Welcome to Brighouse High School; our school sits at the heart of the Brighouse community and has done for many years. This year we are delighted to be working with you all with our constant focus on kindness, respect and success for all.

Brighouse High School is first and foremost a place of learning where we are confident that students feel safe and enjoy their educational journey. Learning is naturally at the heart of everything we do both in and out of the classroom and with so many opportunities at Brighouse High School we know that your child will flourish here with us.

The examination results in the summer once again illustrated the determination and resilience of our students and staff and we were delighted to see our Year 11 and Year 13 cohorts secure the qualifications they needed to take those important next steps in life. Even more satisfying, perhaps, has been seeing the development of those young people over the years into young adults ready to contribute positively to wider society.

As always, I am delighted to say that Brighouse High School students are heading into the wider world to embrace their next challenges, whether that be with us for two more years in our thriving sixth form centre or university or employment and the school continues to strengthen the qualification outcomes in many key areas.

In our vibrant and successful sixth form college there were outstanding results in academic and vocational qualifications and our post-16 students moved on to their places in higher education, employment or training. In key stage 4 we were delighted to see that the majority of our students achieved the important GCSE benchmark qualifications in English and Maths, the vital springboard into their next stages in education and life beyond school, as well as succeeding across our rich creative curriculum too.

However, I am sure that you already know that our school is about so much more than just formal qualifications. From the moment our Year 7 students step foot across the threshold, they are challenged to contribute and to achieve within a warm, caring and supportive environment. The opportunities within and beyond the traditional curriculum are rich and diverse at Brighouse High School; we encourage all of our students to become part of our community and build on the sense of togetherness, which is so important to us, and importantly recognised by those who visit us.

External assessments of our school never fail to recognise the strength of relationships in our community. It is on the firm foundations of these relationships that we build our success with our students and staff.

We look forward to taking those small steps every day, together, in the exciting challenge of another year.


Richard Horsfield

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