About Brent

Home Design & Architecture

Brent has undergone major housing redevelopment across the burrow over the last 2 decades with thousand of flats replacing the detached and semi-detached houses. It is well known for the world famous Wembley Stadium, home to the English football team. The London Designer Outlet, next to the stadium, opened in 2013 and there are new landscaped walkways, hotels, a new civic centre and library, and blocks of student flats. More than 5,000 homes are promised over the next 10 years. 

Activities in Brent

Wembley Arena (SSE Arena) is a spacious entertainment venue staging live music, comedy and ice shows, with bars and restaurants. It is UK’s second largest venue and houses some of the biggest names across the music and comedy industries. There is a Cineworld multiplex cinema at the London Designer Outlet and a new 1,300-seat theater opens next year in Wembley Park, with a production of The Hunger Games.

Shopping in Brent

The London Designer Outlet which opened in 2013 houses some of the top brands across the country such as; H&M, M&S, Samsung, Levis & Gap. All major supermarkets (Asda, Tesco, Lidl & Sainsbury) are present with major flagship stores in the area. The Brent Cross shopping centre also features some of the top brands across the country such as Fenwick, Next, Abercrombie & Fitch and many more. Brent is home to one of the largest IKEA stores in the country.

Restaurants in Brent

There are a large amount of food spots in Brent with some of our favorites being Pizza Parlour, Moore Spice, Zizzi, TGI Friday, Hand made Burger Co, Las Iguanas, Yo! Sushi and Nandos.

There are a number of family run cafeterias and restaurants that provide a variety of food that you would struggle to find elsewhere.

Schools in Brent

Almost all of Brent’s primary & secondary schools are judged ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. Below we have listed the schools in and around Brent along with their Ofsted ranking. Click on the school ‘name’ to see important facts and figures about the school such as:

•  Ofsted Report

•  Number of pupils

•  Age Range

•  Pupil/Teacher Ratio

•  % of Pupils achieving Level 4 or Level 5 in maths, reading and writing

•  Happiness Rating

•  Average Point Score for Key Stage 2

•  Boarding Type

•  Scholarship Status

•  Pupils first language not English

+ How does the Ofstead ranking system work?

Grade 1 : Outstanding
An outstanding school is highly effective in delivering outcomes that provide exceptionally well for all its pupils’ needs. This ensures that pupils are very well equipped for the next stage of their education, training or employment.

Grade 2 : Good
A good school is effective in delivering outcomes that provide well for all its pupils’ needs. Pupils are well prepared for the next stage of their education, training or employment.

Grade 3 : Requires improvement
A school that requires improvement is not yet a good school, but it is not inadequate. This school will receive a full inspection within 24 months from the date of this inspection.

Grade 4 : Inadequate
A school that has serious weaknesses is inadequate overall and requires significant improvement but leadership and management are judged to be Grade 3 or better. This school will receive regular monitoring by Ofsted inspectors. A school that requires special measures is one where the school is failing to give its pupils an acceptable standard of education and the school’s leaders, managers or governors have not demonstrated that they have the capacity to secure the necessary improvement in the school. This school will receive regular monitoring by Ofsted inspectors.

NOTE: Private Schools do not have an Ofsted report however they do have an Independent Inspection Report (IIR) that is similar to the Ofsted report