Brooke Weston Academy was founded in 1991 with the support of Hugh de Capell Brooke and Garry Weston, and the school owes a great deal to their foresight and generosity.
Hugh de Capell Brooke was a local land owner who donated the site and substantial cash underwriting to ensure the building began. He and his family committed more land to complete the environmental developments around the site including the Newman Library. A strong supporter of Brooke Weston Academy, Hugh de Capell Brooke died in 2014, but his family continues to take 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 Academy, of which he was always very proud. His generosity extended beyond the initial sponsorship; he supported the initial construction of the astro-turf, the humanities and ICT block and the Newman Library. The Weston family continues to be strong supporters of all that we do.
Brooke Weston Academy was one of the UK’s first Teaching Schools, originally designated in 2011 to offer training and professional support for teachers from across the region. Our re-designation in 2014 was in recognition of its impact and outstanding track record in teaching and learning, leadership development, continuous professional development and school-to-school support initiatives, all of which resulted in improved outcomes for learners.
The Teaching School continues to forge strong collaborative partnerships across the region and in key priority areas both locally and regionally. Through these partnerships the Teaching School aims to further develop a strategic multi-faceted approach to provide support for schools and tackle underperformance, ensuring all children are provided with a service which represents the best educational practice.