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View our virtual open day film – life at Brockington College!

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic and the need to ensure the ongoing safety of all staff,  students and their families, Brockington College, alongside all Embrace Multi-Academy schools, has made the decision that unfortunately it is not possible to host our usual live open evening for prospective parents/carers and students at this time.

However, we are delighted to announce that at 5pm on Friday 25 September we will upload a short film, in which college staff and students will provide a whole host of information and a real insight into life at Brockington College, which you can experience and enjoy all from the comfort of your own home! View our virtual open day film here.

Brockington College is an 11-16 secondary school with 240 places in each year group, and a total capacity of 1200 students. We recognise that choosing the right secondary school for your daughter or son is of vital importance and hope the information here on our website,  in our prospectus and highlighted in the film, will show that we are the best choice for your family.  We have a long tradition of serving the communities of Enderby, Narborough (including Littlethorpe), Thurlaston, Huncote and Croft.

Parents of year 6 pupils who wish to enrol at the college at the beginning of year 7, should follow the standard Leicestershire County Council school enrollment procedures. These may be viewed at the County Council School Admissions homepage. Information about in-year transitions can also be found here.

The closing date for secondary school applications is 31 October 2020.

The results for the September 2021 secondary school applications will be made on the national secondary school offer day of 1 March 2021.

Brockington College has its own admissions policy which reflects our status as a Church of England academy. You may view Brockington College Admissions Policy 2021-22 here.

In the meantime, we plan to add a frequently asked questions section to this page.  To submit a question, just email year72021@brockington.leics.sch.uk

If you have an urgent query, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0116 2863722. We look forward to meeting you all in person, as soon as we are able to do so.

Frequently asked questions

The school comprises 240 places in each year group, and a total capacity of 1200 students. 

The school day starts at 8.30am and ends at 3.00pm.

Andrews of Leicester operate private bus routes directly into Brockington College from Thurlaston and Huncote, Thorpe Astley and Leicester Forest East and Stoney Stanton, Sapcote and Croft. Parents/carers will need to liaise directly with Andrews of Leicester regarding timings and payment.  Contact: info@andrews-coaches.co.uk  or call 0116 287 7017.

Key Stage 3 students who qualify for free school meals are invited, on an individual basis, to attend breakfast club each day, which runs from 7.50am.  All Key Stage 4 students who qualify for free school meals are eligible to attend from 8am.

Brockington College provides an excellent catering service for students to purchase a variety of hot and cold meals at reasonable prices. Facilities are also available that allow students to bring packed lunches. However, in the interest of other students with nut allergies, it is essential that students do not include nuts or nut based products in packed lunches. For health and safety reasons glass bottles and fizzy/energy drinks are not permitted in school.

Students follow a three-year Key Stage 3 and a two-year Key Stage 4 curriculum.  They choose options in year 9 and then study their GCSEs for two years, in order to allow them to focus on the specific skills and knowledge required to be successful at GCSE. 

Alongside the core subjects of English, maths, science, religious studies and personal, social, health and citizenship education (PSHCE), all Key Stage 3 students have lessons in art, design technology (including food and nutrition), computing, drama, geography, history, music, PE and a language.

All students take religious studies, spiritual reflection, and as part of their core studies to give them the broadest possible experience of the world around them.

Classes are composed in a variety of different ways, such as tutor groups, mixed tutor groups and academic sets.  Each subject has formatted their groups based on the best outcomes at GCSE and this may be different from what students experienced at primary school.  We acknowledge that students come from a range of schools and experiences, therefore, groups are reviewed on a regular basis.

We report on your child’s progress and attitude to learning three times during the academic year. 

In year 7, there is an opportunity for a ’settling in evening’ with form tutors, in early October,  to discuss how your child is settling to life at Brockington College.  At the end of the year, the more formal consultation evening with subject staff takes place.

We have a fully staffed and well-equipped SEND department, which provides support for students with social and emotional difficulties, academic needs and physical disabilities.

SEND staff work with subject staff to provide in-class support, to help to adapt materials for student use, to team teach in some subject areas and to deliver intervention programmes.  Our aim is to help to improve basic literacy and numeracy skills and to develop students’ independent work and life skills.