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Brockworth Enterprise School is a co-educational, fully comprehensive Community School and the first Business and Enterprise College in Gloucestershiremarker. It is an 11-18 school for 900 students with a Sixth Form of 100 students. There are over 50 teaching staff. The school will eventually cater for over 1000 pupils.

The current Headteacher 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 Schoolmarker in Hong Kongmarker.

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 the first Business and Enterprise College in Gloucestershiremarker.

About the school

The school was founded in 1967 as the first purpose-built comprehensive school in Gloucestershire. It has recently undergone major refurbishment of the main school block and sports centre and has a brand new maths block. The situation of the school on Mill Lane is on the edge of open countryside overlooked by the Cotswold Hillsmarker. The modern buildings, which include a sports centre, dance studio and swimming pool, occupy 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 Brockworthmarker, Hucclecotemarker, Upton St Leonardsmarker, the eastern suburbs and City of Gloucestermarker and the rural areas to the east extending up onto the Cotswold Hillsmarker. Such a large catchment area includes children of all abilities and a considerable variety of socio-economic backgrounds. In the school's latest ofsted the school's six form received many level 4 grade's which is inadequate. In the other parts of the school it has been satisfactory.

Facilities

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 heated swimming pool, sports hall, gym, dance studio, floodlit redgra pitch, tennis courts and extensive playing fields.

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

Curriculum

The curriculum of the school is broad, balanced and relevant to the changing needs of the individual regardless of age, ability or sex. At Key Stage 3 students follow a competence curriculum to build on the Y6 experience as well as lessons in Mathematics, English, Science, French (and German in Y8), Design Technology, Music, Physical Education and ICT.

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The school also has a highly skilled and sympathetic Special Needs Department assists in the programme of children who have learning difficulties. A Personal Social and Careers Education (PSCE) programme runs throughout the school and involves all tutors and tutor groups. Citizenship is co-ordinated through PSCE.

The school has a growing reputation in the area and has shown itself to be committed to school improvement as confirmed in the Ofsted Inspection of November 2006.

Future plans

Plans are being developed to accommodate several hundred new students in the school as a result of a planned new housing estate in Brockworth.

Also, the school is planning to house the Jet Age Museum, which will become a learning point for the school, which associated lesson plans and visits, etc.

This should be occurring during 2007/2008.

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