Thursday, 15 September 2016

Brackenber Prospectus: III


Boys are received from the age of seven into the Main School and may remain until fourteen.

The normal and uninterrupted preparatory course being five to six years, boys are expected to remain at the school for at least half this period.

To enter a boy it is necessary to complete the entry form enclosed, and to pay an entry fee of one guinea.


A short report on each boy in the Main School is sent out at half-term, and a detailed Report is sent at the end of the Term.

School Terms

There are three Terms in the School Year, beginning about January 15th, April 20th and September 6th.

Pre-Preparatory Department

Boys under the age of seven enter the Junior School, which is divided into a Transition and two Kindergarten forms, and pass to the Main School before their eighth birthday; to ensure individual

attention the number of boys in this department is limited. Class hours - Mornings only.


One full Term's notice, given in writing, or the payment of a term's Fees, is required before Removal.

Fees are not returnable in any circumstances.


All boys wear the School cap, tie and stockings (which may be obtained only from School

The School blazer is compulsory for Cricket, and School shirts for Football.

*Messrs. Warnock - Royal Avenue
*Messrs. Wood Stuart - Howard Street


By appointment only.

Optional Extras

Boxing - £1 0s 0d. a Term

Swimming - £1 0s 0d. a Term

Judo - £1 10s 0d. a Term

Lunch - 3s 6d. a Day

A reduction of Fees will gladly be made, if required, to the sons of clergymen, and in the case of two or more brothers being in the School at the same time.

This concludes my series of the Brackenber Prospectus.

First published in November, 2009.


Stephen said...

Very disappointed that the "removal" section didn't deal with the terms for expulsion!

Timothy Belmont said...

Hi Stephen,

I know, Removal is more reminiscent of expulsion!

Brackenber was a great school; I have such fond memories.


Anonymous said...

Thanks Tim for posting all this information, it really is a treasure-trove of stuff from (sadly) a time gone by.
I recall being told by Mr Craig that we always had to raise our caps if we passed a woman on the street!
I too have many fond memories from BHS, even the slighty hairy bus trips down to the North ground which often resulted in the bus being stoned.

Timothy Belmont said...

Hello J,

Good to hear from you. Old Brackenbrians must stick together!

And I'm delighted that you enjoy my articles about the old school.