Learning environment

Our greatest aim is to enable each of our pupils to realise their potential in every area that they study, flourishing in those subjects where their talents shine brightest and carrying with them a genuine love of learning. Small class sizes are fundamental to our success, allowing our teachers to target and develop the abilities of each individual, offering support and guidance as they work through our broad and balanced curriculum together.

Key skills

Through dynamic and differentiated teaching, we aim to instil in our pupils key skills, both learning and social, that are so vital for exam success and life beyond school.

The very best secondary education

Secondary education is a major step in a young person’s life towards further education or the world of work. It is a time when key skills are developed and honed, when pupils learn to interact and integrate with their peers, and when they discover where their true skills and interests lie. We are fully committed to providing the very best secondary education, and as such our curriculum offers academic and vocational depth and breadth.

Broad curriculum

We teach a variety of subjects throughout the first three years at Bethany, to allow pupils to recognise which areas are most suited to their interests, skills and abilities.  Our broad range of GCSE and A level options, including vocational qualifications, provide the perfect continuation for them to fully explore and stretch the limits of their capabilities.

Challenging high flyers

The heart of what we do at Bethany is to stretch our pupils’ ability by allowing them the opportunity to take on challenges. We encourage pupils to take risks, be persistent and learn from their mistakes and much of this is incorporated in our virtue of learning model. Staff develop a curriculum that embeds strategies that will develop potential, allow for development of talent and nurture creative and cognitive abilities in all our pupils.

Specialist teachers

Our pupils are taught by specialists who are passionate about their subject area and keen to enrich and accelerate opportunities for all pupils, specifically those with the capability, potential or motivation to embrace challenge. In addition, our scholars are given a range of opportunities to extend themselves such as the Extended Project Qualification and Artsmark Award. Work by our scholars is celebrated at our Festival of Scholars, held in the spring term.


Our Learning Support department is recognised internationally for its success in giving specialist help to dyslexic pupils to help them thrive within mainstream classes. The School has been CReSTeD registered since 1994.


All staff across the School understand the needs of the children and the best methods of ensuring their educational and personal development. We ensure their needs are catered for as our individual approach underpins all that we do. “I have particularly appreciated all the teachers I have had at Bethany. I feel like they have helped and guided me with the decisions on what to do and where to go after my A levels and I am very happy with my choice.”  Emilia, Year 13 Leaver