Click on the sections below to read some of the things both children and parents have written about Bronte.
During my time at Bronte, I had grown as an individual to leave the school with dreams and ambitions. Before joining Bronte I was struggling at school, to fit in and learn at the same speed as others. But once I joined, all the teachers and staff at Bronte guided me through my school years to help make me a more confident girl who progressed considerably over the time that she spent in this almost “life changing” school. Now that I am in Year 9, I truly believe that without everyone at Bronte I would not be where I am today. As the school year was coming to an end everyone was really emotional because we had built such strong relationships during the time that we spent in Bronte [and these] were about to come to an end. But I now understand that the time that you spend at Bronte really does guide you to your future. After all, they do say: if you want to get somewhere in life, you have to put the equal amount of effort in to get there. As everyone thinks … ‘Ahhh … school … BORING!!!’ Well actually, if you have dreams that you wish to accomplish then you have to put your head down and work hard for them. I really do thank Bronte for everything and will never forget all the memories.
It is a fantastic school it has everything. Good teachers, good resources. Once you start you never want to leave. I think anybody who came here would love it, the same as I have. Thank you for giving me this opportunity at a lovely school. COME TO THIS SCHOOL. The trips are brilliant as well. In the summer holidays I always miss this school. YOU WILL ENJOY THIS SCHOOL.
I really love Bronte School because the teachers are so friendly and everybody gets along so well and I am going to miss everybody so much when I leave! I REALLY DON’T WANT TO LEAVE THE SCHOOL! I have loved every minute of my school life here at Bronte and I can’t believe I am leaving!
Bronte School is a very good school and I have enjoyed every second of my time here. I frown when I think I am leaving, but I know that I’m prepared for next school. I have only joined the school in Year 4 and I settled very quickly… If your child is sporty, Bronte truly do a lot of sports.
Bronte School has been one of the best experiences of my life. One of the best things about it are the clubs! There are different ranges of clubs including watercolours, debating, advanced French and my favourite, Science. Bronte School has taught me many languages including: Latin, French, German and Spanish. Within our class we have many school trips. Our recent trips have been a visit to London to watch ‘Horrible Science’ with Year 5. My favourite trip was The Houses of Parliament.
Bronte is an excellent school. When you get to Year Six you’ll get prizes, we help charities, we even learn Year 7/8 work and even the easiest Year 9 work. I think Bronte is like a paradise… each year we try and improve the school. When you get to your next school you’ll probably be one of the top in the class that’s how good the school quality is.
The teachers are really nice and supportive! We have lots of fun clubs. We’re like a family!
Bronte School, don’t get me started! I was not brainy at all when I came to Bronte and then my grades were better and the best thing was I passed my IT and was named prefect which was an honour. The teachers… are polite, funny and respectful.
Before I came to this school I wasn’t very good in some of my subjects, however being at this school has helped improve many things.
Bronte School is a very welcoming place. It is also a trustworthy place and you will be so confident. Teachers put 100% effort which means better education. [It] doesn’t matter about school fees, it’s worth it, that’s what my dad says. Thanks Bronte. I will never forget you.
The teachers are really encouraging and supporting to every child. All the children get along with one another. If you need to talk about something, the teachers are always there. School events are spectacular! I have been at Bronte practically all my life, and I wouldn’t change a moment of it!
I came to this school as a boy who was rude, hurtful and a bully but this school has taught me not to be a bully and to not be hurtful. But one more thing I have to say about this school, I’ve learnt is “if you work hard you get to play hard”
When I first came I was so scared I didn’t know that much, but gradually thanks to the support from the teachers I got to the top and now I am edging closer to the time I leave… I feel so very sad but I shall never forget the golden days at Bronte.
We are so pleased that [our son] is continuing to progress and hopefully it will be a repeat of a wonderful year. Thank you once again to all the wonderful teachers at Bronte. We are both absolutely thrilled at all he has achieved during his time at your wonderful school.
Dear Mr Dyson, Our son joined Bronte School last year. He was the youngest in the whole school, despite that, almost two years on, he wakes up every morning very enthusiastic to attend school. We can only explain this by the fact that the school setting is more like a home away from home, providing an excellent and conducive atmosphere that encourages learning. A team of very friendly and approachable teachers, led by a very humble, friendly and an accomplished educationist, Mr Dyson, assisted by his wife, who is well liked by the children and Parents, for her caring attitudes, and treating the children very much like her own. We are very grateful to you and all the staff at Bronte, for the extremely remarkable progress our son made, in a very short space of time, in building his confidence, hand writing, letters and numeracy. Please keep up with the excellent standards. We wish to say a big thank you.
My husband and I chose Bronte for our family ten years ago. At that time we were impressed by the friendly feel of the school and the care which was shown towards our worries and hopes for our child. Ten years on and we are still impressed, teachers have retired and new ones joined. The school has grown with improvements continually taking place to the building, facilities and opportunities for the children. We have three daughters, the first of which passed the eleven plus and is doing amazingly well at Rochester Grammar School. Our second daughter worked hard and was given guidance and encouragement to pass the eleven plus. Even though she didn’t quite get the points needed, she is also reaching her potential at a comprehensive school. The confidence, sense of worth and education she gained from Bronte has placed her at the top in her school now. We feel that wherever our daughters go after Bronte they will do well as they have been set high standards which they will aspire to achieve throughout their continued education. We have one more daughter at Bronte and continue to enjoy her school life with her. It will not be just your daughter or son attending Bronte – it is quite a family affair.
My son joined Bronte having spent his first few years at a state primary school. He had become troublesome at school and where he had started well in terms of his academic ability, this began to deteriorate quite rapidly. We approached Bronte School about our son and were very impressed by the environment and the school ethos. It appeared that there was a big focus on the provision of pastoral care, something that was to turn out to be essential for turning him around, both from the perspective of his behaviour and in restoring his confidence academically. For us the school has produced a more confident, well-mannered young man. It has helped him to develop a strong sense of social justice and appreciate the difference between what is right and wrong. Socially, he has developed into a young man who appreciates the diverse nature of communities and the benefits such communities can bring. He has developed to a good standard with his work. Much better than we could have hoped for. Although it is small in terms of its pupil count and whilst the school does have a fine history in terms of academic achievement, it excels in sport, drama and public speaking as well. This is testimony to the hard work that Richard Dyson, his teaching and support staff put into ‘each and every child’. To be frank I am at a loss as to how I can express my gratitude. All I can say is, that if you want your child to turn out to be well grounded, courteous, polite and given the opportunity to work hard and excel in a range of academic and social areas, then this is the school for you! Money can’t buy the sorts of things that my boy has achieved and I am very proud that my son will always be considered to be a Bronte boy.
As a new member of staff who has until recently worked in a successful state school, I am impressed at the quality of provision available to the children attending Bronte School. It is the mixture of exceptional pastoral care, excellent extra-curricular opportunities and an experienced, dedicated staff that supports each child to reach their full potential. I am delighted to be a member of such a successful and progressive team and have found the encouragement of colleagues to be a real asset – allowing me to strive to reach my full potential as a teacher.
Working at the Bronte School is like being part of a wonderful family, where the staff are very supportive of each other and the children experience an enormous range of inspiring learning experiences. I have been able to develop my passion for literacy and to see the children develop a love for all things ‘literate’, which means coming to work is a constant joy and pleasure. We ask a great deal of the children, studying a range of challenging and exciting texts and acquainting the older children with the joys of Shakespeare – and they never fail to respond to the high level that we ask of them. This is how teaching should be – a wonderful challenge, but above all enjoyable and stimulating for both teachers and children alike.