Bradon Forest School

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Bradon Forest School
Type Foundation School
Headteacher Andrew Morrison
Location The Peak
Purton

Swindon
Wiltshire
SN5 4AT
England Coordinates: 51°35′08″N 1°52′19″W / 51.58551°N 1.87204°W / 51.58551; -1.87204
Local authority Wiltshire Council
DfE URN 126503
Students 1,126
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
Website www.bradonforest.wilts.sch.uk

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,[citation needed] as did footballers Matthew Mills,[citation needed] his younger brother Joseph Mills[citation needed] and former Swindon Town player Michael Pook.[citation needed] The headmaster of Bradon Forest is Dr A J Morrison. The school holds specialist Arts College status.

Theatre[edit]

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.

School achievements[edit]

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[edit]

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.

External links[edit]

  • The Bradon Forest Website [1]
  • The Big Top Festival Website [2]