Brentwood Ursuline Convent High School
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|Founder||Ursulines, Ursuline Sisters, Mother Clare|
|DfE URN||138834 Tables|
|Ofsted||Reports Pre-academy reports|
|Gender||Girls and boys (in sixth form)|
|Houses||Brescia, Clare's, Ursula's, Trinity, John's and Angela's|
|Colours||Brown, yellow/gold, and blue|
The school first opened in 1900 as a Catholic girls' school, which until the 1990s had boarders. Until the 1918 Education Act, there were two schools, St Mary's for ladies and St Philomena's for tradesmen's daughters. These schools then merged.
Direct grant grammar school
The school converted to academy status on 1 October 2012. The school continues to have arts as a specialism, for now.
The school has an active involvement in local and county-wide competitions. In netball, hockey, football, badminton, indoor athletics, track and field and many more.
- Marie José of Belgium, Princess of Belgium; the last Queen of Italy (in May/June 1946)
- Katie Amess, actress
- Cassyette, Musician
- Kathleen Chitty, ex Girlfriend of Paul Simon She is mentioned in his songs ‘America’ & ‘Kathy’s Song’.
- Betty Laine OBE, dance teacher, who established Laine Theatre Arts in 1974
- Elizabeth Sidwell CBE FRGS, Schools Commissioner for England 2011–13, and headteacher 1995–2011 of Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College
- Amanda Clack FRICS RICS President