Brockington College

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Brockington College
Brockington College logo.png
Established 1957
Type Academy
Religion Church Of England
Principal Mr Christopher Southall
Location Enderby
Leicestershire
LE19 4AQ
England
Local authority Leicestershire
DfE number 855/4506
DfE URN 138521 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–16
Website School website

Brockington College is a Church of England mixed secondary school in Enderby, Leicestershire, England. It is in the district of Blaby. The school became an academy on 1 August 2012.[1]

History[edit]

In 1957 Brockington College was built 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 part of 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,[2] Next and a number of other local sponsors.

The school converted to academy status in August 2012.[1] Previously a middle school for pupils aged 10 to 14, in September 2015 the school changed to become an 11 to 16 secondary school.

Features of the College[edit]

Each tutor group has elected representatives who meet once a term, 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.

Admissions[edit]

Brockington admits children aged 11–16 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.

Collective Worship[edit]

The school speaks of its "uniquely Christian ethos" and has been assessed as an 'Outstanding' school as part of its Section 48 inspection.[3] 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. There is also a Christmas and Easter service held at the local church for all years.

House System[edit]

There are four Houses within the school (Plantagenet, Stuart, Tudor and Windsor) and pupils frequently participate in extracurricular and enrichment activities representing their House.[4]

Facilities[edit]

The College offers bookable rooms and facilities for outside groups.[5] Regular sporting events are hosted using the College's facilities, including the 3G Artificial Grass, indoor sports and the Football Pitch and Multi Use Games Area.[6]

Notable former pupils[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About the College | Brockington College". www.brockington.leics.sch.uk. Retrieved 2016-01-25. 
  2. ^ Association, The Football. "The FA 3G Football Turf Pitch Register | The FA Cup". 3g.thefa.me.uk. Retrieved 2016-01-25. 
  3. ^ "The Church of England: Page not found" (PDF). www.churchofengland.org. Retrieved 2016-01-25. 
  4. ^ "House Competition | Brockington College". www.brockington.leics.sch.uk. Retrieved 2016-01-25. 
  5. ^ "Brockington College | Facilities". facilities.brockington.leics.sch.uk. Retrieved 2016-01-25. 
  6. ^ "Sports Facilities | Pitch Hire | Brockington ~ Leicester | Brockington College ~ Leicester". facilities.brockington.leics.sch.uk. Retrieved 2016-01-25. 

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