Brookfield Community School, Chesterfield
Brookfield Community School is an academy school located on Chatsworth Road (A619) in the west of Chesterfield, Derbyshire. The school's most recent Ofsted inspection judged it to be 'requires improvement'.
|Brookfield Community School|
|Department for Education URN||136548 Tables|
|Chair of Governors||Dr J Thacker|
|Staff||7 senior leadership, 77 teaching, 74 support|
|Age||11 to 18|
In the data for the year 2016/2017, the school had a Progress 8 score of -0.14, indicating that pupils at the end of Key Stage 4 had made less progress, on average, than pupils across England who got similar results at the end of Key Stage 2. The same data shows 57% of pupils achieving a GCSE grade 5 or above in English & Maths.
Brookfield Community School's history stretches back to the founding of the Chesterfield Grammar School in 1598. This school taught boys throughout the 17th and 18th century, until its closure in 1832. In 1845, the school was restarted in a new building (which remains on Sheffield Road today, and is now part of Chesterfield College), expanding to a size of around 500 in 1928. Additional land on Storrs Road (on the west side of the town) was acquired in the 1930s, but minimally used due to lack of funds and the Second World War. In 1949, work began on the levelling of playing fields on the site, which was opened in 1953.
The present site of Brookfield (on Chatsworth Road/Brookside, adjacent to the Storrs Road playing fields) was opened for Chesterfield School in 1967. Following the Education Act 1944, the school became a state-sponsored grammar school.
Brookfield Community School was formed in 1991, following the closure of the grammar school in a re-organisation of schools in Chesterfield, On 1 April 2011, Brookfield Community School officially gained academy status.
Notable former pupils
- Ian Blackwell, cricketer
- Andrew Bridge, England basketball player
- Tom Latimer, professional wrestler known as Kenneth Cameron
- Dene Cropper, professional football player
- Brett Domino, musician and entertainer
- Ryan Fletcher, musician Lawson
- Rik Makarem, actor
- Ellie Simpson, world para-athlete (Double World Champion 2015 & 2018) and founder of CP Teens UK
Chesterfield Grammar School
- Chris Adams, former Derbyshire and England cricketer.
- Sir Alfred Arnold, Conservative MP from 1895-1900 for Halifax
- Tom Bailey of the Thompson Twins
- Charles Balguy, physician
- B. V. Bowden, Baron Bowden, Principal of UMIST 1953-76
- Henry Bradley, lexicographer, President from 1891-3 of the Philological Society
- Francis Chavasse, Bishop of Liverpool from 1900–23
- Erasmus Darwin, grandfather of Charles Darwin
- Robert Waring Darwin of Elston, botanist
- Sir John Fretwell, UK Ambassador to France from 1982-7
- Ken Gibbons, Archdeacon of Lancaster from 1981–97
- Richard Gillingwater CBE, Dean from 2007-2012 of the Cass Business School, Chief Executive from 2003-6 of Credit Suisse First Boston
- Rt Rev William Godfrey (bishop), Bishop of Peru since 1998
- Ralph Heathcote, writer
- Prof Sir William McCrea, astronomer
- Geoff Miller, England cricketer
- Charles Newcombe, cricketer
- Professor Ian Newton, OBE FRS FRSE, former Deputy Chief Scientific Officer, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Monks Wood
- Josiah Pearson, Bishop of Newcastle (Australia) from 1880–90
- Sir Robert Robinson FRSE, Nobel-prize winning organic chemist, and discoverer of the structure of morphine and penicillin, and invented the symbol for benzene in 1923
- Christopher Rowland, former Labour MP from 1964-7 for Meriden
- Sir Robin Saxby, former Chief Executive of ARM Holdings, who made it into a global giant
- Thomas Secker, Archbishop of Canterbury from 1758–68
- Captain Edwin Swale CBE DFC, WWI flying ace
- Sir Brian Unwin, President from 1993-99 of the European Investment Bank, and from 2001-13 of the European Centre for Nature Conservation, and Chairman from 1987-93 of HM Customs and Excise
- Sir David Walker (banker), Chairman since 2012 of Barclays, and Morgan Stanley International from 1995-2001, and of the Securities and Investments Board (became the Financial Services Authority) from 1988–92
- Air Marshal Philip Wigglesworth
- Bob Wilson, goalkeeper and former BBC presenter of Football Focus
- Charles Wood, scriptwriter, who co-wrote the 1967 How I Won the War and the 1988 Tumbledown
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- "The Best Days of Your Life?" (PDF). Oldcestrefeldians.org.uk. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
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- "OFFICIAL OPENING of the NEW BUILDING for CHESTERFIELD SCHOOL" (PDF). Oldcestrefeldians.org.uk. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
- "A Tribute To Excellence : 1598 - 1991" (PDF). Oldcestrefeldians.org.uk. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
- "200 invalid-request". Brookfield.derbyshire.sch.uk. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
- "CP Teens UK". Cpteensuk.org. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
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- "Examination of Witnesses (Questions 960 - 979)". House of Commons. 8 December 2003. Retrieved 5 August 2011.