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  We are delighted to announce that a team of Business students at Brooksbank has achieved a place at the BASE National Final!  The four boys, Nathan Fortune, Matthew Rushworth, Callum Booth and Liam Smith, are over the moon with the announcement! The BASE Virtual Final takes place online on Wednesday, 16 June, when 16…

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  We all love a challenge and many of us complete the Yorkshire Three Peaks at some point in their lives, but doing it three times in three days could be a step too many for most. Spare a thought for a hardy bunch of Siddal ARLFC and Brooksbank folks who set off on one…

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  The school is thrilled to announce that two of its sixth form students have gained places at the UK’s most prestigious acting schools.  Emma Kershaw, has been awarded a place at The Arden School of Theatre and Taylor Wilson-Radcliffe has won a place at Bristol School of Acting. Both girls, who are passionate about…

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  Hands up those who have watched The Dig on Netflix recently? You will know that it tells the true story of how Edith Pretty and Basil Brown uncovered the greatest Saxon treasure trove ever found in Britain. The Dig is a fascinating watch (especially if history and archaeology are your thing); but did you…

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  We are thrilled to report that Year 11 student, Alex Ainley, has been nominated for a West Yorkshire Wonders Award.  Entrepreneurial Alex has been fundraising for Overgate Hospice since she was tiny and she has recently found clever ways to continue fundraising during lockdown. The Pulse radio nominee has been volunteering for Overgate since…

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  County title accolades have arriving early for our Year 7 Football Team.  We’re thrilled to report that these youngsters are now Under 12s West Yorkshire Champions following a spirited final against Lightcliffe High on March 10th.  It represents a great win for Brooksbank in a county with around 195 secondary schools. “I couldn’t be…

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Following the announcement of Mr McCallion’s resignation from the post of Headteacher, Governors are pleased to announce that following a rigorous selection process, Andrew Taylor has been appointed to the position of Headteacher from 1st September 2020.  Mr Taylor is currently Headteacher at Parkside School in Bradford. Mr McCallion will still be associated with The…

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As we all know, public speaking takes guts and determination; Brooksbank students showed theirs recently at the in-house round of the Youth Speaks competition. The competition, run by Rotary GBI, saw four teams of youngsters compete for a crack at the regional final.  Present were Deputy Head, Mrs Puddephatt and Head of Year 11, Mr…

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Brooksbank Rugby News

Champion Schools Rugby Brooksbank’s Year 11 Boys’ Rugby Team have reached the Champion Schools Rugby League Semi Final. The side will meet either Hawley Hall v Lightcliffe at JMO Sports Park, Skelmersdale on 25th March. The announcement followed opponents Howard of Effingham’s decision to concede the fixture, as four key players were unable to play…

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Recent research shows that many top flight business executives held positions of responsibility while they were at school.  Some had been prefects, some had been captains of sports teams, and some had been both. This week, over twenty students from Year 10 have completed their initial training to become prefects and develop their leadership skills. …

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Simple acts of kindness, excellent work in subject lessons and sporting successes are just some of the achievements being recognised in a brand new reward initiative.  Called Hot Chocolate Friday, it has gone down a storm with students and we think it has to be one of our most delicious rewards ever! Introduced by Acting…

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GCSE Prizegiving 2020 was a wonderful evening of smiles, handshakes and best of all, prizes! It was great to welcome back a former student of Brooksbank to present prizes and certificates to previous Year 11 students.  Today, Phil Hodgkinson is a self-made millionaire and a fantastic example of someone who has picked up our school…

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Just two weeks prior to the general election, Brooksbank hosted its own hustings, an event which attracted live coverage from BBC Look North TV news programme.  The hustings, organised by Sue McMahon from Calderdale Against School Cuts (CASC), brought together parliamentary candidates for the key marginal Calder Valley seat and voters for a Q&A meeting…

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