In Bromsgrove District the proportion of students achieving 5A*-C GCSEs (and equivalent), including GCSEs in both English and Maths, at Key Stage 4 is 78.7%. This compares with 69.5% across Worcestershire and a national target of 53%.
Underpinning this educational attainment are four High Schools:
North Bromsgrove High
Bromsgrove, B60 1BA,
North Bromsgrove School is a mixed comprehensive high school that caters for students aged 13 to 19 in the North Bromsgrove area, but also attracts students from outside the catchment area.
The school was rebuilt in 2007 and students now study in a new state of the art £16 million building that includes:
- Exceptional facilities in, Art, Music, Design and Technology
- A new sports block with outstanding amenities
- Science laboratories laid out to the highest possible standard
- ICT suites with air conditioned facilities to create a superior and comfortable learning environment
South Bromsgrove High
Bromsgrove, B60 3NL
South Bromsgrove High school is a comprehensive secondary school which caters for students aged 13 – 19.
The catchment area of the school includes pupils from Alvechurch C of E Middle School,St. John’sC of E Middle School or Aston Fields Middle School. Similarly to North Bromsgrove, the school was completely rebuilt for opening in 2007 and is designed to provide the best possible learning environment for all its students. Some highlights of the new facilities include:
- two sports halls
- a rooftop terrace-for use by sixth formers
- a separate 6th form cafeteria
South Bromsgrove High holds specialist language college and technology college status and is the largest centre for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in the country, with hundreds of students enrolled each year. SBHS are keen to involve students in other extra-curricular activities such as their annual Eisteddfod and educational trips, often to different countries.
Waseley Hills High School & Sixth Form Centre
Rednal, B45 9EL
Situated on a green field site, nestling in the foothills of Waseley Country Park, Waseley Hills High Schooland Sixth Form Centre is a co-educational, comprehensive, community school administered by the Worcestershire Education Authority.
Serving mainly the Rednal / Rubery, Lickey / Marlbrook area of the County, the school admits pupils aged 11 to 18.
The school has benefited from extensive refurbishment and the addition of new buildings in recent years which include:
- Media and Drama area
- Sports Studio
- Music Studio c/w three Music Practice rooms
- 8 new English and Languages classrooms and remodelled Library
- New ICT classrooms
- Sixth Form Centre.
- 7 Science Laboratories
- 4 Design and Technology workshop areas and Art and Craft/Pottery studios
- Special Educational Needs Centre
Specialist Status for Business andEnterprise(awarded September 2003) also resulted in the development of an Enterprise Centre.
There are about 69 specialist teaching staff assisted by a similar number of support staff. A number of instrumental music teachers and visiting teachers help those with musical talents and learning difficulties. A variety of sports clubs and enrichment activities are offered and include clubs open for all students and selective team training. There are various enrichment activities offered including computer club for girls, drama and young enterprise. The school organise trips on a regular basis, providing opportunities for residential and foreign visits. The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme has flourished in the School for many years with many Year 13 students who have completed Gold, going on to gain their Basic Expedition Leader Award (BEL).
Woodrush Community High School
Hollywood, B47 5JW
Woodrush High School is an academy for Students Aged 11 – 18. Woodrush caters for students aged from 11 all the way through to their GCSE examinations.
Woodrush is thriving and amongst the top performing schools academically in Worcestershire and our local area. The most recent Ofsted inspection gave the school the top grade, ‘Outstanding’. The school offers an an emphasis on innovation and technology which has led to its status as a Specialist Technology College. However the curriculum offered is broad, balanced and enables all students to excel and pursue their areas of interest.
Our encouragement of our extra curricular opportunities is as strong as the focus on all of our students’ progress and such opportunities are wide and varied. Students are able to take part in a range of experiences from the Duke of Edinburgh award to work in the arts, music and sport, along with many opportunities for trips and visits locally and in other countries.