Brooke Weston opened in 1991 and its original mission statement; to provide a stimulating learning environment which maximises individual potential is still relevant today.
Hugh de Capell Brooke was a local landowner who donated the site and substantial cash underwriting to ensure the building began. He had, with his family, committed more land to complete the environmental developments around the site, including the Newman library. The de Capell Brooke family continues to offer strong support to Brooke Weston and takes a very active interest in the achievements of all our students.
Garry Weston was chairman of Associated British Foods. He died in February 2002 and is remembered for his unfailing support for Brooke Weston, of which he was always very proud. His generosity extended beyond the initial sponsorship; he supported the initial construction of the astro-turf, the mathematics and ICT block and the Newman library.
The Weston family continue to be strong supporters of all that we do.
Brooke Weston is fortunate to have extremely committed Governors who are generous, both with their time and expertise, attending Academy events and giving input on relevant educational issues.
The Governing Body is mostly made up of local people who have a genuine feel for the needs of the community that we serve. Six Foundation Governors are nominated by the Sponsors. There is also one elected Parent Governor. The Local Authority and DfE nominate one Governor each and the final place is taken up by an elected staff representative.Visit the governors section