The overall achievement of the pupils is good. From EYFS onwards pupils are successfully educated and the school's aims are amply fulfilled
- ISI Inspection report 2011
Our school is a happy and hard working community in which everyone is encouraged to play a full and important part.
Our average class size is 14 and we have an overall pupil to teacher ratio of 1:9. Classes in the Infants and Juniors are limited to 16. Year groups in the Middles and Seniors may average 26 - 28. These are then taught in two ability groups thus maintaining our small class sizes. Bowbrook's strength lies in its size. It allows the staff to be aware of the potential and the needs of each individual.
This 'personalised' approach enables all pupils to flourish. We are large enough to compete and to challenge, yet small enough to care.
We for the most part, adhere to the National curriculum but staff are skillful and adept at tailoring it to suit the needs and interests of their classes as due to the smaller numbers they develop a comprehensive knowledge of the capabilities and potential of the pupils in their care. We can confidently say that we know our pupils' strengths and where we can help them to develop still further.
Bowbrook House School enables each individual pupil the chance to try new challenges in a safe supportive environment, often developing significant talents in areas such as sport, music and the arts. It is this 'opportunity of opportunities' for all that makes us a very different independent school model, allowing pupils to flourish in areas where they might not have previously had the chance to do so. Classroom learning is enhanced by a plethora of enrichment activities ranging from shooting lessons to archaeological digs and singing in the company of thousands.
Parental testimonies have commented on how delightful it is to see the interaction between our junior and senior pupils, where you will find a junior pupil with the confidence to chat to a senior pupil and a senior pupil with the skills to encourage and foster their younger charge.
Bowbrook House School's traditional values support the learning of the children as they study the past and prepare for today's demanding and fast changing world and for their future in it. We enjoy making links with the wider community, both locally and nationally, providing our pupils with the skills to work well with their peers, the working world and the wider academic community.
Within the ISA Bowbrook has had a great deal to celebrate. We have National champions in athletics, cross country and swimming. We regularly have Midlands ISA representation in sport, art and literature. As a school we won the prestigious National Award for Excellence in 2010. In 2013 we won the National Whitbread Memorial prize for individual GCSE excellence. Then in 2015 we were finalists in two categories at the National awards ceremony; IT Innovation and Excellence and Innovation in Curriculum Provision. Bowbrook's strength lies in its size, we may be small but we regularly succeed on the National ISA stage.
We are very proud of our school. We consider every day to be an open day. I would welcome the opportunity to meet you and your child and to show you the school in operation.
Mr C.D. Allen BSc (Hons), Cert. Ed., Dip. Soc.