With over 960 students on the roll, William Brookes School is a successful school situated in the picturesque town of Much Wenlock. Approximately ten miles from the centre of Shrewsbury, the School serves a community of small villages and the larger town of Broseley.
Academic standards at the school are high and frequently among the highest in the county, thanks to highly motivated and skilled staff allied to children who wish to learn and supportive parents who support them.
Our high standards are maintained by caring and creating a climate of trust and mutual support between all who work in the school, ensuring all students leave with qualifications and skills needed for a successful life.
The school underwent a complete rebuild in 2010 making it the only school in Shropshire to have a building fully equipped for 21st century learning, although we continually look to improve our excellent facilities and resources for learning. We also have a large Leisure Centre, swimming pool and 3G pitch, which are jointly managed and available for use by students and staff during the day.
William Brookes is a unique school; the only Coubertin School within the UK, a place where Olympian values and themes infuse every aspect of school life. The state-of-the-art building provides an environment that has been designed to support great learning and performance in sporting activities or the performing arts. We have excellent facilities inside the Edge Arts centre for public and school performances. These include a Dance and Drama studio, a Lecture Theatre and Cinema alongside the main Performance studio.
Our House system and vertical tutor groups build relationships that forge an important sense of belonging, community, pride and friendship. We are committed to helping every child become the best version of themselves that they can possibly be helping them to make wise, safe choices in their lives. Academic success matters as this will provide the keys for our students to unlock doors to apprenticeships, higher education and rewarding careers.
Learning at William Brookes however is not just about academic success; it is also about educating the heart and helping every child discover their inner passion. Performance matters, because whether that be on the court, stage or pitch, students learn the value of hard work; to know the importance of practise and of not letting your team down. These are important lessons that we hope that they carry on into their adult lives.
We have high expectations of manners and behaviour, of uniform and expect that our pupils work hard and to be courteous. We want our young people to feel safe, to thrive and be deeply proud of their school.
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