It is a real privilege for me to be able to write as the Headteacher of Brighton Hill Community School. Having joined the school in January 2017, I’m proud to say that the feeling I got when I first toured the school before my appointment is one that I still get every time I walk through the doors; the students are polite, happy and motivated; the staff are passionate, professional and inspirational, meaning that every lesson has an overwhelmingly positive atmosphere, where students show a real thirst for learning. This is backed up by Ofsted, who, when recently grading us as a “Good” school remarked, “Pupils are confident and articulate. They value their learning and display very positive attitudes. They are proud to be members of the school.”
I’m pleased to say that this passion from staff and students alike is translating into exam results which are well above national average. We are building a community where success becomes inevitable. However, we know that a secondary education isn’t just about academic results, which is why we invest so much in ensuring that every student’s needs are met and that they leave us more than prepared for the challenges which life may throw at them. Central to our ethos is the feeling of belonging at the school. Due to our eye-catching uniform, I christened our students the #YellowArmy, which is something that Ofsted were struck by, commenting that “Pupils enjoy school and are proud to wear the uniform and be part of what they call the ‘#YellowArmy’. They recognise and welcome the recent improvements to the school, commenting very favourably to inspectors about the changes they see. Parents also talked about these improvements and many commented on the positive impact they have had on their children.”
It is a huge decision to make when choosing a secondary school for your child, which is why I’d like to invite you to arrange a visit to the school so that you can see Brighton Hill Community School for yourself. We are exceptionally proud of our school and are always very happy to welcome visitors who are considering joining our wonderful, rapidly-growing community.
(Ofsted, May 2017)
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