We Care, We Share, We Learn

Brougham Primary School is a community school in Hartlepool and covers the age range 2 to 11 years.


Dear Parents/Carers,

I am writing to you as the CEO of Ad Astra Academy Trust, of which your school is a member.

You will have undoubtedly seen that as part of the Prime Minister’s recovery strategy he is asking schools to extend their opening to more pupils from June 1st (dependent upon government scientific advice at the time). I understand that you will be very nervous about this. First and foremost, I can assure you that everyone in the Ad Astra family would like to see all of our children back at school, enjoying their learning and socialising with their friends as soon as possible. I do not underestimate how difficult this has been for our children, for you as parents and for our staff. However, I know that you will only want this to happen if you, your children and school staff feel safe and comfortable in doing so. 

In order to give you some reassurance, I promise that;

1.       The safety of our pupils, parents and staff is of the utmost importance to us and this will be at the very heart of any plans that we develop.

2.       We are committed to ensuring the welfare and wellbeing of all pupils and staff.

3.       We will make sure our plans are developed and assessed carefully and sensibly, taking into consideration all advice and guidance that is available to us.

In his speech, the Prime Minister was quite clear that 1st June is the earliest date that we can begin the process of opening more widely. I am sure you will understand that in order to manage this safely, there is a lot of planning and organisation required. The Headteacher of your school is already working hard with their staff to plan how this can be achieved. I am confident that a cautious, planned approach has the best chance of success.

Finally, please be assured once again that safety is our main priority. I want all pupils, staff and parents to feel safe and comfortable coming back into school and I look forward to the day when we can welcome everyone back in this way.

The Department for Education published some guidance for parents and carers that you may be interested in. You can find this at the following address;


I will be back touch again once there is any further information to share with you.

Warmest wishes



Andy Brown OBE

Chief Executive Officer, Ad Astra Academy Trust

The number of children on the school roll is presently 287 with a further 41 nursery children attending part time. The school is modern in design and has a variety of teaching areas and includes a large multi purpose hall as well as a small hall, enclosed spaces and practical areas.

The school offers inviting and interesting surroundings providing a sense of purpose and security where children can feel comfortable and secure and are able to develop together. We endeavour to provide plenty of practical work and hands on experiences, as we believe that children learn much more quickly when activities are real and consolidated by personal actions. We give high priority to numeracy, literacy and oracy.

Mission Statement

Brougham Primary School is committed to ensuring that children acquire the necessary educational and social skills to prepare them for the next stage of their development.

We aim to:
Provide the full educational entitlement which meets the individual needs of every child Provide quality learning experiences and activities which are differentiated to cater for individual needs Give high priority to literacy, numeracy and oracy Encourage and develop greater parental involvement and support Celebrate success and achievement to promote positive self esteem and aspirations Have high expectations of children’s achievements and behaviour Involve each child in active participation in the planning and assessment of his/her work Develop an environment in school which promotes a sense of community and belonging and where children can exercise personal and social skills of independence, team work, self awareness, self respect and respect for others Enrich the curriculum through contacts with organisations, agencies, individuals and experiences outside school Enhance the skills and experiences of staff Provide encouragement and support
For our school to accomplish these aims we need to work closely with the family. The education of young children should be promoted through a partnership in which both the home and the school play their parts to the full in order to raise standards of achievement and develop the child as a successful individual.