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School Summary
School TypeAcademy Converter
School AddressVictoria Road
Phone 01422 374791
Local Authority Calderdale
URL www.bbs.calderdale.sch....
Age Range11 - 18
Total Pupils1704
School GenderMixed
Boy | Girl %51.5% | 48.5%
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School Summary

Total Pupils
Age Range
Avg. Class Size
Nat. Average 20.3
Free School Meals
Nat. Average 13.4%
Latest Ofsted
Attainment 8 score
Nat. Average 49.7
Avg GCSE Grade
Nat. Average C
Avg A-Level Grade

The Brooksbank School in Calderdale has 1704 pupils, which far exceeds the country average. The school is an equally mixed school, with a balanced number of male and female pupils. Absence is monitored closely by most schools to enable them to ensure pupils are reaching academic potential. The 96% attendance rate of the school, which is extremely high, and above average in the UK. The Brooksbank School has 106.3 members of staff, which far exceeds the average. Having a higher than average 16:1 teacher/pupil ratio, This School has a large number of pupils in this local authority.

KS4 is commonly referred to as GCSE stage and compulsory for all school pupils nationally.

The primary focus of A Level education in most schools or Sixth Forms is helping pupils progress onto higher education institutions. A result of 26.78 (average A Level score), which is average for the UK. With a teacher`s salary of 37443 , wages at this school are significantly above the normal countrywide teacher`s income. An average proportion of 96% of pupils attending The Brooksbank School speak English as a 1st language.


School Statistics

Gender Split

Gender Count By Age

Total Pupils 1704
Total Girls 826 (48.5%)
Total Boys 878 (51.5%)


This School Regional Avg National Avg
Pupil Average Attendance
96% 95.3%
Persistent Absence
7.9% 10.4% 12.8%

School Staff Information

This School Regional Avg National Avg
Avg. Full-time Qualified Teacher Salary £37,443 £33,497 £37,569
Pupil to Teacher Ratio
16 : 1 14.1 : 1 15.1 : 1
Total Teachers in School 116 77.7 67.5
Total Teaching Assistants
44 25.8 19.4
Total Support Staff
33 32.3 26.5
Total Full-time Teachers 106.3 72.5 62.3
Total Full-time Teaching assistants 27.6 19.3 15.1
Total Full-time Support Staff 30.1 27.4 22.1

Information About Last Year Pupils Leaving

This School Regional Avg National Avg
Number of Pupils Leaving Last Year
Those staying in Education
95%  (262) 95.3% 93.8%
Further Education College
31%  (85) 30.5% 39.1%
6th Form
45%  (124) 53.3% 45.5%
10%  (28) 5.6% 6.4%
Higher Education Institute
92%  (255) 91.9% 89.5%

Other Stats

    This School Regional Avg National Avg
Average Class Size
19.6 19.6 20.3
Pupils where English is first Language
96%  (1636) 86.5% 84.4%
Pupils with Special Educational Needs
1.2%  (21) 2.8% 2.9%
Pupils eligible for free school meals
9.8%  (347) 12.5% 13.4%


GCSE/Key Stage 4 Results (2016)


This School Regional Avg National Avg
Total pupils at end of KS4
Attainment 8 score
50.4 51.6 49.7
Average GCSE Grade
Progress 8 measure
-0.11 - -
Year This School Regional Avg National Avg
Pupils achieving 5 or more A*-C
2016 46% 60.7% 55.2%
2015 61% 61.4% 55.1%
2014 57% 59.6% 55.4%
2013 71% 66.3% 62.1%
This School Regional Avg National Avg
Pupils achieving more A*-C in English and Maths
61% 65.5% 61%
Average number of GCSEs per pupil 8 8.5 8.4
Average number of GCSEs (incl. equivalents) per pupil
9 9.2 9.2

Attainment Band

This School Regional Avg National Avg
Pupils starting KS4 in low prior attainment band
15% 24.9% 27.2%
Pupils starting KS4 in middle prior attainment band
31% 56.3% 53.8%
Pupils starting KS4 in high prior attainment band
54% 50.6% 39.4%

A Level Results (2016)


This School Regional Avg National Avg
Number of A Level student at the end of year 295 198.6 189.2
Average point score per A level entry (as grade) C- C- C
Average point score per A Level entry 26.78 29.4 31.8
Average grade in best 3 A level C C C+
Average point score in best 3 A level entries 29.3 32.8 36
Percentage of A levels pupils achieving AAB or better 5.7% 10.3% 19.7%


About Ofsted

Ofsted have been inspecting schools on a regular basis since 2005. After a cursory warning period they undertake a thorough examination of the whole school. Inspectors will sit in on classes, assessing each teacher's teaching ability. They will also evaluate the way the current curriculum is implemented, and how the progress of each student is tracked throughout their tenure.

Each school is graded on a four point scale: 1 being outstanding, 2 being good, 3 means they require improvement, and 4 signifying inadequate. Those schools attaining an outstanding or good grade might not be re-inspected for as long as five years; while those receiving lower grades will be reassessed with greater frequency, with little or no notice prior to the inspectors arriving.


Ofsted Report for The Brooksbank School on 30/11/2016

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Inspection Date30/11/2016
Inspection TypeMaintained Academy and School Short inspection
Category of Concernn/a
Overall Effectiveness
Achievement of Pupils
Behaviour & safety of pupils
Quality of Teaching
Leadership & Management


Ofsted Report for The Brooksbank School on 14/11/2011

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Inspection Date14/11/2011 - 15/11/2011
Inspection TypeS5 Inspection
Category of Concernn/a
Overall Effectiveness
Achievement of Pupils
Behaviour & safety of pupils
Quality of Teaching
Leadership & Management


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