Breaking News!
A new Principal for Broadlands Academy has been appointed to replace Mr Anderson who will be leaving for a promoted post at the end of this academic year. Please click here to see a  letter from Mr J de Sausmarez, Chair of the Management Board. 

            Exciting news!  Broadlands Academy will be running the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze                             Award Scheme from September. It will be open to all students in Years 9,10 and 11.  More                   detailed information will be available soon but in the meantime click on the link below to find                 out more.

                                                                DofE Web Site

The Ofsted report for Broadlands has been released. Please follow the link below to access the report. 

I would like to congratulate students and staff on their excellent work and thank parents and carers for their support over the last three years since we became an Academy. I have commented a number of times following our last inspection on how I felt that the outcome was not a true reflection of the Academy. Eighteen months on and with another cohort of Year 11 students achieving their potential, Broadlands has been judged Good in all categories. Ofsted have been inspecting schools since 1992 and this is the first time that Broadlands has received a Good Ofsted grading.

All at the Academy are very proud, particularly of the comments regarding our students' behaviour, our rapid improvement and the fact that in the last three years, students have achieved fantastic outcomes which have enabled them to access the next stage of their education or training.

Broadlands is part of the new National Schools Commissioner's 'Race to Outstanding' programme and the Good grading is a stepping stone towards Outstanding. It is also testament to us working together as a community to ensure that Keynsham now has two officially graded Good secondary schools.

Congratulations to everyone involved at Broadlands Academy.

D Anderson

Students and  staff have been busy filming for an AET Festive Video competition.  Click below to take a look.

         Broadlands Academy Festive Video

Record Breaking GCSE Results for the Third Year Running! 

All at Broadlands Academy would like to pass on their congratulations to our outgoing Year 11 students who achieved an outstanding set of GCSE results. There are many individual success stories where students have been able to achieve the grades they have needed to progress on to the next stage in their lives.  

The headline figures are as follows:

·       66% of students achieved an A*-C grade in both English and Maths.

·       62% achieved 5A*-C including English and Maths (national average 2014 55%)

·       In English, 84% of students achieved an A*-C grade with 95% making the nationally expected 3 Levels of Progress and 44% making better than expected progress (national average 2014 for 3 Levels Progress 70%).

·       In Maths, 68% of students achieved an A*-C grade with 70% making the nationally expected 3 Levels of Progress (national average 2014 for 3 Levels Progress 65%).

·       Of those taking separate science subjects, over  95% of our students achieved an A*- C in Biology, Chemistry or Physics, with a  record breaking 50% gaining  A* or A grades in Chemistry.

·       There are also a number of subjects where 80% of students achieved an A*-C grade, including GCSE PE, Core and Additional Science, some Technology subjects and Statistics GCSE.

·       There was a 10% increase in the proportion of students gaining at least one A*-A grade across all GCSE subjects.

·       The Academy recorded its highest ever figure for Value Added. This demonstrates the value added to the start point of a student when they arrive from Primary School and it is now well over the national average.

There are a number of other qualifications where students achieved outstanding results and a full list will be published in due course.

"All at Broadlands are incredibly proud of the way in which our students have applied themselves in order to ensure they achieved the results they deserved. As an Academy, we are dedicated to ensuring that all students have the opportunities to get the best qualifications possible and are so impressed with the performance of this year group. They have achieved another record breaking set of results, particularly in the progress they have made in English and Maths and have raised the bar for those students now moving into Year 11. I am very privileged to have an outstanding group of teachers who have worked tirelessly to provide great opportunities for all our students. We wish our outgoing Year 11 students the very best for the future and look forward to welcoming our new Year 7 students in September."

D Anderson, Principal

Activities Week
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Recent Announcements

  • Broadlands Academy win ESFA National Cup Final

    Jack Goddard - Man of the Match being presented with a PS4

    Posted 20 May 2015, 06:30 by BRO Web Admin
  • Press release

    Broadlands Academy from Keynsham among England’s best as they prepare for 

    national schools’ football final

    ·         Broadlands Academy  to contest national final as part of PlayStation® Schools’ Cup Festival at Reading’s Madejski Stadium

    ·         Team competing for Under 15 Small Schools’ Trophy on Tuesday 19th May

    ·         Festival is the season finale of the PlayStation Schools’ Cup, which is the largest collection of schools’ football tournaments in England

    Broadlands Academy from Keynsham will take to the hallowed turf of Reading FC’s Madejski Stadium as they bid to win the countrywide English Schools’ FA (ESFA) PlayStation® Under 15 Small Schools’ Trophy.

    Broadlands Academy U15s will be part of the three-day PlayStation Schools’ Cup Festival, which runs from Monday 18th to Wednesday 20th May.  They will face Blacon High School from Chester on Tuesday 19th May, with the opportunity to be crowned the Under 15 Small Schools’ Trophy champions.

    It is the second consecutive year that the Madejski Stadium has played host to the PlayStation Schools’ Cup Festival, which last year saw over 5,000 spectators attend and watch this feast of schools’ football. Hopes are high that this impressive figure can be surpassed this year and that even more friends, family and fellow pupils look to sample the carnival atmosphere with 15 schools’ finals being contested across the three days.

    Before their match, all of the competing finalists will get the chance to use either the home or away dressing room at the Championship side’s state-of-the-art stadium as part of an authentic match-day experience.

    Pupils from Broadlands Academy have been invited along to the event to support their friends and enjoy a number of activities including PlayStation®4 gaming experiences, free giveaways, half-time entertainment for spectators and live commentary for each game.

    After being formed in September 2013, the partnership between PlayStation and the ESFA is now in its second season and has provided a boost to grassroots football and helped increase the engagement in competitive football for secondary school age categories.

    A total of 19 PlayStation Schools’ Cup competitions have been staged in the 2014/15 season and have involved nearly 2,000 schools and 100,000 participants from Under 12 to Under 15 secondary school age categories. Since its inception, each new school involved in the competitions have received a PlayStation Kit Bag, featuring a match day football, training bibs and supporters’ flags to support their sports department.

    Schools, players and parents can find out more about the project by logging on to the website: or

    Broadlands Academy road to the final:

    Round 1 - Bye

    Round 2 – Somervale School 0-9 Broadlands Academy

    Round 3 – Bridgwater College Academy 0-4 Broadlands Academy

    Round 4 – Church Stretton School 1-3 Broadlands Academy

    Quarter final – Broadlands Academy 6-0 Wolverhampton Grammar School

    Semi-final – Broadlands Academy 3-1 Debenham CE High School

    Posted 22 Apr 2015, 01:47 by BRO Web Admin
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Latest Academy News

  • Academy Jumpers

    We are pleased to confirm that the new Academy jumpers which may be worn underneath blazers are now available to purchase directly from Sports Scene, Keynsham. Please note that these are an optional uniform item.

    We have been advised that the pricing will be as follows:

     11  12 Years £13.99
     S – M £15.99
     L – XXL £17.99

    If you wish to contact Sports Scene please ring them directly on 0117 9861919.

    Posted 2 Jun 2014, 03:41 by Comms Admin
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Principal's Welcome

Welcome to the Broadlands Academy website.

I am very proud to have been the Principal of Broadlands since January 2013, just after the school had converted to an Academy, with our sponsors the Academies Enterprise Trust (AET).

Broadlands is a fully inclusive Academy which has seen a dramatic improvement in outcomes for our young people over the last 2 years. Our recent GCSE results are above the national average and students are making better progress than ever before.

There have been many changes at Broadlands Academy, changes that our students and staff have fully embraced. New uniform and expectations regarding behaviour, new curriculum at KS3 and KS4, new timetable and raised aspirations for all at Broadlands. We ensure that all our students have every opportunity to be successful at whatever they choose to study, there is a wide range of extra-curricular activities for them to take part in and a dedicated team of support staff to help ensure that students can fully access all that is offered at Broadlands.


Mr D Anderson

Academy Principal

Diary Dates

GCSE Results Day

Thursday 25 August - Students can collect results from 9.30am-11.30am in the cafe.

Term 1  2016/17

CPD Days (Academy closed to students) - Thu 1 Sept, Fri 2 Sept and Mon 5 Sept

Start of Term 1 and first day for students - Tues 6 September 8.40am

Open Evening : Tuesday 20 September 2016, 6.30pm-8.30pm

Open Mornings : Monday 26 September 2016 to Friday 7 October 2016 - Please contact main reception on 0117 9864791  to book onto a student led tour at either 9.15am or 10.15am


  • Term 6 2015-16 Update Please click here to view the latest version of our newsletter
    Posted 19 Jul 2016, 02:26 by BRO Web Admin
  • Term 5 2015-16 Update Please click here to view the latest version of our newsletter
    Posted 27 May 2016, 03:46 by BRO Web Admin
  • Term 4 2015-16 Update Please click here to view the latest version of our newsletter
    Posted 24 Mar 2016, 04:42 by BRO Web Admin
  • Term 3 2015-16 Update Please click here to view the latest version of our newsletter
    Posted 12 Feb 2016, 08:08 by BRO Web Admin
  • Term 2 2015-16 Update Please click here to see the latest version of our newsletter
    Posted 17 Dec 2015, 02:02 by BRO Web Admin
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