Bruntcliffe Academy, previously Bruntcliffe High School, joined The GORSE Academies Trust in September 2015. Prior to becoming a part of our trust, Bruntcliffe High School had failed its children. The examination outcomes of 2014 and 2015 placed Bruntcliffe High School in the bottom 10% of schools nationally for the achievement of its students. So concerned were parents regarding standards at the school that in September 2014 hundreds of them met to protest to the local authority and the school’s governing body. As a consequence of that action The GORSE Academies Trust was asked to sponsor the school.
Under the exceptional leadership of its first Principal, Adam Ryder, and more recently Chris Stokes, the academy has continued to improve at a rapid pace making it an exciting place to work and learn. We are also particularly excited about plans to invest over £3million in the further development of the school’s buildings over the next three years.
Bruntcliffe was inspected in February 2018 and judged to be a Good school with many Outstanding areas of its work. We were very proud of this achievement indeed.