023.

Year 11 Student and Parent/Carers meeting on Monday 30th October 2023.

All students are expected to attend school as normal on Tuesday 31st October 2023.



Change of Date: Monday 3rd July 2023 inset is cancelled. Students are expected to attend school as normal. Inset day will now be on Friday 14th July 2023.

Industrial Action

The school is open as normal for all students on Thursday 27th April and Tuesday 2nd May 2023.

The school is open as normal for all students on Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th March 2023.

The school is open as normal for all students on Wednesday 1st February 2023.

Term Dates

  • Summer break: Students leave at 1.15pm on Friday 21st July 2023 and return on Tuesday 5th September 2023
  • May Half Term Monday 29th May 2023 - Friday 2nd June 2023
  • Bank Holiday for the coronation of King Charles III Monday 8th May 2023
  • May Bank Holiday Monday 1st May 2023
  • February Half Term
    Monday 13th February 2023 to Friday 17th February 2023.​
    Students return on Monday 20th February 2023.
  • Students return on Wednesday 4th January 2023 (Normal School Day)
  • Staff Training Day on Tuesday 3rd January 2023
  • KS3-KS4 Awards Ceremony is Friday 16th December 2022 between 10-12pm.
  • Last day of term is Friday 16th December 2022


21 APRIL 1926 - 8 SEPTEMBER 2022

A period of National Mourning has been announced.

Monday 19 September will be a Bank Holiday to mark Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral.

School will be closed.

Students should attend school on Tuesday 20th September at the normal time.

Student Notice

Year 11 students will be attending work experience week commencing 17th October 2022

Covid 19 Update

  • All students should attend school unless they are positive for Covid 19.
  • All recommended control measures are in place for Covid 19.

Students’ Mental Health

Please let us know if you have any concerns about your child’s mental health.  We have a range of provision we can discuss with you.  There is also Kooth which provides 24 hour, 7 days a week support online.  We have enclosed the letter to parent/carers with this letter, which will explain how to access this.  Our students had a workshop run by Kooth in the Autumn term to let them know that they are available.


Year 11 Examinations

We are following all the Government requirements to be able to submit teacher assessed grades based upon each student’s evidence.  The exam boards will release further assessment support materials on 31st March, that we will use after the Spring break.  We have very few weeks left to assess, moderate assessments and submit the grades.

Please check with Mr Anderson and Mr Bernard that your child is up to date so far.  It is really important that your child attends everyday to complete their assessments.

The feedback so far on our Vocational courses is very promising.  The City and Guilds courses will be completed and externally quality assured as they would be in any other year.  The BTEC courses continue and it is important that your child complete the required assessments.

We are also continuing with ICDL entries and Functional Skills qualifications in English and Mathematics. Your child’s report will let you know what they have achieved so far.

Belief...          Respect...          Integrity...          Vision...          Excellence...          Responsibility...           Courage...