Welcome from the Head

I am delighted to welcome you to Beckfoot Thornton School. I hope that our website and prospectus gives you a flavour of the fantastic educational opportunities available here. Beckfoot Thornton is a non-denominational, non-selective school, welcoming girls and boys from all backgrounds from the local community. We have 1450 students in our school with over 150 in our sixth form.

The school joined the Beckfoot Trust in October 2016 and I took up post as headteacher in March 2017 following the departure of Rob Browning. I have experience of leading schools as a headteacher; I have been one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of schools (HMI) and have led educational initiatives nationally. We have now embarked on a school improvement journey that will create a truly great school and a remarkable learning environment at the heart of our local community. We are well supported by the Beckfoot Trust and by parents through our Local School’s Committee. The first stage of this journey is to secure basic expectations about uniform, equipment and behavior; I look forward to your help with this.

Our core purpose is to inspire our students to achieve the best that they can. We are ambitious, caring, proud and passionate about our students. As a school, we are committed to fulfilling this core purpose in all that we do. Indeed our school motto ‘ENJOY – LEARN – SUCCEED’ very much reflects our ethos, and our image of the ‘Beckfoot Thornton Learner’ illustrates the skills and qualities we are seeking to nurture in our students. We have a burning desire to smash down glass ceilings and create truly remarkable learning environments for students and staff to work within.

If you wish to find out more about any other aspects of the school not contained on the website, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Mr Jeremy Richardson


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