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Summer 2018 Newsletter

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Please click here to read our Summer 2018 (Term 1) Newsletter.

Charity Fundraiser for Billing Brook Special Academy

ASD staff with pupils

On Saturday 2nd June staff from Billing Brook School along with parents Paul and Laura Hough will be taking part in an Inflatable 5k Obstacle Run to raise money for the school.

The run will involve a number of inflatable obstacles; The Gauntlet, Leap of Faith and The Plummet, to name a few!

Laura and Paul have an autistic son at Billinng Brook and last year Laura did an amazing job of raising almost £1500 for the school by completing a wolf run.

"Please help us raise some money by visiting our Total Giving page ."

New 6th Form Centre officially opens.


Billing Brook Sixth Form Centre

Michael Ellis MP for Northampton North officially opened the newly developed Billing Brook Sixth Form Centre, based on Holmecross Road in Thorplands. The centre is part of Billing Brook Special Academy Trust, which has 225 students aged 4 - 18 situated a mile away.

This newly developed vocational provision is for students aged 16+ with special educational needs. Mrs Grant, Headteacher is the driving force behind this creative initiative. Caroline Grant stated the “It concerned me how many young people with Special Needs do not end up in employment. I believe that our students, wherever possible should have as many opportunities as possible to develop life skills in order to prepare them for the world of work. This new centre with a café and retail area, open to the public, is a positive step to support our aim. I have been so proud of the achievements and progress of the students in the short time we have been opened and I look forward to it being an essential resource for many others in the future. We are now seeking employers to help extend our students skills by enabling them to work in other environments – so if there are employers out there who are interested in supporting us, please contact me”.

Rt Hon Michael Ellis, is seen cutting the ribbon, formally opening our new 6th form building

The Sixth Form Centre provides an enriched curriculum for students studying a wide range of subjects who also have access to other vocational settings, including Construction, Hair and Beauty, Childcare and Work Skills. This is delivered alongside English, Maths and IT Functional Skills and Duke of Edinburgh.

Michael Ellis MP declared the Sixth Form Centre open and stated that “Café @ The Brook is open to the public 9.30- 2.30 Monday – Friday during term time. We hope that this Café will help bring the community together enabling students to learn valuable skills. Please come along and support these youngsters in this amazing project.”

Michael Ellis MP supports the Northamptonshire Mental Health Awareness Initiative, students and pupils from Billing Brook released balloons supporting and celebrating mental awareness in Northamptonshire.


Spring 2018 Newsletter

Please click here to read our Spring 2018 Newsletter.

Winter Newsletters

Billing Brook Cycle Challenge

We would llke to invite you and your family to join us in our cycle challenge on Saturday 1st July, around Pitsford Reservoir. There are lots of places to stop and take a break along the way. If cycling is not your cup of tea then you could walk the dog, jog or run around alternatively just come along and show your support. It would be great to see as many of you there as possible. Leaflet here...

Summer Fair

Saturday 8th July 12pm - 2pm

Save the date - Please join us for our Summer Fair. We would be grateful for any contributions: Grand Raffle prizes, unwanted gifts, Tombola prizes, Toiletries. All donations to the school office please. Leaflet here...

Newsletter May 2017

Please read our May Newsletter

Celebrating Autism Awareness Week with our Guest Speaker - Robyn Steward.

As part of our Autism Awareness Week we were delighted to welcome speaker Robyn Steward. Robyn is a successful author, artist, musician and broadcaster who also has a diagnosis of Asperger syndrome. She provides autism training and consultancy all over the world . Robyn believes in practical training from a person not just a textbook, so as well as the facts you get a personal perspective as well.

Please see this leaflet for details.

Laura Hough, one of our parents is raising money for the school.

On April 9th Laura is taking part in the "Wolf Run". This is 10k and not a normal run, but one that includes lake swims; obstacles and lots of mud.

Please support her (and us) by sponsoring her as much as you can afford.

Click on the link below to donate.

visit Laura's fund raising page.

Thank you Laura and good luck.

Valentines Flyer

February 2017

Pre–Valentine Shop Day

Come along to our Valentines Shop on Wednesday, February 7th from 9:30 to 2:30

January 2017

Musician playing

Royal Philharmonic at Billing Brook


We have been fortunate to have the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra working with us and an Octet performed at school last week with an interactive concert.

The children enjoyed the music and joined in with the singing in the school hall. The children really enjoyed conducting the orchestra on a trampoline.

December 2016

The pupils really enjoyed the experience. As a follow on activity they are offering a relaxed concert for children and young people with additional needs and their families.

Saints players signing for the class

Northampton Saints came to Billing Brook

Guard of honour as the players left the premises.

At Christmas time each year, The Saints make a visit to a local school. This year we were fortunate to have been chosen. Billing Brook has links with the club through coaching sessions and programmes. All of the students were included and the players showed enthusiasm, had fun, got involved and interacted with the students.

Autumn Newsletter 2016

Latest news from the school as well as important dates. September 2016 Newsletter (PDF).

Summer Newsletter 2016

News from the school and some important information, please click here to download.

Billing Brook Summer Fayre

Saturday 2nd July 12 - 2pm. Please see this leaflet for more information.

Billing Brook School becomes CAS Network of Excellence lead school in computing.

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We are delighted to be a CAS Network of Excellence lead school in computing.

If you have any Computing curriculum needs which you would like our Master Teacher to support with please contact Miss Calvert

Travis Perkins raise £6,000 for Billing Brook School

The very kind folks at Travis Perkins have raised an amazing £6,000 for our school, through a sponsored bike ride. This money will be used to buy specialist bikes for children to use in the school.

Billing Brook scoops two awards at the Education Awards 2015

We are delighted to have won the Special School of the Year award in the The Northampton Chronicle and Echo and Northamptonshire Telegraph Education Awards which were held on the 8th of July.

Award Ceremony, staff receiving the award.

“ All pupils have a brighter future after being at this school, with a much better opportunity to be part of society today, as children and tomorrow as adults.”

University of Northampton Changemaker Award

We were also delighted to have been awarded the
The University of Northampton Changemaker Award 2015

Caroline Grant receiving the award from Peter Wells, Deputy Dean at Northampton University

Billing Brook achieves the National EQualities Award

Billing Brook is the first school in Northamptonshire to achieve this prestigious award.

Cullingford Agnew of the University of Northamptonshire, handing the award to Tracey Moulton and Caroline Grant

The whole staff contributed to the application and we were delighted to have received the award presented to us by Steve Cullingford Agnew of the University of Northamptonshire.

Billing Brook School is awarded Outstanding by Ofsted June 2015

What a great way to end a stunning year! Our recent inspection has graded us as Outstanding in every area.

This is a significant achievement – Outstanding for the last two Ofsted’s! This is down to great team work by both pupils and staff. Well done to everyone.

Please read our report

Newsletters from around the school:

Spring 2015

News from each department, Spring 2015

Autumn 2014

News from each department, Autumn 2014