East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
About Bridlington School
Bridlington School Sports College is at a most exciting point in its development. Following an extensive Private Finance Initiative building programme, the school was consolidated on to one site in September 2002. The benefits this has brought in bringing all students and staff together has had a significant impact on the quality of teaching and learning in the school.
The capital project has brought new, purpose built accommodation in Science, Performing Arts, PE and Sport, Humanities and Design and Technology. There have been extensions to existing buildings which, together with a substantial refurbishment programme, have greatly improved the learning environment for all students and staff. There has also been a significant investment in ICT in terms of hardware and infrastructure. The computer facilities include networked computer suites, interactive whiteboards and a networked computer in every classroom.
In 2002, we were successful in gaining status as a Specialist Sports College and have since embarked on a comprehensive sports development programme. Our latest investment is the Bridlington Astro Centre. This is a top grade, floodlit, full size artificial all-weather pitch and changing facility which is available to the local community out of school hours. The PE and Sports Department has been re-structured, class sizes reduced, and an ‘Outdoor and Adventurous’ programme introduced. We have also seen the development and introduction of the School Sports Co-ordinator Programme that has brought together a sports community partnership of six secondary schools and their feeder primary schools under the direction of the Sports College, the Partnership Development Manager and four School Sports Co-ordinators. We have a ‘new’ Sports Hall that was included in the PFI scheme. PE and sport are rightly regarded as strengths. The school is proud of its Combined Cadet Force which offers exceptional opportunities for staff and students alike.
The CCF is made up of 180 cadets who include the Royal Air Force, the Royal Navy and the Army. There are 11 officers, 3 of which are teaching staff, 4 of which are non-teaching staff and the remaining 4 are volunteers from outside the school with military experience.