Academy News

Brook Mead Building Project Update

We wanted to update you on how the Brook Mead building project was progressing. The building of our school is currently one of the biggest school building projects in the country and has attracted interest from many major construction companies. Two have been selected to prepare more detailed plans and then one will soon be selected and awarded the multi-million-pound contract to build the school by the Department for Education. We are at the exciting stage of helping to shape designs with architects and technical advisors in preparation for the submission of a planning application by the successful company. At this stage, we will be in a position to share more detailed designs and plans with you.   During this process, it has become apparent that the site is more complex than originally thought. This now means that the project is delayed and we will not be able to move to…

Update on our building programme

We have received an update from the Department for Education about our building programme. Unfortunately, there will be a slight delay to the completion of our new school building. However, we will still move to our new site at some point in the academic year 2023 -24, when our current scholars are in year 9. This is because there has been some slippage in the programme as a result of additional survey work being undertaken and because of the transition to a new DfE output specification, which will deliver a school building that is net zero carbon in operation. We now expect the planning application to be submitted in June 2022 and that the new school will be ready for occupation during the 2023/24 academic year. I understand that you will be disappointed to hear this.  However, rest assured that we will continue to provide the same high quality of…

Brook Mead Academy Receives Government Green Light

We are delighted to announce that the Secretary of State for Education has agreed to enter into a funding agreement with Brook Mead Academy, which is a legally binding contract between TMET and the Department for Education and contains the terms and conditions upon which Brook Mead Academy is to be funded. Rita Hindocha, Principal Designate of Brook Mead Academy said: “We are all absolutely thrilled that the Secretary of State for Education has agreed to enter into a funding agreement with Brook Mead Academy. This key milestone demonstrates the Government’s commitment that we will open in 2021. It also illustrates the Department for Education’s confidence in Brook Mead delivering a high quality education to the young people of Leicester. We are in the process of recruiting expert staff and are excited by developing our founding team.” Brook Mead Academy will open in late August 2021, welcoming 240 Year 7…

Join us to learn more about Brook Mead Academy

Join us at one of our information events to learn more about our new school. Our virtual open events will enable you to meet with our Principal Rita Hindocha and learn more about our vision, ambitious educational offer and admissions process, which remains open. Event Date Time Location Virtual Open Day Saturday 6th March 2021 Slots available between 10.00am – 2.00pm Online via Zoom Virtual Open Evening Wednesday 10th March 2021. 6.00pm and 7.00pm Online via Zoom Virtual Open Day Saturday 20th March 2021 Slots available between 10.00am – 2.00pm Online via Zoom To book onto any of these sessions please reserve a ticket using Eventbrite. Further information can also be found on our Events page.  

Section 10 Consultation Report

Section 10 Consultation  The Mead Educational Trust (The Trust) was successful in its bid to establish a new secondary school in Leicester. The new school, Brook Mead Academy, will be a free, non-selective, all-ability, 11-16 secondary school. With a proposed opening date of September 2021, Brook Mead Academy will open with an intake of 240 Year 7 students, growing year on year to full capacity of 1500 students by 2023. The school will have a yearly intake of 300 once the new permanent school building is in place in 2023. Brook Mead Academy will form part of the Mead Education Trust’s growing partnership of primary and secondary academies. The school will replicate the outstanding provision offered by Rushey Mead Academy and will provide its students with a broad, balanced and inclusive curriculum with a special focus on EBacc subjects. The school will draw on first class leadership and outstanding teaching…

Apply for a Place at Brook Mead Academy

If you would like to apply to be part of our founding cohort of pupils joining us in August 2021, please complete our online application form here.  A PDF version of our Application Form can be downloaded here.  Please contact us if you would like us to send a paper copy to you. All children starting Year 7 in August 2021 must apply directly to the school in the first year of opening and then directly to Leicester City Council admissions in subsequent years. Please ensure your application is submitted to us by the 31st October. Further information regarding our school application process can be found here. 

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Join us at one of our Open Events

Join us at one of our information events to learn more about our new school. Our “Open Days” and “Virtual Open Evening” events will enable you to meet with our Principal Rita Hindocha and learn more about our vision, ambitious educational offer and admissions process, which opens on Monday 7th September 2020. Event Date Time Location Open Day* Saturday 12th September 2020 Slots available between 9.00am and 12.30pm Castle Mead Academy Virtual Open Evening Tuesday 15th September 2020 6.00pm and 7.00pm Online via Zoom Open Day* Saturday 26th September 2020 Slots available between 12.00pm and 3.30pm Castle Mead Academy Open Day* Saturday 10th October 2020 Slots available between 9.00am and 3.30pm Castle Mead Academy Virtual Open Evening* Thursday 15th October 2020 6.00pm and 7.00pm Online via Zoom To book onto any of these sessions please reserve a ticket using Eventbrite. Further information can also be found on our Events page….