About Our School
Preparing for Christmas
Christmas can be an exciting and fun time, but people with autism may be confuse...
Brent Knoll Cyclathon raises over £1000!
Brent Knoll pupils raised over £1000 for Macmillan Cancer Care by participating...
A group of secondary children took part in a 5 mile sponsored walk through the D...
Macmillan Cancer Care Coffee Morning
Our recent coffee morning and cake sale raised over £300 for Macmillan Cancer C...
Please Vote! Adam Annand helps to run the fantastic Speech Bubbles drama projec...
Summer Term Achievement Assembly Prize Winners
The 2016 Summer Term Achievements Assembly was held on the last day of term. Tha...
Festival of Colour
Last week secondary students participated in a Festival of Colour over three day...
A group of students from Brent Knoll took part in an Anti-Bullying Conference at...
Working with Parents
We are committed to developing a strong partnership with parents so that we work together to meet pupils’ needs. We do this by communicating regularly with parents/carers in the following…
We expect all pupils to wear our simple uniform: school sweatshirts and polo shirts with dark trousers/skirts (which can be purchased from Wearabouts on Sydenham High Street) . Secondary pupils may wear the…
A Parent Reading Workshop was held in February to provide parents with an overview of how reading is taught at Brent Knoll and how teaching strategies might be used at home to support learning.
School Home Support
We have a School Home Support practitioner based at the school. Emma Moore works with families to tackle the underlying issues that cause poor attendance/behaviour and…
Term dates 2016-2017
Monday 5 September (School closed for pupils – Staff INSET)
Tuesday 6 September –Friday 21 October (34 days)
Half term: Monday 24 October–Friday 28 October
Monday 31 October–Wednesday 21 December (38 days)
Tuesday 3 January – Staff training day
Wednesday 4 January–Friday 10 February (28 days)
Half term: Monday 13 February–Friday 17 February
Monday 20 February–Thursday 30 March (29 days)
Friday 31 March – Staff training day
Tuesday 18 April–Friday 26 May (28 days) (May Day will be taken on 1 May)
Half term: Monday 29 May–Friday 2 June
Monday 5 June–Friday 21 July (35 days)
There are an additional two staff training days to be confirmed
In 2016/17 children should attend for 190 days (or 380 half sessions). Teachers must be available to work for 195 days during the academic year.
Boxing Day: Monday 26 December 2016
Substitute for Christmas Day: Tuesday 27 December 2016
Substitute New Year’s Day: Monday 2 January 2017
Good Friday: Friday 14 April 2017
Easter Monday: Monday 17 April 2017
May Day: Monday 1 May 2017
Spring Holiday: Monday 29 May 2017
Summer Holiday: Monday 28 August 2017.
Term dates 2017/2018
Monday 4 September – staff training day
Tuesday 5 September –Friday 20 October (35 days)
- Half term: Monday 23 October–Friday 27 October
- Monday 30 October–Wednesday 20 December (38 days)
- Tuesday 2 January–Friday 9 February (29 days)
- Half term: Monday 12 February–Friday 16 February
- Monday 19 February–Friday 29 March (29 days)
- Monday 16 April–Friday 25 May (29 days) (May Day will be taken on 7 May)
- Half term: Monday 28 May–Friday 1 June
- Monday 4 June–Friday 20 July (35 days)
In 2017/18 children should attend for 190 days (or 380 half sessions). Teachers must be available to work for 195 days during the academic year.
There are four additional staff training days with dates yet to be confirmed
- ChristmasDay: Monday 25 December 2017
- Boxing Day: Tuesday 26 December 2017
- New Year’s Day: Monday 1 January 2018
- Good Friday: Friday 30 March 2018
- Easter Monday: Monday 2 April 2018
- May Day: Monday 7 May 2018
- Spring Holiday: Monday 28 May 2018
- Summer Holiday: Monday 27 August 2018.
The latest OFSTED inspection report for Brent Knoll was published in July 2015. The report highlights the many strengths of the school with all judgements being either good or outstanding. We are particularly pleased with that Behaviour and Safety was judged to be outstanding.
Brent Knoll fully recognises its responsibilities for child protection and that because of the day to day contact with children, school staff are well placed to observe the outward signs of abuse.
Parents can request a paper copy of the information on this website free of charge. Please contact the school office.
Visits to Brent Knoll
We encourage visits to Brent Knoll for parents to see what we offer and the quality of the education and care provided.
Contact The School
Brent Knoll School
0208 699 1047
Telephone and speak to one of our admin team Gemma Brownhill, Grace Cook or Jenny Elliott on number above.
Head Teacher: Mr Jonathan Sharpe
Address: Perry Rise,
Telephone: 020 8699 1047
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