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  • BWA student receives prize and cheque

    Published 19/06/19

    BWA Sixth Former Hannah Watkins has received a cheque and ipad after winning The British Sociological Society’s essay writing competition.

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  • Students creates ingenious cake trench for history competition

    Published 07/05/19

    Year 8 student William Farnsworth Coombs built an ingenious WWI trench from cake and won a Year 8 history competition in the process.

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  • BWA students hear about Tudor history

    Published 21/11/18

    Sixth Formers from Brooke Weston Academy attended a history conference where leading historians, including David Starkey, spoke about the lives and legacy of the Tudor dynasty.

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  • Geography department awarded Quality Mark and accredited as Centre of Excellence

    Published 12/11/18

    Congratulations to the Geography Department at Brooke Weston Academy, which has been awarded the Secondary Geography Quality Mark and accredited as a Centre of Excellence for its teaching.

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  • Year 9s visit National Holocaust Centre

    Published 05/11/18

    Nearly 100 Year 9 students from Brooke Weston Academy learned more about the Holocaust during their visit to the National Holocaust Centre in Nottingham.

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  • Sean is appointed as the Trust's first Director of Georgraphy

    Published 17/10/18

    Sean Houghton, the Trust’s newly appointed Director of Geography, combines teaching, mentoring and school support in his new role, which will drive up outcomes and build cohesiveness in the subject across our secondary schools.

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  • Year 7 students visit Warwick Castle

    Published 11/10/18

    Our Year 7s had an action-packed trip to Warwick Castle as part of their humanities studies.

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  • Ms Coombe fulfils overseas dream

    Published 31/07/17

    Brooke Weston Academy’s Head of Belief, Philosophy and Ethics, Rachel Coombe, is making a long term dream come true by taking up a teaching post overseas.

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  • Teachers leave for careers overseas

    Published 28/07/17

    Brooke Weston’s teachers Mr Troy Rutt and Miss Christina Kelly are looking forward to the challenges of their new roles overseas. Mr Rutt is moving to Malaysia while Miss Kelly will be teaching in Qatar.

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  • Spirited Arts competition

    Published 01/02/17

    Students are invited to enter a nationwide Religious Education competition to design a piece of artwork from a choice of five different themes.

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  • Centenary Battlefield Memorial film​​​​​​​

    Published 06/12/16

    Earlier this year two Year 12 students and a Year 10 student joined Beliefs, Philosophy and Ethics teacher Ms Coombe on the World War I Centenary Battlefield Memorial tour.

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  • End of an era as Mr Witt retires

    Published 02/09/16

    Brooke Weston was such a beacon of educational inspiration that Mr Gerry Witt travelled half way across the country to teach here for his entire 22 years in the profession. He targeted Brooke Weston after reading about its reputation for child-centered and innovative learning, long before such techniques became commonplace.

    Its push to drive educational standards and ambitions up, to the extent that a local child winning a place at university was no longer front page news, drew Mr Witt from the south coast to a county that he had knowledge of or links to. Over the years he has taken on many roles, including managing exams and latterly being Head of Sixth Form, guiding students in their choices of university and careers and ensuring that they make the best possible choices in higher education.

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