Education in UK
Add school to
Staffordshire University

Last modified:
American InterContinental University - London
The Norton Knatchbull School - Ashford
Gossops Green Community Primary School - Gossops Green
Great Ballard School - Chichester
Georgian Gardens Community Primary School - Rustington
Fordwater School - Chichester
Fonthill Lodge School - East Grinstead
Fairway Infant School - Copthorne
Elm Grove Infant School - Littlehampton
Elm Grove First School - Worthing
Yew Tree Primary School - Yew Tree Estate
Yew Tree Community Primary School - Aston
Woodway Park School & Community College - Coventry
Woodthorpe Primary School - Kings Heath
Woodrush Community High School - Specialist Technology College - Birmingham
Woodlands Primary School - Willenhall
Woodfield Infant School - Penn
Wood Green High School College of Sport - Wood Green Road
Wolverhampton Grammar School - Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton Girls High School - Wolverhampton
Wollescote Primary School - Wollescote
Wodensfield Primary School - Wednesfield
Wodensborough Community Technology College - Wednesbury
Withymoor Primary School - Off Turners Lane Quarry Bank
Willenhall School Sports College - Willenhall
Whitehouse Common Primary School - Sutton Coldfield
Edward Bryant Primary School - Bognor Regis
Eastergate C E Primary School - Eastergate
West House School - Edgbaston
East Wittering Community Primary School - East Wittering
Welford Primary School - Handsworth
East Preston Junior School - East Preston
Wednesfield Village Primary School - Wednesfield
East Preston Infant School - East Preston
Wednesfield College (Specialist Engineering School) - Wednesfield
Durrington Middle School - Durrington
Ward End Primary School - Ward End
Walsgrave C E Primary School - Coventry
Durrington First School - Durrington

Brookhurst Primary School
Ullswater Avenue, CV32 6NH Leamington Spa
01926 420051

Welcome to our web-site. I hope that you will find it both informative and interesting.

If you already have a connection to Brookhurst Primary School you might find out things you never knew by scanning through the sections.

If you are a new visitor I hope that our web-site will give you a feel for what life is like for our school community.

We strive to create an atmosphere throughout our school that is friendly and purposeful. If you are planning ahead for your child's education I believe that they would find good friends and be happy here.

We have a team of skilful, talented and enthusiastic staff who will aim to fully develop your child's potential abilities upon a sound foundation of basic knowledge, concepts and skills.

We work hard to value our children as individuals within our school community and we have strong and mutually supportive links with our parents/carers. Home/school partnership is an important ingredient in your child's education and s/he will benefit from our joint interest and support throughout the whole time s/he attends this school.

I hope that you enjoy this website. Please let us know if there is anything else that you would like to see in these pages.

Yours sincerely,


Our Aims

The Aims of Our School:
Brookhurst's Vision

BROOKHURST - a place to think and grow


Brookhurst aims to be a caring, welcoming, stable and friendly school community, providing the best possible environment for children to learn, to develop and to gain an understanding of the world around them. We want to bring the best out of our children, ensure that they have a fulfilling time at school, and prepare them as fully as possible for the next stage of their lives.


We will…

…bring the best out of our children by:

  • helping them fulfil their academic potential

  • using different styles of teaching to ensure learning is always interesting, engaging and fun

  • listening to the children and responding flexibly so those of different abilities can all work at an appropriate pace and to their full potential

  • encouraging the children to ask questions

  • helping the children to understand and adopt a healthy, physically active lifestyle

…ensure our children have a fulfilling time at Brookhurst by:

  • making sure they are happy and safe

  • nurturing their self esteem and confidence

  • teaching them the importance of respecting and valuing other people including good behaviour and politeness

  • seizing opportunities beyond the national curriculum to enhance our children's development

  • showing them how full of wonder and variety the world is, through activities that stimulate their interest in the world around them – locally and globally

prepare our children as fully as possible for the next stage of their lives so

that, when they leave us they:

  • have reached their full academic and all-round potential

  • are eager to keep on learning

  • are inquisitive about their world

  • are confident in their relations with other people

  • are willing and able to make a positive contribution

  • have a strong sense of responsibility

Brookhurst Governors

Who are the governors?

All governors are volunteers who work together for the benefit of the school. They are:

  • Parents elected by other parents with children at the school;
  • The headteacher;
  • Teachers elected by other teachers;
  • Non-teaching staff elected by other non-teaching staff;
  • People appointed by the local education authority;
  • People chosen by governors from the local community.

Please see below for a full list of the present governors and their current responsibilities.

What do governors do?

Our job for the school is to

  • Promote high standards of educational attainment;
  • Set targets for pupil achievement;
  • Take responsibility for strategic planning ;
  • Manage the school's budget , including deciding how many staff will work there and their pay;
  • Ensure that the curriculum is balanced and broadly based, in particular that the National Curriculum and religious education are taught, and report on pupils' achievement in National Curriculum assessments and examination results;
  • Participate in the appointment of senior staff (including appointing the head teacher) and regulate staff conduct and discipline; and
  • Draw up a post-OFSTED action plan after an inspection by the Office for Standards in Education.

The governors at Brookhurst meet regularly as a whole body, but fulfil many of their responsibilities through sub committees.

These sub committees are:

Curriculum, Pupils and Policies (CPP)


Pay and Personnel


Each sub committee meets at least once a term and works on areas that fall under their remit. They make recommendations to the governing body which decides on any necessary actions.

If you wish to talk to someone.....

………the first point of contact is the class teacher. If you want to take matters further, you can make an appointment to see Mr Hughes or Miss Stanton via Mrs Chapleo in the school office.

If you want to contact a governor, Pat Chapleo can do that for you too, as she is also clerk to the governors. Our parent governors Carol Collinson, Helen Evans, Karen Hague, James Knight, Chris King and James Sinnott are at school most days and can usually be found lurking by the various exits!

If you would prefer to talk to a governor who is not a parent, Mrs Chapleo can arrange for them to contact you. Please be assured that any governor who has a conflict of interest will ensure that they have no involvement in that particular case. All matters are treated strictly in confidence.

Minutes of governor meetings are available from the office. Any confidential matters that may be discussed at governor meetings are not made public for obvious reasons.

Policies & Guidelines Handbook

You can see a copy of any/all of our policies by contacting the school office.

Although certain elements are governed by legislation and the Local Education Authority, the Policies are specific to Brookhurst.

Also available is the School Development Plan (SDP), a rolling three-year programme of actions aimed at the progressive development and improvement of the school.

Brookhurst Governors

(November 2006)

Iain Black – Iain is an LEA appointed governor who has many years' experience as a governor at Brookhurst School . He sits on the Finance Sub Committee. Iain has subject responsibility for Science and represents the Governing Body at local authority patch' meetings.

Carol Collinson – Carol is a parent governor, with subject responsibility for numeracy. She chairs the Pay and Personnel Sub Committee and sits on the Finance Sub Committee. She is class link governor for FJF.

Anne Davies – Anne is a staff governor. She has been a teaching assistant at the school for a number of years. Anne is a member of the Premises Sub Committee and the Pay and Personnel Sub Committee.

Bill Gifford – Bill is an LEA appointed governor. He is a local councillor and sits on the Premises Sub Committee, as well as acting as the ICT link governor. He is linked with class 56B.

Karen Hague – Karen is a parent governor. Karen has subject responsibility for PSHE. Karen sits on the Premises Sub Committee and the Pay and Personnel Sub Committee. She is linked with Class FAB

Barbara Ingram – Barbara is a community governor. Barbara is a member of the Curriculum Policies and Pupils Sub-Committee. She works for a local educational organisation. Barbara is linked with Class 2H.

Chris King – Chris is a parent at the school. He is the Chair of the Curriculum and Policies Sub-Committee, and is on the Premises Sub-Committee.

James Knight – James is a parent governor, and is the Chair of Governors. James is linked with Class 2A.

Lesley Mobbs – Lesley is a Community governor, and is a member of CPP. Lesley brings her expertise of working with younger children to the role of Early Years link governor. She is linked with Class 1W

Yvonne Moore - Yvonne is a Leamington Town Councillor.

Mark Hughes – Mark is the Deputy Headteacher at Brookhurst Primary and sits on Finance Sub Committee.

James Sinnott – A parent governor. James is also Vice-Chair of Governors. James is Chair of the Premises Sub Committee and also sits on the Pay and Personnel Sub Committee. James is also our Health and Safety governor. His link class is 3J.

Andrew Cave – Andrew is a newly appointed Community Governor, having many years experience with the Smallpeice Trust. Andrew is on the Finance Sub-Committee.

Angela Stanton – As Head, Angela is automatically a member of the Governing Body.

David Moon is a parent at the school and an associate governor who lends his support to the Governing Body on financial matters.

Pat Chapleo is clerk to the Governing Body

School Prospectus

Letter from the Head Teacher

I am pleased to extend a warm welcome to you and your family and I hope that your son/daughter will be joining us at Brookhurst School.

The atmosphere throughout the school is friendly and purposeful and I believe that your child will find good friends and be happy here.

Throughout the school the children are in the care of skilful, talented and experienced teachers who will endeavour to fully develop your child’s potential abilities upon a sound foundation of basic knowledge, concepts and skills. S/he will be valued as an individual within the community of the school and we particularly appreciate the links that will be made with you, as parents.

Brookhurst School will not only be your son’s/daughter’s school but I sincerely hope that it will also become your school. Our partnership is a most important ingredient in your child’s education and s/he will benefit from your interest and support throughout the whole time s/he attends this school.

I am confident that Brookhurst School can give your son/daughter an education that meets his/her needs in the 21st Century and I hope that you will not hesitate to contact a member of staff or me if you have any concerns or questions.

I hope that you enjoy reading this prospectus and may I invite you to visit the school if you have not already looked around.

Yours sincerely,

primary schools in Leamington Spa, secondary schools in Leamington Spa, schools in Leamington Spa

Editorial office:
tel. + 48 (094)