Welcome to Brannel School

“Brannel School is a thriving, caring school with huge expectations”

We strive to develop the character, skills, and academic excellence that we believe our students need to lead happy, successful lives. We understand that success is based on learning, persistence and hard work; we provide high levels of challenge for every student; we foster a safe and secure environment in which our students are encouraged to make mistakes – in order to learn from them; and we reward effort and not just attainment. Our goal is for each and every one of our students to be the best they can be in all aspects of school life.

Year 7 at Brannel

Values at Brannel

" We believe that, with the right support, every child can achieve. Our aim is for each and every one of our students – whatever their background or ability – to achieve their full potential. "

High Expectations

" We understand that the quality of a school depends on the quality of its teaching. We prioritise learning and development, and make sure that our teachers have access to high quality career development opportunities at all stages of their career. "

Excellent Teaching

" We want our students to develop learner autonomy and independence. Working with Kunskapsskolan Education, we are delivering a curriculum which is SAIL-inspired. SAIL stands for Student Agency In Learning. This is a student centered, highly personalised approach to education pioneered by Kunskapsskolan in Sweden for over 15 years and now used across the world. "

Student-Centred Learning

" We have developed The Brannel Challenge to broaden students’ experiences and raise aspirations. Students are encouraged to participate in activities which challenge, stretch and inspire them. "

Inspiring to Aspire

" We are committed to establishing an orderly environment in our school so that teachers can focus on teaching and our students can focus on learning. We don’t accept excuses – and we don’t make any either. "

Exemplary Behaviour

" We understand that positive relationships between young people and adults reinforce a culture of excellent behaviour and a commitment to learning. We structure our school so that every student knows, and is known by, a key group of adults which include their Head of House and form tutor. "

Knowing every Child

" We are committed to promoting the British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs. These values permeate our whole school ethos: they are taught as part of our character education programme and are promoted throughout the academic curriculum and pastoral system. This engenders a climate within which our students feel safe and secure and facilitates the fulfillment of potential. As part of Newquay Education Trust we follow the Trust’s Policy on British Values. "

Commitment to British Values

Contact us

Brannel School,Rectory Road,
St Stephen, St. Austell, PL26 7RN


01726 822485