Welcome to our website,
At Broadlands, our vision is to inspire our young people to set themselves remarkable and aspirational goals based on their unique skills, talents and dreams.
As a small secondary school, we cultivate a ‘family feel’ and sense of belonging among our students, and believe that nurture is essential for academic, personal and social success. We are an inclusive community, which welcomes and celebrates students of all backgrounds and starting points, and which promotes diversity and fairness.
As well as cherishing and supporting our students, we believe in challenging them to achieve excellence in everything that they do. We have the highest of expectations of behaviour, and pledge that every classroom in our school will be a disruption-free learning environment. Similarly, we have aspirational academic goals for every student, and do not believe in placing a ceiling on what any young person can achieve. For this reason, our classes in Years 7, 8 and 9 are taught in mixed performance groupings, and we teach to the top in every lesson. Where students need additional or different tools to reach our aspirational aims, these are provided by our expert teachers, who benefit from the guidance of our excellent SEN and pastoral teams.
At Broadlands, we recognise the importance of building young people’s character as well as their academic success. We run a wide range of extra-curricular activities and clubs, and aim to enhance and deepen our students’ learning experiences with educational and cultural visits where possible. Our excellent Careers advice and strong links with employers and post-16 providers mean that we are able to prepare our students fully for their chosen pathways.
Importantly, we are a proud member of the wider Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) family, which is one of the largest education trusts in the UK. As a school, we benefit directly from AET’s expertise, support and systems; we also share their four core values, which are intrinsic to our Broadlands Academy ethos:
Be unusually brave: We recognise that we are all on a learning journey that will involve challenges as well as successes; our growth mindset helps us to take risks and learn from our mistakes.
Discover what’s possible: We create a rich and dynamic learning environment that inspires our students to nurture their strengths and skills, and discover the opportunities available to them in the wider world.
Push the limits: We believe that everything we do should reflect excellence, and strive to achieve our aspirational goals through effort and resilience.
Be big hearted: We value and cherish every member of our community by showing kindness to everyone, by championing fairness and by celebrating diversity.
Although we run fantastic Open Events, we also believe in having an open door policy all year round; if you would like to see our vision and values in action, therefore, please do make an appointment to tour the school. My PA, Miss Steer, can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to welcoming you to our truly remarkable Broadlands Academy!
Miss Louise Hamilton, Headteacher
High Performance Learning (HPL)
We use the High Performance Learning philosophy and framework in our school. This means that we believe that all the students can be high performers, and we teach with these expectations in mind.