I would like to extend a warm welcome to the next prospective Year 7 pupils and parents due to join our community at Brighouse High School. Transition from primary into secondary school marks the beginning of an exciting journey and I am delighted that you are considering taking that journey with us. For the next five years, perhaps seven if you choose our Sixth Form College, we will work with you to ensure that even though we are all individuals we enjoy success together.

The fact that you are here suggests that you know that we are about so much more than just qualifications, important as they are. From the moment our new Year 7 students set foot across the threshold, they are challenged to contribute and to achieve within a warm, caring and supportive environment. We aim to take small steps every day to become better at what we do well and work hard to improve those areas in which we feel the need to develop further. At Brighouse High School we are committed to ensuring that the opportunities within and beyond the traditional curriculum are rich and diverse. We continue to encourage all of our students to become part of our community and build on the sense of togetherness which is so important to us, and recognised by those who visit us

As you may not have been able to visit us in person this year at our Open Evening, we have been working hard to cover the usual activities and to pass on the necessary information remotely. We will continue to work hard to make sure that the step up to high school is as smooth as possible and I am delighted to introduce the ‘Virtual Open Evening’ section of our website. Here you will find a range of resources for pupils and parents which will hopefully give you a fuller flavour of what we offer.

We continue to work closely with our Primary School partners to ensure that we have all the necessary information to plan for our new cohort of children in September.

Our successes are built on strong relationships between our pupils, staff and the families in the community we serve and this is the cornerstone on which our future successes will continue to be built.

So, welcome once again; we look forward to taking those small steps every day, together with you.

Richard Horsfield