Brompton Academy is an innovative, energetic, forward thinking and oversubscribed learning community for 11 – 19 students. Brompton Academy is an independent state school whose Lead Sponsor is the University of Kent.
The Academy opened in September 2010 building on the outstanding success of the predecessor school New Brompton College, which was placed in the top twenty Medway and Kent’s schools for oversubscription. Brompton Academy is now part of the newly established University of Kent Academies Trust (UKAT). The new Trust has two UKAT Academies, Brompton Academy and Chatham Grammar School for Girls (CGSG). The opportunities through UKAT are plentiful and both schools benefit from a variety of bespoke programmes of support and interventions provided by the Lead Sponsor, the University of Kent. Overall, standards of achievement are good. The 2017 OFSTED resulted in the school attaining overall Good.
Individual students continually out-perform and meet their targets set by the government and local authority. The University of Kent is successfully driving the vision of the Academy to ensure that the young people and families of this area benefit from the educational and community opportunities afforded by the twenty one million pound government investment that has enabled us to build a brand new 21st century school. Such investment will ensure the Academy delivers outstanding standards and will accelerate our development as a fast paced, innovative and energetic organisation, with student attainment, achievement, well-being and happiness as our core and guiding principles.
As a training institution, we regularly train approximately 10/15 trainees per year across a variety of providers and pride ourselves on the high quality mentoring, professional development holistic support we offer to trainees. We have an excellent track record of employing our trainees after their training year and a significant proportion of our teaching staff is made up of people who have trained with us in the past.
Our specialist unit the Eliot Centre (Communications Centre) provides specialist teaching and support for up to 100 students identified as having specific learning needs in the areas of literacy and communication. This offers a unique opportunity for trainees to observe and team teach in a nurturing environment linked to small group, specialist teaching and therapy. Lessons are taught in an environment that supports communication impairment in areas including Speech and Language Impairment (SLI), Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia). The Eliot Centre teaching team works closely with our in house Speech and Language Therapist and other outside agencies to provide intervention programmes tailored to the needs of our students both in class and in small group sessions.
As the most oversubscribed school in Medway, parents recognise that we have a great deal to offer their children and the same is true for our staff, please get in contact to find out more about joining us for your training year!