Brooke Hill Academy
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Brooke Road
Oakham
LE15 6HQ
01572724214
Pupils
346
Ages
3 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Academy converter
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Report
(7/11/18)
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67%
NATIONAL AVG. 65%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
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Brooke Hill Academy converted to become an academy school on 1 September 2011. When its predecessor school, Brooke Hill Primary school, was last inspected by Ofsted it was judged to be outstanding overall. Brooke Hill Academy is a larger than average-sized primary school. The early years is made up of a Nursery and Reception. Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 are organised in two open plan areas with several mixed aged classes in each area. Year 6 are split into three separate classes. Children in the early years initially attend part time before becoming full time after a few weeks. The vast majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils who are disabled or have special educational needs is below average. The proportion of pupils who receive support from the pupil premium, which is the additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and looked after children, is well below average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum requirements for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. The school currently supports a local primary school in terms of leadership and management and developing the quality of teaching and learning. The headteacher is the executive head of both schools. The school runs a daily breakfast club managed by the governing body.

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Brooke Hill Academy Reviews

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BY PARENTS, FOR PARENTS

“Mostly very happy”
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"> Mostly, I am really happy with this school. I have 3 sons - my eldest 2 are in the main school and my youngest is in the nursery there. I'll assess each area separately: The nursery - I cannot recommend this highly enough. My 3 year old loves it so much that every day he begs to go there, even when he isn't going that day! He even turned down a day out at a local "theme park" with his grandparents because he did not want to miss the nursery day! It is a very kind and caring nursery - the staff form wonderful close bonds with the children and work really hard with them to help them to develop at their own pace and to make sure that they are happy. My middle son also attended this nursery, and we found it was the same for him showing that the level of care has been consistent over a number of years. My middle son is currently in year 2 and my eldest is in year 6. My eldest enjoys going to school and on the whole is very happy there. He has a nice group of friends, no issues/experiences of bullying and academically is doing very well (performing above the expected level for his age). The school are great at bringing out a child's natural talents and have really helped him to show what he can do. My middle son has a different experience of school. He has never enjoyed going to school but this year has been particularly unhappy. However his teachers have been superb at trying to work with us to get to the bottom of what the problem is and we do seem to be making progress. He is an extremely clever boy who does very well academically and the school consistently stretch him as he needs to feel challenged or he starts to misbehave. He has had a number of behavioural challenges and his teachers have all been wonderful at recognising that his brain works in a different way (the way one of his teachers described it to me) to the majority of kids - and have adapted their styles with him to make certain that he knows the rules and the implications of breaking them. They also put him into a sensory circuits class in the morning before his lessons start for the day and this had a massive, positive impact on him. All in all, it is a great school. The teachers are wonderful - they seem to really care about the children and work so hard to get the best out of them. The reason I have not given it 5 stars is because I have noticed it going downhill a little since they became a federation with a local village school. The federation doesn't seem to work in the favour of our school on the whole and a few things just don't seem as good as they used to be. For one thing, there has been no consistency in who is running the school or who you talk to if you have an issue as the headmistress became the executive head of both schools and started spending more time at the other school. The other thing we haven't been happy with is they seem to be increasing the number of school trips per child each year (and even in different year groups they all seem to be at the same time). It is as if they think the parents are all made of money and can afford to keep on paying out for these. I know that if you qualify for certain benefits those parents don't have to pay - but sadly for the rest of us who are killing ourselves working multiple jobs these constant, additional costs are taking their toll.
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