Message from the Executive Headteacher
Welcome to Brooke Hill Academy, part of the Brooke Hill Academy Trust.
We are a multi-academy trust comprised of three primary schools in Rutland and Lincolnshire.
Our goal is to help every child fulfil their potential, by offering an all-round education, with opportunities for all to develop personally and academically.
You can find out more about our schools and our values here https://www.south-witham.lincs.sch.uk/ https://edith-weston-academy.secure-primarysite.net/
Brooke Hill Academy Trust was established in 2016 and comprises of three primary schools: Brooke Hill Academy, Edith Weston Academy and South Witham Academy.
Each school is unique, but we all share the same values when it comes to learning. Our key values are:
Empathy and Kindness
Listening and Communication
Courage and Risk taking
Imagination and Creativity
We make sure all our children can reach their potential through a rich and varied curriculum that builds on their prior experiences as they progress through their learning journey. Our academic standards are high, and we want to instil a lifelong love of learning in all of our pupils.
We provide opportunities for our children to broaden their horizons beyond the classroom, ranging from sports and arts to STEM and real-life experiences, which help them develop new skills and build their confidence.
There is a real sense of community across the Trust and children have the chance to work, learn and have fun with peers at each school. We share resources across the schools to provide as many different opportunities as possible, including use of our swimming pool at Edith Weston.
Our Executive Headteacher and three Headteachers work collaboratively, sharing their expertise to create a school environment that harnesses every child’s ability. We also have an enthusiastic, talented team of teachers and support staff, who are committed to ensuring the best possible outcomes for every child.
We are one family, but we are proud that each of our schools retains its own unique identity, serving the tight-knit local communities they are part of.
Brooke Hill Academy in Oakham is our largest school with 350 pupils aged 3-11 on role. Brooke Hill is a National Support School and has successfully supported improvement in a range of different schools.
It benefits from a large Woodland Trust area adjacent to the school, which is used regularly for outdoor learning. The school is a designated Forest School.
The busy Breakfast Club opens at 7.45 and KIA After School Club is open until 6pm. Both are run by school staff.
Our popular Pre School takes children from 3 years old and provides opportunities for children to learn in a safe, caring and stimulating environment. We have built our ethos around the curiosity type approach which combines purposeful play with problem solving and child-led investigation. By adopting this type of approach, we aim to encourage independence and promote a generation of ‘thinkers and doers’ alongside academic attainment. Children begin their learning journey in a positive and happy way and are opened up to the awe and wonder of the world around them.
Edith Weston Academy sits on the shore of Rutland Water and also benefits from extensive grounds including a woodland and pond area.
We enjoy close links with the nearby military base and are proud to welcome service families into our school, along with children living in the village and nearby villages.
The school also benefits from an indoor swimming pool. This is used by all children in our schools and is open for family swim sessions too.
Our Little Ospreys Nursery offers a full curriculum, five days a week, for children aged between 2 and 4. We offer a vibrant environment which has a safe and homely feel where children have access to authentic and real-life resources. We aim to create experiences that explore their creativity and imaginations as well as promote independence and self-confidence to ensure the children have a lifelong love of learning.
South Witham Academy nestles just over the border in Lincolnshire and joined our Trust the most recently. The school has seen rapid improvement and is now delivering consistently strong results in terms of academic progress.
Little Hedgehogs Nursery opened in 2018 and is a key first step in our children’s learning journey. We provide a fun and stimulating environment where children from 2-4 years can explore a range of experiences, giving them time to explore and investigate. The children are nurtured and encouraged to be adventurous and independent whilst making discoveries in the world around them with a curiosity type approach.
You can find out more about life at our schools by clicking on the links below.
Visits are welcome and we look forward to meeting new families.
Mrs Sharon Milner
Welcome to our Brooke Hill Academy family. Here at Brooke Hill we aim to support all children to achieve the very best they can academically, socially and emotionally, as well as becoming well rounded citizens. We actively encourage children to participate in sports, music and in creative opportunities. We have a high presence in sporting competitions across the Rutland School Sports Partnership, often winning or coming in the top 3.
Starting in Pre-school and Reception classes, we follow a curiosity type approach, encouraging our children to be inquisitive and ask questions about the world and what they see. Our environments are a home from home which encourage children to feel safe and ready to learn.
We teach a broad and balanced curriculum, following the National Curriculum but tailor it to the needs of the children. We thread enrichment and opportunity through what we do, ensuring as best we can that children are on an equal standing when they leave to go to secondary school.
We work closely with our families to ensure the schooling experience is the best it possibly can be for everyone. We love to celebrate achievements from in and outside of school to help show our children how fantastic they are.
We actively encourage families to come and have a look around our school. We look forward to meeting you
Mrs Rachel Moss
Upper KS2 Welcome
Why Brooke Hill makes me smile.
Welcome to Brooke Hill, I love it here and this writing will tell you why… At Brooke Hill we all look after each other and support each other. Whenever a child has a problem, they can talk to their class teacher. We have Elsa’a in school that help to support us and help us with our problems. We always know we are safe in school. We love to celebrate achievement. We have a display board at school where we can bring in our rewards, get to share in assembly and display in the school hall. If you have a disability, such as sight problems, don’t worry because the school treats children equally. At school, all religions are equal and we enjoy learning about them. Our teachers and staff always find a way to make everything fun, and when learning is fun, we learn a lot!
Hello, my name is Ellissa, I`m a year 6 student at Brooke Hill Academy and I would like to tell you all about our amazing school.
I joined Brooke Hill in early Year 5 and I am now a new Year 6 student. When I entered the school, I felt very welcome and accepted. I made friends really quickly, which helped me settle in in minutes. I felt that I had always been a part of the school because of how friendly everyone is.
At Brooke Hill the sporting opportunities are endless, we have been lucky enough to be invited to lots of sporting events and competitions. All of our staff are super kind, caring and understanding of all of the pupils at this school.
We also have lots of responsibilities across the school allowing us leadership opportunities and we have sensory circuits in mornings for those who need to wake up their brains before the school day begins. At Brooke Hill we are ‘ Ready, Respectful and Safe’ across the school.
We are always welcoming new students to our school and are a school of happy children and teachers.