Please be aware that all external exams will be delivered, as timetabled, on June 16th, the school training day.
Representatives from the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme will be visiting Beckfoot Thornton in February and March to give Y11/12 students the chance to sign up for an exciting Summer opportunity.
NCS is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for students in Y11 and Y12 that builds skills and confidence whilst helping them get ahead in work and life. It’s a fun, productive and challenging way to spend part of their summer holiday. NCS is recognised by UCAS and the experience is great to demonstrate skills to universities, colleges and future employers.
The part-residential programme runs for approximately 3 weeks of the summer holidays. Each NCS place is valued at over £1,300 but due to government support we ask for no more than £50, with financial support available if needed.
To find out more and secure a place, visit www.ncsthechallenge.org
Many congratulations to the 66 students from Beckfoot Thornton who took part in NCS in 2016. They are now part of a network of over 200,000 NCS graduates across the UK, opening up doors to a wealth of exclusive internships, volunteering and skills opportunities. Good luck with your next steps!
NCS in Bradford, Leeds and Wakefield is delivered by The Challenge, a national charity that is committed to working with Beckfoot Thornton to ensure current and future Y11s and Y12s have the opportunity to participate and to share their NCS achievements with the school and wider community.
If you have any questions about the programme please get in touch with NCS Engagement Coordinator Sonya Kumar on email@example.com or 07867 605 633
Our Year 7 Football Team represented the school in the Bradford Schools Final last night, beating Grange 3-0 and Immanuel 1-0 to get there.
Unfortunately a strong St Bedes side pipped us to a 1-0 defeat in the final, however the boys played extremely well and were a credit to the school. It was a privilege to host the final here at Beckfoot Thornton, and great to see how much the facilities we have here are valued by the wider community.
Well done to the Year 7 Football Team!
Congratulations to our Year 11 GCSE Food & Nutrition students. This week they all cooked and served a four course meal that they designed themselves. Other students and staff were able to taste the food which was delicious.
As you may know, the school is changing the time when students start GCSEs from Year 10 to Year 9. This means that we have to run an options process for our Year 8 students. In order to for this to happen we have needed to bring the Year 8 parents’ evening forward to Thursday 26th January, which was the date of the timetabled Y10 parents’ evening.
As a result, we have had to move the Year 10 parents’ evening back to Thursday 16th February.
I apologise for the fact that we are only just contacting you about this change but unfortunately, there was a breakdown in our systems and the initial communication about this change was not sent to you earlier.
This year we have introduced a new online booking system for parents evening and 2 weeks before the evening you will be receiving an email with details about how to log on to our system to make appointments with staff.
Please accept my apologies for our the lateness of our communication and we look forward to seeing you on Thursday 16th February
Congratulations to Freya and Cerys who have won the Year 9 History homework competition with two fantastic pieces of work (a scrapbook and a grave memorial). They win a free four day trip to the WW1 battlefields in France and Belgium as part of a government scheme.
A Polite Reminder Re ParentPay
Please remember to monitory your ParentPay balance and ensure sufficient lunch monies are available if your child uses the canteen.
Your understanding and co-operation are greatly appreciated during this period of transition to our new cashless system.
Beckfoot Thornton Finance Team