Brentwood High School and Community College

Trafford, United Kingdom

Location: Trafford, United Kingdom
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 23 years

About Brentwood High School and Community College

Brentwood Community College is a secondary school located in Trafford, Greater Manchester. The school provides places to around 100 pupils aged 11-18 in a co-educational setting, 30 of whom reside in the school sixth form, and all of whom have a Statement of Special Educational Need. The school caters for a wide range of learning difficulties and challenging behaviours, and offers provision for further education for some students aged 19-24 in the Brentwood Community College wing which occupies a part of the newly-built site.  At Brentwood we acknowledge that every student has different strengths and weaknesses, interests and experiences and therefore the curriculum is adapted and differentiated to meet individual needs and circumstances. The curriculum is designed to be broad, balanced and relevant and includes the teaching of functional skills in every subject area.  Our aim is to equip each student with the essential skills that they will need for the future whilst ensuring their well-being.

The school has excellent facilities in our new purpose built site on Cherry Lane in Sale. These include specialist rooms including Food Technology, Art/Design and Technology, Science, Life Skills, Sensory Theatre, Music and Drama Room and College common room all of which provide exciting opportunities for our pupils. For students with therapy needs we have a hydrotherapy pool, trampoline and soft play area. The outdoor space that we have has a bike track (and bikes), horticulture areas with a green house, a sensory garden, an all weather pitch for outdoor games, a field and a forest area. Two buses and a people carrier are available to transport learners to out-of-school activities and events.


Ms Judith Lomas

Values and Vision

Brentwood Community College maintains a strong focus on National Curriculum Subjects at Key Stage 3 and 4, with the school taking special care to attend to the learning needs of the wide variety of students that attend. Post-16, students are helped through the transition into adulthood, with the curriculum helping to provide for students personal and social development, as well as their academic success. Brentwood school is a happy place where expectations are high, individuals are valued, a wide range of educational opportunities are available to all, and partnership with parents is paramount. Communication and functional learning is at the heart of our learning. Our aim is to teach students skills and knowledge that will enable them to reach their full potential in life.


“Pupils’ behaviour is managed with exceptional skill and great sensitivity. This leads to excellent behaviour across the school at all times of the day. Pupils enjoy school extremely well and look forward to each day. They make friends and thoroughly enjoy each other’s company.”

The full report into Brentwood Community College can be found here. 


Address: Brentwood Community College Campus, Cherry Lane, Sale, Trafford, M33 4GY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 161 905 2371