Principal: Catherine Lennon MA NPQH

Events for May 2016

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A great effort from our Y7 rugby girls, 1 win 2 losses V teams of Y8 girls at @RugbyLeeds tournament. 2 new players as well! @BrigshawNews

24 May 2016 | 18:30

@Bostonspa @BrigshawNews Pls share our 'Good Luck in Your Exams' video with your students - top tips from celebs!

24 May 2016 | 14:23

Well done to Grace and Megan on selection for Leeds schools athletics team for west yorks trials @BrigshawNews

19 May 2016 | 19:32

@BrigshawNews just reached the camp site at Little Deer Wood after completing the first day of their DofE Expedition

19 May 2016 | 17:47

Leeds Athletics match 1 results 7/8 girls 1st , 9/10 girls 2nd, 7/8 boys 3rd place. Great start in our quest for the finals! @BrigshawNews

18 May 2016 | 18:44

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Brigshaw Learning Partnership Update

The six foundation schools in our Trust (Allerton Bywater, Brigshaw High School, Kippax Ash Tree, Kippax Greenfield, Kippax North and Swillington) were informed earlier this week that their applications to become academies had been approved by the Regional Schools Commissioner on behalf of the DfE.

The planned date for this to happen is 1 September 2016. Before then a number of legal and other activities need to take place to ensure a smooth transition process. The government provides funding to enable this to happen, and there will not be a cost to schools’ budgets. A small project team has been set up to co-ordinate the work.

The day-to-day running of the schools for pupils and students will not be affected during this transition process, and headteachers and senior leaders will continue to focus on leading and managing their schools. Staff will be fully consulted on the ‘TUPE’ process which will see them transferring from their ‘old’ employers (individual school governing bodies) to the new employer – The Brigshaw Learning Partnership.

Our schools reflected for a considerable time, and consulted widely, before taking the decision to apply to set up a ‘Multi-Academy Trust’ based on our co-operative values and strong existing partnership arrangements.

As ‘good’ schools, we have not been forced into becoming academies, but have chosen to adopt the academy model because school leaders and governors believe that it will support our pupils and students in achieving still better outcomes, enable our schools to be more sustainable as funding continues to reduce, and preserve a strong local partnership rooted in the communities we serve.

We will keep you fully informed of developments over the coming months.

Cath Lennon                                       Martin Dove

Principal                                             Chair of Governors 

Multi-Academy Consultation responses


Nutty Tilez

Congratulations to Jasmin Hart-Brooke who finished fifth in the national Nutty Tilez competition for French on, Jasmin also won an iTunes voucher for her efforts. All our Y10 and 11 language pupils are signed up to this website and can access listening tasks, grammar and vocabulary revision as well as the Nutty Tilez game. Pupils have found the website to be a great way to revise for their GCSE exams and enjoy the competition between classes each week.

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Year 7 Rugby Yorkshire Plate Winners

 Our year seven boys were victorious in the Yorkshire Plate Final beating Minsthorpe 32-12 to win the trophy. At half time it was 6-6, but a strong resilient second half saw Brigshaw get over the try line five times. This is their second piece of silverware this year (having won the Leeds Schools Final in December) and is well deserved as they play hard for each other and have proven to be a very coachable team with a great work ethic! Well done to all the boys involved.

Mr Parkinson

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South Leeds League Winners

Our year 7 Netball team have managed to win the South Leeds Netball league. This is a fantastic achievement having played a home and away game against 8 other schools. The girls have worked incredibly hard at training to ensure their level of play has been a step ahead of the other schools all year round. The level of commitment this team has shown has been impeccable and it has been an absolute pleasure to manage this team for the year. Our huge congratulations goes to each and every one of you!!well done.

Thank you to all of our parents and carers for your continuing support at the sidelines. See you next season.

Mrs Beardshall 

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BBC School Report 2016

We were delighted to take part in the BBC School Report 2016. Some of our pupils made reports, which have now all been published. You can click the image below to be taken to our dedicated School Report webpage, where we have published our student's reports.

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Show My Homework:


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Show My Homework login details for parents were sent home with pupils last term, so parents should now be able see all homework that has been set across all subjects, including activities and due dates.   

In addition to wed access, Android and iOS apps are available, making it even easier to keep up to date with home learning.

If you need a reminder of login details, or have any other queries, please contact Mr Perry:

Should you have any technical problems with the site, do not hesitate to contact Show My Homework directly on  020 3397 7546 or by emailing

Parents' and Carers' Email Addresses

Very shortly we will be moving to a system where all communication home will be sent via email in the first instance. Hopefully, this will make it easier to access newsletters and specific information about your child. If you require a paper version, you will be still be able to request one.

I would be grateful if you would complete some details via the link below, so that we can update our records. The link is safe, secure and your information will not be shared with anyone else.

When you click on the link you will be asked to provide:

  • Parent/Carer name
  • Pupil's name
  • Date of Birth
  • Postcode
  • Email Address

If you have more than one child at Brigshaw, we only require the name of the
eldest, (the information then links in with any younger siblings in school).

If you have any questions, or need support in entering your details online, please contact the school reception where they will be happy to help.

Martin Truscott

Assistant Principal

Please click here to complete our form requesting your home email address.

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