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For key SEN information please see prospectus: http://www.pebblebrook.org.uk/Prospectus/

 

 

“Success for Everyone”

 

A sample pupil questionnaire

  

Pebble Brooks Got Talent

Congratulations to Tom this years winner of Pebble Brooks Got Talent for an awesome rendition of "Born To Be Wild"

"It felt awesome to be in Pebble Brook’s Got Talent. I felt excited in winning! "

 

Eloise Year 10 - I loved to sing in Pebble Brook's Got Talent. I could not believe how well I sang Thunderbirds are Go by Busted. I loved it when Mrs. Ayles started singing and clapping. I had a Fab time!

 

Aamir and Areena Year 7 - We liked telling jokes! We felt really brave standing up in front of the school!

 

Cameron Court Year 7 - I loved hosting the show! It felt good to watch and encourage others. I was nervous for my solo performance but I got over it!

 

Annual Year 7 Zoo Trip

The trip to Whipsnade Zoo was amazing where we saw lovely animals.  We went on the train around the animals from Asia. My worst bit was the birds flying around the audience. Time ran out so quickly some pupils did not get to see the penguins and bears.  We had a super picnic and the sun shone all day. We had a fantastic day and we all enjoyed it.

We would love to visit again!

By Jack MacDonald.

Welcome to Pebble Brook School

 

 Shoelace Tying Club.

 

A teacher entered the dining room and had a quick chat with as many pupils as possible. All of the chats were brief as she passed through to pick up a sandwich.  All the chats made every pupil feel good. All the chats were relevant to the pupil.  No one batted an eyelid.  That is normal at Pebble Brook. 

 

This is the type of thing that makes us who we are.

 

On the way out the teacher pinched a chip off a Year 10 pupil and said she’d see her at ‘Shoelace tying club’.  Shoelace tying club has been specially put on during a lunch break because it is something some of our pupils can not do. 

 

This is another type of thing that makes us who we are.

 

Our pupils come here, they’re young, they’ve often found school to be a real challenge and here they are with yet more school to survive.

We change all that. Our pupils aren’t judged by their ability or progress. They are respected and celebrated as young people and given all possible opportunities in lessons, free time and special activities to get to where they could be.

 

Our philosophy is deliberately simple.  Everyone at our school is given a chance to succeed.  We know all our pupils very well and we make sure they are happy and safe, they are taught well and that they are given everything they need to take their steps into the adult world.

 

Our classes are small so that we can individualise and personalise activities.  Progress is expected in every lesson and we offer additional support from speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and behaviour specialists.

 

We give plenty of attention to achieving quality qualifications in Science, PE, ICT, Creative Craft and Food Technology.

 

Further to this, we offer vocational subjects in Small Animal Care, Painting and Decorating, Construction, Horticulture, Creative Craft and Sports Leadership.

 

We also link with AYMP in offering Motor Mechanics and Aylesbury college in offering Catering and Fashion to provide a wide range of work experiences.

 

However, at our core is literacy, numeracy and the personal and social development of the child.  When you finally leave our school we want you to be completely ready for the next steps in your life.

 

These steps are good for employment, an appropriate college course or a good apprenticeship. After following this philosophy for a few years, we can now say that this is exactly what we do.

 

Personal and social development for our pupils is enabled, encouraged and taught from the moment the school opens until closure at the end of the day.  We cover social development, emotional development, religious education, independence, healthy lifestyles, citizenship and receptive and expressive language.

 

We also thread through the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of each young person.

 

There is one more area of ‘PSD’ and I am happy to single it out.  This is the development of careers and employability.  We are very proud of how many pupils leave us with good jobs (way, way above the national average) and this is partly due to the fact that careers and employability is a compulsory subject from Year 7 to Year 14.

 

What is the most important thing to have when you leave our school?  We don't know exactly what it is yet, but we will do all we can to make sure it is the right thing for you and that it is what you want.

 

We love the way our pupils develop a positive attitude and a positive approach to being a part of the community they are about to enter.

 

Pebble Brook also has after school clubs on four nights a week.  The boarding facility is winding down and will be closed in July this year.  Very sad for our school but we move on.

 

Our families and friends are part of our school.  We hope you feel well supported and have all the information and opportunities you need to join in your child's success.  

 

Everyone knows everyone else in our school.  It is a special feature and one we join together with openness and warmth to create somewhere that brings out the best in everyone.

 

Best wishes

David Miller

Headteacher

 

What a testimonial for our pupils

 

I would like to tell you how wonderful the three students from Pebble Brook who come to the walled garden are. They have all worked so hard, they are all passing the units that I have set for them and they are great fun. 

Their presence in the garden is my favorite part of the week. 

On 23rd May they will complete the LRMG basic gardening course. They will be the first to do this. They will be awarded Certificates and an LRMG polo shirt each. They deserve praise. They have been absolute stars.

 

Anne Parmoor
http://www.srpf.org.uk/walledgarden.html

 

Elmhurst Garage Aylesbury

We are very grateful for our partnership with Elmhurst garage. They support our pupils with work experience and apprenticeships, thank you so much for making a difference to our community.

They happen to be great mechanics and great value for money. For more information click on the logo below.

  

Newsflash 

   

We now have a direct line to Boarding - 01296 433242

 For our latest Newsletter - Click Here

 Our students took part in Wildchild 2017 - Click here to find out more

Click Here to see this years Egg Jarping champion !

Click Here to see our Termly Uno champion

Watch our "Uptown Funk" Pebble Brook staff video - Click Here

For photos of our 50th anniversary - Click Here

 

SMSC Silver Award

 

 

school choir earned a trip to see Matilda at Milton Keynes

 

 

 

Lee C Year 10 - The choir trip to see Matilda was amazing, fantastic and the best thing about it was that it was on my birthday! I liked Matilda because she was very interested in reading and I am too!

 

Zeenat N Year 10 - The choir trip was amazing and fun! There was singing and dancing, then laughter and happy ending. It was so cool and really funny! I liked Matilda the best because she was clever and stood up to the bully.

 

Cameron H Year 11 - I liked the trip to see Matilda because it was amazing. The atmosphere was great and it was calm but exciting!

 

Liza W - Year 11 - I loved the trip to see Matilda and the acting was great. I liked the atmosphere of the theatre.

 

Harry C Year 8 - The show was really good. The start was great and it was exciting to be in a big theatre with the lights and music.

 

Danyal S Year 8 - Matilda was great! I liked it when the actors were singing!

 

Jack McDonald Year 7 - I really liked it! The best actor was Ms. Trunchbull because they were very funny and entertaining.