Bradon Forest School
|Local authority||Wiltshire Council|
Bradon Forest is a secondary school located in Purton, near Swindon in the English county of Wiltshire. The school is famous for its theatre works, and that actress Billie Piper once attended the school, as did footballers Matthew Mills, his younger brother Joseph Mills and former Swindon Town player Michael Pook. The headmaster of Bradon Forest is Dr A J Morrison. The school holds specialist Arts College status.
The school hosts many theatre shows from either professional companies or from the students themselves. Glasshouse Productions, Firebird Theatre and Gonzo Moose companies have performed at the Bradon Forest theatre. Fairly recently, the school hosted a theatre production called "The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswoman's Guild Dramatic Society's Production of Macbeth". The cast consisted of year eleven GCSE students.
Between 2002 and 2006, 70.7% of students gained 5 or more A* to C grades in GCSE's (excluding English and Mathematics). 51% gained 8 or more A* to C grades. The mean number of A* to C grades per student was 6.93, a very satisfactory number.
Big Top Festival
In June 2009, Bradon Forest ran an Expressive Arts festival at the school called the Big Top Festival. It hosted The Clive and the Master. Local Primary School Brook Field Primary's Year 6 Students also acted at the Festival acting Bugsy Malone.
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