About BPS

A Brief History of Brooke Priory School

Mrs Susan Allen and her daughter, Elizabeth Bell, founded Brooke Priory School in 1989 in the grounds of Brooke Priory, just outside Oakham and the school opened with twenty seven pupils. Today, with almost 200 pupils on roll, the school is flourishing. In September 2017, Roger Outwin-Flinders, BEd (Hons) became the first Headmaster of the school. Brooke Priory is Roger’s 4th Headship and he is also an ISI Inspector and governor of 2 Independent schools. Roger’s wife Tania supports him as Admissions, Marketing and Communications Manager.

The children and parents at Brooke Priory now enjoy a purpose-built school in Oakham, with high quality facilities. The breadth and enrichment provided at Brooke Priory has given rise to notable sporting and musical achievements, drama productions and academic awards. All of the children at Brooke Priory receive an outstanding education.

The initial passion for the outside world, which led to the creation of the School, remains firmly embedded in the ethos and curriculum. Today, the children continue to experience the world beyond the classroom building dens, getting muddy and savouring the beautiful Rutland countryside!

The Brooke Priory community now stretches well beyond the physical walls of our buildings and we are thrilled that our Alumni are keen to keep in touch and share their achievements with us all. It is a delight to receive GCSE and A Level results and we feel proud to read of Oxbridge successes. Many children return to Brooke Priory for work experience and we have some notable past pupils (to mention but a few): Stuart Broad and James Taylor on the cricket field, Willa Newton and Alexander Tordoff in the equestrian world and Millie Simmonds on the catwalk. We watch with anticipation as they continue to flourish and inspire those who follow in their footsteps.

Each year, a new group of young alumni leave Brooke Priory School as happy, confident and independent learners at the end of Form VI. We hope that they will come back and share with us their experiences at secondary school and beyond.