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9 September 2022 in Latest news

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022

We are saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and our thoughts are with her family during this time. Our family of schools will be…
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13 July 2022 in Latest news

KS2 Sports Festival

Sport is a proud tradition at Willow Brook. We value it highly as a school, not only for the way it supports their physical development, but for the intrinsic way…
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11 July 2022 in Latest news

Sporting Champions of Key Stage 1

This morning saw our Key Stage 1 children and their families gather on the Jubilee Park for the proud Willow Brook tradition of the annual Sports Day. The morning sun…
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11 July 2022 in Latest news

The Willow Brook Art Gallery, GAF 2022 – Day 9 (2)

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>> ENRICHMENT

At Willow Brook we share a conviction that great schools are built on rich extra-curricular programmes and high quality pastoral care as well as an inspiring curriculum, expertly taught. We know there are no limits for pupils and staff where commitment and enjoyment go together.

 
As members of Griffin Schools Trust we share a belief in the three pillars of Proud Traditions, Wide Horizons and High Achievement and this is reflected in the opportunities that provide for our pupils.

 

Trust Engagement

Throughout the year there are a number of Trust-wide events that Willow Brook takes part in:

The Griffin Sports Festival (GSF) is comprised of two elements:

  • an Inter-School Competition for twelve year 6/7 pupils from each school within the Trust, taking place at Nicholas Chamberlaine School, Bedworth.
  • an Intra-School House Competition for all year groups taking place within each school.

We introduce the pupils to a wide variety of sports including; Duathlon, Orienteering, Archery, Handball, Sitting Volleyball and Curling.

Founders Day raises funds to support a cause chosen by students and connected with the theme of the year. In every school the day centres on community: what it means to be a citizen so that students experience the difference they can make individually and collectively. This often lights leadership sparks in our students.

The Griffin Science Symposium (GSS) addresses the Trust theme of the year. Eminent scientists come from the John Innes Centre and the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and London to give lively talks, demonstrations and workshops to students in years 6 and 7 from all schools.

The Griffin Arts Festival is two-fold; all schools run two weeks of events which include performances and activities open to their local communities, plus there is a four day residential for ten Year 5 students from each school. There are now two centres for the GAF residential experience: London and Birmingham, where the competition winners enjoy visits to national arts venues, and workshops with professional choreographers, poets and musicians. The festival ends with our very own Last Night of the Proms concert which itself is preceded by performances from our schools.

By the time they leave primary school, pupils have begun to discover their inner musician, artist, poet, scientist, philosopher, sportsperson or campaigner.

 

Proud Traditions | Wide Horizons | High Achievement