Welcome to Brighouse High School 2012/2013
Dear parents, pupils and other visitors
We begin the 2012/2013 academic year with a celebration of the school’s record breaking results. At GCSE level 74% of pupils achieved 5 A*-C grades including English and Mathematics; a 12% increase on the 2011 results. 94% of Year 11 pupils achieved the national benchmark of 5 good GCSEs. The outstanding results are the culmination of five years of hard work from the pupils and staff. The school had high aspirations for the pupils in this year group and each one of them lived up to expectations. Congratulations to all of our students; to those who achieved top grades across the board and to those who achieved their personal best.
At A level, too, results were outstanding. The pass rate was up on last year at 98% and we have maintained our ‘very good’ grading on the national A Level Points score system (ALPs). A record number of students have gone on to higher level study at university and, despite fierce competition, the majority were successful in securing a place. We wish the sixth formers well as they move on to university or into the world of work.
The new year 7s have made an excellent first impression and we look forward to working with the pupils and their families for the next five or seven years. We have also welcomed around 200 new Year 12 students to the Sixth Form and are pleased that the Sixth Form College is maintaining its position as one of the best school sixth forms in West Yorkshire.
Staff and students alike have quickly established the working pattern for the new academic year and are enjoying meeting the new challenges. We used the motto of the Olympic torch ‘Moment to Shine’ as our inspiration for the year ahead and once again we are working to encourage each and every student to aim as high as possible and to achieve their personal goals, not just in terms of academic achievement but in wider aspects of their lives.
You will see from the website that in our school, lessons and learning in the classroom are very important. We want all of our pupils to value their learning experience and to strive to do their best. The school is much more than just lessons however, and the photographs and articles on the website give an insight into some of the challenges, trips, visits and activities that our pupils, students and staff get involved in.
I hope that you enjoy visiting the website and find it informative.