Bath and North East Somerset, United Kingdom
About Broadlands Academy
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Broadlands Academy opened on 1 December 2012 and is sponsored by Academies Enterprise Trust. Our Principal, James Hall, took up post on 1 January 2017. Previous to becoming an academy, Broadlands has served the families of Keynsham and South Bristol in the West of England since 1935.
We are a popular, mixed, fully inclusive comprehensive school taking children from ages 11 to 16 and remain one of the best choices for learning in the area. We aim to value, develop and nurture each student who attends our academy: raise their aspirations, broaden their horizons and promote a life-long love of learning.
Since becoming an Academy in December 2012, Broadlands has been on a trajectory of rapid improvement. This had led to the consistent achievement of over 60% 5 A*-C including English and Maths every year since academisation. In 2016, 66% gained an A*-C grade in English and Maths (English 84%, Maths 68%). High levels of A*-C achievement were also seen in: History (75%), Graphics (79%), Biology (100%), Chemistry (100%), Physics (100%), Film Studies (73%), PE (GCSE 82%, BTEC 95%), Music (80%), Core and Additional Science (77%) and Catering (71%). Broadlands Academy is now a school with not only a strong reputation for excellent academic progress and achievement but also for exceptional pastoral support for its students. Ofsted visited the Academy in January 2016 and were full of praise for the rapid improvement that has taken place and the strong position that the Academy now finds itself in as officially a “Good” school.
Through our actions and behaviours we will strive to develop young people who:
- respect themselves and the community (people, property and the environment);
- are polite, calm, caring, honest, trustworthy and helpful;
- are responsible, independent and supportive of each other;
- are tolerant, open minded and not prejudiced;
- are determined and have a strong work ethic;
- are thoughtful and have the ability to listen;
- have good communication skills;
- offer themselves as good role models for younger students;
- can demonstrate strong self-belief and confidence and have high aspirations;
- can work together in groups and, as they develop, can begin to lead others
Broadlands Academy teaches the National Curriculum at Key Stages 3 (Years 7 to 8) and 4 (Years 9, 10 and 11). Post 16, many of our students go on to study A/AS Levels at the nearby St Brendan´s Sixth Form College or other local providers.
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Our Specialism and Awards
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We are judged to be a 'good school' and we were last inspected in January 2016. To view all our Ofsted reports please click here
We are proud to be part of Academies Enterprise Trust.
Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) is a national network of 64 primary, secondary and special schools across England. Our schools are located across England including the North East, Yorkshire and the Humber, Midlands, London, West of England, Kent and the South Coast.
As the sponsor, AET believes that all young people deserve to become world-class learners – to learn, enjoy, succeed and thrive in a first rate educational environment with the best facilities, the best teaching and the most up-to-date resources available to them. In each of our academies, you will benefit from visionary, inspirational and dynamic leadership and be empowered to develop your own skills with access to world-class CPD and Talent Management programmes. You will also be entitled to the following benefits: a health cash plan, vehicle affinity scheme, childcare vouchers and Westfield rewards.
As the largest MAT across England we work together in partnership and embrace the different contexts and diverse communities our schools serve to provide the very best possible education for around 35,000 young people and their families.
We offer a wide range of career pathways to our teachers, middle leaders, support staff and senior leaders with many of our schools being host to Teach First and Ambition School Leadership.
AET is also an approved Apprenticeship Training Provider (through the SFA) which allows us to deliver a wide range of apprenticeship programmes across the Trust and our school network. To find out more about what we offer click here
We also offer School Direct teacher training programmes across our network. For more information please click here
To find out more about about AET please visit us at http://www.academiesenterprisetrust.org/
The culture established by the Principal is not only characterised by a determination to achieve high academic standards but also one which values each individual pupil. As a result, pupils know that they are expected to work hard and that they are cared for- Ofsted Jan 2016
Pupils are well prepared for the next stage of their education or employment because they are provided with impartial and comprehensive careers advice.- Ofsted Jan 2016
Pupils are well behaved at the academy, both during their lessons and around the academy site. They are polite and respectful to each other and to adults.- Ofsted Jan 2016
The Principal provides strong, committed leadership and, as a result, the academy is improving rapidly.- Ofsted Jan 2016