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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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Wednesday 27 November at The Brooksbank School With just under three weeks to go until the general election, Brooksbank is to host the only Education Hustings in the Yorkshire region.  The hustings will bring together Calder Valley election candidates and voters for the question and answer meeting. Organised by Calderdale Against School Cuts (CASC), all…

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We are so proud to report that Kirsty Hanson, a former student at Brooksbank, has achieved her long-held ambition to represent her country in the Scotland National Women’s Football Team. Twenty-one year old Kirsty received her calling to the senior team and was added to the team sheet ahead of Scotland’s second qualification match against…

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Students at the Link have taken part in an accredited First Aid Course run by PFE Training Services.  We are thrilled to report they have all passed with flying colours! Students received training in basic first aid skills, ranging from how to re-start a heart, how to deal with burns, how to use an EpiPen…

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Barely four weeks into their first autumn term at Brooksbank, Year 7 youngsters headed out for an action and adventure day at Bradley Wood, Brighouse.  The school-day-turned-adventure-day took place on Thursday, 26th September and students experienced a thrills-and-spills day to remember. With trees towering overhead and grassy terrain underfoot, 300 students took their Rewards Day…

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As Christmas approaches and Brooksbank gears up for its popular annual Christmas Fair, we are appealing to potential stall-holders to contact us.  If you have something to sell and would like to be part of our busy, well-advertised event, please get in touch now.  The Fair takes place on Thursday, 28th November from 5pm to…

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Musicality Yorkshire

New Music Performance opportunities are opening up at Brooksbank!  Get involved … Students at Brooksbank are to receive a fantastic opportunity to explore their performing arts potential with Musicality Yorkshire, by joining a brand new musical theatre choir for all those who love performing arts. Wanabe performers from Years 7 – 11 will receive a…

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We are thrilled to report that Brooksbank Rugby has taken another National Title! Huge congratulations to this talented team on an amazing achievement in the Warners Champion Schools Title.  We also pay tribute to Head Coach, Mr Damian Ball on his outstanding management and leadership skills. The title fight against Saddleworth School took place at…

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We’ve hired The Viaduct Theatre, Dean Clough for our performance arts showcase coming up on 7.00pm on Thursday, 11th July.  Called Melting Pot, it’s going to be a feast of classic and original drama and music, that’s punctuated with buzzing monologues and premium poetry. Here’s a sneaky peek at you can expect from Brooksbank’s Melting…

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Forty-two students from Year 10 and 11 and four members of staff, Mr Mills, Mr Callery, Mrs Jervis and Mr Vine, have taken advantage of a four-day visit to the German metropolis of Berlin.  The aim was to experience the city’s powerful history, sample its vibrant culture and gain a deeper understanding of aspects of…

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Year 7 youngster Saif Ali has been crowned Brooksbank’s Chess Champion for 2019.  He is the youngest student to win the title.  Saif, who is in 7T, beat rival Dominic Taylor, in 8N, in a thrilling final.  The two other finalists were Blake Wood, in 8D, and Alex Solomon in 11U. Saif, whose favourite chess…

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