Brentwood High School and Community College

College Introduction and Curriculum


Welcome to Brentwood College


Brentwood College is a small Post 19 provision offering a two year transition from school into adult life. The provision is for students who wish to continue in education after school, but whose needs cannot be met by the local offer. All students have an Educational Health Care Plan (EHC Plan) and the majority of students will have attended Brentwood School. We have places for up to 21 students in three mixed ability classes.


We provide a supportive and challenging environment where learners develop functional skills, independence, communication and skills for living and work. The learning activities are all practical and many are community based.  We use a person centred approach to ensure that learners have individualised study programs developed to effectively match their needs, personal choices and aspirations.


The curriculum is based around the ASDAN scheme of work Towards Independence. This has a range of modules in practical and relevant subjects that are suitable for our cohort of learners. Towards Independence is externally moderated and certificated.

This year students will complete 3 modules from: The Environment, Enterprise, Food Preparation, Multi-Sensory Experiences, Leisure and Community and Independent Living. Students also have lessons in ICT, PE and PSHE.  Functional Maths and English are delivered through these modules in practical ways.