Welcome from the Headteacher
Welcome to our website. I hope it provides you with all the information you need about the school and captures the unique ethos that makes Beckfoot so special.
Our school motto created by students is ‘Enjoy - Learn - Succeed’. We are totally student centred. We expect every ‘Beckfoot Learner’ to enjoy school, be successful academically and become self-disciplined, outward looking and selfless young adults. Our culture is celebratory and aspirational.
Our aim is to be an outstanding example of truly great comprehensive education in this part of Bradford.
We passionately believe that every young person has talent and it is the job of a great school to ensure that they fulfil it. Our curriculum has breadth, focuses on core skills and provides a route forward for every learner. We are extremely proud of the progress achieved for all groups of learners at A-Level and GCSE in recent years and our collective aim is to continue to build on this year on year going forward.
The key to our success is a team of staff who demonstrate absolute commitment to the vision and values of the school. Great teaching sits at the heart of all we do. Relationships matter. We only appoint teachers who relate well to young people, plan lessons and assess learning effectively so that we can guarantee that students feel valued, can enjoy learning and make great progress. Alongside our teachers is an exceptionally talented group who form our Support and Challenge and Administrative teams. They free teachers up to teach and embrace fully the values and vision for the school.
The relationship with our parents, community partners, primary feeder schools, colleges, universities and industry is strong and will help to ensure the support every learner receives is first rate. We are hugely excited about our CEIAG (Careers Education Information, Advice and Guidance) programme and the opportunities that will bring to broaden horizons for our young people.
We are a Beckfoot Trust school and we are very proud to be at the heart of trust developments over the past few years. Indeed, our relationship with other Beckfoot Trust Schools is one of our greatest strengths.
Our wonderful facilities help us to enhance opportunities for both our students and local community. As well as a stunning main school building, we will also have an incredible Sports Centre, Creative Arts block, multi-use games area (MUGA) and extensive playing fields which include an all-weather 100m running track.
Finally, what stands out about Beckfoot is its soul. Our students come first. It is a very special place to learn and work. It is an ‘Outstanding’ and ‘World Class’ school. It is calm, has warmth, a strong sense of community and shared values. It is a school where all can feel safe and confident to be proud of their achievements. It is a happy place that works hard to prepare young people to be the leaders of tomorrow.
Simon Wade, Headteacher