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Welcome from the Headteacher

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.

Mr C Edwards

Our Students

“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.”

(Ofsted, May 2017)

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Basingstoke, Hampshire
Phone: 01256 350606
Email: admin@brightonhill.hants.sch.uk

Brighton Hill Community School
Brighton Way
RG22 4HS

Absence: If your child is absent from school, please contact the school by clicking here or emailing studentabsence@brightonhill.hants.sch.uk

Safeguarding: If you have a concern about a child’s safety, please don’t hesitate to contact the school by clicking here or emailing safeguarding@brightonhill.hants.sch.uk and we will deal with the concern as a matter of urgent priority.

Covid-19: If your child tests positive for Covid-19, please notify the school by clicking here or emailing bhcstracing@brightonhill.hants.sch.uk immediately. Your child must self-isolate from the day that their symptoms started (or the day they had the test, if they do not have symptoms) and for the next 10 days. Anyone they live with will need to self-isolate at the same time.

Fixtures: If you urgently need to make contact with your child or their teacher when they are attending a fixture after school, please call reception before 4.30pm. After 4.30pm, please try the school mobile number (07704 302731). Please note that the teacher responsible for the team may be unable to answer if they are driving back from the fixture but will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.

Headteacher: Mr C. Edwards

General Queries: Mrs H Laney (Headteachers Personal Assistant)

Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator (SENCO): Miss H Heath

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL): Mr G Wilkinson

Data Protection Officer: dpo@brightonhill.hants.sch.uk

For all other contacts please use the contact form to send a message.

We endeavour to respond to general queries within three school working days from receipt. This is because the matter may need investigation or indeed, because colleagues are engaged in teaching/working with pupils.

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