Brentwood Ursuline Convent High School is a specialist arts college. It is a voluntary aided girls' school in the Ursuline tradition catering mainly for Catholic and other Christian students from Brentwood and the surrounding area. The school holds the National Healthy Schools, Artsmark Gold and Sportsmark Awards. The school's ethnic diversity is not typical of the nation as a whole. About 81% of pupils are of White British heritage and the remainder are drawn from a variety of different minority ethnic groups. Just under 3% of students are at an early stage of learning English as an additional language. The school has a lower than average proportion of pupils entitled to free school meals. Students joining in Year 7 are, on average, about three months ahead of national expectations. The proportion of pupils aged 11 to 16 with recognised learning difficulties and/or disabilities is 6.5%, including 1% with statements of special educational needs. Among the 2.5% of pupils receiving higher levels of learning support, the most common reasons are: dyslexia; moderate learning difficulties; behavioural, emotional and social difficulties; and speech, language and communication difficulties. The sixth form caters predominantly for pupils studying for AS and A levels, with very few taking intermediate-level courses. A few sixth formers transfer from other schools to join the sixth form.
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Queen's Road, , Brentwood CM14 4EX