Brislington Enterprise College

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Brislington Enterprise College
Brislington Enterprise College Logo.png
Type Secondary Foundation
Headteacher John Matthews
Location Hungerford Road
Bristol
BS4 5EY
England Coordinates: 51°25′30″N 2°32′19″W / 51.4251°N 2.5386°W / 51.4251; -2.5386
Local authority Bristol
DfE URN 109280 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Capacity 1303
Students 1290
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18
Website because.org.uk

Brislington Enterprise College also known as BEC, is a large, co-educational general Community school based in the Brislington area of the English city of Bristol.

In the 2012/13 year the school had 1247 students.

It is a Business and Enterprise specialist college and Teaching Development Agency designated training school.

New buildings, designed and built by Skanska, were opened at the beginning of September 2008 and officially opened in October 2008 by Kevin McCloud. The sixth form common room was opened much later at the end of the 08/09 year due to the old "clc building" being reallocated as the ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) Centre. The old buildings have now been demolished and landscaped.

The school has learning communities named: Cougar, Panther, Leopard, Lynx, Serval, Puma and Jaguar. Each community operates as a 'school-within-a-school', leading to improved human-scale learning. Cougar and Panther are for the younger students in years 7 and 8. Puma, Leopard and Jaguar are for the older members of the school in years 9, 10 and 11. BEC also offers a sixth-form scheme for those not wanting to go to a college.

BEC appeared on the Channel 4 episode, Dispatches: The Children Left Behind, on 11 February 2008.[1] as well as a number of episodes for teachers tv

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