Introducing our school
Rockbrook School is a single-sex fee paying voluntary secondary school for boys, providing a six-year school cycle. Our vision for our students: a truly educated, informed and discerning mind, a mature moral foundation and a comprehensive range of personal and social skills. On this foundation our students can build for the rest of their lives – in higher education, in their careers and the world of work, in their family life, in their contribution to society.
Core values underpin and imbue the collaborative relationships between staff, students and parents, helping us act in unison each day to maintain our vibrant school community and its common goal. Our students and their parents value our emphasis on academic excellence, character education, close school-home partnership and commitment to supporting young people in their faith. They recognise our ethos as an ethos for the whole person.
At the heart of the unique Rockbrook educational experience is our focus on enabling every student to achieve the highest academic and intellectual development he can attain. Each student is expected to strive for his best, supported by high quality teaching within a stimulating learning environment. Our distinctive, challenging and varied curriculum places an emphasis on cultivating a spirit of intellectual adventure and life-long habits of study and work.
We are leaders in the provision of personal character education to our students. We recognise that achievement in any area of life is built on the character habits, or virtues, that enable this success: hard work, courage, perseverance, optimism, generous service to others. Rockbrook helps each student flourish, drawing out his potential and teaching him how to think for himself and take ownership over his actions. The school’s year-round personalised mentoring for every student is a great asset in this endeavour.
Learning as a shared enterprise between school and home is very important to us. Parents are the first and most important educators of their children, and the parents who independently established Rockbrook in 1975 were precisely seeking a school that would support and reinforce the values they themselves were imparting at home. The school was created as a family school and continues as a family school. We work closely with parents to ensure their sons are thriving both in school and outside.
We support and promote the importance of faith in a person’s life. Our school community is committed to presenting to students, in accordance with the doctrines, practices and traditions of the Catholic Church, the timeless Gospel teachings of Jesus Christ that provide direction in life and lead to mature moral and spiritual development. The experience of faith is expressed and lived simply and sincerely in the ordinary life of the school, helping students to foster a genuine and enduring relationship with God at their own pace. In keeping with this characteristic spirit, the school is open to and welcomes students of other religious faiths, and promotes an atmosphere of profound respect for all at all times.
Rockbrook values the dreams and recognises the needs of every one of our students. Through its inclusive policies and procedures, and subject to available resources, the school seeks to maximise the progression of all students enrolled, building on the potential of each individual. Students are helped to overcome short-term barriers to learning and manage any long-term learning difficulty. Rockbrook welcomes applications from all families who seek excellence in academic education and personal character development and who appreciate the vision outlined above.
 The school is kindly assisted in its provision of faith formation and pastoral/chaplaincy services by Opus Dei, a personal prelature of the Catholic Church. Opus Dei provides similar spiritual care to numerous schools and other educational initiatives all over the world.