Welcome from Head
Welcome to our website. Back in 1994, I started at Brine Leas with ten years’ experience under my belt. For the last eight years, I have been Headteacher and enjoyed being in charge of a very successful school. During this time massive capital investment has transformed the school site with the recent replacement of the windows at the front of school marking this transformation to the wider community.
We are fortunate in that our extensive playing fields have been retained and improved, and our sports facilities are excellent. BL6 opened in 2010 and has become the pathway of choice for the majority of Year 11s as well as students from other schools.
Of course the danger of being in one school for such a long time is that you no longer see the problems or things that could be better and that complacency creeps in. The other danger is that I am teaching children of children who I taught! I work with a team of staff and Governors who are committed to continual improvement. In the last twelve months every curriculum area in school has been externally reviewed with action plans drawn up and implemented. Student Services has been remodelled and we have a new prospectus and Mission Statement that reflects our on-going commitment to providing an outstanding education.
Children at BLS are well taught, enjoy coming to school and can take advantage of a wealth of extra-curricular activities that broaden, support and enrich their lives. The House system provides a conduit for student participation in school and is in addition to the plethora of clubs and extra-curricular activities that take place. As a result our examination success remains excellent and we are already well underway with preparations for the huge changes coming into school due to exam reform.
I hope that you come and look around the school, talk to staff and students and see if our enviable reputation is merited.
Andrew Cliffe Head Teacher.