Beckfoot Trust is an organisation that links a group of local Bradford schools together so that they can collectively improve the life chances for young people within their schools. Our aim is to create a group of truly remarkable schools each with a genuine comprehensive intake. They will be wonderful places for young people to learn and grow up in. We want to make a difference. We want to create something special.




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Welcome to our School

Welcome from the Headteacher


Creating remarkable schools where no child is left behind’.

It is my pleasure to welcome you to our website for Beckfoot Upper Heaton. Our school website is a place where students, parents and prospective parents can access a wealth of information about our school.

As the Headteacher at Beckfoot Upper Heaton, I feel privileged to lead a vibrant multi-cultural school where we embrace high standards in everything that we do.  We are completely aligned with the Beckfoot Trust mission of ‘creating remarkable schools where no child is left behind’. It is all our responsibility to ensure we provide the highest quality of education for all students, regardless of their backgrounds. Indeed, we believe that those who have the least should be given the most.  We achieve this by providing all students, and in particularly those who have the most challenging and complex backgrounds, with an ambitious curriculum to not only succeed academically, but also to support them in making a positive contribution to society.  We want all our children to be prepared to live a safe, happy, and successful life.

Our school became Beckfoot Upper Heaton in 2015 and we were judged Good in our first inspection in March of 2018.  In line with OfSTED inspection timeline, we were inspected in May 2023. Through the hard work of our dedicated staff, parents and students, we were delighted with our very positive report. The report cited, ‘Pupils are welcoming and polite to visitors. They are proud of the way everyone respects others from different backgrounds. Bullying is infrequent. Pupils know that there are adults they can trust if they have a concern. Pupils are confident that adults will help them'.  Please do find some time to read the full report. We are proud to say that the support from the trust continues and despite the difficulties presented by Covid-19, the students had maintained the standards in 2023 compared to 2019 pre-pandemic GCSE outcomes. The progress in mathematics was in line with national averages.  We continue to build on this success, and we are determined to create a remarkable school driven by our school core values of excellence, integrity and kindness.

Excellence: We work hard.  We strive to be better tomorrow than we are today.

Integrity: We are honest.  We do the right thing because it is the right thing to do.

Kindness: We work as a team.  We care about others.

To reflect the Beckfoot Trust mission, we have a school sentence that drives everything that we do:

The school taught students to act with integrity and kindness and they went on to demonstrate excellence in their chosen field; it was a place where all belonged.

As a result of our work and unrelenting commitment to develop the ‘whole child’, students who attend Beckfoot Upper Heaton benefit by attending a school which is committed to providing:

  • A safe and happy learning environment to flourish academically and personally.
  • Excellent standards of behaviour, self-discipline, and personal organisation.
  • Consistent standards of teaching and learning, every day.
  • A range of a of exciting and engaging learning opportunities both in and out of the classroom, including engagement from employers.
  • Opportunities for students to develop their resilience, leadership, and independent learning skills.
  • Up to date careers education, advice, and guidance to support students in their next stage of education.

As you would expect, our curriculum is broad and ambitious, our Key Stage 4 programme of study commences in Year 10.  Whilst the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) will be the qualification of choice for most of our students, our curriculum remains comprehensive and inclusive. To manage cognitive load, we focus daily on five key learning habits:

  • 100% Perfect uniform
  • 100% Equipped for learning
  • 100% Punctuality and attendance
  • 100% On task
  • 100% Polite response

Our staff body is a dedicated team of professionals, all of whom play a key role in ensuring students are happy, safe and successful.

We understand and appreciate the enormous role that families and the community play in the development of all our young people. Therefore, we can only be a remarkable school through fostering a strong professional partnership with you to support the young people who attend our school but also to support, when appropriate, the entire family unit.

If you would like to find out more about our school and to arrange a visit, then please contact us on We look forward to meeting you.

Mr BK Dey


Ofsted May 2023

Pupils learn how to keep safe when online. They know that it is important to be vigilant. Pupils know the actions they should take if they have a worry. Leaders have created an ethos based on ‘excellence, integrity and kindness’. Pupils uphold these values. Leaders’ recent focus on the ‘5 habits of excellence’ helps pupils know how to meet the high expectations of teachers.Pupils respect their school environment. Corridors, classrooms and outside areas are litter free. Pupils are welcoming and polite to visitors. They are proud of the way everyone respects others from different backgrounds.Pupils enjoy the clubs and activities on offer. They particularly enjoy the variety of sports and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) clubs. Pupils are keen to take part in enrichment opportunities.Leaders have developed an ambitious curriculum. Pupils access a full curriculum. This includes pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). Learning is carefully planned. It builds on prior knowledge and skills so that pupils can confidently tackle new learning.Pupils enjoy the opportunities they have for leadership. The student parliament has a high profile in school.Pupils value assemblies and lessons where they discuss issues and topics to prepare them for life in modern Britain. They are knowledgeable about different beliefs and faiths, equalities and diversity. They hold strong views about the importance of respect for others. Pupils feel welcome, whatever their background. Pupils describe the school as a family.