From day one we have been welcomed with open arms by the staff, students and families of Brill C of E School.
We visited on a 'Jeans for Genes' day and Mrs White, staff and pupils were all supporting the cause. Although in jeans everyone still looked very smart with their school ties! We felt extremely welcomed.
On their swap day, our daughters spent the day with their classes. They went swimming in the school's very own swimming pool and visited the newly refurbished library. What should have been a half day visit ended up being a full school day with their new class and teacher. The girls felt nothing but warmth and kindness from their classmates.
Mother of daughters in Years 3 and 5
For us as a family it is very important that the children’s education is holistic in that they have the opportunity to learn from experience as well as the more formal core subjects. In our opinion, Brill School excels in offering extra activities alongside the “traditional” curriculum that give everyone the chance to discover their strengths and make the most of their own talents.
Being part of a community school has allowed them to develop their experiential learning through fostering various relationships; not only within the spectrum of the school but also with local people and community groups. They have helped at the lunch club for older people in the village, sung in the choir for village audiences, played active parts in community church services, been part of 'Big Brill Camp' and have learnt from others from differing generations who have been invited in to school to share their own life experiences.
Mother of sons in Years 5 and 6
With three children aged 15, 13 and 8 we have been a part of Brill School for the last twelve years. I can honestly say that during that time all three children have not had a bad day at school!
Our children have thrived both academically and socially. The range of school trips on offer is wonderful, day trips to museums, historical sights and nature reserves are just a few. My older children have very happy memories of their residential adventures to France and Boreatton Park, experiences that they carry with them forever.
The ethos of the school is built on core values that are incorporated into the curriculum on a daily basis.
At Brill School there is an amazing, strong sense of community and the children are very much part of that. The strong links with the church and the local community provide a range of opportunities for all children to experience. I do think this a unique environment. Parental involvement and feedback is encouraged and welcomed and your views and ideas will always be considered and taken onboard.
We will remain a strong supporter of Brill School even when our children have all left. Once you become a part of the school, your children really feel like they belong and they always want to come back to support the many events that are run throughout the year.
Mother of daughter in Year 4