Lees Brook Community School (LBCS) is a school that puts its students at the heart of everything it does. The school’s motto ‘Lead, Believe, Create, Succeed’ is at the core of everything that we do.
Lees Brook is a school that cares for the people within it. Within our safe, successful and positive learning community, we promote a high performance learning culture that allows everyone to be the best that they can be. We believe that our students are all equally important. We encourage them to welcome and celebrate their differences and operate an inclusive ethos designed to ensure all our students achieve their full potential whatever their starting points and aptitudes. We encourage students to value each other and the relationships they make. We have very high expectations and we challenge every member of our school community to raise their aspirations and develop their confidence in order to achieve to succeed.
I am delighted that the school continues to go from strength to strength. Our academic outcomes continue to improve every year and we are constantly building on the educational opportunities that our students are offered. We set high standards in every area of school life. Only through doing so will our students have the opportunity to achieve the level of excellence that we want for them.
We aim to produce students who can think for themselves, who are socially confident, and who have the skills to succeed in further education, work and in life. As a school, we offer a wealth of extra-curricular activities and opportunities to our students and we have excellent relationships with a large range of employers from local businesses to global companies such as Bombardier and Rolls Royce. Academic outcomes are important to the success of any school, however I strongly believe it is as equally important to produce well rounded young people who will go on and thrive in the world of work.
I am particularly proud of the fact that Lees Brook is now one the leading Duke of Edinburgh providers in the city, we usually have over 140 students annually completing either the bronze or silver award. This year, we have enrolled all of our Year 9 cohort onto the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award and this has continued even with the challenging circumstances presented to us with COVID -19.
I arrived at Lees Brook as a student teacher in 1997 and have been here for 24 years. I am immensely proud to now be the Headteacher and feel extremely privileged to work with students, staff, parents, governors and a local community who all expect the very best from our school.