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.




Sixth Form

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About Us

Welcome from the Headteacher

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. Beckfoot Trust is a cross phase Multi Academy Trust established in 2013.

The aim of Beckfoot Thornton and the Beckfoot Trust is to deliver outcomes for learners that will place the school within the top 20% of similar schools nationally for progress made.
We are all about aspiration and never accepting second best.

Our ethos is centred on every student enjoying learning and expecting success.

We believe that comprehensive education is unparalleled if done well. Our students therefore reflect the community they are located in. We believe that our students, regardless of starting point, can achieve amazing things. We never give up on any child.

About the school vision

We are delighted to welcome you to Beckfoot Thornton School. We hope that our website and prospectus gives you a flavour of the fantastic educational opportunities available here.

We are on a school improvement journey that will create a truly great school and a remarkable learning environment at the heart of our local community.

The school is well supported by the Beckfoot Trust, staff, students and parents through our Local School’s Committee.

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.

We have made a flying start to becoming a great school with ongoing support from our parents in achieving our expectations.
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.

Mrs Sally Trusselle