Brockington College

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Brockington College
Established 1957
Type Academy
Religion Church Of England
Location Blaby Road, Enderby
Gender co-educational
Ages 11–16

Brockington College is a Church of England voluntary aided middle school with academy status located on Blaby Rd in Enderby, Leicestershire, England. It is in the district of Blaby. The school is a specialist Technology College and became an academy on 1 August 2012. Brockington has approximately 880 pupils and capacity for 900 when fully subscribed. Brockington pupils currently move to Lutterworth College at the beginning of Year 10.

The College Governors have agreed to explore the opportunity to become an 11-16 secondary school and steps towards a formal stakeholder consultation have been taken.


A Church of England school has been present in Enderby in various forms since the 18th century. In 1957 the village school became Brockington College and a new school was built on the present site using an intergrid prefabricated construction. Four other Leicestershire schools also used this method of construction and due to the high maintenance costs and physical degradation of the buildings each of these schools has now been replaced. Brockington College was rebuilt next-door to the 1957 building (which remained open and in use during construction) in a £19m project from September 2006 to September 2007. Being a Voluntary Aided school funding was not directly through the Building Schools for the Future scheme but shared between HM Government and the Partnership for Church Schools scheme. As such the Church of England made a significant investment in the college and its local community. The current building boasts modern and state-of-the-art facilities, especially information technology equipment. A full size artificial grass pitch was added in 2009, funded and sponsored by the FA, Next and a number of other local sponsors.

Features of the College[edit]

Student Voice is a significant feature of Brockington College. Each tutor group has elected representatives who meet regularly, decide priorities and liaise with the senior leadership team. Student Voice pupils also play a significant role in staff recruitment (forming formal interview panels) and the promotion of the school.

The school speaks of its "uniquely Christian ethos" and has been assessed as an 'Outstanding' school as part of its Section 48 inspection. Children and staff from a number of faith backgrounds are part of the Brockington community and all beliefs are respected and considered. Local clergy host assemblies twice per week and there is a strong Collective Worship programme designed to prompt reflection among all, irrespective of their faith.

Brockington admits children aged 11–14, being a middle school and in recent years has drawn significant numbers of pupils from beyond its traditional catchment area. The current informal catchment extends in excess of 8 miles, centred on Enderby and Narborough and including Croft, Huncote and Thurlaston - but reaching to Stoney Stanton, Whetstone and Blaby, Braunstone and Leicester Forest East as families have elected to apply to Brockington rather than their local secondary schools. The school has a successful and well established transition procedure for all children. Ofsted noted Brockington's pastoral support as being one of the many outstanding features of the college in 2010.

The Principal is Chris Southall, who succeeded Vanessa Hood in September 2010. Clare Darby is the Vice Principal and there are four Assistant Principals (Victoria Carr, Sue Lawrence, Tom Molloy and Ian Wilson).

There are four Houses within the school (Plantagenent, Stuart, Tudor and Windsor) and pupils frequently participate in extracurricular and enrichment activities representing their House.



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Coordinates: 52°35′06″N 1°12′14″W / 52.5849°N 1.2038°W / 52.5849; -1.2038