Brentwood Ursuline Convent High School

Coordinates: 51°37′04″N 0°18′16″E / 51.6178°N 0.3045°E / 51.6178; 0.3045
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Brentwood Ursuline Convent High School
Queen's Road

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CM14 4EX

Coordinates51°37′04″N 0°18′16″E / 51.6178°N 0.3045°E / 51.6178; 0.3045
Other nameBUCHS
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
Established1900 (1900)
Local authorityEssex County Council
OversightRoman Catholic Diocese of Brentwood
TrustBrentwood Ursuline Convent High School
Department for Education URN138834 Tables
HeadteacherRichard Wilkin
Age range11–18
Enrolment1,088 (2018)[1]
  •   Angela's
  •   Brescia's
  •   Clare's
  •   John's
  •   Trinity
  •   Ursula's
Colour(s)Brown, gold, blue

Brentwood Ursuline Convent High School (BUCHS) is an 11–18 girls, Roman Catholic, secondary school and mixed sixth form with academy status in Brentwood, Essex, England. It was established in 1900 and is an Ursuline school. It is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brentwood.


The school first opened in 1900 as a Catholic girls' school, which until the 1990s had boarders. Until the Education Act 1918, there were two schools, St Mary's for ladies and St Philomena's for tradesmen's daughters. These schools then merged. It was a direct grant grammar school for girls, with the Brentwood School being a similar school for boys. It became a comprehensive in 1979.[3] In September 1999 the school became a specialist Arts College. It converted to academy status in 2012.

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  1. ^ a b "Brentwood Ursuline Convent High School". Get information about schools. GOV.UK. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  2. ^ "School Houses". Brentwood Ursuline Convent High School. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  3. ^ Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). House of Commons. 22 March 1978. col. 582–586. {{cite book}}: |chapter-url= missing title (help)
  4. ^ White, Lawrence William (2009). "O'Casey, Eileen". In McGuire, James; Quinn, James (eds.). Dictionary of Irish Biography. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Retrieved 8 August 2023.

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