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Brooke Weston Academy

Brooke Weston Academy is one of the top achieving schools in England and rated by Ofsted as Outstanding.

Led by Principal Peter Kirkbride, this innovative school leads the way in educational practices and sets the benchmark for our other Brooke Weston Trust schools.

It has a proud 25-year history of educating young people from Corby and Kettering and the ideas and ethos pioneered at the academy have been recognised at a national level. Its examination results are regularly top of the local league tables.

Alongside academic achievement the academy also focuses on developing the whole person and seeks to offer many experiences both in and beyond the classroom. These opportunities help to instil in its students the qualities of confidence, respect, compassion, determination, teamwork and pride; all of which are essential in life and stand them in good stead for the years ahead.

Year on year 90% of students leave Brooke Weston Academy and go on to study at University or secure employment with further training opportunities.

Latest Vacancy

  • Brooke Weston Academy

    Teacher of PE

    Start Date: 01/05/2020
    Close Date: 24/02/2020

    Teacher of PE

    Start date: May 2020

    Contract type: Full Time, Permanent

    Salary: MPS/UPS

    Suitable for NQTs


    We believe that a handful of years spent at Brooke Weston Academy, part of the Brooke Weston Trust, will open up a lifetime of opportunities for children. We believe that these opportunities are created by inspirational teachers like you. 


    We want to appoint an exceptional Teacher of PE to start at the Academy from May 2020. As a specialist you will play a pivotal role in the delivery of PE up to KS5.  If this role excites you, please get in touch, or even better, come and visit us. We want to hear from you.


    Our Academy


    Brooke Weston Academy is unusual, and exceptional.  We are an innovative and ambitious 11-18 secondary Academy set in the heart of Corby.  We are committed to supporting and challenging our students to reach their full potential, inside and outside of the classroom.  Our school was founded 26 years ago in order to transform the education of young people in the community, and we have.  Yes, we are outstanding, driven by the needs of our students and our core values. We are never complacent and always restless to improve.  Our Academy was born out of the need for change, to be different and innovative; we were designed to be a laboratory of learning in an educational area of disadvantage.  We are valued within our community with almost 1000 students applying for the 180 places in year 7 this year. We are proud to be a high performing state comprehensive with a traditional curriculum but one which also highly values the arts, drama, sport and dance. The success of this vision led to the creation of the Brooke Weston Trust and the Brooke Weston Teaching School Alliance with a mission to ‘go to the most difficult places and do good’.  


    Join us


    Quite aside from the opportunity to work with pupils whose energy, creativity and enthusiasm never fail to inspire, our Academy is:


    • Warm, welcoming and inclusive thanks to an incredibly talented team of staff
    • A place that lives and breathes its values, with students at the heart of every decision
    • A school where students love learning, want to learn and are deeply curious about their subjects: behaviour in our school is exceptional
    • Committed to creative and bespoke professional learning for all staff
    • An immaculate and professional environment with state of the art facilities, set in a large campus surrounded by beautiful landscape
    • A high energy and rewarding place to work
    • Highly successful: results in all Key Stages are exceptional and we are incredibly proud of the success we have with our disadvantaged and SEND students. 
    • Our Academy is in the top 5% of schools nationally for progress and subjects are consistently significantly above the national average


    In addition to a fantastic learning environment we offer the following employee benefits:


    • A dynamic and supportive staff body led by a highly experienced leadership team
    • A focus on bespoke professional learning with opportunities to participate and lead Teaching School activities
    • Generous PPA allowance equivalent to one day per week
    • Breakfast and lunch for all staff in our restaurant
    • Subsided professional gym on site
    • Variety of salary sacrifice schemes
    • Laptop provided to all staff


    PE at Brooke Weston Academy


    • Dedicated subject area and classrooms with the latest touchscreen technology
    • Fully staffed with specialist teachers
    • Well-resourced departmental budgets, access to cutting edge technology and one of the most beautiful libraries you will ever see in a school
    • In 2018 84% of students achieved 9-4 (A*-C) grades


    A great place to live and work


    Corby is a vibrant and growing town in Northamptonshire, reinventing itself from its steel past into a popular commuter town for London.  We are surrounded by beautiful countryside and market towns.  This is a community that our team love to work and live in.


    How to apply


    Further details about the Academy, the above position and details of how to apply can be found on our website or by telephoning 01536 396366.  Applications may be submitted in writing addressed to the Principal or electronically to

    Closing date: Monday 24 February 2020

    Interviews: 27 February 2020


    The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts working with children and young people will be subject to an enhanced disclosures barring service check.

    Apply Here
  • Brooke Weston Academy

    Vice Principal

    Start Date: ASAP
    Close Date: 25/02/2020

    Brooke Weston Academy


    Vice Principal

    Required to start at Easter

    Leadership Scale


    Brooke Weston Academy is a high performing and oversubscribed school in Northamptonshire.  We offer an exceptional working and learning environment, where students are placed at the heart of the learning experience. We seek to appoint a Vice Principal to join the senior leadership team and contribute to the continued success of this outstanding and high achieving Academy.


    This post is critical for our Academy with specific individual responsibilities negotiated and agreed with the Principal.  We are already a highly successful institution, but we continuously strive to be even better. Brooke Weston Academy is a very fast paced environment with all of the exciting challenges and opportunities you would expect to face in a fully comprehensive academy.  We need leaders who can thrive in our environment. 


    As a Vice Principal, you will join the senior leadership team rated as outstanding by Ofsted and committed to excellence in all areas of its operation. Working closely with the Principal, you will undertake whole Academy leadership and management responsibilities.


    In addition to your whole Academy role, you will be an excellent classroom practitioner with a proven track record of success. You will be able to evidence this success in both subject and whole school outcomes. You will currently hold an existing senior leadership role and are able to demonstrate evidence of leading whole school improvement with impact.  You will have high aspirations for staff and students alike. You will be a determined and resilient individual with high levels of integrity, a commitment to effective teamwork and a strong vision for the Academy.


    As a Vice Principal at Brooke Weston Academy, we can offer you the following:


    • Highly professional learning environment
    • Co-operative students who are eager to succeed
    • Laptop to support your role
    • Breakfast and lunch provided
    • Four periods per week teaching timetable (subject to annual review)


    Further information about the Academy, the above position and details of how to apply, can be found on our website or by telephoning 01536 396366. Applications may be submitted in writing addressed to the Principal or electronically to


    Potential candidates are welcome to visit to the Academy prior to the closing date. If you would like to arrange a visit please contact Claire Allsopp, Operations Leader, at


    Closing date for applications: Noon, 25 February 2020

    Interviews: Thursday 27 February 2020


    The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts working with children and young people will be subject to a disclosure barring service check.

    Apply Here
  • Brooke Weston Academy

    Finance Officer

    Start Date: ASAP
    Close Date: 08/05/2020
    Full Time and Permanent

    School Finance Officer

    Start date: asap

    Contract: Full Time and Permanent (37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year)

    Salary: BWT Grade 7 (£27,000 fte)

    Closing date: Friday 8th May 2020

    Brooke Weston Academy, Part of the Brooke Weston Trust, is seeking to appoint a Finance Officer to join the team to provide outstanding financial administrative support to one of our Secondary Schools. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate relevant experience and/or qualifications appropriate to this role and will be highly numerate with excellent ICT, organisational and interpersonal skills. Experience of working with school finance systems would be advantageous. Key to success will be an ability to build effective relationships and communicate clearly and confidently at all levels. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate enthusiasm and passion for the role. You would be based at one of Trust’s Secondary Schools in Corby.

    If you are a dedicated finance professional that would like to contribute to the ongoing successful operation of our Trust, then we would love to hear from you. 


    While the country faces unprecedented restrictions as part of the Government’s Covid-19 response, we are still keen to hear from prospective applicants and we have adapted our interview process to allow them to be completed as seamlessly as possible.

    All interviews will be completed through a Microsoft Teams video conference where you will have the opportunity to meet the same members of staff who would usually complete interviews in person.

    The school’s HR Administrator will also be in touch with you in plenty of time before the interview if any supporting information or activities need to be carried out in advance.

    The Brooke Weston Trust Way

    The Brooke Weston Trust is a family of primary and secondary schools in Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire. Our aim is quite simple; to provide high quality education and learning opportunities across our schools and to ensure that every child, no matter their background or starting point, leaves us with the necessary qualifications, skills and self-belief to fulfil their potential.

    We have five simple, yet effective core values that underpin all our work:

    • Ambition for All
    • High Expectations
    • Excellent Teaching and Support
    • Working Together
    • Contributing to Society

    Therefore, we are committed to transforming schools within our Trust, to providing students with the ‘tickets for life’ for further education, employment or other destinations beyond school.

    We are proud to educate more than 7,000 students and employ more than 1,000 staff. We have a growing reputation, both within the communities in which we operate, but also at a national level where the Brooke Weston Trust is seen as a ‘can-do’ organisation, taking on the challenge and responsibility of making a difference in some of the country’s more challenging areas.

    We are equally as ambitious for our staff and promote a strong culture of professional collaboration and continuous improvement.


    Being a member of the Brooke Weston Trust family not only comes with fantastic opportunities, but also great perks; 

    · Free Breakfast and Lunch for all members of staff 

    · Car Salary Sacrifice Scheme 

    · Bike2Work Scheme 

    · Subsidised Gym Membership 

    · Emphasis on staff wellbeing, with access to resources such as Education Support Partnership and an Employee Assist Programme 

    · Staff CPD and access to the Brooke Weston Trust Teaching School 

    How to apply

    If you think you can contribute in this role we welcome your application. Full details, including the job description, person specification and application form are available from the careers section of our website,

    Please submit a letter of application (no more than 2 sides of A4) stating how your experience to date has prepared you for this role, with close reference to the job description and person specification. Please submit your letter alongside a completed application form.

    If you would like to arrange an informal discussion prior to application please contact Chris Stewart,

    Senior Finance Manager:

    Applications to: by 5pm, Friday 8th May 2020 However we reserve the right to close the job early if we appoint to the successfully.  

    Apply Here

Peter Kirkbride

Brooke Weston Academy
Coomb Road, Great Oakley, Corby, Northants. NN18 8LA

T 01536 396366

Peter Kirkbride

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