Welcome to Brook School

On behalf of the children, staff and governors, I would like to offer a very warm welcome to Brook Community Primary School.

I have been the Headteacher at Brook since September 2022 after many years of Primary Teaching experience as well as eight years of successful Senior Leadership experience, both in Kent and Greenwich.  I fell in love with Brook when I first came to visit and feel privileged to be the Headteacher here. I am incredibly lucky to have inherited an amazing team of talented, hardworking and dedicated staff, as well as, more importantly, fantastic pupils and families.

Brook School was first established in 1876 and the main building dates back to then. Our school is a warm and close-knit community, inspired by our beautiful rural setting in the Wye Downs. We have amazing outside spaces, and access to even more in the surrounding countryside.

We are located between the large town of Ashford and the many rural villages in the area. Each year we take up to 15 new children in our Reception class: Little Acorns. We currently have children who attend from different areas of the town as well as surrounding villages.

Being such as small school has great benefits. Every member of staff knows every child and family, not only by name but each unique personality too. This ensures we always put the children at the heart of all we do so we can enable each and every child to flourish.

We are proud to be recognised as a good school with outstanding leadership and management by Ofsted in May 2023. We are also proud to be recognised as a highly nurturing school with inclusion for all at the heart. We are unstinting in our drive to continually improve. I am passionate about every child reaching their full potential whilst having a wonderful time at Primary School, and leaving ready and excited for the next stage of their learning adventure.

If you require further information, or would like to visit, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

With very best wishes,

Ellen Ranson-McCabe


Welcome to Brook!
We have spaces available for Reception September 2024!
We also have spaces in other year groups.
If you are considering Brook, we would be delighted to show you around.
We are a 'good' school with 'outstanding' leadership and, in May 2023, Ofsted found that:

“Children in Early Years are flourishing.”

“Pupils are thriving.”

“Happiness permeates the school.”

Contact us to book a tour or a 'stay and play' session.