Stardbroke business & enterprise academy

We wish to inform all parents and carers that all the schools within the Stradbroke Pyramid Partnership have decided to work together to investigate Academy Status. Academies are publicly funded schools with a high measure of independence from local authority and central government control. They are being promoted by the government as a means of encouraging school level decision making and accountability.

Welcome to Stradbroke Business & Enterprise College

This is a very special place where we look after our pupils extremely well and support and guide them through their five years with us.

We are a small School but have fantastic facilities, a committed and experienced staff and therefore great opportunities for our youngsters to reach their full potential like this website :

Our care, guidance and support is ‘Outstanding’, as said by Ofsted in November 2007, as are many other key areas of our work. Starting a new school can be a daunting and worrying time for youngsters, but we always do everything we can to ensure that the transition to Stradbroke Business & Enterprise College is positive and enjoyable.

However, the best way to really show you our School is for you to visit us. When you see the School in action you will get a real flavour of what we are about. Mrs Phillips, Deputy Headteacher and Head of Lower School and Mrs Millar, Head of Upper School are available to show you around. Please telephone the School to request your guided tour.

Our Curriculum

At Stradbroke Business and Enterprise College we aim for a curriculum which has enduring values and purposes which seeks to respond to the demands of contemporary life and work and to provide a modern, world class education.

There are five main factors for change that are shaping new and evolving ideas of what it means to be educated for life in the twenty-first century. They are: changes in society and the nature of work, the impact of technology, new understanding about learning, the need for greater personalisation and innovation in the increasing global dimension to life and work.

In considering how the curriculum should respond to these forces for change we have sought to plan a broad and balanced curriculum which caters to the needs of all our learners in preparing them for adult life and improving our young people's employability and future economic well-being. We aim to provide our pupils with the necessary skills and qualifications to be responsible individuals who strive toward excellence for themselves, their peers, and their community so they can begin their working lives or higher education knowing that they can make a difference. Ultimately these pupils will impart those ideals into the wider community to the benefit of all.

Adult & Community Learning

The Adult Courses originally managed within the School are now organised directly through Suffolk County Council. We fully support these courses and continue to welcome the community to use our facilities. There are two courses which are currently taking place in School during the evenings: Course Day Time span - Stained Glass Mondays 7.00 - 9.00, Yoga Tuesdays 7.30 - 9.00

If you are interested in these courses or would like more information on all courses offered locally please contact David Line (ACL Schools Coordinator) on 01379 672718.

Farmers' Market at SBEC

On the first Saturday of every month from 9.00 - 12.30 there is the Farmers' Market which offers a wide range of freshly grown local produce and plants, local organic meat and fish, bread, cakes and much more. Refreshments are available at this event.

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The iT Centre

Located next door to the main College, the iT Centre offers superb up to date facilities, available to hire for meetings, office space, training or small conferences. Comprising of 3 main rooms:

IT/Large Conference Room

Fully air conditioned with projector, smart board, 21 laptops connected to Broadband, seating for up to 24 persons. These tables are flexible so the room layout can be as flexible as you need it to be.

Seminar/Conference Room

Fully air conditioned with projector and smart board and able to accommodate up to 12 persons.

Office Facility

Can be used as a meeting room for up to 2 persons. Fully equipped with printing facilities, telephone and wireless Broadband internet facility. If you are using our facilities, we can provide refreshments for you. For further information please contact Carol Wyatt, Community Co-ordinator for further information.

Training Services

SBEC Training Services offers courses for groups of people on any subject/area. If you would like to train as a group of individuals on accredited courses or anything basic, we can provide the facilities and tutors. Please contact Michelle Saunders, Business Manager for further information.

Celebration Week: Monday 27th June – Friday 1st July

This week is packed with events and activities to share and celebrate our achievements. Higlights include:

earning Walks for Parents. Come and walk around the school with a member of staff and call in on lessons to see what is happening, stay for a minute or two then move on to another lesson !

Bring a Grandparent to School morning and stay for lunch. Grandparents can join their Grandchild in lessons and see exactly what goes on, join in or just sit and soak it all up !

Kaleidoscope Evening An evening of events and activities for Pupils, Parents and our whole Community.

You will notice that we have changed the date of the Art Exhibition and Awards ceremonies for Year 7, 8 and 9 from our original calendar to include these events in this Celebration week.