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Brandles School

Part of Larwood Academy Trust

Mr Smiths Blog



Welcome to the Brandles school website. I am delighted to be the new Acting Headteacher having been the Deputy Headteacher at Brandles for several years. The school had sailed from strength to strength under the inspiring leadership of Mr Pearce. I am looking after the helm as we continue to be ambitious and inspirational as a school community.

We are now four-weeks into the new academic year and it is all go! We have welcomed in our new year 7 cohort and they are settling in really well, the chickens have returned to school after their summer holidays and we have made some excellent appointments of new staff. I am truly grateful to have such an incredible staff team at Brandles, everyone here really is special and dedicated to giving the best care and support possible to our students.

We have also seen the first diggers arrive on site to lay the foundations for two new classrooms. Over the next few months, two new state of the art classrooms are being built and it is hoped they will be ready to use early in 2022.

I’ll would like to end with two things, firstly a heartfelt thank you for the ongoing support for the school from parents and careers. We couldn’t do our job without parents and carers, and we very much appreciate all that you do.

Secondly, an extract from the recent audit by Challenge Partners (a team of educational practitioners that conduct a thorough audit of everything about the school), we received a glowing report and it makes me proud to be Acting Headteacher at Brandles School…

Students benefit from Brandles Schools strong community links. They make important contributions, giving back to society.

Brandles School promotes in students respect for their community, for their environment and for themselves. Each student is expected to be respectful, ready to learn and stay safe, so that students become a force for good in a rapidly changing world.