Brookfield Community School, Fareham

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Brookfield Community School
Motto Aspire, Act, Achieve
Type Community school
Headteacher Mrs Maria Allan
Location Brook Lane
Locks Heath
SO31 7DU
United Kingdom
Coordinates: 50°51′57″N 1°16′58″W / 50.8659°N 1.2829°W / 50.8659; -1.2829
Local authority Hampshire
DfE number 850/4136
DfE URN 116419 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1704
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–16

Blue - Farah, Yellow - Simmonds, Red - Ennis , Purple - Wiggins, Turquoise - Murray, Orange - Ainsle,

Green - Hoy

Brookfield Community School is a large state-funded secondary school located in the Locks Heath ward of the Borough of Fareham. Brookfield serves 5 feeder schools in the local area. Brookfield is one of the largest co-educational, comprehensive secondary schools in Hampshire, the school currently has approximately 1704 students on-roll, there are approximately 120 teachers employed at the school. The school teaches years 7 to 11.


Specialist Status as Language College was awarded to the school in 2002. In 2010, all specialist status school funding was withdrawn by the government. Brookfield School is now simply a secondary school and not a language college.

In May 2005 the OFSTED Inspection report described the school as, "good with some outstanding features". It provides a good quality of education to the students.[citation needed].

In 2008 Brookfield was inspected by OFSTED and received a 3, which is classed as 'satisfactory'.

The school was again inspected by OFSTED in October 2010, with the outcome being an improved grade of 2 ('really rather good').

In January 2016, OFSTED, after a School short inspection, reported that the school continues to be good (OFSTED report Jan 2016).

The senior leadership team is made up of the Headteacher, three Deputy Headteachers, an Assistant Headteacher, a Business Manager and the Support Services Manager. A team of Pastoral Support Officers take responsibility for behaviour management. In September 2010 the school introduced linear tutor grouping, whereby the school was split into seven houses, each named after a colour. After the London Olympics in 2012, these houses were renamed after famous olympic athletes' surnames, voted for by parents & students at the time. The houses are now known as Ainslie (Orange), Ennis House (Red), Farah House (Blue), Hoy (Green), Murray House (Turquoise), Simmonds (Yellow) and Wiggins (Purple). A diverse range of subjects are taught throughout the school, including English, Maths, Science, Geography, History, RE, Drama, Art, Dance, PE, Technology and ICT with many after school clubs which change for each term.

The senior management team consists of: Mrs Maria Allan (Headteacher since 2005), Mr Andrew Ledward (Deputy Headteacher), Mr Stuart Parkes (Deputy Headteacher), Ms Petrina McCulley (Deputy Headteacher), Dr Roger Hutchin (Assistant Headteacher), Mr David Simpson(Business Manager)

School life[edit]

There are 10 computer suites around the school, not including the LRC, the School's on-site Learning Resource Centre.

The school also has many different after-school classes for both children and adults, including Adult education classes and the on-site Fitness Suite is also open to student & adult memberships.

There is also a very large facility for Music and Drama which are very popular at Brookfield. It was named after the former head teacher (Mark Roe). Many music lessons go on everyday teaching students to play instruments such as piano, guitar and also singing. Also, every year the school puts on a production for all years.

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