Founded by educator, philosopher J. Krishnamurti, in 1969, Brockwood Park School is situated in the beautiful Hampshire countryside, 60 miles southwest of London. With around 73 students, aged 14 and over, it has the feeling of a large multi-cultural family rather than a boarding school. There is an atmosphere of friendly equality and, as in any family, young people and adults help with the day-to-day decision-making and care of the grounds and buildings. Working together in this way nurtures a spirit of responsibility, co-operation and affection.
Learning about oneself and others is enhanced at Brockwood by having an international body of students from about 25 different countries. This mix generates a distinctive culture in the School, one that is not the result of any particular national or ethnic perspective. It also provides excellent opportunities for students to learn other languages and make friends from around the world.
Brockwood maintains a low student to staff ratio in classes, which helps to optimise attention, communication and learning. Students take part with teachers in planning their individualised study programmes, and sometimes creating their own classes, thus ensuring that they feel genuinely involved in the process of learning.