Learning & Achieving Together

Welcome from the Headteachers

Dear Parent/Carer,

We are delighted that you have shown interest in our vibrant learning community.

As Co-Headteachers of Brentside High School, we are privileged to lead a team of dedicated staff who are committed to all aspects of your child’s education. The school provides a well ordered, happy learning environment which will secure the highest possible standards of achievement for all, through an appropriate curriculum which prepares our diverse student intake for the responsibilities of adult life.

Our school provides an education for nearly 1600 students, 300 of them being in the Sixth Form. Staff create a flourishing environment in which our students can learn. Concern for each individual child is paramount as we seek to develop the unique talents of each student. Brentside High School is a highly successful school, acknowledged by its local community and beyond for ensuring that each student reaches his or her full potential. The progress of our students in Year 11 has been significantly above that of students nationally for many years and the achievement of our sixth form students is exceptional (in the top 2% in the country twice in recent years).

Your child will benefit greatly from exceptional care, guidance and support, high quality teaching and learning and state of the art resources.

We appreciate that choosing a secondary school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will ever have to make. Our prospectus, which is available to download from the website, will help you make that decision, and seeing the school in action at our Open Evening will allow you to capture the real atmosphere at Brentside, meeting both staff and students. It is also possible to visit the school during a normal working day by simply making an appointment via my PA.

We hope this gives you all the information you need to make an informed choice for your child’s future education.

Charlotte Hames Christine MacInnes

Interim Co-Headteachers