Welcome to Brearley House
Brearley pupils pride themselves in being well-mannered, ambitious, supportive and positive. It is these qualities, along with a ‘say yes’ spirit, which has enabled the House to be so successful across the full range of House competitions.
This impressive track-record has been achieved through the enthusiasm of all those connected with a House where everyone enjoys taking part and competing for each other. Brearleans love being involved in all aspects of School life, they enjoy taking the lead and relish the opportunity to be the best in all that they do.
It is not possible to categorise Brearleans as being merely sporty, arty, dramatic, musical or intellectual, for they encompass all of these traits and so much more. There is a real family spirit and strong sense of community within Brearley, where everyone, regardless of their age, looks out for each other and enjoys the company of their fellow Brearleans. Brearley is a competitive House, but at its heart, lies a sense of fun which permeates all that we do.
Mr Andrew Copeman
History of the House
Molly Brearley became Head of Froebel College in 1955. She had a formidable intellect and is fondly remembered by her former students as being “gentle, warm, welcoming, tenacious and enlightened”. As a researcher in child development, Molly Brearley held a long standing interest in Froebel teaching. She not only enhanced the academic reputation of the College but also raised the profile of the Froebel Teacher’s Certificate; so much so that it became widely respected around the globe. Arriving from Birmingham University, Brearley focused on expanding the College and was instrumental in the development of many of the buildings which are still in use today by both IPS and Roehampton University.