At Millbrook Academy, we aim to be the comprehensive Academy of choice for pupils and parents within our area.
As an academy, we want our students to be:
The academy was founded in 1967 as the first purpose-built comprehensive school in Gloucestershire. It has recently undergone major refurbishment of the sports facilities and has a brand new astro pitch. The situation of the school, on Mill Lane, is on the edge of open countryside overlooked by the Cotswold Hills. The modern buildings, which include a sports centre, dance studio and swimming pool, occupy an extremely attractive site with extensive playing fields.
There is a wide catchment area including Brockworth, Hucclecote, Upton St Leonards, the eastern suburbs, the City of Gloucester and the rural areas to the east extending up onto the Cotswold Hills. Such a large catchment area includes children of all abilities and a considerable variety of socio-economic backgrounds. We are a comprehensive school which is proud to be inclusive.
The facilities of the academy have been provided to cater for this full age and ability range and include:
The curriculum of the Academy is broad, balanced and relevant to the changing needs of the individual regardless of age, ability or sex. At Key Stage 3 students will follow a curriculum to build on the Y6 experience as well as lessons in Mathematics, English, Science, French (and German in Y8), Design Technology, Art, Physical Education, ICT and Performing Arts.
The Special Needs Department assists in the programme of children who have learning difficulties. A Personal Social and Careers Education (PSCE) programme runs throughout the academy and involves all tutors and tutor groups. Citizenship is co-ordinated through PSCE.
Millbrook is an academy of opportunity.
Is to be the comprehensive academy of choice for pupils and parents within our area.
We will achieve this by ensuring that our students are the best that they can be and by promoting the successes of the academy within our area.
We are committed to develop the learning of all members of the school community.
To achieve this we will strive to really ‘know’ all students. We will identify strengths, interests, preferred learning styles and areas for further development. We will provide a varied, diverse and exciting environment for each and every learner with an experience that is both appropriate for all and which satisfies the requirements of the National Curriculum.
We want all of our students to be the best that they can be, making the most of their skills and talents. We want them to be successful; confident individuals and responsible citizens and to have enjoyed their learning experience with us.
We believe in the value of participation and ownership within an atmosphere of purpose, enjoyment and ambition as we continue to develop this wonderful Academy.
To enable every child to make the most of their skills and talents.
We believe that by knowing every child we can help them to make the most of their abilities and talents. We want our students to :