Welcome

Welcome to the Brent River College website.

Our fundamental belief is that our students can achieve both academically and personally.

iDream,

iBelieve,

iAchieve.

We are totally committed to our core values of Belief, Respect, Integrity, Vision, Excellence, Responsibility and Courage.

We provide a fresh start for young people who have been permanently excluded from mainstream education.  Our aim is to prepare them for progression to their next stage.

We provide our students with a small, nurturing and academically rigorous environment.  We seek to re-engage them through high expectations, a supportive environment and an expectation that they will follow a largely mainstream curriculum and achieve their qualifications.

We expect to work closely with parents and carers to support their child to prepare them for future success.

KS3

The following after school clubs are running:

Mondays
Drama Club – 3-5pm

Wednesdays
Boxing Club – 3-5pm

Thursdays
Sports Club – 3-5pm


Spring Holiday
Activity days

We will be running activity days at Stag Lane, from 10am until 2pm, on the following days:

Tuesday 6th April

Wednesday 7th April

Thursday 8th April

The activities will include boxing, table tennis, arts and crafts, cooking, movie afternoon.

Lunch will be provided.

KS4

The following after school clubs are running:

Mondays
Studio Session – 3-5pm

Wednesdays
Table Tennis Club – 3-5pm

Thursdays
Boxing Club – 3-5pm


Spring Holiday
Activity days

We will be running Year 11 Revision and Catch up as well as activities days at Poplar Grove, from 10am until 2pm, on the following days:

Wednesday 7th April

Thursday 8th April

Monday 12th April

Tuesday 13th April

The activities will include music studio, boxing, table tennis, cooking, movie afternoon.

Lunch will be provided.

Notice Board

End of Term Wednesday 31st March 2021
Training Day Monday 19th April 2021
School will be closed to students
Start of New Term Tuesday 20th April 2021
Normal school day which starts at 8.45am

Students’ Mental Health

Please let us know if you have any concerns about your child’s mental health.  We have a range of provision we can discuss with you.  There is also Kooth which provides 24 hour, 7 days a week support online.  We have enclosed the letter to parent/carers with this letter, which will explain how to access this.  Our students had a workshop run by Kooth in the Autumn term to let them know that they are available.

www.kooth.com

Year 11 Examinations

We are following all the Government requirements to be able to submit teacher assessed grades based upon each student’s evidence.  The exam boards will release further assessment support materials on 31st March, that we will use after the Spring break.  We have very few weeks left to assess, moderate assessments and submit the grades.

Please check with Mr Anderson and Ms Stephens that your child is up to date so far.  It is really important that your child attends everyday to complete their assessments.

The feedback so far on our Vocational courses is very promising.  The City and Guilds courses will be completed and externally quality assured as they would be in any other year.  The BTEC courses continue and it is important that your child complete the required assessments.

We are also continuing with ECDL entries and Functional Skills qualifications in English and Mathematics. Your child’s report will let you know what they have achieved so far.

Easter Break Testing

We will be issuing home testing packs for you to use for your child during the Easter holidays and advise you test him/her twice a week. We would like this to take place on Sundays and Wednesdays.  We will need to know the results of the test and instructions are with the testing kits.

Belief...          Respect...          Integrity...          Vision...          Excellence...          Responsibility...           Courage...