There was a fantastic atmosphere our Open Evening this year.  It was a beautiful September evening, the school was bathed in warm sunshine and buzzing with visitors, students and staff.

On arrival, visitors were greeted by our smiling ambassadors from Year 9, whose task it was to guide people to wherever they wished to go, and answer questions along the way.

Many chose to listen to presentations in the Main Hall by our Headteacher, our Head Boy, Charlie Jacobs, and two engaging youngsters from Year 8 – Vinnie Read and Pippa Rules-Hazzard.

It was fantastic to see so many excited youngsters from Year 6 engaging with all the activities laid on by our resourceful subject teachers and the level of interaction was a joy to see.  From sawing, sewing and baking in Technology, puzzles in Geography and Mathematics, poetry-writing in English, Science experiments in our laboratories and PE displays across our sports facilities, it was a fantastic snapshot of learning and life at Brooksbank.  The buildings were still buzzing at the end of the evening – a sure sign of a highly successful event.

Thank you to everyone who attended, it was splendid to meet you all and we look forward to welcoming youngsters from Year 6 back to Brooksbank to enjoy the transition events we have planned for them next year.

What parents had to say about Open Evening 2019

“Cookery was MEGA, Science was fascinating and the Maths teachers were lovely.”

“Really enjoyed it.  Loved Food Tech!”

“Our student guide was very helpful and pleasant.  Jacob was excellent.

“All students were very polite and helpful; love this school.”

“Student guide was very informative and helpful.  School very clean and well presented.  Thank you.”

“The IT teacher was very approachable, and not just on IT.”

“Lucy was outstanding.”

“The pupils are proof of all the hard work that go into them.  They are so well behaved and a credit to the school.”

“Ethan was a superstar!  Thank you very much for all your help.”

“We loved all the hands-on experiences.”

“Loved it all!”

“Enriqo was so friendly and informative.  We enjoyed everything and the students were so smart and polite.”

“My daughter says the food was amazing!”

“Lucy was an absolute star!  Thank you.”

“A very good atmosphere and the sports ambassadors were very good too.”

“We really enjoyed the evening.  Every person we made contact with was very friendly and polite.”

“Excellent facilities and excellent all round.”

“Really enjoyed looking around, particularly the Music Department.”

“Tiegan was great; very chatty and told us everything on offer.”

“Well organised with plenty of help.”