Improved results and above the national average
We are delighted to celebrate our improved GCSE results this year with a figure of 60% 5 A*- C including English and Maths. There have been some exceptional individual results and the overall figure has improved and is above the nation average. The school continues to go from strength to strength and builds on the success of the hard work by staff and students this year.These results provide an excellent base for our new incoming Headteacher Daniel Gee who joins the school in September 2014.
Equally we are delighted that these results allow our students to pursue the pathway of their choice and we will have record numbers enrolling for our Sixth Form. This success at GCSE follows on from our good results at A Level and BTEC this year which both remained above the national average.
As a school we are extremely pleased with the A Level results for this year. We are very proud of our students and the results are a reflection of the hard work by both students and staff along with the support from their parents. What is most important is that students can move to the University and career of their choice and we are delighted that early indications show that all of our students will be able to do so.
Amongst the overall results there are some outstanding individual successes. Chloe Christian pictured above with Andy Warren Head Of Sixth Form, achieved three Aâ€™s at ALevel, Kirsty Illingwood received a Distinction at BTEC. Chloe has been here before, she was pictured on our website in 2012 ( inset picture above) receiving her fantastic GCSE results. Amazing results both times,well done Chole!
Opal and Devon collecting their results.
Nils and Jack collecting their results.
Year 11 Students Have a Fantastic Prom
Year 11 students all have a fantastic time at Stockbrook Manor for their Prom, Click here to see more fantastic Photographs.
Ennis House Storms Sports Day!
On Wednesday 25th June, The Bromfords School braved the chilly weather forecast and had our annual Sports Day. Throughout the morning, students across years 7-10 participated in activities run by the Sixth Form including rounders, dance, quick cricket and handball, all to earn points for their House. In the afternoon, the whole school moved onto the field to cheer on those running events such as 100m, 800m and the relay in each year group. Even the staff and Sixth Form took part, with the Sixth Form trouncing the staff
in a tug of war!Throughout the day, the staff supervising the events were asked to nominate any students who they felt embodied the House values of respect, excellence, friendship, courage, determination, inspiration and equality. A record number of nominations came in, with students being nominated for reasons including â€śtotal commitment to their teamâ€ť and â€śmotivating others with encouragementâ€ť. Every student nominated earned points for their House and should feel very proud of their contribution to the day.
The competitive spirit was thriving all day, with students and staff battling for glory. In the end though, there could be only one winner, Ennis House, who won with a phenomenal 505 points. Congratulations Ennis House! Click here to see some more great photographs of the day
4th Place: Wiggins
3rd Place: Simmonds
2nd Place: Farah
1st Place: Ennis
U16 National County Handball Championships 2014
Having qualified for U16 National County Handball Championship finals for the 2nd year running boys and girls, we headed up to Wolverhampton bright an early Saturday 15th March.
The Bromfords School run the Essex team so all the players in the Essex team are from Bromfords, where the other counties have trials and have students from many different schools, so it is a great achievement to even make the finals. Essex was one of only three of the countries counties to have boys and girls teams represented in the finals. The Girls team is a very inexperienced team having four players from year 9, two from year 10 and four from year 11. The girls battled really hard in their four matches losing them but showing some great spirit doing so, which will hold them in good position for the future and their upcoming competitions at their age group. Sophie Thompson performed to such a high standard that England U16 coach Rob Price invited her to an England training session the next day! So a good day for the girls, resulting in Essex girls becoming the 5th best county in the country.
The boys had a much more experienced team and went to Wolverhampton looking to improve on last yearâ€™s 4thplace finish. In the opening game we beat Devon 6-5 in a game that Essex dominated for large parts of the game, with a score line that flatted Devon. In game two we played Nottinghamshire, again in a very close game against a very skilful well organised team we came out winners 12-11.
In game 3 we faced Surrey who beat us in last yearâ€™s Semi Finals. The Bromfords boys were too strong for their opposition resulting in a 10-7 victory to set up a final show down with the much fancied Cheshire who had also won their first three matches and been county Champions for the last 5 years only losing 1 game in that time.
Essex started the game in confident mood and raced to a 4-1 lead before being quickly pegged back to 4-4. The Bromfords boys then got a 6-4 lead before losing a little focus and Cheshire took full advantage going 7-6 in front, so a Essex timeout was called which gave the coaching staff Mr Baker and Josh Da Silva the chance to go through some tactics on how to beat our rivals. The boys responded brilliantly and showed great maturity in their play the last 10 minutes of this match. It was a handball master class from Essex with Captain Harry Girling leading from the front. The final score was 12-7.
The boys had become men and have achieved something that very few people or schools can boast, the title of being a National Champion. I have to say this is my proudest moment in teaching the boys and girls were a real credit to the school and their county and deserve all the plaudits they will receive.
The Bromfords School and Essex community should be very proud of their students.
Mr Baker PE