Billing Brook School

About our school

Billing Brook is an all age, 4-18 years, school for pupils with a range of complex needs in particular:

  • significant or severe learning difficulties;
  • autistic spectrum disorder;
  • speech, language and communication difficulties 

Pupils are likely to have a combination of special educational needs.

Pupils’ levels of learning difficulties range from severe to significant; their learning is significantly below age related expectations. 

Billing Brook School is not suitable for children whose primary needs are social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH).

Provision Specification 2021 

Beliefs and Values

At our school, we embrace a set of core beliefs and values that guide our interactions, learning, and growth. These principles shape our community and foster a positive environment for everyone:

  1. Be Kind: Kindness is at the heart of our school culture. We encourage pupils, staff, and parents to treat one another with empathy, compassion, and respect. Small acts of kindness can create a ripple effect that makes our school a better place.

  2. Be Curious: Curiosity fuels learning. We celebrate curiosity as a powerful tool for exploration and discovery. Whether it’s asking questions, seeking new knowledge, or exploring different perspectives, curiosity drives our growth.

  3. Belong: Our school is a welcoming space where everyone belongs. We value diversity and inclusion, recognising that each individual brings unique experiences and strengths. Together, we create a sense of belonging that enriches pupils educational journey.

British Values

At Billing Brook we recognise the multi-cultural, multi faith and ever changing nature of the UK. We promote British Values through our spiritual, moral, social and cultural education offering many broad and balanced opportunities for development throughout the curriculum. British Values are integral with our school values: kindness, fairness, respect and honesty.

The five key elements are:

  • Democracy

  • The rule of law

  • Individual liberty

  • Mutual respect

  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

British Values at school

 

OFSTED

When Ofsted inspected us in October 2019 they judged that we continue to be an outstanding school. This is the third time since 2011 that we have been judged to be outstanding. An achievement we are very proud of.

OFSTED report 2019