Bristnall Hall Academy, Bristnall Hall Lane, Oldbury, West Midlands, B68 9PA
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Bristnall Hall Academy is proud to announce that it has been accredited by SSAT as a Lead Practitioner Learning Centre for aspirant Lead Practitioners.
SSAT’s Lead Practitioner Accreditation programme improves the professional skills and expertise of all those involved in educating children and young people. The process of accreditation recognises and values your best practitioners embedding and extending teaching and learning, developing leaders of learning who inspire and develop others.
Selected schools who have developed highly impactful SSAT Lead Practitioners are invited to become Lead Practitioner Learning Centres (LPLC), local communites of practitioners who work with local schools and multi-academy trusts, to prioritise local context and raise standards of teaching and learning across a wide range of institutions.
The LPLC therefore, becomes a hub of excellence for aspiring SSAT Lead Practitioners who will make significant contributions to the education profession.
One such LPLC is Bristnall Hall academy, located in the borough of Sandwell in the midlands. Bristnall Hall academy have recruited aspirant SSAT LPs, following a rigorous process of application, identified local priorities which formed the basis of LP action research in their schools, worked with SSAT to deliver high quality training in the aspects of learning leadership, and crucially, established a support network which inspires, challenges and guides aspirant LPs to ‘make a difference’
Andy Williams SSAT Senior Education Lead, who heads up the LP programme commented;
“Bristnall Hall academy are a superb example of an SSAT Lead Practitioner Learning Centre. Bristnall Hall LPLC, under the leadership of Abby Bayford has displayed a high level of organisation in establishing their support sessions for aspirant LPs, but more than this, what has become very clear is their total commitment to education and in particular, in providing the very best experience for the children and young people in Sandwell. Through their efforts and the action research of their LPs, they have provided tangible insights into ‘what works’ in their context, producing learning portfolios that will inform and educate others. A superb example of true collaboration with a focus on improving the learner experience.”
Sue Williamson, SSAT’s Chief Executive, added;
“I would like to congratulate Bristnall Hall academy in becoming an SSAT Lead Practitioner Learning Centre. We know that teachers make lives and that as the world gets more complex, that vital role becomes ever more demanding. Through SSAT’s Lead Practitioner programme, Bristnall Hall academy have helped teachers perform their role even better, more confidently and more professionally than ever before.”
Pupils are celebrating their achievements as GCSE results are revealed with this year’s cohort making significant progress in both English and Mathematics.
The results demonstrate success for the fourth consecutive year. Performance in the highest grades was particularly strong with several pupils achieving grade 9 and 8 passes in English, Mathematics and other Ebacc subjects. These amazing results follow Bristnall Hall Academy’s accreditation as a ‘Leading Edge’ school, following a SSAT Educational Outcomes Award. Alongside the introduction of the new, more challenging GCSE examinations in the entire EBacc qualifications, both progress and attainment continue to improve at the academy across the ability range.
Amongst many pupils at the academy celebrating their success are Gurpreet Singh, Zain Yousef, Euan James, Parminder Kaur, Holly Marthews, Maryam Umar and Todd Leathem. These students achieved top 9-7 grades (A*-A equivalent), positioning them amongst the top performing students nationally.
Vince Green, Principal at Bristnall Hall Academy commented: “This is another excellent set of results from an outstanding set of young people and sustains the year on year rapid improvement and high performance at our academy. These great outcomes are testimony to the pupils’ hard work and that of the brilliant team of teachers, support staff, parents, carers and governors that we have at Bristnall Hall and I thank all of them. I am especially pleased to see how our young people have dealt so successfully with the increased level of challenge in the EBacc examinations. These exceptional results will enable our students to compete with other elite students nationally.”
Bristnall Hall Academy has been recognised for their level of performance and has joined Leading Edge, a national network of exclusively high-performing secondary and special schools. Leading Edge supports schools working in partnership to raise achievement, develop innovative practice and share practical strategies within and beyond the network.
Run by the by the Schools, Students and Teachers network (SSAT), Leading Edge is made up of schools who have demonstrated statistically significant levels of progress and that their students perform above the national average.
SSAT’s Chief Executive Sue Williamson said ‘We are delighted to welcome Bristnall Hall Academy to our Leading Edge network. It is a credit to the hard work of all of their staff and students that they have been recognised as high-performing and we look forward to working with them.’
Vince Green, Principal of Bristnall Hall Academy, said; “Congratulations to our outstanding students and staff on this well-deserved accolade. We have now been invited to become a ‘Leading Edge’ school which places us amongst the highest performing schools nationally, and will enable us to share good practice with other schools to support improvements there. Thank you to our families, governors and community for your ongoing support”.
We are proud to announce that provisional Progress 8 scores for schools released today (the main measure now used to measure and compare school performance) places Bristnall Hall Academy as a top performing school in Sandwell, and a high performing school nationally.
The school is in a great place with significant improvements in all areas including attendance, facilities and confidence of our fantastic young people. These published figures only reinforce what has been apparent for some time now. Bristnall Hall Academy is a great place to learn and work in.
Congratulations to our outstanding students and staff and thank you to our families and community for your ongoing support.
Pupils at Bristnall Hall Academy in Oldbury, part of Academy Transformation Trust, are celebrating their achievements as GCSE results are revealed today with 57% of the cohort achieving grade 9-4 in both English and Mathematics.
The results demonstrate an improvement for the third consecutive year, with 57% pupils achieving a grade 4 or better (equivalent to Grade C) in English and Mathematics. Performance in the highest grades was particularly strong with several pupils achieving grade 9 passes in English or Mathematics placing them in the very highest performers nationally. The results come in the same year as Bristnall Hall Academy achieved a Good judgement from Ofsted, alongside the introduction of the new, more difficult GCSE examinations. Progress and attainment both improved at the academy across the ability range.
Amongst many pupils at the academy celebrating their success are:
These are exceptional results, allowing our students to compete with other elite students nationally.
Vince Green, Principal at Bristnall Hall Academy commented: “This is an excellent set of results from an outstanding set of young people and continues the year on year rapid improvement and high performance at our academy. These great outcomes are testimony to the pupils’ hard work and that of the brilliant team of teachers, support staff, parents, carers and governors that we have at Bristnall Hall and I thank all of them. I am especially pleased to see how our young people have dealt so successfully with the increased level of challenge in their English and Mathematics examinations.”
Ian Cleland, Chief Executive Officer at Academy Transformation Trust commented: “The Trust celebrates with its academies their continued excellent progress in the achievement of their pupils. Over the last four years, from The Trust’s baseline in 2013, there has been a good trend of improvement. This year results have shown even greater improvement and we are delighted that no academies are below the floor standard. Congratulations to all the pupils and staff at Bristnall Hall Academy in gaining reward and recognition for their hard work and commitment over the year.”
Students at Bristnall Hall Academy are celebrating their achievements as A-Level results were revealed today.
In the same year that the academy was judged as Good by Ofsted over 80% of students have achieved 3 or more academic A Levels. This strong performance saw many students achieving the highest grades at A-Level. All students will have secured places or positions at their desired destinations in higher education or the world of work.
Louise Richardson and Jordan Ferguson are amongst students at the academy celebrating their success. Louise Richardson, 18, has overcome many barriers to her learning to achieve exceptional results of A*AA across her three A-Levels and has secured a place at the University of Birmingham to read Psychology. She has successfully combined her studies with a busy dancing, singing and song-writing schedule. Jordan Ferguson, 18, has combined successfully securing A-Levels in Psychology, Sociology and Biology with raising over £6,000 in order to volunteer with Project Trust in South Africa. Over the next year he will be one of two Bristnall Hall students supporting deprived communities in what will be a truly life changing experience.
Vince Green, Principal at Bristnall Hall Academy commented: “I am delighted with another set of impressive A-Level results. Yet again, the dedication of our students and staff has resulted in those leaving Bristnall Hall having great life opportunities moving forwards. I congratulate all of our students on their well-deserved results and thank our brilliant team of staff, parents, carers and governors for their ongoing support for our young people.”
Ian Cleland, Chief Executive Officer at Academy Transformation Trust commented: “The Trust is delighted that once again Bristnall Hall Academy students have performed so well at A-Level. These results show that all students have achieved a worthwhile outcome from their sixth form studies. Congratulations to all students and staff who have worked so hard to achieve these impressive results.”
14th October 2016
Bristnall Hall Academy launches it’s Free Fruit Friday pilot scheme
We at Bristnall Hall Academy strongly believe in educating and encouraging our students to eat a healthy well balanced and nutritional diet.
With this is mind we launched our ‘Free Fruit Friday’ to inspire our young people to adopt healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime. To kick-start this amazing pilot scheme Tesco West Bromwich generously donated a variety of fruit; apples, bananas, pears and oranges, which was hugely appreciated by all. Bristnall Hall Academy are immensely grateful to Tesco West Bromwich and thank them for their generosity.
Fruit is available on a first come first served basis during break time to ensure students do not replace the fruit and vegetables they may otherwise eat at lunchtime.
14th October 2016
Bristnall Hall Academy’s aspiration to make a difference in our community
A defibrillator for our community
This year Bristnall Hall Academy intends to raise funds for a much needed defibrillator and an external cabinet for our community. After some research we realised the nearest location of a registered defibrillator with access 24/7 is 3 miles away from the academy.
As an academy we have been successful in obtaining some funding towards the defibrillator project from the British Heart Foundation and a class set of 35 CPR training kits which will enable us to equip our young people with basic CPR lifesaving skills.
Mr Jeffrey and the Prefects will be organising fund raising activities to support this initiative. We anticipate to raise the funds for February 2017.
Restart a heart day – 18th October 2016
Restart a heart day is a national record breaking attempt supported by the British Heart Foundation to train and create a nation of life savers. West Midlands Ambulance Service will deliver the CPR training sessions on the 18th October 2016 to all our young people and staff on site. Further details to follow.
Both are fantastic opportunities for BHA to make a difference in our community. If you require further information please contact the academy.
25th August 2016
Celebrations for Bristnall Hall Academy’s latest GCSE results
Today Bristnall Hall Academy is celebrating improved results for the second year running.
The proportion of Bristnall Hall pupils gaining five or more A*to C grades including English and Mathematics is 56 per cent up by 5 per cent from 2015.
For pupils taking the EBacc, there was a 6 per cent increase to 33 per cent which is significantly above last year’s national average and will be among the highest in the West Midlands.
This year Bristnall Hall Academy’s overall progress scores are significantly positive and indicate that our students make better than expected progress across a range of subjects.
Among a significant proportion of students who achieved A* and A grades, Hannah Gowing was one of the highest achieving with an amazing 7 A* grades and 4 A grades.
Principal, Vince Green said: “The strong results that our young people have achieved are thoroughly well deserved after all of their hard work along with that of the outstanding team of staff at Bristnall Hall. Our improvements in recent years highlight how we continue to strive for excellence with our young people and support them to achieve our very high expectations. These results and the skills and attributes our students have developed at Bristnall Hall will give them an excellent springboard for success in the future and we wish them well.”
Joyce Hodgetts Managing Director of Academy Transformation Trust said: “The success of pupils and staff at Bristnall Hall Academy continues! We are delighted with the results and are so pleased for the pupils. These results will give them the best possible foundation for their next stage of education and/or training. We wish them well.”
18th August 2016
Increase in results: Bristnall Hall Academy celebrating positive A-level results
Bristnall Hall Academy is celebrating today following improved A-level results.
This year 100 per cent of pupils have gained 2 or more A-level passes, up by 7 per cent from last year and 80 per cent have achieved 3 or more A-level passes, up by a significant 44 per cent from last year. Both of these figures are above the national average for 2015 and further reinforce the progress being made at Bristnall Hall Academy, the most improved school in Sandwell in 2015.
The proportion of higher grades achieved was also significantly higher than in previous years with 78% of grades achieved being at A*-C, indicating the excellent levels of progress our students have made. These outcomes will provide a range of opportunities for our young people both now and in the future.
Principal, Vince Green, said: “This year’s strong outcomes for our young people are thoroughly deserved after the efforts of these students and the team of staff at Bristnall Hall Academy. They highlight the excellent teaching that students have received and the outstanding level of support provided to our young people throughout their sixth form studies. We wish all of our young people well as they embark on their next steps into higher education and the world of work.”
Joyce Hodgetts, Managing Director of Academy Transformation Trust, said: “The staff and students have worked exceedingly hard this year and deserve these commendable results. Well done”.