Brighton Hill Community School

with specialist sports status

Brighton Hill Community School

with specialist sports status
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Published on - 15-09-2014

About the School

Thank you for your interest in applying for a post at Brighton Hill Community School.  We hope that the information included in this pack will enable you to make a decision as to whether to apply for a position with us either as a teacher or as a member of support staff.

Through outstanding partnerships promoting life-long learning, we are fully committed to the concept of the outward-looking school, generating high quality educational and wider outcomes for every member of our community, developing their skills, attributes and knowledge in order to prepare them fully for life and work in the 21st century.  We therefore challenge and support all of our learners to become resilient, adaptable, responsible and independent citizens.  We believe in a shared sense of purpose and in the values of mutual respect, consideration for others and positive self-esteem.

Our students respond well to inspirational and dedicated teachers and support staff.  We are an inclusive school community, committed to every student and family, and with a realistic ambition to become ‘outstanding’ within the next few years.

Brighton Hill Community School serves an area on the south-west side of Basingstoke, comprising a mix of privately owned and local authority/housing association rented accommodation.  The catchment area of the school also includes a number of rural villages.

Opened in 1975 in purpose built accommodation, Brighton Hill Community School is currently an 11-16 co-educational comprehensive community school with 600 students on roll.  The school has good facilities set on a well-maintained site.

The school occupies a site in excess of twenty acres.  We have larger than average playing fields, use of Powerleague football pitches during the school day, a sports hall, a specialist fitness studio, a dance/gymnastics suite, specialist music rooms, a theatre with a dedicated audio/lighting facility, six dedicated ICT suites, a community hall, dining halls and specialist teaching accommodation for Technology, Mathematics, Science, English, Humanities, Modern Foreign Language, Expressive and Performing Arts and Physical Education.

The school curriculum is structured around eight faculties.  We aim to ensure that students are suitably challenged in all areas of the curriculum and are given the opportunity to make outstanding progress.  We offer a three-year Key Stage Four curriculum in order to prepare our students thoroughly for terminal examinations, and to equip them with the skills and resilience for life and work in the twenty-first century.  Students access a wide range of extra-curricular activities that help to develop their skills and we offer a broad curriculum to cater for the different needs and interests of each student.

The school enjoys a high quality support and guidance structure which reflects the growing maturity of our students as they move to become young adults.  Four Heads of Year coordinate the work of their tutor teams.  Tutor Groups are organised vertically for students in Years 7 and 8 where students are tutored together, and by year group for students in Years 9, 10 and 11.  Positive tutoring and mentoring are regarded as the cornerstones of the ethos of the school and underpin all we do; tutors are the first port of call for students and parents. 

Thank you again for your interest.  Please contact us if you have any questions or to arrange a visit.  We look forward to hearing from you and to receiving your application.

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