Principal: Catherine Lennon MA NPQH

Events for July 2016

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Thank you to all the parents and carers for all your support over the last year. Have a lovely summer break ☀️

22 July 2016 | 16:58

Keep returning those sports awards letters, deadline Friday!! #lovesport @BrigshawNews

20 July 2016 | 17:41

Remember to send students with drinks bottles and put the suncream on. We know the heat won't last forever !☀️

19 July 2016 | 18:00

Schools closes at 1pm on Friday. 918,919,920 & 527 buses will be here at 1pm. 504 bus will be here at 3pm

18 July 2016 | 09:28

Good luck to our U13 cricket team who play at Headingley tomorrow in the Yorkshire final. Second year in a row!! #lovesport @BrigshawNews

17 July 2016 | 22:49

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Start of New Academic Year Arrangements     


Monday 5th September 

         Year 7 are in school at 8.30am for an 8.40am start and should go to the Drama Studio.

         Year 10 are required to attend Tutor Reviews in full school uniform and bring in their normal school equipment for checking. They should come in for the start of Period 1 at 8:40am and go straight to their new form base.  They will be allowed to leave at 9:40am.

         Year 11 are also required to attend Tutor Reviews in full school uniform and also bring in their normal school equipment for checking. They should come in for the start of Tutor Time at 9:40am and go straight to their new form base.  They may leave at 11am.

         Year 12 should come to the 6th Form Centre for 9.30am to enrol and have an induction into the Sixth Form which should be completed by 12pm.

         Years 8, 9 and 13 are not required in school on Monday 5th September.


Tuesday 6th September

         Years 7 - 11 are in school at 8.30am as usual and will be following their normal timetabled lessons straightaway.

         Year 12 students are not required in school.

         Year 13 students should come in to the Sixth Form Centre at 8.40am for A-Level enrolment and UCAS preparation.

Wednesday 7th September - All Year 12 students will be participating in a visit to Leeds University.


Thursday 8th September  All Post 16 lessons (including partnership lessons) begin

Brigshaw Class of 2016



A Level Maths Trip

On Monday we took 25 A level Maths students on a paintballing trip at Delta Force Paintball Centre in Denby Dale. The students had a wonderful time and we were complimented by the centre on their excellent behaviour. It was a great way to see off our lovely Year 13s and reward our hardworking Year 12s on a successful first year.


Congratulations to our latest successful DofE participants, who overcame massive challenges to complete this award.


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Brigshaw Rugby Success

Huge congratulations to our rugby teams this season. The Leeds Rhinos Foundation awarded Brigshaw the following:

Year 7, 9 & 10 Boys Rugby Teams of the Year

The girls rugby team got 'Participators of the Year and Mr Brennan received 'Coach of the Year'

Well done to all staff, parents and pupils involved in the success this year.


Cameron impressed by Brigshaw students

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Local MP Alec Shelbrooke brought a couple of surprise guests with him when he visited the school last week. Prime Minister, David Cameron was visiting Yorkshire as part of his UK tour discussing the EU referendum. He called in to Brigshaw and took part in a testing Q&A session with members of our community. The PM was joined by Yorkshire and Humber MEP, Tim Kirkhope. They met with Brigshaws young voters current Post 16 students, ex-students who were home from university, some of our current Brigshaw Interns and members of Brigshaw staff who have gone through our internship scheme and are now employed here. We were tremendously proud of our Brigshaw young voters as they asked thoughtful, incisive questions about the EU referendum.

The Prime Minister then took the time to meet some of our LifeSkills students who have been showing us all what resilience really means by successfully completing their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze expedition despite the additional physical challenges they face.

The visit has certainly added some energy to Brigshaws own EU debate:  Post 16 students have now volunteered to co-ordinate the whole school debate and referendum. We await our own results as eagerly as the national one! The visit also reminded our community of how lucky we are to live in a democracy and to have the freedom to question and challenge the leaders of the day.

Nutty Tilez Competition

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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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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