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July 2019

BWA teachers present fundraising cheque
BWA teacher awarded place on SSAT Leadership Legacy Project
Students attend STEMfest at RS Components
BWA students visit New Designers exhibition
Trust visit to Microsoft
BRIT Kids Open Days
BWA charity dinner raises funds for Lakelands Hospice
Brooke Weston students participate in The Big Assembly Live
BWA team and individual success at Trust Sports Awards.
BWA Year 13 maths barbecue
Champion swimmer inspires at BWT Sports Awards

June 2019

Carnegie students watch live screening of results
BWT secondary training day
BWA stages annual Art and DT exhibition
BWA students win at Trust Sports Awards
BWA’s food technician retires
BWA student receives prize and cheque
Alix chosen to assist High Sheriff of Northamptonshire
Trust schools attend Carnegie shadowing event at BWA
BWA students attend Sutton Trust and Uniq summer schools
BWA students awarded Pixl Edge certificates
Author Eve Ainsworth talks about latest book
Ultramarathoners raise £2,500 for Alzheimer's Society
Tollemache Arms and Food Tech students put on a bistro evening for charity
BWA’s Lewis Gurney wins prestigious Gold Award as a Game Star
Y7 success in District Cycling event
BWA team win prize in national Carnegie video competition
Students visit Tresham College

May 2019

Video of Believe Big Final now online
BWA staff tackle 100km ultramarathon for charity
Train to Teach coffee morning
Student creates ingenious cake trench for history competition
Year 9 students make fidget blankets for care home residents
Hannah wins international sociology competition
Students write welcome letters to new intake
Marathon effort from BWA colleagues yields charity cash
Global Learning Lab visits Brooke Weston Academy

April 2019

BWA students take part in Trust Big Book Quiz
Ben's golfing success in county competition
BWA congratulated by School Standards Minister
BWA announces Book Buzz winner
BWA students learn more about NHS careers
Brooke Weston Academy wins national awards for performance
BWT CEO and teachers speak at Educating Northants conference
BWA runs specialist art workshops for students
BWA Principal visits CCF detachment on patrol

March 2019

CCF instructors complete training at Frimley Park
Hundreds attend BWA's Careers Fair
CCF takes part in Combat Cadet competition
Update on our Combined Cadet Force activities
Charity money donated to Corby Nightlight homeless shelter
Brooke Weston Academy stages its largest ever careers fair
BWA’s sporting success
Former student returns to help CCF
BWA Food students are game for a challenge!
BWA student prepares to compete in District Final of food competition
Talented mathematicians have advanced after-school sessions
BWA introduces bespoke study buddy for GCSE students
BWA students shine in Oliver! production

February 2019

Library volunteers receive certificates
Students take part in Operating Theatre Live
Young dancers’ success at ballroom Grand Prix
Miss Prats is awarded SLE designation
Book Fair at Brooke Weston Academy
Students awarded for allotment development
BWA Believe Big teams selected
Author Christopher Edge gives presentations and workshops to students

January 2019

Profile of Beena Sisodia, our newest Vice Principal
BWA prepares to stage Oliver!
Believe Big 2019 launched at Brooke Weston Academy
Collaborative ceramics at BWA and TCA
GCSE students learn cheese-making and presentation skills
BWA is the highest performing school in Corby on P8 measures
BWT is in the top three most improved Trusts over last two years for secondary results
BWA students win each category in Sportshall Athletics competition
Clay work at BWA
BWA’s restaurant goes green
BWA staff have training from ‘Learning Spy’ David Didau

December 2018

Thanks to everyone who donated to the Foodbank Appeal
Trust students have mock interview with BWT Director
BWA students undertake BWA maths challenge
Zak celebrates great year of kickboxing success
Year 7 students receive Bookbuzz novels
Sixth Formers have mock interviews with Governors and professionals
BRIT Kids Open Event
Highlighting food and nutrition at BWA
Winter Showcase 2018
BWA recruits new library helpers
Brooke Weston Academy’s football reading scheme launches
Book Bus visits Brooke Weston Academy

November 2018

Oakley Vale Head Boys and Girls meet their counterparts at Brooke Weston Academy
Top CEO talks to BWT Leadership Academy delegates
Mrs Waterson and Mr Rodger to present at SSAT National Conference
BWA awarded an SSAT Leading Edge Innovation Grant
BWA students meet David Starkey at history conference
BWA students have reviews published in magazines
BWA students meet Jacqueline Wilson!
CCF cadets’ success at Trust Remembrance Parade and Awards ceremony
Talented golfer Ben wins Junior Golf Tour competition
Success for Year 11 girls’ netball team
Year 7s have success in first ever District Cup tournament
BWA Sports Colours Awarded
Geography department awarded Quality Mark and accredited as Centre of Excellence
Remembrance assemblies at Brooke Weston Academy
Gold DofE participants pay respects to fallen airmen
Lucy wins national dance competition
Year 9s visit National Holocaust Centre

October 2018

Brooke Weston Academy successful in securing SSAT Leadership Legacy Project place
Claire emphasises mental health support available to students
Driving experience for Sixth Formers
Sean is appointed as the Trust's first Director of Geography
Poet Dreadlock Alien leads poetry workshops
BWA Smile mufti collection
BAFTA nominated film maker delivers BRIT Kids classes
Year 7 students visit Warwick Castle
Year 9 students make fidget blankets for care home residents
DfE project director visits BWA to see LED and PV project results
Ambition for All in South Africa
Introducing the latest drone technology at BWA
Baroness Young visits Brooke Weston Academy as part of the Peers in School scheme

September 2018

Leadership Academy inaugural dinner
BWA hosts Governor Training event
Inspirational talk by Polar explorer Conrad Dickinson
Prize Giving 2018
Visit by Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire, Mr David Laing
BWA students trek in Tanzania
BWA students work exhibited at local exhibition
BWA students raise charity money in their first Great North Run
Introducing BWA’s new Head Boy and Head Girl
Students see butchery skills

August 2018

BWA students get information at careers fair
Art gallery wins award for student exhibition
Former student writes first magazine article
GCSE success stories #3
GCSE success stories #2
Brooke Weston Academy’s GCSE success stories
Another outstanding year of GCSE results at BWA!
Brooke Weston Academy’s High Flyers #3
Brooke Weston Academy’s High Flyers #2
Celebrating BWA’s top performing students
Academy celebrates another year of A Level success!
BWA's CCF cadets train at Annual Camp
BWA students enjoy week long work experience with Northants Police

July 2018

Students get the scoop on ice cream museum!
South African school thanks Brooke Weston Academy for fundraising effort
World Cup quiz winners
Stanley’s Ice Dance success
BWA stages Art and DT show
Author Tom Palmer visits BWA
BWA team presents at final of Northants County Schools Challenge
BWA students go through to finals of County Schools Challenge
BWA Science Ambassadors lead sessions at Beanfield Primary
Jack lands work experience on Coronation Street
Students get a taste of a career in teaching
BWA athletes and teams feature in Trust Sports Awards

June 2018

Katie and Archie raise funds to represent Team GB in Europe
BWA students present County Challenge ideas on road safety
Students watch live streaming of Carnegie/Greenaway Awards ceremony
Executive Principal appointed National Leader of Education
BWA hosts Carnegie/Greenaway shadowing for Trust and local schools
Brooke Weston Academy raises funds for South African school
Winners of the Bookbuzz book review competition
Brooke Weston Academy has Ambition for All

May 2018

Shaun sets sights on boxing career
BWA team win certificates in first ever debating competition
BRIT Kids comes to the Brooke Weston Trust

April 2018

Bookbusters shadow Carnegie and Greenaway Awards
Year 6 students introduced to DT during Activity Evening.
Marathon effort raises £1000s of charity cash
Ray Chambers judges National Teaching Prize
Reading Group Naming Competition
Former student passes on pasta tips
BWA students raise money for local hospice in the ‘Swim for Cransley Challenge’
Sports team grin and bear it!
Brooke Weston Academy joins network for highest performing schools
BWA's CCF cadets take part in Field Weekend training
Science revision sessions at BWA
Year 7/8 girls football team triumph
Year 7/8 boys compete in their first hockey match
Paul and Luke have splashing time with car wash challenge!
Believe Big celebration tea

March 2018

Huge mufti day collection for Teenage Cancer charity
Crufts Champion Agility dog becomes honorary student!
BWA students take part in Big Book Quiz
Operating Theatre Live at Kettering Science Academy
Believe Big competition final
BWA students donate to local hospital
Bookbuzz competition winners
Students attend MCM Comic Convention at the NEC
BWA wins national awards for excellent results
BWA hosts National Schools Commissioner visit
Year 11 attend study skills workshop
Students attend training weekend in Derbyshire ahead of Tanzania expedition
Award winning author Jo Cotterill visits Brooke Weston
BWA student has flamenco guitar masterclass
BWA teams bring back silver and bronze medals in Dodgeball County Finals

February 2018

BWA siblings win British Brass Open Youth Champions 2018
Book cover competition winners
Graphic Novels club participates in ‘Stan Lee Excelsior Awards’
James scoops 11 medals at County Swimming Championships
BWA ‘Believe Big’ competition winners
Year 7 ‘Believe Big’ competition
Annual Scholastic Book Fair
BWA staff members celebrate 20 Years in Information Technology
Students taught Yoga as part of Children’s Mental Health Week
BWA student honoured at awards night
Believe Big 2018 launched at Trust schools
BWA students celebrate Harry Potter at CBA
Design a Book Cover competition 2018
Sixth Formers visit DMU
BW students triumph in chemistry competition
Dance students perform at Trust primary school

January 2018

Brooke Weston students’ art work exhibited at local gallery
Athletic team celebrates qualifying to represent the county at the Winter Games
Auditions for Bugsy Malone
BWA students enjoy author visit
Year 7 triumph at Dodgeball tournament
Students receive Girl’s Scholarship in Maths and Physics
Trust Elite rugby squad

December 2017

BWA students make gingerbread houses
Christmas lunch festivities
BW student promoted to Corporal
End of an era as Miss Stringer retires
BW Christmas Showcase success
Brooke Weston Trustee offers advice to Sixth Formers
Year 7 students receive books for Christmas
Tesco’s fishmongers demonstrate techniques to BWA students
Drama students perform to Trust Primary school
Christmas Showcase 2017
Internationally acclaimed author visits Brooke Weston

November 2017

Visit by entrepreneur Tom Warner
Students enjoy author visit at CBA
Year 10 rugby success
Team wins District Championship for fourth consecutive time
BWA groundsman enters London Marathon
Premier league reading challenge
Sixth Form students attend Masterclasses at Cambridge University
BWA introduces robotics into DT
BWA wins Trust Rugby tournament
Chemistry in action 2017
Brooke Weston Trust launches Leadership Academy
Physics in action 2017
BWA students grow their own fabric
BWA students attend CCF Remembrance and Beret Parade
Year 7 trip to Leicester Tigers
Sixth Formers CERN trip

October 2017

BWA music teacher wins Pride of Northamptonshire awards
BWA Students have work published in national magazine
Brooke Weston celebrates outstanding Progress 8 score
BWA senior netball team retain their District Champions title
Sixth Form students take time out to ‘breathe’
Brooke Weston Pre-Learner road safety sessions
Brooke Weston Academy Governors’ Newsletter
Students take part in dissection workshop
Six word story competition
BWA students meet author Michael Grant
BWA Governor completes Land's End to John O'Groats cycle challenge
Natalie and team take on the Mud Run
Year 9 healthy burger competition
Brooke Weston teacher completes triathlon

September 2017

Author Jim Smith holds an interactive workshop
Victory for Year 10 rugby against Lodge Park Academy
Former Brooke Weston teacher returns to talk about her new book
Brooke Weston Academy Prize Giving 2017
Condover Hall netball tournament
Ambition for all at Brooke Weston Academy
Brooke Weston celebrates Roald Dahl
Introducing our new Head Boy and Head Girl
Brooke Weston students take part in National Citizen Service
Student makes it into County Youth Orchestra
Students volunteer at National Finals of the School Games
Brooke Weston teacher features in BBC programme
Introducing our new Careers Advisor

August 2017

Year 12 attended a Spectroscopy workshop from the University of Leicester
Head boy celebrates after securing a Degree apprenticeship in London
Food technology teacher Mrs Wendy Wykes retires
Students complete their maths leaders award
Local butcher gives demonstration to Year 9 students
Final GCSE success stories
More GCSE success stories
GCSE success stories
Students celebrate GCSE results 2017
Mr Hooper completes endurance cycle race
Final A Level success stories
More A Level success stories
Here’s our top performing A Level students
Brooke Weston celebrates another successful year of Post-16 results

July 2017

Ms Coombe fulfils overseas dream
Teachers leave for careers overseas
Best selling novelist visits Brooke Weston
Brooke Weston Trust's CEO visits Brooke Weston Academy
Student swims with sharks for charity
Students visit College of Food in Birmingham
Brooke Weston presents Beanfield Primary with handmade display cabinet

June 2017

Sports leaders facilitate the Town Sports Athletics Championships
Year 7 students raise over £130 for children’s hospitals from sponsored Readathon
Brooke Weston wins the first Trust Sports Day
Sixth Formers attend higher education exhibition at Bedfordshire University
Young Leaders help at primary school sports day
Students watch live streaming of Carnegie/Greenaway Book shadowing awards
Carnegie/Greenaway Book shadowing at BWA
Behind the scenes tour of the Coca Cola factory
Brooke Weston student appeals for help with his sponsored Skydive
Brooke Weston wins RS Components innovation challenge
BW alumni returns to Brooke Weston to offer career advice
Students dress as their favourite characters for Comic Con convention
Conservative parliamentary candidate visits Brooke Weston
Students interview award winning author
Local politicians talk to Sixth Formers

May 2017

BW guitar teacher seeks students to work on community projects
BWA students shine at Trust Sports Awards
Brooke Weston comes first place in a Trust chess tournament
New Trust Director of Science appointed
Bookbuzz competition winners
Success for Brooke Weston’s first performance of 'Grease'
Restaurant Manager Mrs Gray retires after 25 years
Students take part in sponsored walk in aid of charity CRY
Mr Primmett retires
Brooke Weston netball team succeed in winning entire weekend tournament
BW alumni returns to Brooke Weston to offer career advice
Year 7 girls complete their Level 1 Sport Leaders Award

April 2017

Brooke Weston student is picked for the Junior Northampton Saints squad
Trust students enjoy Year 9 sports festival at BWA
Award winning author Katie Dale visits the Academy
Year 10 student wins British Junior Dance Championship for third consecutive year
Year 7 students create art sculptures as part of a local community project
Year 9 netball team comes third in District Netball Tournament
Brooke Weston students accepted into Northamptonshire Coaching Academy
Brooke Weston Academy wins award for exceptional 2016 results
Brooke Weston holds maths booster sessions for Primary Trust Schools
Year 7 netball team narrowly miss out on semi finals
Student revision conference in London
Brooke Weston Trust Big Book Quiz
Brooke Weston achieves Youth Sport Trust Silver Quality Mark

March 2017

Brooke Weston students visit Auschwitz
Student raises £100 towards school trip
DofE students camp on the school field
Brooke Weston student wins the A S Felton Cup for her cornet recital
Year 8 students visit Kidzania world in London
Brooke Weston drama teacher selected as one of 120 teachers across the country for SSAT Leadership L
Brooke Weston teacher is announced as runner up in the top ten teachers in the World at the Global T
Brooke Weston congratulated by Minister of School Standards for our EBacc results
Students come out on top at The Winter Games Volleyball competition
Year 8 celebrate a win at Trust Festival
Brooke Weston celebrates World Book Day
Brooke Weston offers Pre-Learner road safety sessions to Years 11 and 12

February 2017

Lower school sponsored ‘Readathon’
Year 9 PE students attend Gymnastics event
Year 7 girls win bronze in the School Games basketball tournament
Maths Leaders demonstrate revision resources at the Sixth Form open evening
Mr Chambers reaches final of global teaching competition
Whole school tutor group competition
Design a Book Cover competition winners announced
Year 10 girls come fourth in County Netball tournament
Student fights for children’s justice
Book Fair starts today in the library
Year 8 option meetings
Mr Chambers becomes an SLE
Brooke Weston wins School Games Volleyball competition
Year 7 book review competition
Former Brooke Weston student awarded The Queen’s Commission by HM Royal Navy
Volleyball England Leadership Academy
Brooke Weston Rowing teams qualify for the Winter Games
Spirited Arts competition

January 2017

Mr Chambers launches Young Game Designers competition in London on behalf of BAFTA
Year 7 and 8 athletics team celebrate qualifying to represent the district at the Winter Games
Year 10 students enjoy an afternoon with author
Year 7 and 8 athletics team celebrate their second win at the Sportshall athletics
Library Book Fair Competition
Harry Potter competition
Students continue to raise money for charity CRY
Academy welcomes Crown Court judge
Year 7 Trust sports festival
Year 7 basketball success
Auditions for Grease the musical
Students on the cutting edge of science
Sixth Form open evening
Grease is the word

December 2016

Senior team serve Christmas lunch
Christmas markets
BW alumni advise Sixth Formers on university life
Christmas Showcase success
Brooke Weston choir sings at local residential home
Brooke Weston teacher shortlisted for $1m global education award
Bookbuzz books given to Year 7 students for Christmas
Sixth Form biologists see autopsy video
Year 9 Drama students perform Christmas plays to the Trust Primary schools
Academy welcomes VIP visitors
Meet our new School Liaison and Early Interventions officer, Mark Walsh
Centenary Battlefield Memorial film
Acoustic night
Christmas Showcase

November 2016

Network Rail headquarters trip
Brooke Weston’s Alumni Network
Those who can teach
Introducing Brooke Weston’s new media officer
Year 12 students train to become reading leaders
BW and CTS students collaborate in theatrical workshop
Year 7 boys' premier league reading challenge
Sixth Formers go in ‘pursuit of knowledge’
High achieving students visit Cambridge college
National media interviews computer science teacher
Diamond D of E success
Students take part in Tomorrow’s Engineers Week
Profile of our Head Boy and Head Girl
Art technician retires after 14 years
Welcome to our School Direct trainees
Iceland trip
Students dance at Sadler’s Wells
Max achieves Gold Chief Scout Award against the odds
Charity day raises more than £1400
Fairthorne 2016

October 2016

Sixth Formers visit CERN
KS3 mentoring scheme
BWT schools begin NAHT Aspire programme
Teaching Leaders programme

September 2016

Student use speed gun in Project Edward police initiative
George Bullard recounts his Greenland adventure
BW Prizegiving 2016
Students receive certificates for Reading Leaders scheme
Students see butchery demonstration
Students enjoyed action-packed Borneo trip
Food tech students visit University College
Mr Chambers accredited as Microsoft Innovative Expert Educator
Rajmund’s excellent results reflect his status as most improved student
International Literacy Day
Student has the chop for charity
BBC Click Team films at Brooke Weston
End of an era as Mr Witt retires
Miss West leaves after nearly a quarter of a century
Year 10 students celebrate A* GCSEs!

August 2016

GCSE success stories - part two
GCSE success stories
Students celebrate GCSE results 2016
Primary science conference
Brooke Weston runs primary maths competition
Brooke Weston named as top local state school for Oxbridge entries
Final A Level success stories
More A Level success stories
More A Level success stories
Here's our top performing A Level students
Another successful year of Post-16 results at Brooke Weston

July 2016

Students quiz food industry delegates
Skype session with games designer
Students prepare cake fit for the Queen for Royal competition
Arkwright Scholarships Trust
Self-image workshop by The Perspective Trust
Mr Chambers trains teachers in Croatia
Mr Hooper tackles D of E Diamond challenge
Students see degree show at de Montfort University

June 2016

Students' success in cycle challenge
Students visit Wicksteed at War event
Brooke Weston referendum result
Visit from Corby Radio broadcaster
Carnegie book shadowing at Lodge Park Academy
Mr Peter Kirkbride appointed Associate Principal of Brooke Weston Academy
Duke of Edinburgh Award Assessment Trip
Victory for Year 7/8 cricket team in Trust tournament
Eddie Izzard speaks on EU referendum at CBA
Team Red to represent BW at County Challenge
Student study coastal erosion
Tickets available for Bebbfest
Countdown to Borneo trip
Students sign up for National Citizen Service
Superb apprenticeship opportunities still available
New IT teacher has BAFTA award in mentoring

May 2016

Students see Coca Cola plant in action
Farewell to Librarian Lexi
Student’s dual success in skating competitions
Tom is the first to gain his Silver DofE Award
Commendations in Biology Olympiad
National wakeboarding success
Sports leaders run Panathlon event
Brooke Weston students triumph at BWT Sports Awards
Miss Reynolds completes first marathon
RAF team highlights engineering careers
Amelia and Olivia win storywriting competition
Students complete Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme expedition

April 2016

Year 9 field trip to Leicester
Spelling Bee success
Maths challenge
First ever Brooke Weston Trust Sport Awards
Brooke Weston wins awards for exceptional 2015 results
Sixth Form geography trip to Norfolk
Carnegie shadowing
Sai to study art at Goldsmiths
Reading Leader success
Open day at local sailing club
Mr Primmett outlines careers opportunities
STEM club
Emma lands her dream job
Business students visit Caterpillar factory
Chefs demonstrate healthy nutrition for athletes
Katie (and Archie) to represent GB in European dog agility championships

March 2016

Debate team win the Northants Post-16 Final
Brooke Weston's restaurant team achieves top marks in Scores on the Doors
Year 9 students get information about NHS careers
Team’s success in Rotary Challenge
Sixth Formers visit Auschwitz
Hand Helpers through to county final of Company Programme enterprise competition
Enterprise Adviser scheme
Students undertake Sport Relief challenge
Bethan improves her triathlon performance
GCSE results put Brooke Weston in top 100 non-selective state funded schools in England

February 2016

Students visit Kidzania for pilot project
Brooke Weston dancers perform at KSA Primary
Students have tuition from professional photographer
Short story competition
Book Fair on until Tuesday
Students visit the Somme battlefield and cemeteries
Careers guidance sessions for Year 8 GCSE options
Visit by performance poet Sara Hirsch
Sixth Formers set up ‘Project 70’
Trip to Black Country Living museum
Support Love for Logan appeal
Harry Potter event at Corby Business Academy
Ana’s trusteeship for climbing project
Exceptional career opportunities available
Former student speaks about career opportunities
Vicki-Louise releases fund-raising single
Former student leads dance lessons

January 2016

Sixth Formers visit Oxford’s Mathematical Institute
Students see author Brian Conaghan
Rock Star mufti day raises money for Epilepsy Research UK
Sports mentor visits
New careers resources for library
Emma’s career ambitions
Gautham receives award from Salters Company
Students create healthy gingerbread houses
Voice contestant Howard Rose talks to students

December 2015

Term ends with Christmas markets
Students stage A Christmas Carol
Bookbuzz books given to Year 7 students
Marble run competition between Trust Schools
Christmas showcase
Hard-fought final in Spelling Bee contest
Debate club success
Illustrated story competition in library
Chess Club competition with Corby Business Academy
Prison Me No Way

November 2015

Visit from accelerator physicist
Chinese taster day
Students make creative models of cell membranes
Former student scores third highest science mark in the country
Former student involved in cutting edge medical technology
Students and staff support Operation Christmas Child
Pathways to Law programme
Students and staff meet top author Charlie Higson
This year’s Young Enterprise Teams
Debate club
Gateway workshops - Mental Toughness
Students attend Pursuit of Knowledge conference
Mufti day collection
Megan performs at Gunpowder Plot dance show
Art students' trip to National Portrait Gallery
Theatre group explores relationship dilemmas
Operation Christmas Child campaign
Students hear presentations about military careers

October 2015

Winning students receive letter from MP
Visit by author Jon Robinson
Year 12 students take part in Breathe project
Burger competition
Trust Sports Leaders training
Students prepare for Future Chef competition
Alice in Wonderland mufti day
Conor nominated for national award
Alice in Wonderland literacy week
Comic Con 2015
Dancers take part in Gunpowder Plot workshop

September 2015

Lucy’s marathon walk for charity
Students see best-selling author David Baldacci
Mark Foster's Prize Giving presentation
Brooke Weston Prize Giving 2015
Mr Duguid beats PB times in charity run
University of Northampton visit
Jack meets Coronation Street stars due to unusual hobby
Connor's Army ambition
Food technology trip to UCB
Brooke Weston Election 2015
Jake has golfing ambitions
Students see butchery skills
Mr Jones awarded first class honours degree
Prince’s Teaching Institute 2015 Mark
Year 13 biology coursework experiments

August 2015

Spectroscopy in a suitcase
Students receive election advice from local MP
Galapagos Islands trip - the students' view
Trip to the Galapagos Islands
Five-a-side football tournament
GCSE success stories - final part
GCSE success stories - part 4
GCSE success stories - part 3
GCSE success stories - part 2
GCSE success stories - part 1
Students celebrate GCSE results 2015
Students go on to creative studies at university
Students pursue maths, accountancy and law degrees
Medical aspirations for our A Level students
Congratulations to our largest ever contingent of Oxbridge students
Best ever A Level examination results

July 2015

Science assembly
Trust concert
Inaugural Passing out Parade for the Brooke Weston Trust Combined Cadet Force
Visit to Kettering General Hospital
‘Phantastic Physics 2015'
Northants Police Video competition
Paris Residential
KPMG employability skills
Visit by author Marcus Alexander
Biology challenge
Teacher Inquiry conference
Routes into Languages competition
Madrid residential report
Residential to Sorrento
Primary maths competition
Believe in Young People charity visits
Chinese Taster Day at Nottingham University
Art and DT show

June 2015

National Citizenship Service
UCAS Convention at the University of Bedford
Trust Dance Showcase
Mission to Mars
Students visit Sheffield University under Future Scholars Award Scheme
Students visit Savage Beauty exhibition
Year 6 students visit for science demonstration
Leanne speaks at EU Green Week
Trip to Coca Cola plant
George to represent England at clay pigeon shooting
BW Team shortlisted in Northants Police Challenge
Percy the bearded dragon
Chemistry Olympiad challenge
Cathy Cassidy visit
CEIAG displays
Vicki-Louise wins two Shining Star awards
BWT musicians to stage concert at The Core
Sports Colours introduced
Jess is top rated girl in Rubik’s competition
Lauren secures Jaguar Land Rover apprenticeship

May 2015

Students use BHF resuscitation aids
Felipe secures apprenticeship offer with National Grid
BWA Chair of Governors is designated as National Leader of Governance (NLG)
Amelia crowned regional champion at Spanish Spelling Bee
Vice Principal judges national St John Ambulance’s Awards
Extended project on history of Korea

April 2015

Extended science projects
Sixth Formers complete Swimathon in aid of cancer charity
Dance success for Emily and partner
Triathlon team get specially designed shirts
Caitlin to raise money for cancer charity
Comic Book shadowing
Sixth Former’s ambition to work with animals
Pet Writing Competition
Local artist leads felting workshop
Archie prepares for 70-mile charity cycle
Visit by bestselling author Jennifer Niven
Principal's second visit to Downing Street

March 2015

Sportshall athletics
Students learn from motivational speaker Hannah Kennedy Jackson
Visit from members of the Perspective Trust
Conor wins individual award in Young Enterprise competition
Eclipse pics
Team Fusion through to county finals of Young Enterprise competition
Governors meet with Brooke Weston staff
Katie’s unusual dog agility hobby
Lucy and Jessica are model students!
Sign up as soon as possible for author Jennifer Niven’s visit

February 2015

Students prepare for this year’s Spelling Bee
Ecuador expedition preparations
Sailing Club slashes membership fees for junior members
Library trip round-up
Languages visit to University of Warwick
Cross country girls
Book Fair and Blind Date books
Connor’s Army career
Students perform their own poetry at the Core
Josephine the Angel
Physics day training
Year 7 trip to Coventry cathedral
What the Dickens?!
Students learn more about the Sikh religion
Triathlon training news
Former student promotes new ID app
Students appear on The One Show
Win a Rubik’s Cube in library maths competition
Former student’s unusual profession
Updated app available to download now

January 2015

Sixth Formers hear about volunteering opportunities
Trampolining success for Ambertessa
Former student returns to Brooke Weston for film shoot
Students learn the benefits of studying Latin
Preparing for life after the BW Sixth Form
Triathlon training update
Former student leads dance workshops

December 2014

Former student leads science workshop
Christmas festivities 2014
Students and staff donate generously to Foodbank appeal
UK Google chief delivers live technology lecture
Clothes Show Live - Report by Kasturi Datta
Clothes Show Live - Report by Megan Brown
Year 12s take part in Breathe project
Bookbuzz 2014
Mentoring our Young Enterprise team
Science peer mentoring initiative
Christmas Showcase
Young Enterprise - Team Icon
Triathlon training update
Prospective medical students undergo mock interviews
KS3 art gallery visit
Young Enterprise – Team Colour
Christmas Jumper Day for charity
Trip to Comic Con in Birmingham

November 2014

Young Enterprise – Team Fusion
Volleyball volunteers
CS Lewis week
Sixth Formers invited to enter debate
Tutor trip to Houses of Parliament
The Perspective Trust
Visit by performance poets Hollie McNish and Inja
Year 13 science coursework experiments
Heroes Journey
Nikolai wins four golds at World Kickboxing Championships
Vicki-Louise supported by Downton star at hospice fundraiser
Skills Show at the NEC this Saturday
Government information regarding Ebola
Sixth Formers undertake triathlon training in new gym
Students to dance at Twickenham
Year 8 rugby report

October 2014

Toby wins British Championship for Equestrian Vaulting
Students visit Mountfitchet Castle
Braille watch project
James Barry secures C4 apprenticeship
Finlay wins silver in tae kwon do championships
Lesson Study Conference
Emelia to parachute for charity
Competition to mark National Poetry Day

September 2014

Success for joint Y10/11 rugby boys
Visit by storyteller Liz Weir
Triathlon training
Everest record holder Bonita Norris talks at Prize Giving
Students visit German school
Toby Chanell – Rockingham update
First aid training for Sixth Formers
Students take part in taster performing arts sessions
Vicki Louise stages musical concert
Prize Giving 2014 – Prize winners
Prize Giving 2014
Year 9 boys celebrate rugby success
Brooke Weston votes on Scottish independence
Students undergo first aid training
Ginetta competition winners visit BTC Championships
Roald Dahl week finale
Roald Dahl week – day 4
Roald Dahl week – day 3
150 Golden Tickets to be found!
Lupus fundraising
Bradley kayaks the Channel
Library statistics make interesting reading
Brooke Weston Open Week
Year 13 experiments in detail
Year 13 science experiments
Election 2014
James aims for media career

August 2014

Students undertake spectroscopy in a suitcase
Sixth Form Induction
Corby MP visits
GCSE success stories - final instalment
More GCSE successes
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GCSE success stories
Students celebrate GCSE results at Brooke Weston Academy
Lauren selected for regional netball academy
Brooke Weston students to support charity walk
A Level success stories – final part
A Level success stories – part 3
A Level success stories – part 2
A Level success stories
A Level results 2014
Library round-up

July 2014

Bethan Lewis qualifies for National Tetrathlon
Bradley takes on Channel crossing challenge
Students dance at Highland Gathering
Students embark on D of E Silver expedition
Year 7 trip to Galleries of Justice
World Cup competition results
Students visit Connexions Skills Show
Dec attends University taster session
Sports Day 2014
Luke wins trophy in first karate competition
Madrid residential
Sorrento residential
SMI Dale Campbell appointed CSM E Company
Big Book Quiz
Brooke Weston retains Gold IIP status
University visit
Mission to Mars
Junior students visit for Primary Maths Challenge

June 2014

Win World Cup themed prizes in library competition!
Students learn about Rwandan genocide
Chloe cuts hair off to support school friend
Art and DT Exhibition
Oakley Vale students take part in science practicals
Students to dance at Highland Gathering
Carnegie shadowing
Vote in the Northants Children's Choice Book Awards
Inter-Academy bake off
Students visit Northampton RFC
Students tackle Modernism project
Visit to the Bank of England
Year 7 trip to Hunstanton
Year 12 paint-balling
Year 10 students gear up for work experience next academic year
George’s shooting success
Sixth Formers invited to sign up for the National Citizen Scheme
Humanutopia – the heroes’ perspective

May 2014

Learn 1000 words in a foreign language
Students learn about anti-social behaviour
Principal attends Education Reception at No 10
Girls lead out top cyclists
Poppy wins coveted medical place at Oxford summer school
Third award for Young Enterprise team
Prison Me No Way
Jack’s snooker success
Sixth Formers tour Cambridge Universities
Trip to see author Richard Kurti/Carnegie shadowing scheme

April 2014

Tiana wins World Championship dance titles
Students learn employability skills
Maths equipment requirements for students
Prize draw results
Easter market
Sixth Formers undertake IEC work in the library
Connor’s Army success
James attends university physics course
Students visit Benteler Automotive
Paul’s marathon success
Win holiday accommodation and other great prizes!
Brooke Weston students gear up for Bake Off challenge
Students attend Teen Tech science event
Year 9 trip to Duxford
Year 9 students to learn Latin
Paul already exceeds marathon target!
Visit by Grant Thornton delegate
Visit by the Secretary of State for Education
Visit by Secretary of State for Education
Miss Barber qualifies for world swimming championships
Bethan competes in her first national triathlon
Hospitality students create high tea
Former student gives design lecture

March 2014

Volunteer for bag packing this Saturday
Students try indoor canoeing
Charity cheque handover
Visit to Auschwitz
Students learn about careers opportunities in film industry
Race night success
Spelling Bee success
Young Enterprise team scoop business award
Students study habituation
Maths and Statistics at Oxford
Race night this Saturday
Year 8 students do green screen filming
Charity awareness market
Sixth Formers debate Scottish independence in radio interview
Year 7 students tackle foreign language Spelling Bee

February 2014

Team success in School Games
Visit by author Chris Bradford
Apprenticeship and Jobs Fair
Emily Stubbins secures job with Grant Thornton
Volleyball endorsement
Marko Stojakovic secures Google apprenticeship
Artist in residence
Year 7 produce medieval inspired artefacts
Manga club trip to Comic Con
Skills Hub update
Teachers attend CEIAG conference
Haydn accepted onto rugby development programme
Dance workshop
Emily's a model student!
Students attend ethics conference at Cambridge
Paul plans more fund raising events
Year 7 trip to Coventry Cathedral
Anti-bullying message from Loudmouth
Brooke Weston 'Ramps Up The Red'
Students review university skills site
War of the Worlds
Read for my school scheme

January 2014

Photoshoot at Adrenaline Alley
Departmental staff organise careers advice
Sixth Formers create chemical dyes
Jack Crane offered prestigious apprenticeship
Sign up now for talent show auditions
Custom bike handover
Jessica’s origami features in local exhibition
Ross Freeman secures KPMG apprenticeship
Careers advice for Year 8 students
New fitness suite well underway
Drama workshop by Cardboard Citizens
Amie to perform at Her Majesty’s Theatre
Year 12 paint-balling
BPE Bibles and networking opportunities
Citizenship round-up
Residential at Loughborough
Prospective doctors attend MEDlink conference

December 2013

Great start to charity appeal
Mr Murphy moves to primary phase
Nathan wins IPod touch
Year 7s receive Christmas gift books
Students interviewed for Radio Northampton
Christmas festivities at Brooke Weston
Mr Strydom earns his Master’s degree
Marathon effort for cancer charity
Triathlon training
Students see future trends at Clothes Show
Students join Jam in the Hood scheme
Forthcoming attractions at the Christmas market
Cohort successfully complete Improving Teacher Programme
Christmas Showcase
Christmas jumper day
The future of BPE teaching
New books now in
Great result in charity auction
Visit by author Malcolm Rose

November 2013

Young Enterprise team sell at trade fair
Basketball success
Head of Languages at Warwick University visits
Science author visits Brooke Weston today
Students see author Sally Nicholls
BW students take part in Maths Challenge
Trainee teachers offer maths coaching
Vocal success for Vicki Louise
Students see training regime of top rugby players
Tweet a review and win an Ipod Touch
Round-up of R&D activities
Donation to Lakelands Hospice in memory of Bernadette
Sixth Formers see hard-hitting driver safety videos
Training for primary placements
Sixth Formers undertake chemistry practicals
Brooke Weston features in Designing Magazine
Students trial new STEM game
Hannah helps out at volleyball tournament
Hayden’s squash success
This year's Engineering Education Scheme starts
Students see critically acclaimed play
Brooke Weston designated a D&T regional branch
Training for IEC students

October 2013

Successful Middle Leaders complete MLDP
Students selected for East Northants rugby squad
Leanne’s work experience at Rutland Water
Reading Leader training
Inter Tutor competition
New developments in BPE
Conor’s experience in the hospitality industry
Students learn the value of work experience
The importance of languages in business
Ryan’s rugby success
Fairthorne Manor 2013
Another successful Acoustic Night
Mr Houghton competes in Anglesey Sandman triathlon
Work Experience

September 2013

Ellie selected for East Midlands rugby squad
Students volunteer as Young Sports Leaders
Percy Jackson competition
Knitting auction for charity
Red Arrows pilot shares his secrets of success
Prize Giving 2013
Sam’s ice hockey success
Hannah shaves head for cancer charity
Introduction to Core classes
Developing education in a developing country
Induction of School Direct Trainees
Sixth Form learn pre-university skills
Planned trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
Sixth Form biology experiments
Eliot experiences life as an Oxford student
Ms White gains her Master’s degree

August 2013

Elections 2013
University professionals teach science students
Sixth Form induction
World Challenge trip to Venezuela
Sir Peter Simpson Retires
Final GCSE round-up
More GCSE success stories:
More GCSE success stories:
Our top-performing GCSE students
Students celebrate GCSE results at Brooke Weston
Final A Level round-up
What’s next for our A Level students?
More A Level success stories
A Level success for students
Brooke Weston celebrates best-ever A Level results

July 2013

Mark Grist and Mixy lead poetry workshop
Success at international gymnastics competition
Zen gardens
Visit by performance poet Dean Atta
Urgent Care Services in Corby
RS Components donate Raspberry Pi devices to Sixth Form team
Students construct their own sun-dials
Visit by author Sue Hampton
First cohort completes the Outstanding Teacher Programme
Students learn employment skills with KPMG sponsored project
World Challenge trip to Venezuela
Sports Day 2013
Emily’s sporting success
Year 7 pond dipping
Students take on flight challenge
Students enjoy an offally good lesson!
Collection for African orphanage
Jessica devises dance for BTEC Performing Arts course
Sixth Form Physics Investigations
Year 10s gain impressive results on ‘Mission to Mars’

June 2013

Uniform to Work day
Climate change project
Students see football writer Dan Freedman
National School Sports Week
Art exhibition 2013
Brooke Weston commended for excellent GCSE results
Innovative work features in DT exhibition
Outstanding Teacher course
Brooke Weston hosts facilitator training
Students meet Greenaway Medal winner
Florence has Olympic aspirations
Archery club
Samantha helps out tutor’s fund-raising appeal
Year 10 students go pond dipping
Competition launched after visit to Graduate Fashion Week show
Students get fit for triathlon
Visit by author Jasper Cooper
Art department gears up for annual exhibition

May 2013

Pippa wins Nuffield Research Placement
George earns place at Oxford maths summer school
BW Factor
Emergency services stage crash simulation
EES Celebration day
Netball success for Year 7, 8 and 9 girls.
The benefits of foreign study
Students take part in national maths competitions
Eloise ends rugby season in style
Ben’s cricketing ambition

April 2013

Eliot wins place at Oxford summer school
Young showjumper appears in Horse and Hound magazine
Nina to play at acoustic night
Sixth Formers win two Young Enterprise awards at county final
Food sculptures
Joe clinches top prize in tennis tournament
Focus on foreign study
Wishes for Kids benefits from YPI project
Kindling interest in book reviews
Students conduct anti-bacterial experiment
Connor raises funds for childhood cancer charity
New Brooke Weston App now available
Rescheduled date for BW Factor
Mrs Hibberd’s research is published in national journal
Maria’s musical merit
Students’ rugby success
Students’ success with hand-made candle company
Aspirant SLE course at Brooke Weston Teaching School
Students see anniversary production of Mr Whatnot

March 2013

Rotary Challenge in Northampton
Sixth Formers study language essay skills
Drama workshop for gifted and talented students
Apprenticeships for Year 11 students
Dasha’s model experience
Year 7 trip to Leicester Tigers
Trip to Worcester College, Oxford
Science visitors highlight career options
BW Factor tickets on sale now
DT Taster sessions
Primary Professional Development course a success
BTEC students see behind the scenes at sports venues

February 2013

Students plan sponsored cycle for Comic Relief
Harry represents Anglia in cross country event
Goalball event makes television news show
DT taster sessions
100 Reads Before You Leave - Nos. 80 to 100
Manga trip
Girls enter Teen Star competition
Former student sets up beauty business
100 Reads Before You Leave - Nos. 61 to 80
Photography students gear up for GCSE challenge
Charity competition
Sixth Formers visit Corby Pool
Upcycling project launched in Design Technology
Part three of our 100 reads before you leave series
Sophie introduces and performs in dance show at Northampton
Ryan organises acoustic concert
Masterclass discovers a moth in a million!
Luke awarded best cadet trophy
Year 9s see NHS careers drama
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme
Students take part in dance showcase
Students meet sporting heroes at goalball tournament
100 Reads Before You Leave - Nos. 20 to 40
Sixth formers deliver assembly at Corby Technical School

January 2013

Drama highlights child safety issues
100 Reads Before You Leave
Coaching sessions at Brooke Weston
Interim Chair of Governors appointed
BW Factor auditions
Introducing the new Head of Maths
Former student’s music success
Mr Barrett receives his own CREST certificate
Triathlon success for Kieran
Introducing the new Head of English
Fiction and film
Reading Leaders
Engineering Education Scheme residential

December 2012

Happy retirement Mr Gilligan
Brooke Weston gets in the Christmas spirit
Forensic science practicals
Students see Grisly Tales
Students see Chicago
Former student talks about career opportunities at Deloitte
School Games success for BW students
Residential for engineering teams
Monster manga and smart textiles
Year 7 rugby news
Kiera receives police prize
MLDP course
Year 8 football squad news
Personalised careers consultations
Students cook food from around the world
Rugby team success

November 2012

Year 8 self portraits
Parents in Partnership
Practice camp for World Challenge expedition
Raising awareness of hate crime
Sean’s Young Apprentice experience
MLDP celebration event
Winter Showcase
A Level practicals
Students donate to Operation Christmas Child
Visit by author Andy Briggs
Niamh’s sporting success
Sixth Formers train as Reading Leaders
Students create world maps
Wool creations
Engineering Education scheme
Masterclass in forensic science
Success for county footballers
Tara’s netball success
Vote for your favourite peace photo
Spanish students' trip to Cuba

October 2012

Sean vies to be this year’s Young Apprentice
Library launches writing competition inspired by author Morris Gleitzman
Mufti day funds to be donated to Oxfam
Students cook up nifty ways with leftovers
Business trip to Cadbury World
Girls’ swim success
Year 7s’ trip to Fairthorne Manor
Launch of latest MLDP course
Fundraising car wash
Students visit Nissan Technical Centre Europe
NQT Professional Development Programme launches
Award for 8R tutor group
Football training sessions to start at Brooke Weston

September 2012

Oakham School signs up for MLDP professional development
Inspirational Prize Giving speech by Amy Williams
Jade achieves Gold St John Ambulance Award
Prize Giving 2012
Manga art competition
Haydn to compete in national snowboarding championships
Attendance awards
Positively Mad learning for new Sixth Form
Love Food, Hate Waste competition
Brooke Weston wildlife photographed
Students practice for SwimMorphosis
Trip to Holocaust Museum
Students inspired by afternoon tea
Geography field trip to Snowdonia
Trip to Galleries of Justice
Mr Patel conquers Kilimanjaro
Mr Tiktin retires

August 2012

Brooke Weston elections 2012
Students experience ‘World of Work’
Sixth Form induction activities
Mr Procter to exhibit art in Wellingborough
Further GCSE success stories
Younger students have GCSE success
More GCSE success stories
GCSE success stories
Exceptional GCSE results at Brooke Weston
Keen readers win Kindles
Further A Level success stories
More A Level success stories
A Level success stories
Another year of A Level success at Brooke Weston

July 2012

Mr Nicholls retires
Year 8 Enterprise Day
Visit by poet Dreadlockalien
Enterprising project for Year 8 students
Felipe wins national singing competition
Year 7 trips to Hunstanton
Residentials 2012
Meagan’s construction skills pay off
Final rehearsals for Fame production
Students’ success in national biology competition
Visiting coaches teach Olympic sports

June 2012

Spanish students see Blood Wedding
Year 8 students report on 'Mission to Mars'
Students visit Imperial College, London
Charlotte passes Grade 5 dance exam
Students meet author Ruta Sepetys
Snakes project in DT
Brooke Weston’s Art Exhibition
Oxfam representative visits
Brooke Weston students and staff perform for the Queen
Year 9 student publishes first book
Actor coaches students rehearsing Fame
Alicia features in All Horse magazine
Carnegie Shadowing event at Lodge Park
Visit from McDonalds representatives
Theatre school signing up students for summer sessions

May 2012

Curry cooks presented with certificates by Corby's Mayor
Brooke Weston stages Fame - The Musical
Vote for Felipe in online competition
Year 9 students will ‘learn to change the world’
Students meet top author Darren Shan
Conor's Five Tie Challenge
Students complete calacas models
Primary sports at Brooke Weston
Back to Africa
Sport Relief round-up
Engineering Education Scheme celebration day
Marathon men
Teaching phonics
Support Conor’s 'Five Tie Challenge'
Dance students take part in Ballet Central workshop

April 2012

Sporting success
Paul and Adam to take part in first marathon
Tiana's success at World Irish Dancing Championships
The Sound of Musicals
Your chance to take part in curry boot camp
Jam in the Hood
Will wins festival logo contest
Update on charity fundraising
Charity walk for Great Ormond Street
BW Factor 2012
Sports Relief fund-raising
Biologists study Giant African Land Snails
Mr Nicholls raises funds for adventure of a lifetime
Berlin language school
New Governors at Brooke Weston
Guitar man
Tree planting
Sixth Formers organise free concert
Alexandra’s Eisteddfod success

March 2012

An Inspector Calls
Sixth Formers visit CERN
Get your tickets for the BW Factor this Saturday!
Brooke Weston supports Sports Relief
Partnership Dance Showcase
Nice as pie!
Visit by author Robert Muchamore
Waxing lyrical about art project
Hollie’s write formula for success
Students perform at music event
Year 8s construct Roman temples
Year 8 rugby success
World Book Day
Students cater for GCSE concert
Olympic flame project

February 2012

A few of 7R's favourite things!
Young entrepreneurs present to RS’s Dragons
Students meet stars of screen and gaming
Students gear up for Partnership Dance Showcase
Emma commended for volleyball volunteering
Students investigate printing methods
Students create their own graffiti
Young Shakespeare Company
Fossils Masterclasses
Students cater for all tastes
Miss Whiting embarks on world tour!
Kindle trial
Brooke Weston marks Dickens's bicentenary
Students perform in dance show
World maps

January 2012

Trade fair at RS Components
Engineering Education project
Year 7s excel at fantasy homework
Hush money for good cause
Nomination for Parent Governor
Students make skeletons inspired by Day of the Dead celebrations
Consultation on Trust status
No Fixed Abode
Conor helps to refurbish local skate park
Students rehearse Sweeney Todd production
Introducing Brooke Weston’s new Vice Principal
Books and films in 2012
Northampton Hope Centre

December 2011

Christmas celebrations at Brooke Weston
Crepe making
8K to raise funds for charity
Students design 'earthquake-proof' buildings
BW Humanities attracts 100 twitter followers
BTEC students take on soundproof challenge
Apply now for BW Factor 2012 auditions!
Christmas Event
Hayden plans virtual model of building
Young Enterprise team hits the shops!
Celebrity lives quiz
Tara aims for netball success
Ella's gymnastic talent
British Heart Foundation training
Cross-curricular learning
Tickets going fast for festive musical events
Masterclasses prove popular!
Competition to design logo for local event
Mo' money please!
Students experiment on Art and Design course

November 2011

Charity walk raises £1,225!
Students see author Robert Muchamore
Outdoor Environmental Group
Alannah to appear on West End stage
Middle Leadership course graduation
Drug awareness play and workshops
Sixth Form Science
Student meets cast of hit show
Sixth Formers program 3D version of Brooke Weston
Former student returns as mentor
Go Motorsport
Will Frogley meets Katy Perry
Launch of EES scheme
Students experience School Proms
Students visit Leicester City's ground
Year 12 geography field trip
Speed-cubing competition
Sweeney Todd auditions
Parents in Partnership
Hirsutes you sir!
Visit to Houses of Parliament
Sixth Former studies at Harvard
Sixth Formers see Tigers in the flesh
Students attend automotive careers fair

October 2011

Thanks for World Challenge support
Year 9 students tackle science experiment
Maria seeks architectural work placement
Charity walk for Heart Foundation
Students investigate roles in catering industry
Triathlon students get off to a good start
BW Runners gear up for charity event
Students focus on European Union
Sweet treats
Goal-setting strategies for Sixth Formers

September 2011

Students enjoy professional dance workshop
Middle Leadership Development Programme
Ben recounts Polar adventures
Prize Giving 2011
Year 12 Enterprise project
Open Week 2011
More work experience success stories
Conker champ appears on television
Lewis offered apprenticeship after work experience
William is a model student
'Get Involved' at The Core
Rushton Hall visit
Successful work placement for Georgina
Ruck and roll!
Election campaign 2011
Geography field trip to Snowdonia
World Challenge trip to Africa

August 2011

Sixth Form team building
Student undertakes library work experience
More GCSE success stories
GCSE success stories
100% of BW students achieve five or more good GCSEs for 8th year running!
A Level success stories
We celebrate our best-ever A Level results
Giacometti-inspired art

July 2011

Brooke Weston awarded Gold IIP status
Sixth Formers discuss emotional health issues
Ecology club
£1300 cheque presented to Myeloma UK
Residentials 2011
Design Technology news
Oakley Vale student placements
Science workshop for gifted and talented students
Brooke Weston named one of the first teaching schools in the country
Tutor group trip to Kids Play
Anna in national final of Spanish spelling competition
Author Mark Robson visits
Having fun in maths? Probably ...
World Challenge trip to Botswana
Classmates collaborate on magazine
Alicia named 'shining star' for show-jump dedication
Snake project
Students help local pre-school
Help for Heroes fund-raising
Brooke Weston Cubing Association

June 2011

Dance showcase
Practical physics
Brooke Weston triathlon team
Year 7s conduct live experiment
Israeli Olympic swim team visit
Year 7 trip to Hunstanton
Art Exhibition 2011
First performance for BTEC students
Cake snake
Joe continues his shooting success
Visit by author Alex Scarrow
Lush trip
Olympic chief visits Brooke Weston
Learn to solve the Cube!
Teacher completes Three Peaks Challenge
Executive Principal honoured with knighthood
Cycling trip to Portugal
New cricket nets installed
Students celebrate business anniversary with seminar
Architectural models
Drama workshop
GCSE textiles work
Students long-listed for Academy Excellence Awards
Table tennis success

May 2011

Have a gander at these!
Swagga Events
Lunchtime recital
Students create model roller-coasters
Your chance to apply for a Nuffield Bursary
Auf wiedersehen Janina!
Carnegie and Greenaway shadowing scheme
Au revoir Marion!
Police Community Support Officers visit

April 2011

Kite making
Careers fair at Northampton
Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme presentation
Engineering Education Scheme
Charity car wash
Hospitality students learn tricks of the trade
Spanish students visit
Photographers explore urban landscape
Testing time for travel and tourism students
Musical theatre workshop
Seeing the bigger picture
Sponsored cycle at Rockingham Speedway
Year 8 students become weather presenters
Maths competition success
Dance students perform at the Curve
Students attend learning workshop at CBA
Spelling Bee Success
Castle building
Junkbots project 2011
Sixth Formers debate internet usage
Life in 140
Year 7s learn basic website construction
Students take part in Book Challenge

March 2011

Megan wins BW Factor 2011
Visit to German language school
The Rotary Challenge
Barcelona exchange trip
Every Child Matters Award
Teachers take part in Comic Relief Run
DT geodesic design
Students visit Evolving English exhibition
New band to feature in concert
Mufti money donated to Wood Green
Spelling Bee finalists are good to their word!
Sixth Form visit CERN research facility
Basketball county championships at Daventry
Boys undertake kayak training
Sign up for Cuba trip
Road safety talk
Students meet author Samantha Mackintosh
World Book Day
Leonie sets sights on archery success
Manga trip
GCSE performance concert
Inter Academy sports

February 2011

Students cater for Academy event
Inter-Academy dance showcase
Book Fair now on!
Construction students visit Tresham
Joe sets sights on shooting success
Lunar Racing update
Building managers interviewed
Practical physics
Spanish spelling bee
8T raise money for Great Ormond Street
ImpAct Universal
Outstanding inspection report for Brooke Weston
Sixth Formers start animation sketches
Students attend inter-academy maths event
Students to link up with Kenyan school
Year 7s get to grips with drawing
Duo fundraise for cancer charity
Competition success for Penny
Short story competition
Toy project for product designers
Boys' dance competition
Speed reading in the library
Year 13 Health and Social Care
Manga winners
BTEC Sports students go behind the scenes at pool
Audition for this year's BW Factor!
Students help at animal shelter

January 2011

Ofsted inspection at Brooke Weston
Visit to Laura Ashley
World Challenge trip to Thailand
Year 7s battle at English Schools’ Football Association competition
Former student gives university insight
Visit by Gideons International
Students use 3D modelling software
Duo feature on BBC Breakfast News
New year, new blog

December 2010

Christmas funds given to homeless charity
Famine workshop at Corby Business Academy
Georgia choreographs CATS pantomime
Win a Superman!
Visit to Tigers' rugby ground
Partnership Carol Concert
Black belt brothers
Students audition for Britain's Got Talent
Nativity models
Winter Showcase
Manga competition
Year 7s get advice on eSafety
Colour theory in practice
Students take part in journalism course
Paramedics visit

November 2010

Kettering and Corby district cross country championships
Lydia gets athletics awards
Visit by author Keren David
Students upcycle on business project
Fantasy fish
Primary sports
Art showcase on BW website
Students carry out extended science experiments
Tracking system introduced for IEC diploma
Street Dance workshop at Brooke Weston
Sweet treat for accelerated readers
Drama round-up
Winter Showcase and Carol Services
Year 7 District Champions
Year 7 rugby boys victorious in first match
World Challenge practice expedition
Year 7 girls’ netball success
Visit to Beth Shalom Holocaust Museum
Geography trip to Norfolk
Bonkers for conkers
DJ Scott broadcasts online
Local councillor visits
Fairthorne Manor 2010
Biscuits sell like hot cakes for charity!
Students plan Weakest Link for charity
Dance Company to perform at Corby Cube
Zombies and superheroes
Young publishers win entrepreneur award

October 2010

Sixth Former to debate in Parliament
Jen Dobson to appear at the Roadmender
Students share skills with dance crew
Kyle gains German penpal
Don’t try this at home!
James mentors language students
Year 10 GCSE maths revision
Young people needed for research project
Restaurant extension gets underway
Paul gains first class degree
Year 9 trip to temples
Glee prize up for grabs!
Camille gets prize in national powerboat race

September 2010

Students meet Louise Rennison in Oundle
Space Centre trip
Joe represents England in tennis tournament
Jeep push for charity
Language classes at Brooke Weston
Kira receives Grand Prior award
Dance auditions coming up
Placements at Oakley Vale school
George’s success in national maths competition
Prize Giving 2010
Brooke Weston receives Healthy Schools Award
Work experience in local media
Show-jump success
Success for young linguists
A sweet goodbye to Debbie
World Challenge trip to Poland
Crepe making
Election 2010
Executive Principal’s Reception
GCSE career paths
Art students visit Tate Britain
Mrs Sue Kerley retires

August 2010

More GCSE success stories!
GCSE success stories
Lottie scouted for modelling work
Our top performing GCSE students
100% of students achieved 9 or more GCSEs!
More success at A Level!
More A Level success stories
Students visit German summer school
A Level success stories
Best-ever A Level exam results!
Charity cheque presentation

July 2010

Mrs Hazel Stone retires
Software opportunity
Happy retirement Jean
Engineering students scoop education award
Year 7s record own song
Students run mock trial
Sixth form students take on the Pennine Way
Students help out at race weekend
Matthew secures engineering apprenticeship
Enterprise on a grand scale at Brooke Weston
The science of football
Visit by author David Calcutt
Students meet MP David Miliband
Dance showcase this Saturday!
Amy plays for Leicester team
The Berlin Residential, 2010
Students visit Lodge Park for Carnegie scheme

June 2010

Students devise marketing campaign after visits
Urban photography
Students battle for election victory
News from Performing Arts
World Cup themed competitions
Visit by Yuri Kore
Students undertake wind turbine challenge
Construction professional lectures students
Students take part in dance showcase
Art exhibition
Students sign up for Lunar Racing course
Brothers in Arms
Manga artist to visit
Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme practice camp
George qualifies for National Maths Olympiad
First community booking for recording studio
Chris has high ambitions!
World Cup competitions in Library
Counting on a rewarding career
Boys' auditions still open
Students set up DJ business
Two heads are better than one!
Trip to Beauty and the Beast
Summer sports camp
Genesis Summer Theatre Schools
Preparing for Botswana trip

May 2010

Students launch their own magazine
Students hoping for RAF careers
Table tennis success during first season
Engineering Education success
Romeo and Juliet auditions
Art students impress industry professionals
Students perform GCSE drama pieces
Language students learn about studies at Oxford
Miss Blencowe completes first triathlon
New Science Technician
Visits to Cambridge University
Corus Kids of Steel triathlon

April 2010

Jay in final of national jazz competition
'Around the World' sports challenge
What Katie did next
Charity cheque handover
Students see top author Malorie Blackman
Katey offered place at medical school
Ghost Boy
Support the sponsored run at Stanwick Lakes
Craft club
Year 7 get the poetry bug
Maths fun
Emma’s swimming success
Student wins national enterprise award
Year 10s mean business
Professor Kerry awarded additional professorship
Sixth Former welcomes German penpal
Northampton University Careers Fair
Visit by author John Townsend
Choir earns its first trophy
Students attend Olympic leadership presentation
Creative students see The Lion King
Students interview construction professionals
Year 11 trip to Spain
Debut dance show for BTEC performing arts students
Katie offered place at prestigious art college

March 2010

Students see contemporary dance performance
BW Factor 2010
Lectures on NHS careers
Marcus qualifies for England chess squad
Legally Blonde musical
Visit by Mr Phil Hope
Students plan fund-raising for Jamboree trip
Kayleigh receives top St John Ambulance award
Hannover trip
Dance lesson with Strictly professional
Ben in training for rugby career
Kate receives her Gold D of E Award

February 2010

Poetry competition winners
Year 9 Enterprise Day
Junkbots project
Update on boys' dance group
Teaching practice at Brooke Weston
Visit from University delegates
Brooke Weston's French assistant
Kier Marriott offers expertise to diploma students
Showcase of Applied Learning
Top marks after restaurant inspection
Site survey
The Brooke Weston 1,000 Mile Challenge
Janina and Verena
James performs at the O2
Construction students learn from the experts
Roaming Robots
Lunar racing
Brooke Weston Road Runners
Callum is football mascot for FA Cup fixture
New AV Technician at Brooke Weston
Discount sessions at Genesis Theatre Schools
On track with the Engineering Education Scheme

January 2010

Helping the homeless
World Challengers organise film night
Visit by author Pete Johnson
Students stage “The Asylum”
Kettering Academy seeks Principal
Poetry competition
Sixth Form author begins second novel
Robot projects coming up
Boys learn breakdance skills
Students meet their Spanish counterparts in London
Photography at Brooke Weston
Brooke Weston’s got talent
Strictly DVDs available to order now!
Construction students visit Persimmon site
Music download facility for students

December 2009

Winter festivities round-up
Jordan auditions for Britain’s Got Talent.
Stadia and pool visit
BTEC Performing Arts
Yearbook Reminder
Brooke Weston is made a Radiowaves Champion School
Students attend mock council meeting
Interview with manga artist Nana Li
Olivia is awarded her 3rd Dan!
Students learn motivational techniques
Year 13 chemistry practicals
Year 13 Yearbook
Learning Mentors join Brooke Weston
Year 10 BTEC construction course
Reader Leader scheme starts
Performing Arts round-up

November 2009

Sixth Formers plan art exhibition
Chess club
Corus project
Oh what a night!
Oliver plays Royal Albert Hall again!
Manga art competition now open
Strictly counting the days!
BTEC Sports students help out at Oakley Vale
Drama workshop
Sixth formers coach primary students
Staff members complete Birmingham half marathon
Living and working in the Antarctic
Fairthorne Manor

October 2009

Manga reading group visits Expo
Don't forget the Halloween Quiz this Friday!
Design and Engineering opportunities available.
Brandon aims for his black belt
Dermot scoops top sports awards
Arts and Media block officially opened
Engineering opportunities for all
Mr Bidwell raises charity cash
Halloween quiz
Year 13 Yearbook
Jamie coaches sports students
Never Forget
Sports Leaders
Students visit Williams F1 factory
German exchange students visit
Applied Learning at Speed!

September 2009

Food for thought
Mufti day aids Lakelands Hospice
Eco-features of new Arts and Media block
Work experience at local publishers
Mr Bill Turnbull at Prize Giving
Language classes at Brooke Weston
2010 Update - Work experience placements needed
Students learn food skills
Prize Giving 2009
Dorian Gray
Peru update – Mrs Watts’s group
Parents in Partnership dates
New after school classes starting soon!
Dance auditions
Mercedes aids at accident scene
Students get hands-on with motorsports artefacts
Lauren’s work experience at Boughton House
Student sleuth spills sneaky secrets!
Successful Space Centre visits
Blane wins drum competition
World Challenge update – Mr Nicholls’s group
Students to pursue practical careers
More GCSE success stories

August 2009

Next year’s residential programme
High flying GCSE students
Brooke Weston students celebrate GCSE success!
Election fever sweeps Brooke Weston
More A Level success stories
Students celebrate their success
100% of students pass A Levels at Brooke Weston
Money donated to two charities

July 2009

New diploma students on tour of flagship pool
Peru trip update
Year 7 carry out intensive eco-projects
Charity run pays off for Brooke Weston contingent
Brooke Weston Band at Bastille Day celebrations
Year 8 residential to Paris
Rhonda runs first 10k race
Year 9 projects awarded CREST Bronze Award
Sixth Formers finish their Chinese studies
Sports Day a success despite showers
As one door closes ...
Mrs Watts given SSAT role
Haiping's daughter joins Brooke Weston

June 2009

Zen gardens
Glider team wins national competition
Art exhibition
Jazz band at Lakelands
Michael Jackson showcase
Dawid joins the Army
Teachers’ trip to Spain
Ongoing success for charity group
BW and CBA students join forces on trade project
Former student undertakes work experience
Michael Jackson showcase
Enterprise competition winners
Book Fair now on!
Carnegie shadowing scheme
Students in Enterprise initiative
Luke fund-raises for kickboxing world championship

May 2009

Hayden completes charity golf challenge
Fiction to get your teeth into
Sports Leaders at Brooke Weston

April 2009

Students showcase their engineering solution
Stephen has RAF work experience
Steph and Grace embark on fund-raising
Vote in music competition
Charlie passes tough leadership course
Student planners
Information for parents about Year 9 curriculum
New uniform jumper unveiled
Students present charity with £16,000 cheque
Exam busters
Ecology club
Cookery school
Recycling scheme aids Red Cross
Ecology and education side by side
Rotary Technology competition
Quick reads competition
CBA students have work experience here
Maths Trust team challenge
Girls raise charity funds
French work experience
BW Factor 2009

March 2009

New telescope donated to Brooke Weston
Work experience at Corby Business Academy
Barcelona trip
Language department goes forth
Emma meets swimming heroes
Tickets now available for BW Factor
Gearing up for the Peru expedition
Thank you for the music
Mufti day fund-raising
The way we were
Countdown to Peru

February 2009

Olivia aims high on netball courses
Positively mad study sessions
Mamma Mia Sing-Along
Library staff changes
Students play for town team
Girls County Cup football
Year 9 trip to Duxford
Route planning for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Scheme
To close or not to close …
Streamlined science
Knit one ... purrrl one!
Students meet children’s author
Rugby team success
CREST Gold award for Oliver

January 2009

Join the glider club
Professional placements with the BW Diploma
Top Tory visits Brooke Weston
Barry is awarded CSBM qualification
Genesis Theatre School
Update on Engineering Education Scheme
Students interviewed for local television
Material girls
Students take part in dental study
Science technicians
New intake assessment day
Local rugby fans give generously to charity cause
James wins prize in his first singing competition
Gambia update

December 2008

Traffic Survey
Christmas at Brooke Weston
Dancing students
Christmas Concert
Storywriting siblings
Sean sets up his own basketball squad
Promising start for basketball team
Christmas Concert
Let's get ready to rumba!
Jewellery sale at Brooke Weston
Introducing our new parent governor
Students complete undergraduate study module
Young Sports Leaders at Brooke Weston

November 2008

Fundraising for Peru
School Proms trip to Royal Albert Hall
Swimming appeal
Dragon's Den showdown for Christmas market
Music students get industry experience
Deromi nominated for community award
Business insight with Young Enterprise
Oliver plays at the Royal Albert Hall
Young Sports Leaders
Edward’s work experience
Children in Need
Family quiz night
Trip to Everest Base Camp
Exploring the Dynamic Universe
Chinese trip
Bulb planting
Young Enterprise at Brooke Weston
Brooke Weston’s language assistants
Corby to Peru fundraising
Lee awarded 3rd Dan in karate
Marathon effort fuels Olympic dream

October 2008

Adam raises grand total for Motor Neurone charity
In the Mood
Work experience placements needed
Imogen wins photographic prize
Launch of the Engineering Education Scheme
A Formula for Success
World Challenge routes decided
Top marks at GCSE
Students celebrate their success
Sally Gunnell inspires Brooke Weston students
Girls' football sessions
New library books
Medical work experience for students
Parents in Partnership news
DT poster competition winners
Story success for former students

September 2008

Eliot Beeby
Stuart hits fundraising target
Ocean Explorer trip
Sally Gunnell at Brooke Weston Prize Giving
Caris's trip to China
Year 12 Engineers wanted
Build progress
James bowled over by trophy presentation
Field trips to Snowdonia
Research placement at University of Northampton
Knot like the old version!
Youth club initiative
Chef running for charity cause
DT department refurbishment
Language classes at Brooke Weston
GCSE A grades for young language speakers.

August 2008

Students meet popular author
Yoga classes at Brooke Weston
More GCSE success stories
100% GCSE pass for fifth year running!
More student success at A Level
Students try out bowls club
100% A Level pass at Brooke Weston

July 2008

Construction group presentation
Pictures at an exhibition
Investors in People
Residentials 2008
Ocean Explorer trip
CREST Gold Awards
A good run for a good cause!
Imogen's images
Pathfinder rugby scheme
Retirement news
Final countdown to Teenage Cancer Trust run
Visit to the dreaming spires

June 2008

Return to Brooke Weston
Kids of Steel Triathlon
Fashion presentation
World Challenge fund-raising
Year 7, 8 and 9 Inter Tutor games
Year 10 cricket
Student awarded at national championships
In training for charity run
Dancing at Her Majesty's
15 years at Brooke Weston
Iona completes animal husbandry course
Pond constructed for new arrivals
Students stage drama performance
Calligraphy in aid of Chinese earthquake appeal
Elin wins fashion competition
BA CREST accreditation at Brooke Weston

May 2008

Tall Poet at Brooke Weston
Charity work in the Gambia
Impact study launch
Get ready for Book Week!
Engineering Education scheme
Profile of Charlie Mawby
Lewis gets his dive certificate
Brooke Weston's Take That showcase

April 2008

Expedition to Everest
Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme at Brooke Weston
Brooke Weston's new Buildings Manager
Mufti day raises money for Teenage Cancer Trust
Debut at Carnegie Hall
French work experience
Castle capers
Science and Engineering Ambassadors
RAF visit
Profile of Mrs Waterman
Carnival success
Month of magazines
My Fair Lady
Brooke Weston Factor 2008
Rugby round up

March 2008

Chartered Librarian at Brooke Weston
Drama workshop
Free holiday language classes
Hannah aims for career in engineering
National Cup Endeavour
Highlighting domestic violence
Easter Egg raffle
Tree planting

February 2008

Music career beckons for Liam
Chris Stewart profile
Students study at University of Northampton
Dermot picked for national squad
Construction skills course
Birds inspire flights of fancy
Year 9 trip to Duxford
Love and Confection
A decade in IT at Brooke Weston
Chinese New Year
Food for thought at Chinese New Year
Corby Youth Forum

January 2008

A marathon effort
Seek and ye shall find
Terence McMahon tribute night
Swimming Students
Boston Science Trip
League Table Results
Sports Kit Handover
Miss Oakley Vale

December 2007

Trainee Reporters
Sociology Course
Primary school sports at Brooke Weston
Library News
Tiska Karate
World War One revisited
Zoe Garner

November 2007

Students' Sporting Awards
Tea and Temples
Rowing Machines
Antartic Chat
Corby Youth Conference
Dragon's Den
Engineering in Education
Kids Lit Quiz
Join the Army Cadets
Outstanding accolade for Brooke Weston
Boulogne Trip
Brooke Weston's recipe for spring colour
Booked Up
Specialist Schools visit

October 2007

Profile of Paul West
Genesis Theatre Group
Self Defence Classes
Space Centre Visit
Students get coaching award
Profile of Douglas Jenkins
RAF Maths Mission

September 2007

Young Enterprise Day
Prize Giving
The Lost Gospel
Auschwitz-Birkenau remembered
Air Cadets get a different perspective on life

August 2007

100% GCSE pass for fourth year in a row
Geography and Biology field trip
Dancing at the JJB Stadium
Cystic Fibrosis Cheque
Forging links with China
Fundraising for Sri Lanka
Fundraising to travel to Australia
Music to our ears!
Boogie Beebies
Aspiration Day
Makeover Fun
A Level results 2007

July 2007

What a bloomin' cheek!

June 2007

British Antarctic Survey Visit
Visit from the Borough's Chief Executive
Simon Reid
Glam Bags
Great job opportunities for students
Miss Teen Queen Dream

May 2007

Book Week Success
Map Facts
Cumulus The Owl
Oxfam Charity Song
Carnegie/Greenaway shadowing scheme
Oundle Festival

April 2007

Out of this world assemblies
Manga Evening
Stage and screen showcase
Mud, Sweat and Tears
Yoga, Origami
BW Factor Winner
French Work Experience

March 2007

BW Factor
Recycled Fish
Showcase Science
Book Quiz
Technology Award
Profile of Paige Hunter
Smart PC guides
Slavery Talk
Oxfam Cheque Presentation

February 2007

Magazine Design Project
Mufti Day for Oxfam
Showcase Science
Staff NVQ Training
The Ampelmann
Tree Planting
Brooke Weston Fashion Show

January 2007

Aachen Visit
David Cameron Visit
League Table Success

December 2006

Musical Showcase
Christmas Disco
Christmas Market
Chocolate Tasting
Reptile Event
Parents' in Partnership
Yasmin Penny Tree Planting

November 2006

Ofsted Report
Rugby Report
Glider Club
Profile of Josh Pickering
Ice Skating
Tate Visit
Remembering Yasmin
Engineering in Education Scheme

October 2006

Fairthorne Manor Residentials
Corby Games
Jacqueline Wilson book signing
Climate Change and the media
Profile of Matt Clasper

September 2006

Learning Mandarin
The Engineering Education Scheme
Teachers' Race
Hospice Fundraising

August 2006

Library Award
GCSE Results
A-Level Results

July 2006

End of an Era
Gambia Update
Prom and Ball
Sports Day
First Aid Course
Getting down to business
Balloon Launch
Ivan Chan
Students on the Carnegie trail

June 2006

Profile of Dermot Bailey
Peter Simmonds
Pop! - The Power Of Poetry
Birthday honour for Brooke Weston Principal
Success in first writing competition
Restaurant Refit
Computer Equipment Update

May 2006

Antartica Chat
Fermynwoods Art Gallery

April 2006

Careers Innovation
Pigeon Poems
Travel Visit
Games Building in English

March 2006

Ross Thompson
French Exchange
Smaller Review
Dance Club

February 2006

Brooke's Top Bookworm
Creative Writing Course
Oliver Brown Profile
Dance Club
Brooke Weston vs Montsaye
Conservation Area
Book Quiz

January 2006

Review of the Year
Acting Workshop
Team Flu Success
Attain Seminar
Open University Courses

December 2005

Meeting Malorie Blackman
Lower School Disco
Carol Concert
Gambia Appeal
Year 7 Readathon

November 2005

Douglas Jenkins Fundraiser

September 2005

Prize Giving 2005

August 2005

GCSE Results 2005
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