Improving lives, inspiring change

Head Teachers Message

On behalf of staff, pupils and Governors Welcome to Brian Jackson College

Brian Jackson College is an Alternative Provision supporting pupils with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. We are based in Kirklees across 2 sites, one in Huddersfield and the other in Heckmondwike.

Our aim is to inspire all our pupils to be motivated and successful citizens, equipped to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. We have created a positive environment that offers a fresh start and encourages and promotes pupils academic, social, moral, spiritual and cultural learning.

We are extremely proud of the work that we do and the outcomes we achieve for young people in Kirklees and surrounding areas.

Our most recent Ofsted report in March 2019 stated that ‘The school’s ethos and culture promotes all aspects of pupils’ welfare. Staff help pupils with previously unsuccessful experiences of school to overcome the barriers that exist and re-engage well with education. One pupil said, ‘They give us a future.’

If you would like to know more about Brian Jackson College or would like to arrange a visit please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to welcoming you.

Jacqueline Green (BSc Hons/QTLS) Head teacher

“Trustee, leaders and staff at the school have an absolute passion and commitment to do the best for their pupils. They have created learning environments where pupils feel supported and safe”. Ofsted March 2019.

“Additional funding that the school receives for disadvantaged pupils and those with education, health and care plans is clearly accounted for. The school uses this money to ensure there is additional support for these pupils across all aspects of school life. As a consequence, pupils show increased confidence, their behaviour is well managed, and they make strong progress in academic subjects”. Ofsted March 2019.

“Leaders ensure a strong culture of safeguarding in the school. Staff are acutely aware of the potential dangers that pupils face. They are vigilant and work very closely with a wide variety of agencies to foster pupils’ well-being effectively”.Ofsted March 2019.

“Pupils are well prepared for life in modern Britain, and their personal, spiritual, moral and cultural development is fostered well”.Ofsted March 2019.

“The staff at this college have inspired and encouraged me to be the person I am today. Throughout the two years of being here I have displayed a lot of bad behaviour and they have helped me grow out of the person I was. Due to circumstances at home I used to enter school in a bad mood everyday and over a 4 month period I came out of the mood and realised I needed the help that the staff provided.”

Latest News

Yum in our Tum!

Pupils at Wellington house have been trying out new mouth watering foods for breakfast.  Pupils enjoyed pancakes with a variety of toppings as a sweet treat including lemon, strawberries and other fruits alongside the favourite topping chocolate!  All Pupils thoroughly enjoyed this experience.    

Hot Hot Hot!

In science pupils at Wellington House have been completing a unit on making a chemical product. This gave them the opportunity to have some fun and make volcanoes. The pupils’ made and painted the volcanoes in Art. Pupils’ then mixed acetic acid with bicarbonate of soda placed this inside the volcano and when the chemical […]

Can’t cook Will cook!

Congratulations to our Wellington House Year 10 pupil Ellis who has made it through to the final of Kirklees College’s Young Chef of the Year 2022.  This is the second time we have entered a pupil, and the second time one of our pupils has got through to the final.  Ellis will now attend a […]

Smores Galore!

  Once a month the pupils from Wellington House visit Eden Forrest to take part in a variety of outdoor  activities including zipwires, orienteering, making smores, walking in the woods, fishing, cooking and many other outdoor activities. They also recently went fishing as you can see from the picture above our student was incredibly happy […]

Practical and Fun!

Here are some of our Wellington House Year 10 & 11s enjoying their weekly session at Bumpy. Bumpy is a motorcycle training centre which teaches the pupils’ motorcycle maintenance. All pupils’ have the opportunity to gain a Level 1 qualification which will support them to progress onto relevant courses in Post 16  or gain apprenticeships. […]

Fantastic Effort!

The Ship Cold, wet, and smelly – that’s what she was like. But there was something she had that made her so beautiful. It was as if God himself had sent her, to give us a light in this vast abyss of darkness known as life. Bright she could shine, so very bright indeed. She […]

Sodexo apprenticeship and employment presentation

Brian Jackson College also had the privilege of welcoming Clare Johnson, the early careers lead at Sodexo. Clare came and delivered a session to our year 11 learners, where she shared information about the company, the types of industry sectors they support and what current apprenticeship schemes and employment opportunities they currently have on offer. […]

NHS organ donor presentation

As part of the BTEC in Personal Growth and Wellbeing qualification for PSHE pupils have covered many topics such as, alcohol and drugs. One topic that the pupils needed to discuss as part of this qualification was organ donation and blood transfusions. In order to make sure the pupils received the best information about this, […]

Works Better

Works better is a positive minds programme delivered by Kirklees Council in collaboration with C&K Careers, Support 2 Recovery and Northorpe Hall. The primary aim of the sessions is to work alongside young people ages 15-25, exploring training and careers opportunities, learning new skills that will further their development and learning how to sell themselves […]

Valentines Day

All pupils at Vision House have been preparing for Valentines Day and have been making some delicious chocolates in their Food Technology lessons. Pupils have also made and decorated their own boxes to present their chocolates in, ready to give to their loved ones.                 Year 9 pupils […]