Millbrook Academy

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Millbrook Academy
Motto Learning for Success
Established 1967
Principal Jan Scott
Location Mill Lane
Gloucester
Gloucestershire
GL3 4QF
England Coordinates: 51°50′53″N 2°08′56″W / 51.84819°N 2.14880°W / 51.84819; -2.14880
DfE URN 137690 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 982
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Houses Hoy Simmonds, Farah Storey, Ennis Weir
Website www.millbrookacademy.org

Millbrook Academy, formerly known as Brockworth Enterprise School, is a co-educational, fully comprehensive academy and Business and Enterprise College in Gloucestershire, England. It is an 11 to 18 school for 982 students with a Sixth Form of 100 students. There are over 50 teaching staff.

The Principal is Jan Scott who took over from Paul Elliott in 2009, when Elliott left to lead an international school in Switzerland. Elliott previously succeeded Ed Wickins in 2004, when Wickins moved to become Principal of the prestigious King George V School in Hong Kong. Wickins joined the school in 1999, taking over from Alan Folliard who was head from 1987 but left when the school was in special measures. Wickins soon turned this around and led to the school to become a Business and Enterprise College.

About the school[edit]

The Brockworth Comprehensive school was founded in 1967. It has recently undergone major refurbishment of the main school block and sports centre, and a new maths block. The situation of the school on Mill Lane is on the edge of open countryside overlooked by the Cotswold Hills. The modern buildings, which include a newly refurbished Sports Centre, consist of a dance studio, gym, sports hall and a swimming pool, occupied on an extremely attractive site with extensive playing fields. Planning and funding applications are currently on-going to site the Jet Age aircraft museum on the school site. There is a wide catchment area including Brockworth, Hucclecote, Upton St Leonards, the eastern suburbs and City of Gloucester and the rural areas to the east extending up onto the Cotswold Hills. Such a large catchment area includes children of all abilities and a considerable variety of socio-economic backgrounds. In the school's latest Ofsted report the sixth form received many level 4 grades. In the other parts of the school it has been satisfactory.

Facilities[edit]

The facilities of the school have been provided to cater for the full age and ability range and include:

- Central Learning Resource Centre with over 300 networked PCs across the school.

- Post 16 Centre with social and study areas for the students. This has been substantially improved as part of the Business and Enterprise plans.

- Drama/Music Hall with seating for 200.

- Sports Centre with Indoor Swimming Pool, Sports Hall, Gym, Dance Studio, Floodlit All Weather Sports Pitch (Under Construction), Tennis Courts and Extensive Playing Fields.

- All department areas are housed in purpose built specialist accommodation. Nearly all teachers have "their own" teaching room.

Other information[edit]

The school also has a Learning Support Department assisting in the programme of children who have learning difficulties. A Personal, Social, Careers and Health Education (PSCHE) programme runs throughout the school and involves all tutors and tutor groups. Citizenship is co-ordinated through SE and Lifeskills. The school has shown itself to be committed to school improvement as confirmed in the Ofsted Inspection of November 2006.

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